As most know, I am with Canadian Home Workshop Magazine, and as of yesterday we together launched a contest called "Weekend In The Workshop".
Essentially, you come up with an idea and plan for a weekend project and submit it. There will be a voting process, and the winning entry will win a trip to my shop (airfare, hotel, car rental, etc) where we will build your project together. In addition to the two days of one-on-one with me, I will help turn your project into an article for the magazine….you get to see what it's like being followed around by a camera while making sawdust
Details: Details and entry here!
This is for hobbiests of all skill levels, so don't worry if you are just a beginner…I'm there to help.
You should also read the fine print re this contest if you ever want to submit your project elsewhere or even post it on the web.
I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but this seems a bit out of place here on a "sponsored website".
*Finalists must consent to the use of their projects, photographs, names, places of residence, likeness and voice without compensation, in print, radio, online or televised publicity or promotion relating to the contest.
And from the site owners this:
9.2. All the items on Transcontinental Media's Internet sites (including, without limitation, the texts, articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio and video excerpts, software, etc.) are protected by copyright and belong to Transcontinental Media or third parties acting as content providers. Except for certain clearly stated exceptions, no items on Transcontinental Media's Internet sites must be interpreted as giving you any right whatsoever with regard to the intellectual property of Transcontinental Media or of a third party acting as a content provider.
Ummmmmm….Bob? Exactly how is that raining on anyones parade? I'm giving my fellow LJ's a chance to win a $5,000.00 prize that they might otherwise not know about. There is no entry fee, there is no need to join anything, heck, you don't even need to be a subscriber….it's just a chance to win I don't get where the sponsored site comes in…..just my posting it here increases search engine hits for THIS site. My one project here (for a contest) has generated about 100,000 "hits"...should I be charging Martin? :-D
Some people are just waaaay to suspicious
A: They are not posting a "project", they are pitching a "concept".
B: The remaining legal jargon is standard with ANY contest and ANY published magazine article…..including the one I won here
C: Part of the prize is to have the story published….in the magazine…and on the magazines website…..what exactly is the point if a competing magazine could lift it off the 'net and publish it as their own?
I mean…could you imagine if the winning entry didn't want their project built/published/announced?
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