Demotivational Contest!

It's been a while since we've done a contest around here. So here's the deal: you make a demotivational poster, and my three favorites will each win a prize.

(I can't take credit for this one. The internet is a treasure trove.)

These are not in order. First Place will get to choose first. Second Place chooses second. Third Place gets what's left. (In the event that Third Place cannot use what's left, I'll figure something out. Don't worry, you'll still win something.)
  1. $4.00 credit towards eligible Amazon Video On Demand movie and TV purchases (US only).
  2. A sketch of anything you like (almost).
  3. A query critique from a one-time published writer (that's me).

  1. Make one or more demotivational posters. All you need is a picture, a title, a caption, and this website. Though feel free to get more creative than that, if that's your thing.
  2. Send them to me before Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5 PM Pacific. You can use any method available (e-mail, link in the comments, Twitter, Facebook, etc).
  3. Come back on Friday to see some of the best ones and to see if you won a prize.

They're parodies of those inspirational posters you might see in the office -- the ones with an inspiring picture and a caption about perseverance, effort, or "customer care". My favorite demotivationals mimic inspiration with cynicism, like these on motivation, teamwork, and uniqueness.

Or they might mock something, like this one on priorities or this awesome one on exercise. Or they can be just plain funny, covering topics such as pirates, ninjas, steampunk, or regrets.

The $4.00 because I have the promotional code in my inbox from an Amazon purchase, but since I don't live in the US, I can't use it. The sketch because nothing gets me drawing like outside pressure. And the query critique because aspiring authors like that sort of thing, and I'm occasionally a nice guy.

None. You don't have to follow the blog. You don't have to give me your e-mail. You don't have to promote the contest (though if you did, it would just make it more fun for everybody, and it would make me smile -- you want me to smile, don't you?).


fairyhedgehog said...

Those examples are so funny they set the bar rather high.

I love that we don't have to tweet, follow or like this to join in. So I tweeted it.

Adam Heine said...

They do, fairy, but I have faith in you guys. And thanks very much for the tweet :-)

L. T. Host said...

It's on my mind, so there you go. :)

fairyhedgehog said...

LTH, it made me laugh!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

We regularly quote the Droids one at the dinner table. :)

Man, I'm going to have to think about this ... *eyes prize no. 2*

Myrna Foster said...

The uniqueness one is my favorite - so true.

Myrna Foster said...

Can we enter more than one?

Adam Heine said...

Absolutely, Myrna. Sorry I forget to mention that above.

jjdebenedictis said...

Here's mine!

I Run Because...

fairyhedgehog said...

Nice one, jj!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Am I too late? I think I'm too late. Dang!

Ah well. Here it is anyways:

Yay contests!

fairyhedgehog said...

KMC, Oh I like that one too! And it's cute!