Posts Tagged ‘contest’

2008 Grain Belt Commercial Contest

The new ads for Grain Belt’s annual commercial contest have posted.

Local rock band Capital Sons donated their song “Down to Size” for “Think Grain.”

Although it runs a bit long, I’m leaning toward “Naughty Neighbors” (SFW).

See the Top 10 from 2007 here.

MinnesotaMinute Online Video Contest Showcases Minnesotans’ Commitment to the Environment

My Minnesota Minute is a short video contest sponsored by the Bell Museum. Make a short video that shows how you or someone you know is helping to improve or maintain Minnesota’s natural environment. Upload your video to YouTube and tag it with the words My Minnesota Minute. Selected videos will be featured on the Minnesota Minute Blog, where you can learn and discuss how ordinary Minnesotans are taking a Minnesota minute today to protect the natural world for tomorrow.

Also sponsored by the Blandin Foundation and e-democracy is also somehow involved. Top prize is a Sony Palmcorder (proprietary formats and all).

Entries thus far are up on the Bell Museum’s Minnesota Minute website. Submission guidelines are pretty straightforward. Contest runs through the State Fair; September 1 is the deadline for entries.

Minnesota Mullet Contest

Brady ArnesonI had no idea there was such a thing, much less that it’s ongoing, or that members of the same family keep winning.

It may be a fashion no-no, but Brady Arneson wears his mullet with pride.

The 3-year-old Red Wing hockey player recently took first place in the 2008 Minnesota Mullet Contest put on by Hockey Moms Magazine.

Brady’s business in the front, party in the back style is family tradition. His older brother, Blake, won the same award in 2005….

“They had that nice baby hair that we didn’t want to cut off,” [Brady and Blake’s father] Scott said. “But we’re going to cut it off pretty soon and cool him down for the summer.”

I have two things to say.

  1. We all like to be good at something, but is this a competition you really take pride in winning?
  2. That poor child’s parents did that to him.

Where does it stop?!

Photo courtesy of Cody Buckalew/Republican Eagle.

St Paul Sidewalk Poetry Contest

Public Art Saint Paul and Saint Paul’s Department of Public Works are soliciting poems from the public to be permanently installed on Saint Paul sidewalks.

We are looking for short poems that provide a delightful moment of outdoor reading. Poems may be inspiring, funny, meaningful, cynical, mundane…anything appropriate for the general public.

You have to be a Saint Paul resident. 500-ish character limit. Up to 20 poems will be selected and winners get $150, their poem installed on a sidewalk, and also published in a book and on the project’s website. Deadline is April 25, 2008.

All the details are at Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk.

The kicker: $3 entry fee. So you have to actually mail that in. I don’t know who still writes checks these days, but the opportunity to have your work installed as public art — especially if you’re not an artist — is too good to pass up! Too bad I don’t live in Saint Paul. I’ll take a stab at it, though. Haiku is the perfect form for this one.

east of the river
quaint, classic, don’t forget we
have the capitol

I know y’all can do better.

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