Sooooo, you guys, I am VERY EXCITED to announce a super awesome contest Evil Beet is doing in honor of the DVD release of The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. We are giving away a trip for two to either Napa Valley or Las Vegas to the winner of our latest contest. The trip will include domestic airfare and two nights’ stay in the location of your choice. This is VERY VERY AWESOME and we’re SO PUMPED to get to give this prize to one of you.
What’s the contest? Here it is in legalese:
To enter: Send an email to email@example.com with your first and last name, age, email address and postal mail address (including Zip Code) and include in the email your own original true story in English, in 500 words or less, about the best, funniest most unusual marriage or romantic commitment proposal you’ve had. Each story must be entrant’s own original creation, executed solely by entrant and may not have won any other award. Stories may not have been published previously. Modifying, enhancing or altering a third party’s preexisting work does not qualify as entrant’s original creation.
So, basically, you send in your funniest or bestest original proposal story. I specifically requested the language about “romantic commitment” because I’m of the opinion that just because your state doesn’t think you can legally marry doesn’t mean you can’t win my contest. So this is open to “opposite marriage” as well as same-sex proposal stories. Unfortunately, it is not open to contestants outside of the US or under the age of 18. Because of the value of the prize, there are a bunch of uber-legal rules here. PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY because we have to follow them to a T. Like, for instance, if you don’t include your ZIP code in your submission, we can’t consider it. So please please read the rules. The contest will be judged by me as well as members of my harem over here at RealNetworks. So sending me amazing bribes won’t guarantee you a win. You will have to send all of us amazing bribes. (Contact me for a full list of mailing addresses of judges … kidding.)
The contest starts immediately, it ends on October 26, and the winner will be announced around November 9.
Let’s give a great big THANK YOU to Disney and The Proposal for being the inspiration behind this contest and this awesome opportunity for you guys. All together now: “Thank you Disney and The Proposal.”