Anyone know anything about these... "WeShow Awards"

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Anyone know anything about these... "WeShow Awards"

Postby SQ » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:39 am

So I just got a message on YouTube today....

Sent: September 12, 2007
Subject: Congratulations! Your video is TOP 10 in the WeShow Awards
Message:
WeShow Awards, the world's greatest online video contest, is proud to announce your video "The Kidnapping" has been selected among millions of others on the Internet as one of the TEN BEST on Amateur Movies. During this week, it will be running for THE BEST VIDEO of channel Films / Amateur Movies. You can check the other competitors at http://www.weshow.com/us/awards/channel ... channel=44.

WeShow selects the best and most relevant videos in the whole world from across sites such as Youtube, MySpace, Metacafe, DailyMotion (among others) and categorizes them across 200 channels. WeShow has already been recognized by the media as a significant newcomer and player in the video arena, check out these recent articles at:

http://mashable.com/2007/07/12/online-v ... gregators/
http://newteevee.com/2007/07/12/where-t ... eo-weshow/

For more information on the awards, its rules and tips on how to promote voting for your video, visit http://www.weshow.com/us/awards/index.action .

The election has already begun and will go on till September 16. You must be quick to let your friends know you are on the run, so they can vote on your video. Results will be made public on the site and on the media on September 17.

You will be able to find an award badge to identify your video as a Top 10 at: http://www.weshow.com/us/awards/info/tips.action
You can use this badge on any site, blog or private/corporate communication.

Congratulations and good luck!

WeShow Team
weshowteam@weshow.com
www.weshow.com


My own opinions of the Kidnapping (which I edited) aside, and the fact that I haven't looked at the competition, I did not enter this "contest" and I just one day got this letter. I guess I should be happy or something, but really, I'm reading the rules for this thing.. And if you win, WeShow gives interviews with cast and/or crew, and our cast/crew has since split up. In fact, it's just like. If youw in, it's more work for you, but you get exposure? Right? Wtf?

Anyway, I want to know if this WeShow thing is like, legit or something. Or if it spells bad news.
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Postby JaddziaDax » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:43 am

I've been getting all sorts of spam from youtube. everything from booty dancing girl video pages that want to be my friend and fake r0ll3xx watches :/

if you didn't enter a contest i would guess its spam..

i once got something similar for a contest i never entered for my website.
i never really looked into it though.

it could be like those "you won the UK lottery" spams as well.
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Postby SQ » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:06 am

I checked the links, and my video is there, and you are able to vote for it. So I don't think it's "spam". But I'm worried moreso about the validity of the contest itself.

Especially since the Kidnapping on the YouTube got less than stellar reviews.
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