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Thank you to everyone who participated! After much deliberation, our esteemed judges at Salesforce have cast their votes. They chose based on what was memorable and taught accurately, and we asked that they take into consideration public voting.
Since deciding was so difficult, our judges picked 9 runner-ups, who will each receive an iTunes giftcard. And of course, they selected your 2010 GotBrainy Video Champ, who has won the $600 grand prize. Ooooo~
10. antiseptic http://www.gotbrainy.com/videos/1921
9. impregnable http://www.gotbrainy.com/videos/1923
8. vex http://www.gotbrainy.com/videos/1525
7. juxtapose http://www.gotbrainy.com/videos/1777
6. burnish http://www.gotbrainy.com/videos/1711
5. confection http://www.gotbrainy.com/videos/1667
4. palette http://www.gotbrainy.com/videos/1776
3. ubiquitous http://www.gotbrainy.com/videos/show/1928
2. speculative http://www.gotbrainy.com/videos/1717
1. And finally, the Grand Prize Winner…
Congrats to Dylan and the runner-ups! Thank you for your creativity and humor. 😀
Big announcement, everybody:
***Brainyflix.com is now GotBrainy.com!***
The main reason for this change is that we’ve been doing more than just ‘flix’ for the past few months. So we wanted a name that reflected all the stuff we’ve been doing to help you get brainiererer… er.
That said, the name change does not mean that we’re stopping with the videos! In fact, we’ve got our vocabulary video contest happening now:
***Compete to win $600 by making a funny video about an SAT word***
- We’ve already begun accepting submissions! The deadline is 3/15/2010.
- Anyone can enter, and we’ll have prizes for runner-ups and iTunes songs for anyone who submits 3 videos.
- If you need to boost your grade, ask your teacher if s/he’ll give you extra credit for it.
For more details and good examples, go to http://www.gotbrainy.com/main/contest_rules
To get you in the spirit of the holidays, we thought we’d share some inspired Brainypics with y’all. Enjoy!
choreography (n) - the arrangement of dances
Enervate (v) - To weaken or deprive of strength
Hey guys! Thanks for all of the submissions to last week’s “Your Photos” Brainypics contest. I know it was tougher than usual because you had to take or dig up photos you’d taken before and then turn it into a Brainypic flashcard, but the turnout will still great. We basically matched last week’s record best of 540 pics. :]
This week’s contest: Brainypics About Brainypics. We got this idea from some really funny users. Basically, you create Brainypics with sentences that talk about the Brainyflix.com website, refer to other Brainypics, mention you as the creator of the Brainypic, etc.
Not quite sure what we mean? Check out these examples:
wrath (n): vengeful anger, punishment
assail (v): to attack
Belligerent (adj): Warlike; given to waging war
Good luck, guys, and get started —>>> Brainyflix
Here is the video version of our announcement for last week’s winners and this week’s theme (in case you’re not in the mood to read this). Enjoy!
Good job, everybody! You created over 540 Brainypics last week, which beat the previous record by about 100 pics. Wow. And we were quite impressed by those of you up for the challenge of imagining fake conversations. Clearly, you guys are as crazy as we are, if not moreso. Hahaha.
Here are 5 words to help you on the SAT & ACT courtesy of our very deserving winners. Enjoy!
Assess (v) - To determine the value of
Excavate (v) - To remove by digging or scooping out
Hopefully, you got all the Imaginary Conversations going on in that crazy little head of yours done in time 🙂 But if not, don’t worry! We’ll start accepting your submissions for this week’s contest RIGHT NOW. W00t!
The theme for this week will be: Your Photos.
Thus far, we’ve accepted images from everywhere so long as you document the source. But this week, you are the source! We want photos that you’ve taken of anything: your uncle sweating it up at your cousin’s 16th birthday party, a mobile pic of your teacher stuffing her face with a hamburger, you posing in front of a statue with your fingers up its nose… ANYTHING. Just show us what’s yours and of course, have fun with it.
P.S. – We’ll announce last week’s winners later this afternoon, so stay tuned.