Last month, Lauren Boyer and Devon Turchan were crowned the August victors by readers here on Inside Thunderdome in their respective categories. There is no change to the rules this time around. Any Digital First Media journalist can enter their own Tout, or the Tout of a colleague.
The entry form is below, but here are the details on how the contest works for those who are new to the Bout or need a refresher. Queue the ‘Rocky’ training music.
The prizes: There are two categories. $200 will be awarded to the best Tout filmed and edited on a mobile device. $150 will be awarded to the best video that was distributed through Tout, but filmed and/or edited with more than just a mobile device.
How to enter: Nominate a Tout using the form below.
Then what? An unbiased group of judges will narrow the nomination to 10 finalists, which will be announced on Inside Thunderdome and Twitter on September 23. The two winners will be determined by a popular vote. If you are a finalist, we will notify you via email so you can engage your network in the office and on social media to vote for you.
Important dates: Nominations close for this month’s contest at 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 18. The finalists will be announced on Sept. 23 and voting for the finalists will be open from Sept. 23 – 27. The winners will be announced on Oct. 1, right here on Inside Thunderdome. Shortly after, next months Bout begins.
Restrictions: Enter as often as you like, but an individual can only win the Tout Bout up to three times a year.