Reminder: Come join our Oscar pool!

Posted by · 9:58 am · February 11th, 2010

In case you missed the announcement last week, don’t forgot to head over to Awards Picks and join our Oscar pool.  First you have to become a member of the “In Contention Oscar Pool” group and then you can click on “2010 Academy Awards” under “Active games” and make your picks. Again, we’ll have a […]

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Come join our awards pool at AwardsPicks.com!

Posted by · 11:04 am · February 2nd, 2010

Last year we tried out AwardsPicks.com‘s Oscar pool and it went well enough, so we’re going back to the well once again this year. I’ve altered the scoring system to give more weight to categories that are perceived as a bit more difficult to project.  The winner gets a ton of swag that I’ve accumulated […]

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CONTEST: Win some ‘9’ goodies

Posted by · 9:48 am · September 9th, 2009

Today is 9-9-09, and we all know what that means: the theatrical release of Shane Acker’s animated film “9.”  Seriously, how serendipitous can you get with a release date? Anyway, with the film’s release comes an opportunity to win some goodies from the film.  We’ve got a nice picture book, which comes in its own […]

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Contest winners!

Posted by · 8:37 am · June 29th, 2009

Mr. Gittes and Zach are the big winners from our “Public Enemies” contests and the proud owners of a new poster.  Gittes nailed the trivia question, which regarded Michael Mann’s “Arms and the Man” project, developed out of talks with journalist Lowell Bergman before “The Insider” came to fruition.  Zach, meanwhile, won out in the […]

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CONTEST: Win a ‘Public Enemies’ poster!

Posted by · 11:42 am · June 25th, 2009

It’s been a while since we offered up a contest here at In Contention, so in honor of the forthcoming release of Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies,” I thought we’d remedy that.  We’ve got two posters from the film to give away, so two separate competitions. First, I figure a caption contest is the quickest, easiest […]

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CONTEST: Win a Blu-ray copy of ‘Frozen River’

Posted by · 11:47 am · February 9th, 2009

We haven’t had a contest in a while but with Melissa Leo and Courtney Hunt nabbing nominations for “Frozen River” two weeks ago, and with the Blu-ray/DVD release set for tomorrow, it seems a good time to give a copy to one savvy trivia hound. Yeah, a trivia question.  I know.  I’m running out of […]

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Contest winners!

Posted by · 10:37 am · January 10th, 2009

Congratulations to Eunice, Rob, Justin Gonzalez and Jordan Raup for winning this week’s trio of contests! The haiku competition brought in the most entries.  It was the easiest to enter but it showed a love for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” amongst our readership to say the least.  Before mentioning the two winners, I […]

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CONTEST: Win a batch of ‘WALL-E’ goodies!

Posted by · 10:18 am · January 9th, 2009

For those participating in the “Dark Knight” contest, keep those entries coming.  Lots of dedicated souls have already chimed in.  I’ll close up shop on that one at midnight tonight, but for now, here’s your chance to win some “WALL-E” swag. Three items in the batch: a lovely paperback FYC picture book featuring images from […]

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CONTEST: Win a hardcover “Art of ‘The Dark Knight'” companion book by showing off your Bat obsession!

Posted by · 9:03 am · January 8th, 2009

(I meant to have this up yesterday but I totally forgot.  My bad.) Thanks everyone for participating in the “Benjamin Button” contest from Monday.  I’ll be sifting through all those haiku entries to surmise a winner over the weekend.  Today, however, you all have a shot at winning a copy of “The Dark Knight: Featuring […]

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CONTEST: Win a beautiful ‘Benjamin Button’ coffee table book with your best haiku poem!

Posted by · 11:44 am · January 5th, 2009

Alright, here’s the first in a string of contests this week, kicking things off with an opportunity to win a copy of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: The Making of the Motion Picture,” a beautiful coffee table book with lovely images throughout in the vein of Taschen collectibles.  Have a look at the Amazon […]

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Coming up: contest week!

Posted by · 5:11 pm · January 4th, 2009

Now that I’m back from the holidays and getting some things back in order, I’ve decided I’ve got more swag for my own good.  So in the interest of making some space at casa de Tapley, we’re having a week full of giveaways.  So all you “Benjamin Button,” “Dark Knight” and “WALL-E” fans, get your […]

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Errol Morris contest winners

Posted by · 9:39 am · October 22nd, 2008

After trying our hand at a caption contest, we didn’t get as many participants as I’d have hoped for, but it was our first shot at one of these.  The winners are Ross Miller (for attempt #2) and JAB, so send us an email with your contact info and we’ll send along your copies of […]

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CONTEST: Win a DVD of Errol Morris’ ‘Standard Operating Procedure’

Posted by · 12:03 pm · October 15th, 2008

Alright, we have two copies of Errol Morris’s controversial Abu Ghraib documentary “Standard Operating Procedure,” so I thought we’d have a little contest.  But the creative part of my brain shut off when I set about figuring out what that contest would BE, so I decided to lean back on ole’ faithful: a caption contest! […]

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