***UPDATE!!: The tournament has already begun. We are no longer taking submissions. ***
Okay gang, it’s time for
The idea for March Movie Madness started out on a whim last year and became an eduClaytion sensation as thousands of votes were cast by readers to pick the best of a crop of movies selected by some of us who thought it might be fun. Well, this new site needs broken in proper, so I’m bringing the Triple M back like Hammer Pants. Check the deets.
WHAT (is this?): A tournament of movie heroes/protagonists representing 64 entrants of which you could be one. Each contestant will select a movie hero (man/woman/other) that they love and write no more that 50 words on said character.
Matchups between the assembled movie characters will be entered in a bracket randomly created and organized by Challonge.com. Rounds of our contest will loosely mirror the March Madness NCAA College Basketball tournament which begins next week. Your character will go head to head in a simple poll to be determined by readers. You must explain why you’re individual rocks the most in less than 50 words (and keep the language family blog style please). Each round is single elimination. Just like in Highlander, there can be only one.
WHY (should you play?): Because it’s fun and you’ll meet some new peeps. Last year it was like Love Connection up in here. Contestants also get to rock their website (although you don’t need a website to enter!) for as many rounds as they survive. So you will make new connections and grab some exposure for your site. But there’s also a sweet prize.
THE PRIZE: There’s an organization called Hello Somebody that aims to feed and educate children in order to break the cycle of poverty in some tough places around the world. Learn more about this organization’s story here. Hello Somebody also offers these really sweet watches for sale. Each one purchased helps provide important necessities like clean water to people who need it.
The winner gets a watch, whichever color/model you like. If the watch isn’t your thing it still makes a great gift for someone you know, and the money goes to a good cause.
RECAP: So here’s a chance to have some fun and do some good. The movie debates got fun last year, especially as our competition spilled over onto other sites. It’ll be like summer camp all over again only without the kid who refused to take a shower or change his shirt all week.
- If you enter the tournament be sure to let us know who you are taking in the comments section. Priority goes on a first come, first served basis! If you’re top pick is taken you’ll at least know by perusing the comments.
- I have no idea what kind of response to expect since I’ve been all Adam Absent from the interwebs for the past couple months. If we happen to get more than 64 people interested then I have a pseudo-idea about what to do, but let’s focus on filling all 64 spots first.
- If I forgot anything or you still have questions then ask away in the comments section.
HOW TO ENTER!
Use the form below. I’m hoping that this will be organized and streamlined (hence the 50 word MAX). The sooner all the spots fill up the sooner I can unveil the bracket! Voting begins next week. Let’s do this.
Who are you taking?!?! Let us know in the comments.