Generally I’m against these “Make something for the chance to win X” type of contests. Someone else put it better than I did by saying “you don’t work an 8 hour shift at wal-mart for the chance to win $48”.
But this one struck a chord. I had a funny idea and this contest seemed like a good fit for it. At the end of the day, what matters is not that i might win an xbox…but that I got to put another vid out. And really, when it comes to making stuff online, the idea of “the thing being made” as a victory is about all you can reasonably hope for.
My one regret is not including the line “Why should I pay you to be creative? I live in Portland! I’m Creative!” (which is something of a quote from a meeting I had once).