Oops, I should have started this thread originally but have just been posting at my blog here. Better late than never...
HELLO FRIENDS AT TEACHERLIBRARIANING!!!
Once again, we are running VOCAB CONTESTS GALORE at Brainyflix.com
courtesy of the good people at MIT university and Salesforce. I know, I know. They fell for it again. :)
What this means for YOU is the opportunity to learn SAT & ACT vocabulary AND to compete to win some sweet, sweet coin... i.e. cash, iTunes, and if we can make it happen, those greasy cheese biscuits at Red Lobster (holla if you know what I'm talking about!)
First up, we have the Brainypics Flashcard Contest
Brainypics submitted between NOW and DECEMBER 7, 2009 will compete for a $200 Grand Prize with half of the money going to the Brainypic creator and the other half to his or her school. We'll announce the winner on DECEMBER 10, 2009.
* How will the winner be chosen?
Every week, we'll pick our 5 favorite Brainypics, and those 5 will qualify for our final round of judging. The contest lasts 10 weeks, so we'll be choosing out of 50 total Brainypics. (By the way, we're looking for guest judges, like a teacher or Justin Timberlake. Please be in touch if you are interested in judging!)
* Uhhh, what is a Brainypic?
Oh, c'mon. OK, OK you can see it here: Brainyflix.com
* Who can participate?
* How many times can I submit a Brainypic?
As many times as you want! You can have more than 1 Brainypic in the final round of judging if you are kicking butt every week. And on top of that, we'll give you 1 free 99 cent iTunes song for every 5 Brainypics you submit.
* Will there be runner-up prizes?
YES. We like giving stuff out! We'll pick 10 runner ups. Last time we gave out iTunes gift cards, so it might be that... or a basket of Red Lobster biscuits.
* What do I have to do to win?
We can't guarantee you victory, but here is what will you give the best chances of winning:
1. Use the word correctly with proper grammar! You'll be surprised to see how often this doesn't happen.
2. Make the word as memorable as possible. FYI We're suckers for stuff that makes us LOL.
3. Pick a word that doesn't have already have a Brainypic. You'll see the number 0 next to each word on our word list that could use some lovin'. We like this because we really don't need a gajillion Brainypics for the word "abduct"!
4. Get your friends & family to vote for your Brainypic. We receive many submissions, so those with high vote totals will get our attention.
For full details, go to brainyflix.com/main/contest_rules
And what about the Brainyflix Video Contest?????
Good question. Glad I asked it. YES! The Video Contest will happen! There's a $600 Grand Prize and iTunes goodies, OF COURSE. We'll accept video submissions starting on JANUARY 1 up until MARCH 15, 2010. And the video that receives the most votes from our users will be our winner. The Video Contest is still a few months away, so I won't bore with you with the details here. For all the info, please go to brainyflix.com/main/contest_rules
That's it for now, everybody! We can't wait to see your vocabulary masterpieces.
- Jack & Nori
The Brainyflix Guys