What’s this contest all about?
It’s about reminding high school kids that great experiences happen at every college, including at some in Delaware. It’s about celebrating what the US News college rankings don’t consider, like the math majors who created a remote control that changed the scoreboard at the Rose Bowl, the mascots who wear kilts and play bagpipes as they lead the football team onto the field, and the alumnus of the tiny liberal arts college who went on to create the Simpsons. It’s about having a little fun, college(wise) style.
What can I win?
The best entry, judged by how fresh, punchy, and maybe even irreverent the piece of trivia, will receive a month’s worth ($500) of free groceries at the local market of the winner’s choosing. Two runners-up will win $50 gift cards. And one honorable mention will win a copy of Harvard Schmarvard.
Can you give me an example of what you mean by "fresh, punchy, and maybe even irreverent" trivia?
Sure. We like little-known (but verifiable) trivia. Something, that’s weird, funny or otherwise surprising.
It’s not, “Bill Gates went to Harvard but dropped out." We’re looking for,
"Bill Gates never graduated from Harvard. But ‘The Unabomber‘ did." That’s our brand of trivia.
I’m really hungry, like, right now. How do I enter?
To enter our contest, email your best college trivia (you can send us as many submissions as you like, but we reward quality over quantity) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, April 18. (We promise not to do anything with your email address–share it, sell it, post it on Craigslist–that will make you regret sharing it with us). To increase your chances of winning, include a link or reference to substantiate your trivia. We will make attempts to verify your submission but don’t want to undertake a thesis-like project to prove your trivia is legit.
Have fun and good luck!