This is probably one of the oddest "contests" that I've even seen offered...
SciFi Channel Wants You!
We're looking for a few good fans to join the Battlestar team on January 8, 2005. Your mission: Suit up in official BSG gear, canvass a high-traffic mall near your home, and help spread the Galactica word among the civilians before the series' premiere on January 14, 2005.
Just fill out the entry form below and select the mall location that is closest to you for your chance to be chosen as the newest member of our fleet. Make sure to include a few sentences about why you're the perfect fan for the job. Good luck, and happy hunting!
Westchester Mall, White Plains, N.Y.
Third Street Promenade, Los Angeles
Lenox Square, Atlanta, GA
Orland Square, Chicago
King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, Penn.
Copley Place, Boston
So...you enter a contest to be chosen to spread the word about a new TV Show at one of these malls. SciFi Channel provides you with a Battlestar Galactica "costume" (which apparently you have to give back), so that you can hand out flyers for four hours. You don't get paid. You don't get prizes.
Sounds like the "contest" is a PRIZE more for the SciFi Channel than it is for the contestee.
Here's the link for the official rules:
This Contest will commence at 12PM (ET) on December 14, 2004, and will continue for approximately one (1) week. All entries will become the sole property of Universal Television Networks and will not be returned.
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