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The V3 Digital Media Conference (V3Con), which brings together AAPI journalists, social media folks, bloggers, and other people in the digital world, is right around the corner! And DISGRASIAN’s offering both a discount code and a way to get there for FREE! Wheeeeeeeee!
The conference takes place on Saturday, August 25 in Los Angeles at the Japanese American National Museum. Panels will cover a range of topics, from Asian American domination of YouTube to learning how AAPI non-profits can take advantage of the web. A full schedule of the day’s events and panels is available here.
You can register for V3Con here, and if you use the code V3-Disgrasian, you’ll get 10% off of the discounted pre-registration general admission or $10 off full-price general admission (when available). Please note that on-line registration closes Sunday, August 19.
But if you and a guest want to attend V3Con for FREE, you’re gonna have to do a little work!
- Follow @disgrasian on Twitter.
- Tweet why you deserve to win free admission to V3Con with the hashtag #V3disgrasian.
The deadline for #V3disgrasian tweets is Friday, August 17, 11:59PM Pacific time. We’ll pick the best three tweets and notify the winners via Twitter by Saturday, August 18. Winners are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.
Hope to see you all there!
Just in time for Halloween, fiscal conservative think-tank Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW)–which has been tied to big tobacco and corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff–has released a campaign ad depicting a scary vision of the future in which the Chinese have taken over everything:
According to Ben Smith at Politico, the ad’s an homage to a 1986 Ridley Scott-directed ad that was paid for by CAGW’s founder, and it’s produced by Larry McCarthy, who also produced the 1988 Willie Horton ad that did considerable damage to Democrat Michael Dukakis’s presidential campaign by fueling white voters’ fear of black men.
But it’s 2010, and what Americans need to be afraid of is…China!
And we are afraid. We are VERY afraid.
So afraid that we want to make this ad less scary–and race-baiting and fear-mongering and just kinda baaaaad–and more fun. And that’s where we need your help. Campus Progress Action has already done their own parody, and we want to see yours. So we–along with 8Asians, Angry Asian Man, and Reappropriate–are making it a CONTEST. Because Asians love contests. Because Asians love to win. Which is why we’re taking over everything!
Here’s what you need to do:
Filed under: CAGW, China, Chinese Professor Campaign Ad, Chysteria, Citizens Against Government Waste, Conservatards, Contests, Evil Chinese Professor, Fair Use, Fear of China, Fear-Mongering, Fiscal Conservatards, Jack Abramoff, Lobbyists, Race-Baiting, We're Taking Over Everything, Xenophobia
Another Kollaboration extravaganza is upon us!
We’re soooo looking forward to the competition (frankly, we’re happy enough just watching the video of the contestants’ group cover of Chris Brown’s “Forever” over and over again), which will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles this Saturday, March 6.
(Okay, maybe we just want to stalk our cougar crush, the ever-adorable YouTube star KevJumba, who is among the judges at the event.)
Get this! As media sponsors of Kollaboration 10, we’re giving away 4 pairs of tickets to readers! Here are the contest deets:
* Intern Jasmine will be judging the event.
* To enter, write a haiku on the subject: “Why Intern Jasmine Is Amazian.”
* Email your entry to email@example.com.
* Jasmine will pick winners by Friday at 3pm PST.
Here is my entry:
She taught me to tweet
We eat the same comfort food
Pinay pride for life
What’s yours? Good luck and party on!
Filed under: Abraham McDonald, and Peter Rocks and the Kollaboration House Band, Contests, Cougars, Haiku, Inappropriate Crushes, Intern Jasmine, Joseph Kahn, Just Kidding Films, KevJumba, Kollaboration, Kollaboration 10, Lisa Ling, Los Angeles, Michelle Phan, Nita Song, Patty Yoon, Pigeon John, Rex Lee, Rex Navarrete, Shrine Auditorium, TIcket Giveaway, Tony Rock, Vudoo Soul, We Are Heroes, Young Dudes
John Woo’s new film, Red Cliff, is now available on VOD, Amazon and XBOX Live and will open in theaters starting November 18, 2009. Red Cliff is film #3 in Magnet Releasing’s Six Shooter Film Series 2, and looks so awesome.
View the trailer here:
We are partnering with Magnet for a contest to offer a sweet prize package that includes: a full size RED CLIFF poster signed by John Woo (!!!) and the Magnet/Magnolia DVDs EXILED, CHOCOLATE and DYNAMITE WARRIOR.
You’d be stupid not to want this. And entering the contest is easy!
Follow @disgrasian on Twitter and post a tweet with the hashtag #redcliffdisgrasian. If a friend suggested that you enter the contest, include their @handle, and they’ll be entered too.
All entries will be collected on Friday, November 13 at 12pm PST, and entered into a hat. Intern Jasmine will then pick the winner out of the hat on Friday, November 13 at 12:30pm PST, after which we’ll post the winner here and on Twitter!
Sorry guys, but entrants must live in the U.S.
Filed under: #redcliffdisgrasian, Autographed Posters, Contests, DVDs, Everybody Loves a Winner, Followers, Giveaway, Intern Jasmine, John Woo, Magnet, Magnolia, Prizes Are Awesome, Red Cliff, Tweet, Tweets, Twitter, Winner, Winning
UPSHOT TO HOSTING A PHOTO CONTEST FOR CUTE AMAZIAN BABY PICTURES: Your ploy to collect the world’s awesomest picture gallery of cutie patooties totally works, and you realize that (phew!) your readers not only have great taste in blogs/baby clothes, but also have pretty damn good genetics. You marvel at how much better you feel knowing that your audience is even more attractive than you thought. You totally (and selfishly) feel encouraged, convinced that your own future children will be adorable. You smile a lot. You sigh a LOT. You say “awwwwwwwwwwohmygoodnessbabiesbabiesbabies!!!” over and over and over again with giggles of glee.
DOWNSIDE TO HOSTING A PHOTO CONTEST FOR CUTE AMAZIAN BABY PICTURES: You realize that every photo you receive is the cutest photo you’ve ever seen. You realize that choosing between them is more difficult than picking an outfit for the first day of sixth grade. You spend many sleepless nights, tossing and turning, trying to decide which makes your heart skip more, Lily’s eyelashes or Kaiya’s Cheeks or Idris’s brows or Hero’s frown or Oscar’s bear ear hoodie. You decide to focus on photo composition and things like lighting/focus, but realize you don’t know jack about that stuff. You give up and lean on a psychic for help.
But through the ups and downs, we’ve enjoyed every single frickin’ minute of our very first AMAZIAN JR. BABY PHOTO CONTEST. SO LET’S GET TO THE GOOD PART!
The grand prize winner, who will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Kumquat, is…
Congratulasians to Sophia and her parents! We can’t wait to see you rocking your new Kumquat garb!
But wait, there’s more.
What y’all didn’t know is that our first runner-up will be receiving a $25 Gift Certificate to Kumquat as well! Woohoo!!!
And the first runner-up photo is:
Guys, we couldn’t be more serious–we struggled so much to choose between all of these too-cute photos, especially when each little face made our wombs do a cheer. They’re simply too good to keep to ourselves, so we’re sharing all of the submissions with you (click to play)! ENJOY!!!
And to all of those parents out there, we highly recommend outfitting your little ones in Kumquat all day, every day. All of your cute photos will be EVEN CUTER, as if that’s even possible!!!
Thank you thank you thank you, Angelyn and Jasmine! And thank you to all of those who submitted photos!!!
We’ve Been Looking So Long At These Pictures Of Babies That We Almost Believe That They’re Real [AMAZIAN JR. BABY PHOTO CONTEST]
Ladies and Gents,
To those with cute pictures on hand… don’t miss the boat (and by boat, we mean the grand prize of bragging rights and a $50 Gift Certificate to Kumquat!!!
We can hardly believe how many cutie patootie photos of little Amazian munchkins we’ve received over the last week. But hey, we’d be stupid not to ask for a few more.
SUBMIT, people, SUBMIT!
We couldn’t help but squeal this week when, while
cyberstalking casually browsing through AP photos of the Obama and Ng families during vacation time in D.C., we discovered another picture show of little Savita!
Imagine our delight when we realized that our Baby of the week spent the holiday rocking one of our favorite tiny clothes designers: Kumquat! (Perhaps you’ve noticed Giant Robot’s love for the baby brand, as well.)
You kinda have to look closely to see past the harness, but she’s definitely wearing the Organic Squirrel Tree collection (also pictured above, right):
So we got to thinking. Shouldn’t every baby deserve to look as cute as the President’s niece? Shouldn’t all children have an equal opportunity to adorn their munchkin legs with hip prints and soft, organic cotton? We sure think so.
That, friends, is why we’ve partnered up with Kumquat to bring you this week’s AMAZIAN JR. BABY PHOTO CONTEST!!! (We’re looking for cute photos of Asian and Asian-mix babies. We know that babies of all ethnicities are cute, but we happen to have an especial desire to collect photos of those munchkins with at least a drop of yellow in ‘em. Please understand!)
Here’s the lowdown.
- Entrants must only submit photos of babies they know personally.
- Entrants must only submit photos they own and have permission to share (Please don’t even bother trolling the web for photos of random cute Asian babies; we’ve already done it and will definitely recognize ‘em!).
- Photos must be of tykes between the ages of 0 and 3.
- Photos must be cute.
- Please limit your submissions to 2 photos per baby, maximum 10 babies.
- Submission cutoff is 11:59pm PST on Friday, October 9.
- The winning photo will be selected by DISGRASIAN and Kumquat, and posted on Monday, October 12.
- Contest winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate for Kumquat! WOW!
- Note that all babies, not just cute Asian babies, look cuter in Kumquat.
PLEASE SUBMIT ENTRY PHOTOS TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, Cate and Angelyn!
What we know about Nate Tao–besides the fact that he’s crooned at Fenway Park and does a mean rendition of a young Michael Jackson–is that he’s currently competing in the online Star-Spangled Banner Singing Contest sponsored by USA Weekend and the Smithsonian. What’s the grand prize for the win, you ask? Just the opportunity to perform at June 14′s Flag Day festivities at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and at Oriole Park in Baltimore’s Camden Yards. How noble! How fabulous.
Check him out above–warm facial emotion, rich tone, impressive range. He deserves to win! And not just because he’s Asian. And also not just because the grand prize totally rules, while the semi-finalist prize (a signed copy of the Smithsonian-printed book, The Star-Spangled Banner, which will be doled out to 15 sad sacks) totally…sucks.
Community popularity (measured by YouTube views, ratings, and favorite statistics) is a key factor in the first round of judging, which closes in one month, so let’s rally for our brotha! Watch, rate, favorite, and pass it on! Don’t make this boy go back home with a book, for crying out loud.
Our friends in Cavil at Rest introduced us to the soft and sweet strums of the adorable Texasian Kina Grannis. Angry Asian Man loves her, and so do we. What’s not to love–beautiful face, cultural variety, a soft twang in her gentle voice?
Grannis is currently a Top 3 Finalist in a contest called Crash the Superbowl, which results in a cool indie artist’s video being run during the big game. Let’s show her some love and win it for her, shall we? The thought of any of those other nerds taking the prize kinda gives me food-poisoning-style-nausea.
Remember that awesome doc Hands on a Hard Body, about a contest held in Longview, TX where the last person standing with his or her hand on a new Nissan truck got to take it home as a prize?
Well, a similar contest was held in Beijing this week, only the contestants had to suck on a hard plastic nipple attached to a Chevy Aveo, i.e. “the prize,” if you can call an Aveo that.
(Thanks Greenie! Let’s enter the Hands on a Hard Maserati contest together!)
The PR buzz on this is that the “L” stands for “Love”–but in StefaniLand, Love is a person, right? And that person is this
I will argue that in StefaniLand “Love” is pronounced “ruv,” which might actually call for a fragrance called “R.”
Nope, nope, nope, I don’t buy this “love” bit, not one bit! –Which is why I’m asking for your suggestions… what does the L stand for?
- Licking Butt
Email your responses here.