Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A Few Questions and Answers

Since the blog first went up, a number of questions have been asked. I'll to do my best to answer them all here.

Finding a Partner

If you are in need of a race partner, we set up a special forum at NDISB to post if you're looking for a partner.

Who is Eligible for the Grand Prize?

All teams who complete all of the challenges by their respective deadlines are eligible to be in the drawing for the Grand Prize, except teams where one or both members are NDISB Creative Team Members or Designers.

NDISB staff members (Creative Team and Designers) are NOT eligible for the grand prize and by association, anyone they team with is not eligible. Therefore, pick your partner carefully. And NDISB staff members should make sure their partners are aware of this. NDISB staff members and their teammates may participate in the individual challenges and receive their prizes for those challenges.

What IS the Grand Prize?

Ahhhh, yes, that is definitely worth asking. The Grand Prize is ever growing, but if you look over on the right you'll see a list of our Grand Prize donors under Race Sponsors. When we have the final list in place, we'll be sure to post exactly what you're racing for. You won't be disappointed, we promise!

When Does the Race Start/How Long is It?

The race begins on Monday, July 16 and runs for 6 weeks. There will be a total of 12 challenges.

What if I'm Going on Vacation During the Race?

We are sensitive to the fact that the race is smack dab in the middle of summer and thus, summer vacation plans. If you will be gone for a portion of the race without internet access but would still like to participate, contact us before you leave and we'll try to work something out. We will work with the host sites to accommodate you the best we can; but in fairness to the rest of the racers, you will be ineligible for the Grand Prize drawing. But we can work it out so that you can at least participate in the weekly challenges. It is key that you contact us BEFORE your vacation though.

Do We Have to Use Specific Designers/Products?

It is up to each host site what the challenge will be. But the race rules state that racers will not be required to purchase anything to participate. That doesn't mean the host site won't provide a kit for free that must be used.

Last year, all the challenges allowed racers to use whatever they had. One was particularly tough though. The challenge was to create a layout using only one product per designer. You could use products from any designer you wanted, but you couldn't use more than one item per designer. It was tough, but really fun!


Julie P. aka babyofmine said...

Thank you for answering these questions that I was about to ask! LOL :D

Amy said...

Wahoo!!! My SIL and I have already partnered up, come up with a team name, created a blinkie and a blog, and are in search of the perfect theme song! We didn't digiscrap last year, so we're newbies -- how awesome is this?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

I'm a such a dork!!!!! I was so excited about this that I sent you my teams application last night totally missing that we weren't supposed to till July 1st!!! I'm sooooo sorry...I'll resend it on the 1st if you want me to (of not if you don't want duplicate mails) Please please let me know!!!

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Anonymous said...

Is there a race blinkie that we can use????