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Remember Zork, Planetfall, and the other creations of late game company Infocom? Well, "interactive fiction," as the format is called, is still alive and well. Every year the IF community -- which is known for releasing work of quality far surpassing even Infocom's masterpieces -- holds a competition for short works, and this year's contestants have been released! Read this post's comments for more info...
posted by tweebiscuit on Sep 30, 2001 - 13 comments

Googled for goofing.

Googled for goofing. College kid outlandishly fakes contest submission, winning token prize for a valiant, if not silly, effort.
posted by paddy on Aug 30, 2001 - 14 comments

Cheat! Win a new car!

Cheat! Win a new car! Ford's website tie-in to the NASCAR race series looks fairly normal on first glance. It's a contest that offers prizes (Grand Prize a new Taurus) based on picking the top Ford finishers in each week's race. However, the website is riddled with issues. Enough issues that no one should win a prize when all is said and done. More inside:
posted by machaus on Jul 31, 2001 - 4 comments

Netninja Photo Contest

Netninja Photo Contest There's a little more than a week or so left in the contest, and I doubt it's going to be the next All Your Base, but it looks like fun. Hell, I'm entering.
posted by dincognito on Jul 31, 2001 - 2 comments

Blogger Template Design Winners

Blogger Template Design Winners are up. Finally.
posted by JParker on Jul 18, 2001 - 17 comments

Take your million and shove it!

Take your million and shove it! I saw a VP from HR Block on GMA this morning PLEADING the guy to respond so they could give him a million bucks.
posted by victors on Jul 3, 2001 - 14 comments

Green Flash bashes Bush

Green Flash bashes Bush
Greenpeace is launching a contest to highlight the absurdity of the Bush positions on climate change and/or missile defence using Macromedia Flash. The contest, open to everyone and having no prize other than a link, runs through July 6th and should be almost as much fun as the 5k.
[via Flazoom]
posted by DragonBoy on Jun 11, 2001 - 7 comments

65 minor characters battle it out, single-elimination tournament style. Sure, we all saw Troy McClure's rout of Uter coming a mile away, but did you really think Hans Moleman had what it took to knock off Rev. Lovejoy? Your votes help determine which supporting player is the supporting-est on The Road to Springfield.
posted by jjg on Jun 2, 2001 - 26 comments

Find a 10 million digit prime number,

Find a 10 million digit prime number, get $100,000! "Now the bad news. Testing a single 10,000,000 digit number takes a full year on a 500 MHz Pentium III computer." This GIMPS organization merely provides software to do the searching process (not to mention they take most of the profits if you DO find a new prime).
posted by grank on May 18, 2001 - 3 comments

The Eurovision Song Contest is tonight.

The Eurovision Song Contest is tonight. Being an American, I don't understand it one bit, especially since the grand prize seems to be a one-way ticket to eternal obscurity. But someone must like it. "I want to shower you with sugar lumps/and ride you over fences..."
posted by aaron on May 12, 2001 - 42 comments

Speak and Win $10k

Speak and Win $10k brought to you by Voxeo using Voxeo Development Tools. Voxeo is awarding $10k to the winner of their Phone Killer Apps Competition.
posted by vanderwal2 on Mar 8, 2001 - 2 comments

The Grammys have come and gone.

The Grammys have come and gone.
Reactions? Revulsion? Observations? And what's the deal with Steely Dan?
posted by Optamystic on Feb 21, 2001 - 60 comments

third times a charm.

third times a charm. after three different deadlines, two different formats, and a partidge in a pear tree, i'm still not sure if my entry got through. it's true, writers get no respect
posted by ethylene on Nov 30, 2000 - 8 comments

Win Stuff!

Win Stuff! DynaGirl is having a Design-A-Ballot contest. One printed form and one electronic form will win $75 worth of 'swag'
posted by Mick on Nov 10, 2000 - 2 comments

Spud left in sun goes bad

Spud left in sun goes bad... when Rhode Island Tourism did its version of the faddish "funny statues on parade" promotion (q.v. New York, imitating Chicago, imitating Zurich), they chose Giant Mr. Potato Head statues dressed in a variety of outlandish themed costumes. One of them seems to have sparked a racist imagery controversy ... you be the judge. (See them all at the official site.)
posted by dhartung on Sep 30, 2000 - 18 comments

two words : $|<1|\|Z C0|\|T3ZT !!!.

two words : $|<1|\|Z C0|\|T3ZT !!!. whoo! so 3||3t3, you'll spray your shorts.
In other news, microsoft announces a wallpaper contest. Microsoft commented that they're "fuckin tired of seeing that sky thing, We want all those design kiddies to create us some cool shit, like with that small danish pixel font, aww yea..."
posted by tiaka on Aug 18, 2000 - 3 comments

RealityRun

RealityRun is apparently real; 'Roger', the world's first 'Reality Runner', starts evading the masses on the 14th of this month. He has a 10K USD bounty on his head.
posted by dplanet on Aug 11, 2000 - 12 comments

Is this the strangest contest ever?

Is this the strangest contest ever? Guess what the winning couple's prize is for this? Answer: your wife's weight in beer. The even have a snazzy URL for the competition. Kooky.
posted by mathowie on Jul 18, 2000 - 4 comments

World Internet Animation Competition Winners -

World Internet Animation Competition Winners - Shockwave.com has announced the winners of the World Internet Animation Competition. The contest, held in conjunction with the annual World Animation Celebration, was open to original animated productions in Shockwave, Flash, Quicktime, Pulse or Windows Media formats. Artists submitted more than 650 entries in ten categories. (link from Flazoom.com - where they have a partial list of links to the winners's sites!)
posted by DragonBoy on Jun 8, 2000 - 0 comments

I'm giving $30 to some Metafilter user.

I'm giving $30 to some Metafilter user. I'm stealing this idea from the Shiny Thing giveaway that usr/bin/girl held a while back. I liked her contest, but I would have liked it more if we got to see everything people asked for. So here goes.
I will buy one lucky Metafilter user something off of the Web of a $30 value or less (I will pay shipping and taxes).
To enter: add a comment to this post. The comment must link to the thing you want and provides a bit of contextualizing commentary. (I'd prefer it if the link pointed to something that has at least a semi-permanent home on the Web, no eBay please.) I will choose and announce a winner within (roughly) the next forty-eight hours.
This winner will be chosen based on a single criteria -- "coolness." Whatever item I find the most "cool" wins. I make no claim that my definition of what's "cool" will match any commonly socially-accepted definitions (or your own personal definition, for that matter). Decision of judge is final.
I set the bar here: in order to win, your item must be at least as cool as this; otherwise I will declare myself the winner.
Have fun. Play fair.
posted by jbushnell on May 30, 2000 - 62 comments

The Poincaré Conjecture: If we stretch a rubber band around the surface of an apple, then we can shrink it down to a point by moving it slowly, without tearing it and without allowing it to leave the surface. On the other hand, if we imagine that the same rubber band has somehow been stretched in the appropriate direction around a doughnut, then there is no way of shrinking it to a point without breaking either the rubber band or the doughnut. We say the the surface of the apple is ‘simply connected,’ but that the surface of the doughnut is not. Poincaré, almost a hundred years ago, knew that a two dimensional sphere is essentially characterized by this property of simple connectivity, and asked the corresponding question for the three dimensional sphere (the set of points in four dimensional space at unit distance from the origin). This question turned out be be extraordinarily difficult, and mathematicians have been struggling with it ever since.

...but if you can prove it, [or any of six other 'millenium prize problems'] the clay mathematics institute wants to line your pockets with $1M
posted by palegirl on May 24, 2000 - 3 comments

Any of you rap?

Any of you rap? "Come up with lyrics explaining 'Why you support Napster', drop your lyrics to Public Enemy's 'Power to the People and the Beats' track, and have a chance to win $5000"
posted by ericost on May 4, 2000 - 2 comments

iris

iris wow check out this 5k contest finalist. beautifiul work.
posted by bvanveen on Apr 9, 2000 - 17 comments

Looks like

Looks like the 5k design contest got to be a bit overwhelmed...I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of sites the judges go for.
posted by Succa on Apr 3, 2000 - 0 comments

Saatchi and Saatchi are once again accepting submissions for their innovation in communication awards.

Saatchi and Saatchi are once again accepting submissions for their innovation in communication awards. The deadline is approaching, and your idea better be revolutionary. Look at some of the past winners (I'd add a direct link here, but it's all flash), there are some amazing innovations there. The site is a little overboard on the flash, I know they won an award for their previous contest site, but the current one is hard to navigate, slow to load, and offers no non-flash alternative. Odd that they want to enhance communication, but their site is kind of hostile to that ideal.
posted by mathowie on Mar 30, 2000 - 1 comment

Win an eco-friendly car.
posted by veruca on Mar 23, 2000 - 1 comment

Finally. A contest I could actually win.
posted by hoser on Mar 21, 2000 - 0 comments

What can you do with 5120 bytes?

What can you do with 5120 bytes? syllage.com is giving away 5120 pennies for the most clever, original and functional answer. (And hey, some of those judges sure look familiar.)
posted by sandor on Mar 1, 2000 - 2 comments

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