Monday, January 14, 2008

Season 3 Rules

Welcome to Season 3 of The Amazing Digi Scrapping Race!

At NDISB, we've come up with a cool internet digital scrapping game that will mirror the excitement of the TV reality show "The Amazing Race." Teams of two will traverse the digital scrapping world, site by site, completing challenges and collecting prizes along the way.

Everyone who completes the week's challenges in the allotted time frame will move on to the next week, where they can collect even MORE prizes! And at the end of the race, everyone who has travelled around the digiworld and completed each and every challenge will be entered into a drawing for the GRAND prize!

REGISTRATION:

Team registration begins on Sunday, January 20. So the first thing you have to do is find yourself a partner! Once you've done that, please send ONE email per team to RaceHost@ndisb.com with the following information:

Your Team Name:

Racer 1 Name:
Racer 1 Email:
Racer 1 NDISB gallery*:
Racer 1 NDISB Forum User name**:

Racer 2 Name:
Racer 2 Email:
Racer 2 NDISB gallery*:
Racer 2 NDISB Forum User name**:

OPTIONAL:
A team blinkie for the blog
A link to your team’s blog, if you have one

OFFICIAL GALLERY:

*You may upload to as many galleries as you like, but we need a link to your NDISB gallery. If you don’t have a gallery at NDISB yet, you will need to set one up. This is the one gallery where you will be sure to upload all of your challenge layouts so we can check to make sure you qualify for the next round.

By having a gallery at NDISB, we ensure two things. One, you have a single location where ALL of the race layouts will be posted for everyone to see. Two, if we don’t get your e-mail for whatever reason, we can still verify that your layout was posted by the deadline. Last season, we had a number of sites down for maintenance, or other issues which prevented us from verifying layouts in time. This should alleviate that.

Each challenge will have its own sub-gallery at NDISB. You will upload your challenge layouts to the corresponding weekly challenge gallery. By default, they will also show in your member gallery. You may also upload any other layouts you wish directly to your member gallery.

GRAND PRIZE:

At the end of Season 2, we posted a poll regarding the Grand Prize. By overwhelming majority, we will have a Grand Prize winning team as well as two runners up. The Grand Prize pool will be split with 50% going to the Grand Prize team and 25% each to the two runners up teams.

KICK-OFF CHAT:

We will be kicking off Season 3 with a fun chat on Friday, February 22 at 10:00 PM EST in the NDISB chat room. Everyone in attendance will receive a free mini kit; stay tuned to this blog for a preview.

FIRST CHALLENGE:

The first challenge will be posted on Sunday, February 24. A link to the challenge will be posted on the blog as soon as it is received by the Race Host.

SUBSEQUENT CHALLENGES:

Subsequent challenges will be posted each Sunday and Tuesday, and both must be completed by midnight Eastern the following Sunday to qualify to continue in the Race.

QUALIFICATION:

A project is considered complete when:

1. The project(s) have been completed according to the challenge rules,

2. The project(s) are posted to each Racer’s main gallery, and

3. ONE email per team is sent containing direct links to the project(s) to RaceHost@NDISB.com.

Everyone who has completed Week One will qualify to continue racing during Week Two, and the fun begins all over again. THERE IS NO JUDGING, AND THE ONLY WAY TO BE ELIMINATED IS TO FAIL TO COMPLETE THE WEEK'S CHALLENGES.

CHALLENGE PRIZES:

Each time you complete a challenge you will receive a prize from the host site. You may receive a direct link, or you may receive a coupon code. Prizes and delivery of said prizes are at the discretion of the site host only. The Race Host has no control over what the prizes will be or how the site host will choose to deliver them. You will never be required to sign up for newsletters, or purchase anything in order to participate in the Race. You may, however, be required to register in a site’s store in order to redeem a coupon.

**Due to issues with the Yahoo Group we used last time for prize code distribution, for Season 3, we will have a hidden forum for posting of prize codes, download links, etc. When you register, you will need to send your NDISB Forum User name so we can add you to the hidden forum.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your application to participate in The Amazing Digi Scrapping Race constitutes an agreement that any prizes or codes obtained in the course of the Race are NOT to be distributed by any means. Terms of use in each prize MUST be honored by all Racers. Failure to comply will result in dismissal from the Race and your application for future Races will be denied. Digital piracy will not be tolerated.

CONTINUING ON SOLO:

If for some reason during the course of the Race your partner cannot continue, you have two options:

  1. Continue the race solo, completing the challenges alone and collecting the weekly prizes, but you are then ineligible for the Grand Prize drawing, or

  2. Find another partner who has also been displaced, but has not yet been disqualified. In this way, you are both still eligible for the Grand Prize drawing. For example, Team A has player 1 drop out due to unexpected illness and Team B has player 2 drop out due to computer hard drive crash. The remaining players from Teams A and B can form Team C and continue to race and be fully eligible.

So are you ready? If so, get those applications to me starting Sunday, January 20. The deadline to register is midnight Pacific Standard Time Friday, February 15 .Then start toning up and working on your endurance...you're going to need all the scrapping strength and mojo you can get if you want to win!

4 comments:

Gurl On The Sun said...

I thought that there was going to be individual challenge galleries here that we would be required to post in? Are we only posting in our NDISB member gallery or a special ADSR one?

Ernie said...

Dawn,

We have clarified the wording in the rules. All racers must have a gallery at NDISB. When they upload challenge layouts to the appropriate challenge gallery, it automatically uploads to their member gallery as well.

Sorry for the confusion.

Maggie said...

I hope you got the Sassy Lasses application - we can't wait to start!!! WooHoo!!! Here comes Trouble!!!!

littlekiwi said...

can't wait for the race to begin