Posted by Amanda Chapel
We are pleased to announce the first winner for Captivating Caption Contest. Pictured right, Ike Pigott holds a check for $500.
Sponsored by Waggener Edstrom Worldwide – one of the largest PR firms in the world and arguably the heppest – the contest runs for 6 months January through June. Each month a photo caption will be judged for creativity and originality. Of course, this being Strumpette, sass, sex appeal, and succinctness are key.
The response to January’s photo was overwhelming. After two days debate our seven judges chose Ike's caption: "A surprise hit in Rio, Jaye Davidson is all smiles, despite losing the title of 'Queen of the Carnivale" to Gene Hackman. Again."
Apparently, Pigott’s experience gave him an edge. He’s a veteran newsman. Ike has more than 16 years experience in television news both in front of the camera and behind it. He's been named Alabama's Associated Press Best Reporter three times, and is an Emmy Award-winning writer.
When first notified that he had won, Ike responded: "WOW! I'm now a PR pro who got paid $500/minute."
When asked what he's going to do with the check, Ike said: "I think it's an even split with the wife. I get a Bluetooth headset; she gets a dishwasher."
How cool is that?!
Special thanks to all who participated. Good luck next month.
Posted by Brian Connolly
CHICAGO - Strumpette, the widely popular marketing and PR e-zine, today announced that it is hosting a writing contest. Sponsored by Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, one of the largest PR firms in the world, the "Captivating Caption Contest" gives each participant 6 chances to win $500.
Amanda Chapel said, "If you've got the creative stuff to be in PR, this is easy money. Five hundred smackers for a simple photo caption. Hey, if you win, you can always tell people that you were once paid over $100 a minute in PR!"
Each month for 6 months, January through June, a new picture will be posted to the Strumpette website. To enter, you simply write a caption 40 words or less and email it along with your contact info to email@example.com. That's it! At the end of each month, the Strumpette staff will select a winner and send you the dough.
What makes for a winning caption? According to Chapel, "Creativity and originality, goes without saying. Of course, being Strumpette, you know we're going to be swayed by succinctness, sass and especially sex appeal."
For this month's picture, visit this web address http://www.strumpette.com/creative/. For the official contest rules, see http://www.strumpette.com/creative/index.php?x=about .
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