Well, while I continue to clear my holiday email backlog (down to 350 emails now – the most are either spam, automatic notifications which just require a courtesy glance, or are emails I’ve now dealt with), I’ll let you concentrate on the Guess That Movie competition round 70!
We had quite a large number of entries for Guess That Movie 69 and I’ll just like to welcome new contestants “Jennifer Cunningham”, “Lanre”, “Fluffy“, and “Jurgen” who all guessed correctly at the film The Hollow Man – but were also beaten to the first place by another new contestant – “Kevin” (Kevin Bacon perchance? 😉 ) – let’s see how many return to try and get the prizes.
For those of you who are new, read on for the details of the competition and the prizes you could win – otherwise, just make your guess by leaving a comment with your name (or alias), email address (real one please: only I can see them anyway and I hate spam), web site address (totally optional) and the name of the movie you are guessing at.
For those who are new here, basically Guess That Movie (GTM) is a little competition where you have “simply” just got to recognise which movie the screen shot on the left has been taken from. I say “simply” as sometimes, it’s not quite obvious which movie it is (yes, the screenshot has been cropped and resized – but I’ve done nothing else to it).
Why bother guessing? Well, there are prizes to be won! Yep – prizes for a “free to enter competition” (well, I get a little kick back from the Google Adsense adverts on the right of each page which is just covering the prize fund: otherwise it comes out of my back pocket). What’s the prizes? At the moment, they are Amazon gift vouchers (for your local Amazon store in your local currency), but I’m open to suggestions.
What’s the value of the “FREE to win” Amazon gift vouchers? Well, it just depends on how quickly and accurately the image is guessed. As soon as I post each image, it’s worth 100 points and each 100points=£1 (roughly US$1.62 or 1.40EUR). However, each wrong guess brings the value down by 5 points and the value decreases over time. After 12 hours, it’s worth 10 points less – 12 hours after that and another 10 points are knocked off, and then 10 points for every 24 hours after that. Oh – and you can only claim a prize once you’ve collected 500 points.