University of British Columbia 2010

This year there are two UBC VoterMedia competitions:

Continuous VoterMedia One-Time VoterMedia
Voting period: Vote now -- started in 2009, continuing indefinitely January 25 – 29, 2010
Voting frequency: Vote early & often! e.g. once a week Vote once
Login to vote?: Not required Required
Award pool: Jan-Feb 2010: $2,000; March 2010: $1,500; more? $8,000
Award dates: $50 each day, from January 4 through February 12 All decided on January 29
Entry fee: No entry fee $150
Entry deadline: No deadline -- enter any time January 18
Entry form: See "How to enter..." below. 2010 VoterMedia Registration Form
Ballot choices: 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 35%, 40% $0, $500, $1000, $1500, $2000
Award calculation: Daily interpolated consensus with time decay One-time interpolated consensus
Who can enter: Any person, group, or organization. (But no entry fee, so admin may screen for media of interest to UBC students.) Any person, group, or organization, whether affiliated with UBC or not.
Who can vote: Anyone with web access who cares about UBC media. UBC AMS members.
Sponsor: Jan-Feb 2010: Mark Latham; March 2010: AUS UBC Alma Mater Society
Administrator: Mark Latham: mark[at]votermedia.org Will Davis: willd[at]interchange.ubc.ca
More info: FAQ & Terms & VoterMedia Democracy Blog Media Handbook 2010 & AMS website VoterMedia page
Voting platform: This website's UBC AMS ballot - vote now! AMS website voting portal
Results: UBC AMS Media Horserace VoterMedia awards spreadsheet

Statistical analyses of January 2010 One-Time VoterMedia voting results:

How to enter the 2010 UBC Continuous VoterMedia Competition:

[These were the rules in January - March 2010; rules may change when funding resumes in the fall.]

Even if your website/blog is already on the ballot, you have to formally enter and agree to the contest terms in order to stay on the ballot. There is no entry fee, and you can enter at any time. Just send an email to Mark Latham (mark[at]votermedia.org) with your --

Phone number:

Website/blog name:

Website/blog URL:

And these words: "I am the Continuous VoterMedia representative designated by those who run this website/blog, who have authorized me to give you payment instructions for any awards we win. You may publish on the votermedia.org website our award and payout history, and my name as the representative of this website/blog. We agree to the contest terms at http://votermedia.org/terms. We agree that we can request one payout per calendar month of our website/blog's accumulated awards via paper cheque, PayPal, or transfer to an account at Vancity or Royal Bank, with no transaction fee; and if we request more than one payout in a calendar month then a $5 fee per payout (after the first one) will be deducted from our awards."

Details of past UBC VoterMedia competitions here.