Santa Monica, CA, February 4th 2007-Top gaming website FiringSquad.com announced today what the first ever writing contest for a technology or video game website. The FiringSquad Editors Challenge, sponsored by the Intel® Core 2 Extreme processor, invites all aspiring video game and IT journalists the opportunity to show off their writing chops and win cash, prizes, and ultimately an opportunity to break into the field of journalism.
Starting on February 7th and ending April 30th, the FiringSquad Editors Challenge will pit competing writers against each other in a multi-round single elimination contest. Judging the contestants will be the job of the FiringSquad editorial staff and the millions of FiringSquad readers who will rate each article based on content and quality.
The grand finalist for the will take home valuable hardware including the Intel Core2 Duo Extreme Processor, $1,500 cash and a writing contract with FiringSquad worth at least $10,000.
The first runner up will receive valuable hardware including the Intel Core2 Duo Extreme Processor and $500 cash.
In addition to seeking the best talent as journalists, and to showcase the capabilities of the FiringSquad Multimedia Blogging system, prizes will be awarded for the best multimedia productions. First place will receive $1,000 cash, and second place will receive $500 cash.
Contest will test writing and video production skills
Using FiringSquads unique multimedia blogging system - mblog - contestants will prepare reviews
There will be two separate contests for written and video content, and contestants can write about any piece of hardware or game they feel like. Four Intel Core2 Extreme CPUs will be given away to the 4 semi finalists to test and review. The grand prize winner as chosen by FiringSquad editorial staff wins a $10,000 writing contract for FiringSquad, plus $1500 cash and an Intel Core 2 Extreme processor. The top video production will win $1000 and a $5000 video production contract, plus an Intel Core 2 Extreme processor. The runners up both receive $500 and an Intel Core 2 Extreme processor. "The FiringSquad Intel Editor's Challenge is an unbelievable opportunity for individuals to make a difference," said Dan Turner, President of FiringSquad. "We're asking PC gaming enthusiasts to tell the world what they think."
Contest to Showcase FiringSquad's new online Social Networking capabilities
At the heart of the contest are the new social networking features which enable users to create their own content and interact with other users: the FiringSquad Matrix. Users will post their articles and videos using the Media Blogging capabilities of the Matrix. Compared with other blogging services or social networking sites, the FiringSquad Matrix is the first social network for gaming and technology enthusiasts. It fully connects FiringSquad readers to each other through the editorial content of FiringSquad, as well as reader's own created and shared content.
The contest is open to any and all comers. The panel of judges are FiringSquad senior editors Alan Dang, Jakub Wojnarowicz, Brandon Bell and John Callahan. To enter, or for more information, go to www.firingsquad.com