The girl who stares
(her only talent) is quickly becoming a youtube phenomenon. Participate in the demise of our culture and watch her do nothing.
posted by pwally
on Jan 17, 2008 -
Win a free MRI machine:
An odd medical equipment distribution scheme, winanmri.com will give away a free MAGNETOM to the hospital that gets the most votes for their submitted video. (videos on right hand side).
posted by edgeways
on Nov 11, 2007 -
IN MEMORY OF
Who died October 23rd 1703
Aged 33 Years.
In bloom of Life
She’s snatched from hence,
She had not room
To make defence;
For Tyger fierce
Took Life Away.
And here she lies
In a bed of Clay,
Until the Resurrection Day
In anticipation of Halloween, BBC History magazine announces the winner
(pdf link) of its "Mysterious Memorials" contest. (It's not the one above.) View the complete list of runners-up here
posted by saslett
on Oct 29, 2007 -
A hoax that embarrassed the art world: Pavel Jerdanowitch and the Disumbrationist School of Painting
. This "joke on the art critics" was perpetrated by Paul Jordan-Smith, a former pastor who had left his calling after being charged with heresy. He went on to become a writer, editor and journalist, and in 1924 he decided to commit blasphemy against "the strange gods of modern art." The Pavel Jerdanowitch Painting Contest
was inspired by the hoax. "The challenge is to produce the worst painting every painted."
It's not too late to submit your own entry for 2007. You can check out last year's entries
, including the "loser" (winner), for inspiration.
posted by amyms
on Mar 24, 2007 -
The Singular Image
recognizes outstanding individual photographs in color and black and white. Center
, formerly known as the Santa Fe Center for Photography, was founded in 1994. Center is a nonprofit organization that honors, supports and provides opportunity for gifted and committed photographers. Our programs bring exposure to worthy photographic projects and series, and create fellowship among photographers and influential members of the photographic community. (some images NSFW)
posted by ColdChef
on Feb 28, 2007 -
Software Pop Idol
If you're a software developer, what happens when you run out of ideas? You ask the community of course! Then you sort, rate and have the ideas voted on. Make it a contest and give away prizes. And that's exactly what the Mac Programmers behind My Dream App
have done. Entries are due by Sept 1st. Rules
here. Idea Submission form
posted by filmgeek
on Aug 28, 2006 -
Weddings, no matter how grand, are comprised of many intimate, unforgettable moments, and wedding photographers have just one chance to capture them. The judges of this year's Top Knots competition felt that the work featured in this online gallery succeeded in preserving these moments in a creative and innovative way.
posted by ColdChef
on Apr 25, 2006 -
Name Tom's Tumor.
Tom Lunt has a brain tumor
. It’s a benign tumor and not life-threatening; the symptoms are "merely strange." Turn his misfortune to your personal gain by winning the contest and taking home the tumor.
posted by ba
on Mar 16, 2006 -
2 4 8 16 32 64
, an ordered archive of nanofiction. It's been done before, by syllables (17
), by the masters (Classic Short Stories)
, and by comedians (Book-a-Minute
). But in a dense natural language, with a high meaning-per-word, perhaps bytes would value infodensity more objectively: 256b
. But then again, isn't a spec
as much of a cop out as a rigged dictionary? Perhaps the highest infodensities are achieved by works which will have no human readers.
posted by hoverboards don't work on water
on Feb 14, 2006 -
is a running contest of programming challenges to hone your algorithm skills.
"Each problem is designed according to a 'one-minute rule', which means that although it may take several hours to design a successful algorithm with more difficult problems, an efficient implementation will allow a solution to be obtained on a modestly powered computer in less than one minute."
posted by Wolfdog
on Aug 20, 2005 -
Is your child an angel with attitude?
Time to win yourself some Angel Dollars. "Entries will be judged on facial beauty, expression & fashion, and overall appeal of photo. These should be professional pictures, but should not be extremely or overly retouched. (We are judging the child - not the retoucher!) Divisional Winners will receive 25.00 Angel Dollars, and 1 Overall Winner will receive 50.00 Angel Dollars."
posted by sharksandwich
on Jul 9, 2005 -
Poop on Ryan Seacrest!
TV Squad has a story about a guy who is having a contest. Be the first to take a dump on Ryan Seacrest's walk of fame star and win $50. Personally I think it should be more cash, considering you could get arrested.
posted by braun_richard
on May 19, 2005 -
Mavericks: The Wave Beyond
The conditions were right and, about 30 hours ago, they announced this year's Mavericks Surf Contest was ON, the waves get as big as 50 feet and are considered "one of the most challenging waves in the world"! This isn't Hawaii, this is just off the coast of Half Moon Bay, California
posted by fenriq
on Mar 2, 2005 -
The folks at Threadless
have launched a new collaborative contest type way to make shirts at OMG Clothing
. You sign up, submit a slogan, and everyone votes on them
, with the best scores getting made into shirts. Threadless has always done graphical submissions, but I suspect more people can come up with a funny phrase than a crazy cool vector art graphic.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 13, 2005 -