The First Annual Peerless Prognosticator Contest for Humor and Accuracy
So I've decided to change the 2004 Prediction Contest (which needs a snappy new name) I had originally planned to something more like a free-for-all.
Gone are the fill in the blanks suggestions. The contest is now open to any and all predictions for 2004. The only rules are these:
- Each entry can contain as many or as few predictions as you wish. You can only enter once in each prize category (see below), so get it right the first time. There is no second time.
- Your entry must contain (but is not limited to) predictions in the following areas: Politics, sports, celebrity, entertainment and blogging.
- Points will be awarded for each prediction that comes true, but - because I can be as abritrary as I want to - points are also awarded for the amusement factor of your predictions.
- There will be two separate and as yet undetermined prizes; The Peerless Prognosticator Prize for accuracy and Silver Statue of Silliness (which will be neither silver nor a statue) for the most humorous entry.
- All entries must be in by midnight December 31, 2003.
- Entries can be submitted in the comments on this post or by email. Be sure to mark whether your entries are for the accuracy or humor contest. Or both, if you can pull that off.
- In the event I don't get enough entries, this post will self-destruct so I can pretend I didn't hold a contest that nobody entered.
A master list of all entries will go on a separate page so you can all keep track during the year. If you have any questions about the rather confusing rules (blogging under the influence of cold medication should be outlawed), don't hesitate to email me with your questions. Chances are that if you are confused, other people are as well.
Entries will be accepted now until midnight next Wednesday. I will post periodic updates as predictions come true during the year and I will keep a button on the sidebar that links to the master list. I'll also make contestant buttons as long as enough people enter.
Have fun with your entries and pass the word around.
[If you want to do predictions about the state of the world, without the humor or Paris Hilton predictions, there's always the Command Post contest]