This is the MASTERPOST. Please do not reblog this post. Instead, reblog this one: [link]
What is this #SPNFREERICE nonsense?
Well for starters, Freerice.com is a fantastic and simple website. You are asked a question, may it be math, vocabulary, or whatever interests you, and every time you get a question right, 10 grains of rice are donated to the World Food Programme. Give it a try real quick!
#SPNFREERICE is a contest. You will have from August 19th until October 7th to answer questions and collect grains of rice, which the website keeps track of as you go. The person who raises the most rice is the winner! However, since some of us have way more free time than others, there are a lot more ways to win than that!
Why, Chuck, Why?
Back when I was in highschool, pretty much every fun site you can imagine was blocked. Desperate for a way to ignore our teachers during boring labs and research days, we stumbled upon freerice.com. It was a pretty big thing for a while, with students across the school competing to raise the most rice. Then we discovered proxys and cell phones started to come with internet and freerice was all but forgotten.
Then one day I realized I had a Loki and Thor bobblehead set in need of a home so I threw together a little contest called FREE[RICE]LOKI. With just two bobbleheads for incentive, 230 people came together and raised 2,864,090 grains of rice! It was amazing.
Then last november I was hit with a cold/flu/bronchitus combo that put me out for a month and, with nothing better to do, I finally picked up my laptop and watched all eight seasons of Supernatural. Then the ninth, as it came out. I discovered SPN, the massive fandom that comes with it, some fantastic tumblr people, and of course, Misha Collins.
So, inspired by the power of fandom and Misha’s determination to take over the world one random act of kindness at a time, I have pulled together this contest in the hopes that we can raise a ton of rice, feed a ton of people, and maybe impress dear Misha in the process.
Who’s running this freakshow, anyway?
Fehnryr [Creator and main contest host]
and a few more awesome people to be announced ;D
Full list of prizes here: Prize List
Answer answer answer! The person that raises the most grains of rice overall will be the grand prize winner.*
Got a twitter? Cool! Tweet “ Hey Misha! Will you give a shout out to the contest on Tumblr?! ” The first person to get a response from Misha will win. You must submit a screenshot to the SPNFREERICE blog and we will be checking twitter to make sure it’s real!
Reblog the SPNFREERICE promo post! One person will be selected by random to win. You may reblog it once a day!
Every person that raises over 66,600 grains of rice (don’t forget, you have almost two months to do this!) will be entered to win one of six prizes:
Draw or paint a promotional picture for #SPNFREERICE. It may be anything you want, but somewhere it must say “#SPNFREERICE”. Submit it to the SPNFREERICE blog. [name] will choose a winner!
Graphics makers and editors ahoy! Using any SPN screenshot, create a promotional image for #SPNFREERICE! It may be anything you want, but somewhere it must say “#SPNFREERICE” Submit it to the SPNFREERICE blog. The one with the most reblogs will be the winner! You may submit up to three graphics.
In the event that SPN fans crash the freerice website, something goes terribly haywire, or the grand prize winner is suspected of cheating, the grand prize will be split into five prizes and distributed among the top five winners.
The Misha Journal:
At the end of the contest, everyone who participated will get their name and the amount of rice they raised written down in a journal. I will include a few fun comments, possibly some miscellaneous animal stickers, and whatever else I can think of and mail it to Misha.
Keep an eye out for “NEW PRIZE!” posts on the blog! Throughout the contest I will be adding prizes as I can. If you’d like to donate prizes or money so I can get even more prizes, shoot me an email at email@example.com!
No Credit Card Scams, Winchester.
You may not have more than one person earning rice on one account.
That means you can’t hire monkeys or pay the kid you’re babysitting to sit and click answers all day. No sisters, no brothers, no teammates. This is you against the world! We will be on the lookout for anything fishy, so if you’re managing to answer thirty questions a minute for twenty four hours straight, alarm bells will be raised. Their word is law, so if they suspect you of cheating they have the right to disqualify you.
We’ve Got Work to Do.
All right, so here’s how you enter. Please follow these instructions carefully or you might not qualify for the prizes!
1) Go to freerice.com and create an account.
2) After your account is made, join the group SPNFREERICE. You can find it here: [link]
3) Send the following in an ASK to the SPNFREERICE blog: Your tumblr URL, Your freerice.com username, and the name you would like us to write in the journal that will be sent to Misha.
4) Start answering questions! You can change the levels and subjects, so play around with it a bit. The default is vocabulary but you can choose from math, art, languages, and a lot more!
Other stuff: Tips & Tricks // Prize List // Helpful Links