Prizes — What do you win?
One of these:
I mean, really, we could try to tempt you with something that sounded cool, but nothing beats a shiny lump of perspex and aluminium. The SciCast trophies are really lovely, and there’s one of these for each winning team.
Inevitably, your school is going to pinch it and stick it on a shelf near the head’s office so it can dazzle visitors, which is great and all but a bit sucky if the person who slaved over the film was you. Fear not, though, as we also make nifty little individual trophies for everyone on a winning team. They’re quite dashing, they’re very exclusive, and in three years not a single one has turned up on eBay. So people must covet them.
“Yeah, OK, trophies, and… what else?”
OooooOOOOoooh! You want more?
OK, so here’s the thing: in previous years, we’ve argued about giving out, say, cameras to the winning teams. But that doesn’t quite make sense to us, since we suspect you’ve already got a camera. We can tell. You made a film.
Besides, if we give a camera to a team… who keeps it?
Much as we’d love to give a valuable prize to each individual team member, we don’t have that sort of money. Sorry. So what can we do?
Well, in previous years we’ve given Amazon vouchers to the team, and let them sort out how to divvy them up. Where’s that got us? Arguments, frankly.
So. Suppose we manage to scrape together a few pennies this time around, what should we do? Vouchers again, only being more clear about whether they’re for the team or the school? Or should we be arm-twisting Panasonic or Canon or Kodak for a bunch of cameras, or Adobe for software, or something like that? Or do you have a better idea?
Please, leave your thoughts in the comments below, or drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Be creative, be clever, be honest, and be reasonable — you’re good at all of these things. We know. We’ve seen your films.
What would get you all fired-up about SciCast? Let’s do that.