What’s up, INTERNETS!? We had so much success with our Logo competition that we’re offering another competition… An article writing competition.
We want people to put solar power systems on their homes and businesses so less greenhouse gas is pumped into the atmosphere and the ice-caps don’t melt and I don’t have to move out of my sweet, sea-level San Francisco apartment… YES! YOU FIGURED IT OUT, this website is all an elaborate attempt to avoid moving (via boat).
We hope that educating the public will lead to them buying solar power…. So what’s wrong with that? Well, problem is that it’s FREAKING BORING. Do people from digg.com or stumbleupon.com come here to read about how photovoltaics work? NO! They want pop culture… They want Chris Cooper and Britney Spears coochie shots… They want videos of dogs on skateboards and pictures of things blowing up. We don’t have that.
So that’s where you come in. Do something good. Write a clever article that gets social networking traction.. something that floods our site with a blast of people who come to see boobs or celecbrity gossip that is in some way solar power related…. and have those people stay to read a few articles about how solar power systems can stick enough cash in your wallet in 30 years to put your kids through college. It’s innanet bait-and-switch, yo! What’s the prize this time? Another damn iPod Nano!!!
Here’s how it works:
You write an article and email it to us. If it’s good, we’ll at some point publish it on our site. The first person to submit an article that lands on the front page of digg.com wins the nano. Here are some other points:
- The winner will probably have the option of writing more articles for us in exchange for money, as will some of the non-winners.
- We get the rights to any article you submit to the competition and are free to do whatever we want with it. Change it, post it, or put ketchup on it and eat it. Hopefully because of your writing… some dude or chick somewhere gets solar power installed on their house, and everyone wins. That’s the whole point of this.
- The article must be your own… You must have generated it. It cannot be a reproduction or plagiarized version of anything else out there on the web.
- The nano, just like the logo competition, is one of the cuter shorter fatter ones that also does video.
- The article needs to be about solar power…. or well, man it’s gotta be at least loosely related to solar power.
Last modified: November 24, 2007