I promised you a contest, and here it is! Tomorrow (Monday, June 15) is the beginning of the consideration period for Emmy nominations. Starz was very kind to send some great items to several Outlander fan groups and bloggers to give away for promoting fan involvement with the nomination process, and I was very pleased to get some of these items to give to you. There will be three prizes available. The contest is open beginning now, but will close at midnight on Monday, giving you just over 24 hours to enter. Details:
You will have several methods of gaining entries. You can do any or all of these things, but the more you do, the more chances you have to win (only one prize per person). All entries must be made during the period mentioned above. These methods and the number of entries you’ll get for each are:
- 1 entry – Tweet any time tonight or Monday using the hashtag #EmmysForOutlander;
- 3 entries – Tweet a meme or picture edit that includes that hashtag, as well as have it in the body of your tweet (you can grab any of the pictures below and use those – you don’t have to create your own unless you want to);
- 1 entry – make your tweet above during 10-11 am Pacific Time (12-1 central, 1-2 Eastern), as requested by Starz (not necessary to do an additional tweet to gain this entry);
- 1 entry – Follow me, @OutlanderTiBS, on Twitter;
- 1 entry – “Like” our dedicated Outlander Facebook page
To get these entries, you must come back to this page and enter through the Rafflecopter box below. I am not responsible for anyone who thinks they have entered but did not follow the Rafflecopter instructions and/or enter within the 24-hour entry period. And if you are drawn as a winner, I will verify that you tweeted/followed/liked correctly. Feel free to comment below, but comments will not constitute an entry of any kind.
So you have a total possibility of 7 entries. Three winners will be randomly drawn. However, the order in which those winners may select their prize will depend on the total number of entries they have earned – so if Mary, Jane and Sally are drawn, and Mary has 5 entries, Jane has 2 and Sally has 1, Mary will get her choice of prizes first, then I will contact Jane, and then Sally.
The prizes are:
1 unopened copy of Emmy Magazine, with an extensive fold-out Outlander cover and a 12-page Outlander spread
1 blue size M Outlander T-shirt
1 Outlander notepad AND a large Outlander magnet
Here are several memes you can choose from to use in your own tweets (thanks mostly to Jennifer Veach of Outlander Ambassadors). Save these to your computer, and insert them in your tweet.
Some tweeting guidelines: You must use exactly #EmmysForOutlander, and your tweet must contain at least two additional words. So, “I support #EmmysForOutlander!” works. “Caitriona Balfe deserves an award! #EmmysForOutlander” also works. Don’t add any other hashtags, and it’s not necessary to direct your tweets to any other person or group (unless you’re doing one of the other contests below and it’s requested there). Additional information can be found in my post from Friday, which you can read by clicking here. Have fun! Be creative! Let’s get this hashtag trending so journalists and Emmy-voting members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences notice!
Some of the other groups doing contests open to the general public are listed below. Feel free to enter those contests as well! If you have questions about those, please contact the sponsoring group – I know nothing more than the links below.
Outmanders – get details here
Outlander Podcast – get details here
Catrionation – get details here
Outlander Ambassadors – get details here
And some local/regional groups may be having their own contests. If you belong to a local group, check on your Facebook page. Good luck!