Become a part of cartoon history, and win a buck in the process.
As many of you know, we’re in production on 39 brand new short cartoons for our partners at Nickelodeon (their blogs are over in the right hand column). We’ve already done 99 shorts over the last 10 years; the first bunch for Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network were named What A Cartoon!, and the ones for Nick were called Oh Yeah! Cartoons. We’ve launched our effort for this new crop under the Oh Yeah! name (Season 4), but, the time has come to break it to our fans that we’re looking for a new name for our shorts series.
And you (that’s right–you!) get to name the show.
Here’s how it works:
You send us as many ideas as you like (only to firstname.lastname@example.org). We’re going to post them all, with your name attached (unless you’d like to remain anonymous, which we’re happy to respect). You absolutely must include your email address and phone number, which will not be posted. If you do not, do not expect to see your entry posted ever.
A winner(s) will be picked by October 31, 2005.
The winner will receive $500, a credit on every episode, and of course, a chance for animation infamy. Remember, this is an ‘open source’ contest, and all the entries will be publicly posted; it’s possible the winning name will be a combination or morphing of another, earlier name. If the judges arbitrarily decide this to be true, said same judges will just as arbitrarily decide how to split the winnings between the affected entrants. Same thing for multiple entries of the same name; if it wins, we’ll decide how to split the winnings amongst you.
The judges will be the current Frederator Studios staff, and our Nickelodeon partners.
The winner(s) will be chosen on a completely whimsical basis, that is, the winning submission will be what we say it is. It’s not a drawing, not a judgement on the “best” name, we’re not throwing darts at our favorites. The name will be the name we pick for whatever reason we pick it, and that’s the story.
The winning entry will become the 100% property of our partners at Nickelodeon. The winner will not “own” anything, they will not receive anything but our gratitude, the prize money, and any notoriety that come his or her or their way. Anything Nickelodeon choses to do with it is completely their business. (And we have nothing to say about it either, in case you’re wondering.)
OK, that’s it, you’re off to the races. Entries will begin posting tomorrow.
Send your naming ideas to email@example.com and win $500.