There’s a cool contest in progress based on romance writing and I thought you might get a kick out of it. If you’ve read any travel magazines, you might have seen this ad:
From Rosetta Stone comes the following:
Ever wonder what happened to that hard-working farm boy who knew he would have just one chance to impress that particular Italian supermodel?
Rosetta Stone Inc., a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced a contest seeking entries from language-loving fans to use their imaginations to tell the next chapter of the Farm Boy and Italian supermodel’s love story. Five lucky winners will be chosen out of the top 10 ranked stories and will win a full year subscription to Rosetta Stone® TOTALe™, the Company’s most innovative and comprehensive online language-learning solution.
Be creative in your submissions! Is he going to marry his Italian supermodel and settle into a quiet life outside Venice? Does he leave his supermodel after learning Italian and go back to life on the farm? Do they have a long distance love affair that will never be fulfilled? Has learning a language changed his world and is he now becoming a doctor?
Entering the contest is easy but winning is partly up to you. Make your story the fan favorite by urging family, friends and even strangers to vote for your story online as soon as you post it! All submissions will be voted on by the general public. Visit http://www.rosettastone.com/farmboy to submit your video, photos or written story. The contest will run January 8th – January 29th and all submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on January 29th.
So you write the happy ending for the farm boy and the Italian supermodel, and you could win a year’s worth of online language instruction. That is very, very cool.
Do you think the farmboy deserves a happy ending (or at the very least a better Photoshop job to put that box under his arm)? What would it be in your ideal imagination?
I get such a kick out of contests like this one – if you enter, I hope your happy ending is the happiest endingest bestest one and you win a full year of whatever language you want. But I really hope it’s Basque.