Well, Carnival-goers, every now and then our generous sponsors come up with contests and ask us to let you all in on it. This one is actually very cool. I think we can all agree, we hope Sasha wins.
Here’s a chance at a dream job in sports and social media – XFINITY has launched a very cool nationwide contest to find the next sports social media star to serve as the voice of XFINITY behind-the-scenes at the biggest sporting events nationwide in 2012. They want you all to enter and/or help select this new media star.
The contest is called "Xfinity Presents: The Ultimate Sports Social Media Job" and it’s running through March 25th.
The winner will receive a one-year salary, all the electronics for the ultimate sports pad, and will have the opportunity to share thoughts, insights, and content with fans nationwide via the @XFINITYSports Twitter handle on a daily basis. This is pretty much a dream job for anyone looking to make a name for themselves in the world of sports and social media.
Here’s how it works: People have been logging in to Facebook.com/XFINITY and submitting a short video (30 seconds to 2:00) on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab showing why their sports knowledge, social media expertise, personality, and passion for watching sports on Comcast makes them the perfect candidate for the job.
I say give it a go but if you are too much of a
Chooky recluse to actually enter the contest, you still get a chance to play "starmaker" and help pick the new voice of sports in social media! Go Sasha!
XFINITY also wants help selecting the next renowned sports social media star, who will serve as the new voice of XFINITY in the sports social media space and go behind-the-scenes at some of the biggest sporting events in 2012. Starting today and going through February 19, you can review these qualified entry videos and vote for the contestant you'd like to see advance to the finals of the XFINITY Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest.
The top video submissions will be featured on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab located on Facebook.com/XFINITY for fans to vote on from February 9-19. The five entrants who tally the most votes will advance to the final round of the contest where they will cover one of five premier sports events the weekend of March 8-11. Following that weekend, a panel of judges will evaluate each performance and announce the winner of the contest by March 25th!
Head over to Facebook.com/XFINITY and click on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab for all the details, as well as contest rules. Enter soon as February 6th is the deadline for video submissions. Be sure to vote early and often (but only once a day). A hearty thanks to Barking Carnival and SB Nation-partner XFINITY for bringing this opportunity to you, our faithful and hopefully photogenic Carnival-goers. It's thanks to our sponsors that our tailgates will get bigger, better and more frequent.