I’m proud to announce HFFL’s Halo Holiday contest.
First before I go any further, I’d like to thank “Pete M” of Toys R Us for helping make this contest possible. With his help, I was able to secure some nice prizes for this contest. As well a shout out to my friend, “Sparky” of Mega Brands for his part in this.
So what is the contest going to be? It’s a Classic Christmas song rewrite, Halo themed!
I want you to rewrite a classic Christmas song with a Halo theme. Now since I’m not completely internationally inclined, the song needs to be one recognizable to the average American.
For example: Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly would become Deck the Grunts with lots of Stickies. (This title is not eligible for the contest, so please don’t reuse it here.)
The song must include at least two verses of the song and the chorus. Extra thought will be given to entries including artwork (Artwork MUST be your own and not from another site-any entries found to do so will be immediately disqualified). Extra EXTRA thought will be given to those who submit the song as a Youtube vid. Again, it MUST be your own and YOU must appear in the video SINGING the song.
I will take submissions for the contest from now until December 23. ONLY one entry per subscriber. Hmm, which brings me to the big rule. You MUST be a subscriber to the Blog. Twitter and Facebook folks, if you want it, PLEASE subscribe to the blog itself. This is one of those perks given to blog subscribers. It’s free to subscribe…
You must be 18 years of age or older. If under 18, then you MUST have written permission from your parent/guardian stating so. This must be in the form of a hand written note scanned in and sent along with your entry. (This is for legal purposes as winning and receiving your prize means I will need to have your shipping address.)
Past HFFL contest winners are not eligible for the grand prize but may submit for the second or third prizes.
Winners in the lower 48 United States will receive free. Other locations must pay for shipping of any prizes, this includes APOs and FPOs as well. (Sorry folks, I’m a one-man operation here with limited funds.)
Okay so enough of the legalese….what are the prizes already. Well, I’m glad you asked.
Grand prize is a Halo Mega Blok 10th Anniversary Warthog.
This 734 piece set is amazing. It’s a great build and would make for a nice centerpiece of anyone’s halo collection/display. It’s valued at $55-60.
This is a cool set with the awesome Stealth “Shark” grey color. Set is valued at $18-20.
There will be three third prizes.
Mega Bloks Halo Covenant Armory Pack
Each a $7 value. The third prizes will be awarded randomly to the three winner of the third prizes.
I reserve the right to change the rules as necessary. Winners will be picked by me alone. Grammar WILL be taken into account, so please no “1337” speak or internet abbreviations.
Okay, so how do you enter? To enter you need to reply to THIS article. (See, that’s why you need to be a Blog subscriber…) Please submit the song itself as text within the reply. If you have artwork, please send me that via my e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (Songs submitted to my e-mail WILL BE IGNORED….You just reply to this article for that portion of the contest.) If you create a YouTube vid for the contest, please include the link WITH your text of the words as a reply to this article.
Replies to this article will not be made public until December 24. Submissions must be made from Tuesday 12/11/12 until 12/23/12 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Again, ONLY one submission per subscriber. Additional submissions by the same subsciber will be ignored. (So make your only allowable submission a good one.)
Again, the song must be a classic Christmas song, Halo themed (And I mean a HEAVY Halo theme, not just a word or two).
If you have any questions on the rules, PLEASE shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com and I’ll post those questions and replies here in this article.
Okay folks, I hope to get some really cool entries. Have at it and have fun!
In the meantime, I’ll see you on the battlefield!