Best Idea Contest
The contest winner gets ½ of anything people donate toward the prize kitty; second place gets ¼ of the bonus kitty; ¼ of the donation goes as a contribution to Critique.org's fund drive. Critique.org is a free, non-profit workshop for writers and creators of all types.
If you could have anything, what would be the coolest thing to have? Enter your answer to a question like,
- The world would be a better place if _______
- An invention I'd like to see is _______
- It would be cool if _______
I love thinking about how the future could be a better place, and sometimes just talking about ideas gets people thinking. (Would cell phones have been created if Star Trek hadn't shown the communicator?) So mainly this is for fun... But to make it more interesting, there's prize money for the favorite ideas.
The winner gets $50 (plus ½ of anything people donate toward the prize kitty). Second prize is $25 (plus ¼ of the bonus kitty; ¼ goes to Critique.org's fund drive).
Contest runs through Jan. 31, 2010. Winners will be announced here.
[Dr. Andrew Burt is a science fiction writer, founder of the world's first Internet service provider, and runs the critters.org workshops. Contact: http://www.aburt.com ]
Leader Board & Voting
Congrats to the winners of the 2010 contest!
The next contest will start later this year.
How to Enter an Idea
To enter an idea to have people vote for, visit the voting forum here and create a new topic inside the "Best Idea Contest" forum. You can log in using your Facebook account, Critters login, or register for the site; this is to prevent spam while still allowing for detailed descriptions and discussions. Be sure to put your email address in your user profile in the user control panel so I can contact you if you win. You can enter as many ideas as you want. They need not be your own ideas, just anything you would like to see.
How Voting Works
Votes are the sum of all 1-10 ratings posted by voters. To vote either enter your vote using the form above, or you may alternatively post a message in the thread for the idea you like, where the first thing is the message body is your numeric vote. Vote a 10 if you really like the idea, less for your 2nd, 3rd, etc. favorites. After your numeric vote, share any thoughts you might have about it.
The score for an idea is the sum of all votes from each unique voter.
Notes: One vote per person. You can vote again but your last vote is the one that's counted, so a 10 vote followed by a 9 vote means only your 9 is counted. Votes greater than 10 count as 10. You can vote for your own idea (easiest is probably to start out your first post, describing the idea, with the number 10 or whatever you want to vote for it).
Posts that don't begin with a number aren't counted (so it's safe to discuss an idea in typical forum style; only if a post starts with a number will it get treated as a vote; just be sure that one of your posts has your vote).
Anyone can enter an idea, anyone can vote.