ARealGirl and I have crunched the numbers and determined our finalists for the ANCESTOR User-Generated Video Contest (finalists are listed at right, in order of view-count). Our rules specified that the five videos with the most views would become "finalists," and have their videos submitted to our panel of Hollywood big-shots (click here to see the panelists). Those big-shots will determine the grand-prize winner, who nabs a 32GB WiFi+3G Apple iPad (valued at $729).
We said there would be five finalists, but we have opted to expand the field of finalists to seven. Let a brotha explain why.
Like any online contest these days, it seems, there is ample opporunity to game the results. We had to take a long look at a couple of entries to determine how they got such huge view-counts. Everything checked out, but we felt that two of them produced views that -- while honest and accurate -- didn't best suit the purposes and intent of the contest. For that reason, we added two additional videos that did suit the purposes and intent of contest.
Finalists #6 and #7 will be submitted to the Hollywood big-shots, but will not get the finalist prize-pack. Those two can, however, still win the iPad. The top five view-count-getters receive these goodies:
• $200 prize moolah!
In the event of a tie, I cast the deciding vote. I'm like the mothafuckin' Vice President in that regard, bitches!