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Huffington gets Contagious

The contest that launched this ol’ site is back, courtesy of Arianna Huffington, Jonah Peretti, and the good people at the Huffington Post.

HuffPo is now accepting entries for the Huffington Post Contagious Festival. In their words:

The Huffington Post Contagious Festival is a unique opportunity for talented designers, political activists of any persuasion, filmmakers and comics to reach millions of people with creative, viral online work. The contestants that create the best projects get Internet fame and the chance to meet with friends of Huffington Post from the worlds of entertainment and politics to discuss future projects and opportunities.

So basically, a lot like the contest that we were a part of–but with more cash ($2,500 to the winner), and a bigger stage to launch from. Oh, and did we mention that the judges this time include John Cusack, Noah Baumbach (writer/director, The Squid & the Whale), AOL EVP Jim Bankoff and Arianna herself?

Blogebrity’s pursuit of Contagious dynasty begins here.

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1 Comment so far

  1. That’s the most depressing thing I’ve read all day. Although it’s not explicitly stated that this is the same competition that Eyebeam ran, it sure looks like it. And if that’s the case, Eyebeam just sold their soul to AOL. Reading the fineprint, if Blogebrity had entered this competition last year, right now AOL would STILL own this site, and be able to make “derivateives” of it, whatever that means.

    It seems to me that everything the Contagious Media Workshop set out to prove last year – that you don’t need a huge media conglomerate to spread a radical or different idea – just got crushed. Jonah Peretti ought to be ashamed of himself.

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