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Okay everyone, here it is; the latest Major Spoilers Contest!

The prize?  This lovely limited edition Dark Knight 2 Statue from 2001.  It’s a great representation of two of the characters from the Frank Miller series, and can be yours if you are willing to work for it.

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So what do you have to do?

Take the jump and find out!

Okay, this contest is all about helping to promote Major Spoilers.

First, download and print out the following image:

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It fits nicely on regular paper (8.5″ x 11″), however it looks really great on glossy photo paper (extra points).

Next, take the mini-poster and get your picture taken, holding the sign, with one of the following:

  • The manager of your local comic book shop (the comic book shop must be in the background). Bonus points if the manager hangs the mini-poster in a prime location in the shop.
  • Someone famous.  We’re talking celebrities, comic creators and artists, Playboy Playmate, and so on. It has to be someone well known.  Sorry, but the thespian who only does local theater in your small town doesn’t count.
  • A really hot girl in a bikini – or for the female readers out there – a really hot guy in his swim trunks.  Yes, it may sound sexist, but it’s summer time and we’re trying to make this contest as interesting as possible.

NOTE: You MUST ask permission to have your photo taken with one of the above people, and the Major Spoilers mini-poster must be viewable in the shot (do not cover anyone’s face).

Finally, send the image (800×600 pixels minimum – larger preferred) to podcast@majorspoilers.com.  Include your full name, mailing address, etc in the email.  If you take your picture with the manager of your local comic book shop, please include the name and address of the comic shop as well as the manager’s name. The promotion works both ways, the shop promotes us, we’ll promote the comic shop.

The images will appear on the Major Spoilers site, hence the need to obtain permission first.

NO PHOTOSHOPPING ALLOWED! Please be honest in this contest. We are trying to promote the site in this contest and someone who Photoshops the image onto a photo does nothing to spread the word.

UPDATE:  You CAN enter more than once – providing you are posing with someone different in each picture.  I know of one person who is entering 5 times based on his visit to San Diego Comic Con

UPDATE #2:  Want to see examples of the entries?  Check Julian’s entries here.

All entries must be received by August 31, 2008 (plenty of time to get pics at a certain major comic convention coming up soon – nudge nudge wink wink).  The winner will be selected randomly from all entries on September 2, 2008 during the Major Spoilers Podcast.

This contest is open to residents of North America only (sorry rest of the world, but shipping outside the U.S., Canada, and Mexico is really expensive for a prize of this size).

If you have any questions, just ask!  Have fun with this contest, and hopefully you will win!

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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43 Comments

  1. Lifeisaglitch
    July 15, 2008 at 2:36 pm — Reply

    Great way to get the word out, hopr it will get ya some publicity :D

  2. July 15, 2008 at 3:37 pm — Reply

    Lifeisaglitch: Here’s hoping you enter :D

  3. Karnage94
    July 15, 2008 at 4:39 pm — Reply

    Do we get extra points if we get an entire womens swim team :D

  4. Epluribussing
    July 15, 2008 at 6:45 pm — Reply

    I don’t know anyone famous or sexy. I’m out.

  5. Carly
    July 15, 2008 at 7:16 pm — Reply

    how many times can i enter?
    I don’t know anyone famous but i know my comic book store owner and some hot fire fighters That i could get a picture taken with.

  6. Lifeisaglitch
    July 15, 2008 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    Havent got a local comicshop, besides i cant win that oh-so fabulous prize (I live in Europe), il jus have to contribute in some other way then wont i…. Dont want to keep ya in suspense but im gonna deliver on that last promise.

  7. July 15, 2008 at 8:06 pm — Reply

    Karnage – sure
    Epluribus: Get your LCS then :D
    Carly – only once, but more people that know about the site the better
    Lifesaglitch – have fun with it anyway :D

  8. July 16, 2008 at 12:32 am — Reply

    Stephen, how about some form of international contest? It could be less regular than your Nth American affairs and perhaps be a prize of lesser value, but it still would influence more foreign awareness of this fabulous site. I know the Nth American restriction is the shameful reason why I am not entering this competition.

  9. July 16, 2008 at 1:09 am — Reply

    Herc: I’m actually working on something for world wide spoilerites.

  10. hermit
    July 16, 2008 at 1:36 am — Reply

    what if we pay shipping?

  11. July 16, 2008 at 7:54 am — Reply

    Hermit: I’m sure we can work something out if you REALLy want to enter :D

  12. July 16, 2008 at 9:59 am — Reply

    Does the famous person have to be living? And what exactly constitutes famous? Could they be locally famous, or a person or internationally renowned?

  13. July 16, 2008 at 10:14 am — Reply

    Jon: They have to be living (no wax statues) and they need to be worldly renowned – no local theater major that hasn’t done anything outside your small town. AND NO PICTURES WITH YOU AND YOUR JACK BURTON ACTION FIGURE! That will result in instant disqualification :D However, if you get a picture with you and Kurt Russell – the real kurt russell – and you are both holding the Major Spoilers Mini-Poster, you’ll go to the front of the line. Bonus points if you get him to autograph the poster and donate it to the site for a give-away :D

  14. July 16, 2008 at 10:15 am — Reply

    My guess is most people will get a picture with their LCS manager as that is the easiest way to enter. But I’m hoping someone will get a picture with somebody famous…

  15. hermit
    July 16, 2008 at 3:54 pm — Reply

    well, i’m in canada, and in your podcast you said the contest was open to all of north america, so i am in. but, if i ever win, i’ll gladly help with the shipping cost. still gonna be cheaper than buying the thing.

    and yes it’s gonna be my comic book shop manager.

    how do you select the winner? the one with the biggest celebrity or is it random?

  16. hermit
    July 16, 2008 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    forget it, i have my answer, i just forgot to read the last bit. :)

  17. July 16, 2008 at 6:44 pm — Reply

    Thanks, mate.

  18. July 17, 2008 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    What if the entrant is, himself, famous?

    I mean, I know that Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, Speed Racer) is a big comic book geek … if he takes a picture of himself with the poster, say with Adrienne Palicki (also from Friday Night Lights, preferably in a bikini) does he automatically win … ?

  19. July 17, 2008 at 3:09 pm — Reply

    He doesn’t automatically win, it is a random drawing… but he does get bonus points for being a Super Spoilerite (yes, those Spoilerite points will add up).

  20. July 17, 2008 at 3:09 pm — Reply

    Oh, and if Scott Porter is reading this, please contact me …

  21. DrStrangeCubicle
    July 17, 2008 at 3:39 pm — Reply

    I’m a minor celebrity at my office, does that count?

  22. hermit
    July 17, 2008 at 4:45 pm — Reply

    i have a friend who was published once or twice in hack/slash as the artist for the backstory. is he a celebrity?

  23. July 17, 2008 at 6:07 pm — Reply

    Dr. Strange – no
    Hermit: see item number 2 – a creator (writer or artist)

  24. hermit
    July 18, 2008 at 5:22 pm — Reply

    by the way, where’s the picture from? i keep seeing it popping everywhere. is that you guys?

  25. July 18, 2008 at 9:49 pm — Reply

    Hermit: no that is not us, but a purchase stock photo. where else are you seeing it?

  26. hermit
    July 19, 2008 at 12:59 am — Reply

    i saw it on jobboom.com (i think) a couple of years ago. and i’m seeing it in the program of a film festival (fantasia festival) here in montreal, a publicity about a dvd video store.

  27. hermit
    July 24, 2008 at 6:30 pm — Reply

    don’t worry mr. Schleicher, my entry is coming. i have to wait for the owner to come back from vacation in about a week. his timing was perfect. he leave and a couple of hours later i see the contest.

  28. Dez!
    July 24, 2008 at 9:51 pm — Reply

    Is there somewhere we can see the current entries?

    D!

    PS. Love the podcast, keep up the good work!!

  29. July 24, 2008 at 10:25 pm — Reply

    That’s the thing Dezi, we haven’t received any yet! This is a huge contest with a great prize, and it is so easy to enter and win, I don’t know why there aren’t more people jumping on board.

  30. hermit
    July 25, 2008 at 5:38 pm — Reply

    ah man, i just realized that you’re gonna show my ugly mug to everyone. well, i guess that’s the price to pay to get this statue that i almost bought when it first came out.

    so, as i said, you’ll have my entry in 2 weeks tops.

  31. July 28, 2008 at 2:35 pm — Reply

    Damn, no comic shops or celebrities around here…I suppose I best go stal…err…looking for hot girls!

  32. July 28, 2008 at 4:53 pm — Reply

    Holy crap! Stephen mentioned my entries! I promise I’ll get the pictures to ASAP but I need them e-mailed them to me (I took them with a friends camera). Trust me, you won’t be disapointed.

  33. Saintash
    July 30, 2008 at 2:56 pm — Reply

    how is it judged

    for instance say i get a pic with alex ross

    and some one gets a pic of jim lee

    who would be the winner

  34. hermit
    July 30, 2008 at 6:29 pm — Reply

    i think you only have 1 entry even if you submit 5 pictures, but it’s really cool to have those pics and we all want to see them.

  35. July 30, 2008 at 8:35 pm — Reply

    Saintash: It is a random drawing from everyone who enters
    Hermit: The more times you enter, the greater the chance you have of winning.

  36. August 23, 2008 at 12:40 pm — Reply

    I entered today! Sweet prize!

    Thanks!

  37. August 23, 2008 at 5:06 pm — Reply

    chalk 2 more up for me! ;D

  38. DrStrangeCubicle
    August 23, 2008 at 11:24 pm — Reply

    I like my chances as is!

  39. hermit
    August 24, 2008 at 11:34 am — Reply

    pfah, forget it, even if i have only one entry, i’m the one who’s getting this thing. i’m that confident.

    so, prepare the package for canada boys

    hehe

  40. August 24, 2008 at 1:43 pm — Reply

    Whatever hermit. I didn’t take seven pictures just to lose now!

    That statue will look awesome next to my DK Returns statue ;p

  41. hermit
    August 24, 2008 at 1:44 pm — Reply

    you’re lucky you live in the US.

  42. August 24, 2008 at 1:48 pm — Reply

    Bring it on! We can have a nerd fight here and now!

  43. hermit
    August 24, 2008 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    i got nothing

    but, we will have cary nord on september 6, i can’t wait.

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