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High-Efficiency Choices: US $500 Super-Cars Shout Out Competition

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The Super-Cars Shout Out Competition is a contest that allows you to place a simple, colorful flyer on high mileage cars that you encounter, showing the vehicle owner that s/he has done something worthy by choosing a leading-edge (in terms of miles per gallon) vehicle, while also allowing yourself to participate in this competition. Optionally, you can re-use a single copy of the flyer on multiple vehicles to avoid paper waste. Printing flyers on recycled paper is definitely recommended.

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Image credit: Tommy Wong.  Page design credit: Pelf Nyok.

How do I join?

  1. Download and print one or more of the official Super-Cars Shout Out Competition flyers, preferably on recycled paper, because you don't want to create more trash, do you?
  2. Find a 40+ miles per gallon (or 16.74 kilometers per liter) car from the long list (e.g. Toyota Prius, Perodua Kelisa, Kia Picanto, etc.).
  3. Place the flyer under the windshield wiper.
  4. Use a digital camera or good cell phone to photograph.
  5. Upload the image to the website.

OK, so what do I get if I win?

The prize for this competition will be at least US $500 guaranteed, and will go to the person with the largest number of valid uploaded images. So if you are not in it for the fun and the mission, there is another reason to join in. And to make this fun for the wise car buyers, US $50 will be given per month to one randomly selected car owner who contacts that month and who has a valid photo of their of car uploaded on our site by any other entrant.

Note: No individual or their family can win more than one secondary prize (the US $50), but such winners are still eligible for the grand prize.

Anymore rules and regulations?

Yes, but for your benefit, I will keep them short and straight-to-the-point:

  1. The competition will run through September 30th, 2008.
  2. You CANNOT participate if you are a vehicle dealer or manufacturer or car repair garage owner or staff.
  3. Photographs of vehicles must be seen "in the wild". For example, auto dealer parking lots and immediate surroundings are NOT valid as image sources for this competition. Mall parking lots not connected to car dealerships are valid image sources.
  4. Images must include a copy of an official Super-Cars Shout Out Competition flyer (does not need to be readable in the photo).
  5. The winner will be selected using a weighted value calculated from the number of valid uploaded car images from each participant.
  6. More rules @ the official Super-Cars Shout Out Competition page.

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Comment by:  PT (David Alexander) (Jan-9-2009)   Web site
Thank you, Henry. I got some participation, but not as much as you would think with an offer of $500. I did give the prize to Pelf Nyok of Maylasia, and chalked up the competition to experience... I do have some other ideas coming along! [there were quite a few earlier comments, which were lost when this item got migrated]
Comment by: HenryDavis (Henry Davis) (Jan-9-2009)   Web site

Great concept!

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