The February Festival has come to a close....and we're happy to report that we've received 114 entries which were viewed nearly 2.5 million times and linked to by 9,000+ sites across the Web. We saw a number of quick stars during the week of Cheney's quail hunting 'adventure' -- notably, the most popular entry, Quail Hunting with Dick Cheney, which was mentioned in USA Today, and Variety, and also picked up for a Bravo show this week. Vance Lehmkuhl created the Quail Hunt game and has won the People's Choice Award which includes $2,500 and dinner with Arianna. Our panel of judges is currently deliberating and will award the Jury Prize to their favorite Feburary entry.
The March Contagious Festival starts today! That means a whole new set of projects will compete for prizes and Internet fame. You can submit flash animations, satire on current events, humorous videos, fake news, or any web project you think has the potential to be viral. The Festival can also be used for rapid satirical responses to current events. We probably will not have another story with the comedic potential of the Cheney shooting but commenting on breaking news is a great way to get your project linked and forwarded.