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Contest: “SOUTH BY SIX WORD” Challenge

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

By Larry Smith

On the opening day of SXSWi, I learned that handing a cop a Monopoly “get out of jail free card” will get you out of a speeding ticket (courtesy of spiky-headed Brian Brushwood at his “Scam Your Way Into Anything or From Anybody” talk), the line “Maybe someone would have uploaded a transcript to Compuserve or The Well” gets a big laugh (from the mouth of ever-erudite Steven Johnson at his “The Ecosystem of News” presentation), and that the phrase “my tweeps” shall surely be unavoidable for the foreseeable future.

The above is a typical mouthful from me. So can I boil what I’ve learned at SXSW to just six words?

“SOUTH BY SIX WORD” CHALLENGE: In the spirit of the original Six-Word Memoir challenge that we launched via Twitter in November ‘06, we’re asking you to tweet out the best thing you saw, learned, or experienced at SXSWi today in just six words. If this works, we’ll do it Sunday and Monday as well.

Our buds at Spreadshirt will give one South By Six-Word scribe a $25 coupon (which pretty much will cover a Six-Word Memoir T-shirt or any customized tee you like) to the writer of our favorite South by Six submission. We’ll give a six-word memoir book to the runner-up.

Tweet it and tag it: #sixatsxsw. We’ll check today’s South By Six Words submissions at the iHop at 2am tonight, and announce the winner in all the usual places the next morning.

And, since you asked, follow us at: twitter.com/smithmag.

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3 responses

  1. abby Ellin says:

    If I were there, I’d know.

  2. sandy jones says:

    Once cool, folksy. Now corporate, cheesy.

  3. Paul Ford’s Six-Word SXSW Reviews | Editors’ Blog says:

    [...] six-wordage on the festival, head over to the twitter page and read over the submissions to our SOUTH BY SIX WORD CHALLENGE where readers tweeted six words on their most memorable SXSW [...]

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