While we give away a scary amount of swag in hundreds of contests every year, it’s nice to offer something a bit more special to the Anarchists who take the time to play our little games. So we’ve teamed up with a small group of researchers at one of the leading sports universities in England to give away a brand new iPad to one lucky Anarchist that watches a few short sailing videos and answers a dozen or so survey questions. This isn’t a marketing gimmick – this is a bunch of post-grad students doing a study that will hopefully help us all decide what to focus more of our attention on – and the full rules of the contest are here. We’ll turn it over to Chris Langley to tell you more:
We are a small group of post grad students at Loughborough University – about an hour from London in the UK. It’s a leading sports university in the country and we’re fortunate enough to study sports management here. The reason for this research project is to measure viewer opinions regarding some more entertainment-focused sailing events including the LVT, WMRT, Extreme 40’s, Moths and the Volvo Ocean Race. The more survey respondents we manage to recruit – the more chance we have of including addition sailing events or classes into the study – such as 18ft Skiffs, RC44, 49ers and possibly ISAF World’s. The research data will paint a picture of the entertainment strengths and weakness of our sport over all and for each of the kinds of events tested, and we’re looking forward to sharing it with all the recreational sailors, fans of live sailing, and industry leaders that read SA every day. We figured that we would need a prize to recruit an audience – so each of us has chipped in for the iPad as the promotional prize. It’s a little tough to give an iPad away before any of us have one…but that’s another story!
We will keep the survey and prize entry open until the 30th of July 2010 and will draw the winner on the 31st of July 2010. The prize will then get shipped directly from the Apple store to the winner at a time that suitable to the winner. Take The Survey Now.
Terms & Conditions. The starting date for this promotion is the 10th of June 2010. This promotion will end on the 30th July 2010. This promotion is free to enter. One Apple iPad is offered as a prize to be awarded on the 31st of July 2010. The prize is not transferable and there is no cash alternative. Participants must provide an email address to enter the promotion. The promoter is Invig Limited Suite H2 Leatherhead Enterprise Centre Randalls Road Leatherhead KT22 7RY. Entries are restricted to one per person. The winner will be notified by email after the 31st July 2010. The winner will be contacted to determine the best delivery timing for the Apple iPad. The winners’ name will be available from the promoter on request. Entries who correctly answered the question of skill will enter the free draw to win a Apple iPad.