The Thinkgeek Contest

Well, it’s one week into the contest and things are well underway. For those of you unaware of anything, and who haven’t looked in the upper right corner of the page in a while, here is a little info on what I’m talking about.

It’s still anyone’s game, with Jennifer in the lead, albeit by the hair on her teeth. Visit this page for a full list.

For more tips on winning that $150, come inside.

Okay. You want to get points to win that gift certificate, right? The fastest way to do that is to get a story approved, rather than a tip. The thing is, if the writeup is not up to par, I cannot release it. So, make sure your writeup contains at least a few key points.

Make sure you explain clearly and concisely what the product is and does.

Be concise.

Include your source and a product page or press release page or something to point readers to.

Be concise, but… make sure to include all the pertinent information.

If you’re not a funny person, don’t fake it. Just tell it like it is. I’ll probably have to spend time fixing jokes only you can understand, and sometimes that’s just not worth it.

Do a bit of research on your product, and avoid things that are too old.

There’s more to it, of course, but this is not a writing course.

To get an idea of how you should phrase your articles… well, look around. Read the archives and see how it’s done.

And come the end of September 29th, someone will have $150 to spend at Thinkgeek.