Usually when I learn about a really juicy video contest, I try to keep the news to myself. But today I leaned about a contest that is so gigantic and that has so many prizes I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share the details. Even though it’s only June I think we can safely call this the Must Enter contest of the summer.
NOTE: I don’t want anyone affiliated with this contest to find and read this article. So I’m adding hashtags to certain keywords to throw off google.
The contest in question is Lo#tus Bakeries “Your P#erfect Kick” challenge. I’ve never heard of Lo#tus bakeries but I guess they make little cookies that go with coffee and tea. They teamed up with a soccer star named Ed#en Ha#zard (whom I’ve also never heard of) and challenged him to kick a
soccer ball futbol through a tiny opening in a giant wall of coffee cups….
Now the sponsor wants YOU to film your own creative “perfect” kick. Ok, I know what you’re thinking; soccer is dumb. Yeah, it is. But you know what’s not dumb? A trip for 2 to London. And you know what’s really, REALLY not dumb? 50 TRIPS FOR TWO TO LONDON.
That’s right: the sponsor is going to send 100 people to London to have a meet-and-greet with Ed#en Haz#ard. For a free trip to England you can bloody well pretend to get excited to meet a soccer player you’ve never heard of. Now, there are a few catches here; the first is that not all 100 people will win plane tickets to London. It seems like the sponsors expect a lot of winners to come from Europe. And those folks will only get their ground transportation covered. But I bet Lot#us has enough money set aside to fly in at least 25 pairs of winners. So if the judges really like your entry, they’ll be able to cover your plane tickets. The other catch in this contest is that you only get one free night in a hotel in London. So if you want to stay longer you’ll need to spend a few hundred bucks and/or pounds of your own. But in a way, this is actually good news. I think it shows that the sponsor expects a lot of winners to come from the UK area. (and that would free up more travel money for winners from the US.) So anyway, don’t think of this as an all-expenses paid trip to England. Think of it as a highly subsidized trip to London.
Here’s some info about how the winners will be chosen:
“The winners of the Contest will be selected as follows: a jury, composed of three members including Ed#en Ha#zard (or a member of the Ed#en Ha#zard management), a member of the Organizer and a member of T#BWA, will select 50 winners from all valid entries based on the quality, the creativity, the fun factor and the general appeal of the uploaded video. The selection of the winners shall occur during July 2016”
So basically you just have to shoot a “fun” video of yourself shooting a soccer ball. And actually, you can enter as many times as you want! So if you can think of 20 different trick shots you can go ahead and shoot 20 entries.
The deadline for this monster contest is June 30. So you better hurry up and get kickin’! You can find more details and a link to the contest site HERE.