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Now, That’s What I Call Music. And Cheese.

February 9, 2010
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So, how’s our Jingle Challenge going, then?

The first five entries are in, fighting it out for viewers on YouTube to win a very special prize. Shriek!

First out the traps was James S from Lincolnshire, who took our Question Line number and made it sound a bit like the Hollyoaks theme:

Then came this catchy effort from merbs42, which lingered a little too long on Martin the Sound Man for Olly’s liking, but was otherwise very charming, and achieved the rare feat of making leprosy seem in any way desirable:

If we were going to get all wanky about it, the third video response we received, from eucharyst, is more of an ‘ident’ than a jingle, seeing as it’s essentially a spoken-word sketch and not a song. But since it so excellently approximates the House Style of early Answer Me This!, (the rock n’roll years) we will most definitely let him have it:

There was a bluesy-folk feel to entry No.4, which came from a young man by the name of thethickisplottened:

(We confess to being rather partial to this. Though that is largely because we also like this video he made about cheese):

The fifth and final entry so far is from Matt1046: a knees-up, Los Colorados-style Soviet singalong with some accomplished animated visuals:

So, there you have it.

A strong start to what is shaping up, as always, to be a tremendous competition. And it’s certainly not too late to give it a go: remember, Brad and Josh’s victorious ‘double entry’ to our 2008 Camcorder Challenge wasn’t submitted until quite late into the process, and there’s still weeks to go – so it’s all to play for. Literally.

Best of luck!

Enter our 2010 Jingle Challenge here

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Eleven days remain…

September 15, 2008

…of our CAMCORDER CHALLENGE, so get yourself in front of your webcam, handycam, PD150 or CCTV and post an entry with all speed!

Competition is fierce, with questions ranging from the pithy to downright baffling; but we felt the following entry particularly deserved your viewing attention as it is not so much a question for the competition as a pilot for a show Channel 4 really ought to commission:

Although how dare they say the messenger bags are ugly! The bags are as pretty as an Afhgan hound in a party dress!

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Your Beautiful Faces – a camcorder challenge update

September 7, 2008

Our new series starts on October 1st. Meanwhile click here for Episode 69.

Well. We’re just ONE WEEK into Helen and Olly’s Camcorder Challenge, and, good Lord, have you lovely people OUTDONE yourselves with some stunning interactive fan-fun?

Yes.
Yes You Have.

A quick glance at the entries so far should explain our delight – but here are some STATISTICS for those of you who understand numbers more than emotions:
• More than 1300 views of our YouTube video!
• Eleven amazing Video Responses entering the competition!
• … and all of this to win a prize that is only worth £15 in the first place!

Yes, it’s been pretty damn exciting to see the FACES of faithful Questioneers like Sarah from Gaytown, Leon from Northumberland, and, YES!!!, Graham from Canada. And it’s been equally lovely to witness the incredible range of questions spouting from their mouths.

But, needless to say, we have our favourites…

HELEN continues her appreciation of KRABBERS‘ oeuvre, with his contribution including arty black-and-white photography, a pet rabbit, and ‘territorial piss flicks’:

OLLY, meanwhile, admires the simplicity of this amusing question from charming regular contributor MARK FROM ESSEX:

… but MARTIN THE SOUND MAN, never known to indulge in narcissism, seems to prefer this one by the crafty GARETH FROM GLASGOW:

BUT this competition is all about how many views each entrant gets, not what we think! The current leader is an oddly philosophical question from superfan LITERARY SPOT, who has shown impressive ingenuity in getting 622 views of her clip so far. But it’s all to play for! There are still THREE WEEKS left to run on this baby!

The winner WILL win an AMT! messenger bag AND be the first question we read out in the new series of Answer Me This! There can BE no more inspiring prize!*
(*at our current budget)

So ENTER the competition now – full Terms and Conditions at answermethispodcast.com/challenge.

… We’re really looking forward to seeing what else you’ve got up your sleeves! Good luck!
HELEN AND OLLY

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