Hello Future Boy fans!  A new Future Boy competition is open and this one is the best one yet!

Have you ever wanted to be in a music video? Do you love Future Boy music so much that you feel like you have to get up and dance every time it plays? If you answered “yes!” to both of these questions, then we have the contest for you! Future Boy is making a video for his song “You Can Dance” and wants to include fans in the finished product! The video will appear on the official Future Boy website, on the official Future Boy YouTube channel, and may even appear on iTunes and other music video sites! Interested? Here’s how you enter:

We need a video of you dancing to Future Boy’s song “You Can Dance.” No other music should feature in the video. No logos should appear in the video, especially on your clothing. The camera should be still (on a tripod or level surface, or held firmly by someone but in a single position – No panning shots. No close-ups. No zooming in and out.) Please limit your video to 30 seconds. You can have as many people in your video as you like, as long as you have permission from every participant that appears and their acceptance of the contest terms and conditions as well. Videos should be in interesting places. Videos of interest to the production staff are videos that include local landmarks, interesting people, and lots of enthusiasm in the dancing.  You could have big landmarks in your video if these are close to you or if you are travelling there anyway (Big Ben, the Pyramids, the Eiffel Tower) but we are also looking for more unique local landmarks and beautiful scenic locations (near lakes, rivers, mountains etc.). Pick a place that is special to you that you want to share with the world! We would like a large selection of locations from around the world and encourage everyone everywhere to enter! We want fans of all ages, all shapes and sizes, all origins. Future Boy loves ALL of his fans and wants the video to reflect this by showing as large a sampling of fans as possible.

Please do not upload your video to any video sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook, Myspace, etc. Doing so may exclude your entry from consideration! Future Boy and Team Future Boy would like to have a final video that is a surprise and something new to fans when it is first unveiled!

Videos should be attached to an email and sent to youcandance@futureboy.com

Your email should include:

  • your full name
  • the names of all of the participants in your video
  • the location your video was shot in (city, state, country)
  • be sent from a valid email address that can receive emails (in case you are selected!)
  • must include the terms and conditions acceptance phrase:

“I represent that I have the authority to, and hereby do, accept and agree to all of the terms and conditions of the Future Boy “You Can Dance” Competition. I am the copyright owner of the images used in my video or have the written permission of the copyright owner(s) to use all images in my video and will sign a form to this effect if required by Future Boy or Team Future Boy.”  Signed (enter your name here)

All submissions must be received by the end of the day on Friday, October 15, 2010. Entries received after this date will NOT be considered or accepted. By entering the competition you accept all of the terms and conditions of the competition (see below). Winning video submissions will be included in the final “You Can Dance” music video to be released this winter. Please note, winning videos may be edited for content or length.
Before submitting your original video to us for the contest, please read the content below:

By submitting video content for the Future Boy “You Can Dance” Competition, you represent that you have the authority to, and hereby do, accept and agree to the Future Boy “You Can Dance” Competition Instructions and Contest Rules and the following terms and conditions:

The submission must be an original work by the author(s).

The submission will be screened and reviewed by Team Future Boy and Future Boy (James Bourne) for content deemed appropriate for all ages. Submissions deemed inappropriate due to content will NOT be included in the contest. Submissions will be judged and determined to be eligible as a finalist at Team Future Boy and Future Boy’s sole discretion. By entering, entrants understand that Team Future Boy and Future Boy may decide not to select, display, or otherwise publish any submission.

The e-mail address or other contact information provided by contest entrants will be used to notify entrants if their submission has been selected to be a finalist in the contest or if Team Future Boy or Future Boy has questions related to the author(s) or the submission. All email addresses provided must be valid for the duration of the contest and throughout the notification period after the conclusion of the contest.

Entries are not deemed valid unless they contain all of the required information according to the contest rules. This information includes the full names of all persons appearing in the video and the shooting location of the video.
In the event your submission is selected to be a finalist in the contest, you understand that a Permission and Release for Use of Video and Related Content will need to be signed by a person owning the copyright to the video content submitted. If the owner of the copyright is a person under the age of 18, that person’s parent or legal guardian will need to sign such Permission and Release on such person’s behalf. Failure to provide the Permission and Release within the period of time specified by Team Future Boy, at the conclusion of the competition, will result in contest disqualification and forfeiture of prizes involved, if any.

By sending the submission, entrants agree that Team Future Boy and Future Boy are granted a non-exclusive, irrevocable license and is authorized to reproduce, make derivative works, distribute copies, perform publicly, publish, display publicly, or otherwise use the submission for its review and for the purposes of the contest, including such use at the contest website or at any other Future Boy owned website. By entering the contest, entrants agree not make any claims of any kind against Team Future Boy or Future Boy for such use of the submission and will not expect any payments from Team Future Boy or Future Boy for the use of the submission.

By entering this contest entrants acknowledge and accept that Team Future Boy or Future Boy may alter the terms of the contests, extend the contest period, or may withdraw the competition altogether at any time, for any reason.

Please indicate that you have read and understand these Terms & Conditions for Submission by placing the following phrase in your submission email and following the phrase with your full name as a form of electronic signature.

“I represent that I have the authority to, and hereby do, accept and agree to all of the terms and conditions of the Future Boy “You Can Dance” Competition. I am the copyright owner of the images used in my video or have the written permission of the copyright owner(s) to use all images in my video and will sign a form to this effect if required by Future Boy or Team Future Boy.”  Signed (enter your name here)

Submissions not containing the terms and conditions acceptance phrase will NOT be accepted

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Banner contest extended

On July 2, 2010, in Contests, Future Boy, by Tree

Due to popular demand for a little more time to make excellent banners, the banner competition has been extended for 1 week. This is your last chance to make a banner to help support Future Boy and possibly to win a prize for your efforts. James Bourne will see ALL entries, so be sure you put in some time and effort and make it look good. We’re looking for fun, creativity, and most importantly, a working link back to www.futureboy.com  Contest closes July 7, 2010. Don’t miss out on your chance to win!

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Banner contest!!

On June 12, 2010, in Contests, Future Boy, by Tree

Our second contest is still going on! This time we have asked Future Boy fans to make their own Future Boy banners and post them on the web. This contest is SUPER EASY!! You can use pictures of James Bourne, your own artwork, or even just words. They can be static (a non-moving picture) or animated. Get creative and have fun!! Banners should be posted where other people can see them (so don’t hide them on a private journal page) and should link to the official Future Boy download site at www.futureboy.com  You can make as many banners as you want. Just make sure you don’t take down any old ones. Just keep adding new banners to new pages. Share them on photo sharing websites, post them on your favorite social networking site, put them on your blog or personal web page. Spread the word!

Remember to send the team your links (to the pages that you put the banners on) either in comments on this post, comments on the contest announcement post, as a DM on Twitter, a message on our myspace, or via email. We won’t know you entered if you don’t tell us!

Thank you for supporting Future Boy music!

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Team Contest #2

On June 5, 2010, in Contests, Future Boy, by Tree

Team Future Boy contest #2 has now begun! From now until the end of June, Future Boy fans are asked to create their own Future Boy web banner and post it on the internet! Ideally, banners should be 728 pixels wide by 90 pixels high (but any size banner will be accepted as long as the other rules are follwed) and should show the name Future Boy on it somewhere. In order for your entry to count, it must be placed on the web in a place viewable by other people and be clickable with a link to www.futureboy.com Finally, for your entry to be counted, you must tell us where to find your banner (leave us a comment on this post with the URL of the page where you posted your banner). All entries will be entered into a drawing. Random entries will be drawn to win Future Boy promo items. The best entry will be awarded a $50 (US Dollars) Amazon gift certificate for Amazon.com (or the winner may opt to receive $50 US Dollars via Paypal instead). You will receive 1 entry in the drawing for each unique banner posted on the internet!

Get creative! Use pictures, use fonts, GO NUTS! Most importantly, have fun!

Thank you for supporting Future Boy! You rock!

(Don’t be afraid of the terms and conditions! They just have to be listed for legal purposes!)

CONTEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, complete the mission as explained on the website TeamFutureBoy.com. To be eligible, entrants must create a web banner and place it on the web on a page viewable by other people with a link back to www.futureboy.com or www.thefutureboy.com  Banners can be any size or shape but MUST include the click-through link. Banners submitted must be the work of the contest participant. In order for banners to be counted as an entry in the contest, they must be reported by sending the URL to Team Future Boy via email, direct message on Twitter, message on Tumblr, or a comment on this posting on the Team Future Boy website. Submissions must be received BEFORE midnight, GMT, on June 30, 2010. Incomplete entries (banners not including the click-through link) will be disqualified. All entries shall become the property of Team Future Boy. Team Future Boy is not responsible for lost, misdirected or delayed entries. Entries received by telephone, fax, courier or personal delivery will not be accepted. From those submissions received there will be a drawing. Randomly selected participants will receive assorted Future Boy promo items. All entries received will be judged and the contestant submitting the entry deemed the best submission will be awarded $50 via Paypal. The contest winner must have a Paypal account or must provide one belonging to a parent or guardian who is capable of receiving the award for them.

CONTEST RULES:

1. The contest is open to participants 13 years of age or older anywhere in the world (except where prohibited by law). Participants under the age of 13 may enter with the permission of their parent or legal guardian to participate. A parent or legal guardian may be asked to complete a letter of permission before the prize will be awarded to a child under the age of 13. Identification may be requested if age is in question and must be produced on request.

2. Prizes are not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded.

3. Decisions of the contest judges are final – no substitutions will be available.

4. By claiming the prize, the winner authorizes the use, without additional compensation of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice/photograph and municipality of residence for promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner and in any medium (including without limitation, radio broadcasts, newspapers and other publications and in television or film releases, slides, videotape, distribution over the internet and picture data storage) which Team Future Boy may deem appropriate.

5. In accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that Team Future Boy, it’s associates, and anyone related, may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize(s).

6. The person(s) whose name(s) is announced as being the winner(s) of the specific prize will be required to provide their full legal name, full address (NO Post Office boxes, personal mailbox services, or similar), and a valid email address within 10 calendar days of the prize announcement or the prize will be forfeited. Incomplete submissions will be considered invalid.

7. Winners (or their legal guardian, if winner is under 18) must sign a release form as prepared and accepted by Team Future Boy acknowledging their acceptance and understanding of the complete contest rules if requested.

8. Team Future Boy retains the rights, in its absolute and sole discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent kind or approximate value in the event of the unavailability of any prize or component of the prize for any reason whatsoever.

9. This contest is subject to all laws of both the contest organizer’s location and the location (either temporary or permanent residence) of the parrticipants. If the local laws of any participant prohibit the participation of an individual, that individual should not participate.

10. Team Future Boy reserves the right to withdraw or terminate this contest at any time without prior notice.

11. Approximate value of prizes vary.

12.  Contest open to all participants who may enter without violating any laws. This is a WORLDWIDE competition.

13.  Participants may submit as many entries as they like as long as each entry is their own work and follows the submission guidelines.

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We need more entries!

On May 21, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Tree

UPDATE ON THE CONTEST!! Right now it is still really easy to win the contest http://teamfutureboy.com/2010/05/street-team-contest-contest-mission-1/ as no entrant has submitted more than 5 points! Five points is ridiculously easy to achieve! Here at the street team, we LOVE that so many people are willing to post one or two links on the internet, but it will only take a little more than that, right now, to win the prize! Could you really forgive yourself if you missed the opportunity to win a brand new silver 8GB iPod when all you have to do is type a few lines on the computer?!? You don’t have to buy anything. You don’t have to sell anything. All you have to do is go out on the internet, on the sites you already go to, talk to the people you already talk to and post simple links and banners. It’s really easy!  Verification is easy too! For example, if you posted your link on the TeamFutureBoy myspace page then you would just send us an email that says: “text link  on www.myspace.com/TeamFutureBoy”  That’s it! Every time you post a link or a banner, just send us another email and tell us where to find that link or banner so we can verify it is there! Don’t let that iPod get away!

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Keep those entries coming!

On May 20, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Tree

The first Team Future Boy contest ( http://teamfutureboy.com/2010/05/street-team-contest-contest-mission-1/) is still going! If you haven’t entered yet (remember to submit the links to the pages that show your posted links), be sure you get some links posted and verified before the contest ends! Some entrants will be selected at random to receive limited Future Boy goodies JUST FOR ENTERING!

If you really like Future Boy, now is the time to show it! If you want to help James Bourne, now is the time to do it!

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Calling all street team members, James Bourne fans, and people who want to help Future Boy!!

The official Team Future Boy Contest Mission #1 begins NOW!

THE CONTEST MISSION (#1)

For our very first Team Future Boy competition, the mission is simple. We need to get the word out about the future boy album (side A and Side B).  How do we do that? We post links to the download page (www.thefutureboy.com) in as many places as possible!  The team member who accumulates the most points in the contest period will win the prize! The contest begins NOW and will run until Midnight, Monday, May 24, 2010. A winner will be announced no later than Friday, May 28, 2010.

Each posting will be assigned a point value as follows:

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www.thefutureboy.com
text only hyperlink = 1 point

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Click here to go to www.thefutureboy.com
text style picture with link = 2 points

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Click here to go to the official Future Boy website
Official Mini Banner with link = 3 points

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Team members will be awarded the above points only once for each unique source. For example, a “tweet” on Twitter with the text only link will be awarded 1 point. Multiple tweets will NOT score additional points, even if they are directed toward different users. The idea is NOT to spam, but to spread the word in as many places as possible. It’s better to share the link, or linked images, with people who will actually want to see them and will want to click through. Good places to share the link include music bulletin boards, music related groups on Facebook or Myspace, the comments section on newspapers or magazines that have posted articles about James Bourne as an individual, or about any of his past or present projects (Busted, Son of Dork, Loserville the Musical, Call Me When I’m 18,  and of course, Future Boy). It is best to find fans of James or of his other projects as they will most likely be interested in hearing about Future Boy. If you encounter people who are not already James Bourne fans but you know they like similar music, then this is also a perfect candidate for information and links to the Future Boy website. Get creative, get out there and talk to other music lovers. Spread the word and have fun!

Bonus points: There are few things you can do that will earn you additional bonus points. They are as follows:

Twitter: When you tweet the text only link, you will receive 1 addition point per retweet by other users of your original message. A retweet must come from an established Twitter account to be counted. An established Twitter account must have at least 10 followers, must have at least 30 tweets, and must be older than 1 month (based on the date of the oldest tweet)

Tumblr: When you post a text or picture link (as detailed above) to your Tumblr.com blog, you will receive additional points for each reblog of your post by other users. Your additional points will be equivalent to the original points awarded. For example for each reblog of a text only link, you will receive an additional 1 point. For each reblog of an Official photo with link you will receive an additional 3 points. As with the Twitter bonus points, the Tumblr bonus is only awarded for reblogs from established Tumblr accounts. An established Tumblr account has 10 or more followers, and must include at least 10 non-repeating posts.

Tumblr: (option 2) Create a Tumblr blog at Tumblr.com with a Future Boy related wallpaper and/or name and in the info section post the link to the Official Future Boy website PLUS have the link appear as a post. Get just 5 followers and receive an additional 5 points.

Facebook: Create a Future Boy fan page with the link to www.thefutureboy.com clearly posted on the main page AND as a comment in the “wall” section. Gather at least 10 members for the fan page and you will receive 5 points.

Myspace: Create a Future Boy fan page with the link to www.thefutureboy.com clearly posted on the main page AND as a comment in the “comments” section. Gather at least 10 members for the fan page and you will receive 5 points.

Email: Email Scott Mills at scott.mills@bbc.co.uk and ask him to play Future Boy on his BBC Radio 1 show. For each email from a unique email address you will receive 1 point. Emails sent from your friends and family WILL count as long as they BCC [email deleted due to SPAM being received] -or- if the email is forwarded to that email address from their “Sent” folder after it has been sent.

Additional bonus point opportunities may be added. Bonus points are at the discretion of the judges. All bonus point decisions are FINAL and not open to discussion.

Point verification:

In order for points to be counted and verified, each contest participant must submit their activities to the team email address ([email deleted due to SPAM received]) by submitting links to the pages that the contest entries appear on. Point verification emails should be sent with the subject line: FUTURE BOY CONTEST #1.  In the case of protected Twitter accounts or private Facebook or Myspace pages, a screenshot will be acceptable as long as it clearly shows the point earning post and the source page in full (you should not just zoom in on the post. It should be obvious, from the screen capture, what kind of website the post appears on). Screenshots will only be accepted for a maximum of 4 items. All other point earning items must be on public viewable websites and links.

Posts may be verified at any time and may be re-verified. Any posted deleted at any time during the contest will NOT receive points.

Judges will NOT give a running tally of points or point updates during the contest period. Point totals will NOT be made public.

THE PRIZE: One new 8GB iPod Nano!  (a specific color can NOT be guaranteed.)
iPod Nano - Silver

CONTEST TERMS & CONDITIONS

HOW TO ENTER

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, complete the mission as explained on the website TeamFutureBoy.com. To be eligible, entrants must complete all steps outlined in the mission and MUST submit the requested proof to the team email address in the method outlined in the mission brief. Submissions must be received BEFORE midnight, GMT, on the posted closing day of the contest. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries shall become the property of Team Future Boy. Team Future Boy is not responsible for lost, misdirected or delayed entries. Entries received by telephone, fax, courier or personal delivery will not be accepted.

CONTEST RULES:

1. The contest is open to participants 13 years of age or older anywhere in the world (except where prohibited by law). Participants under the age of 18 must have the permission of their parent or legal guardian to participate. Identification must be produced on request.

2. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded.

3. Decisions of the contest judges are final – no substitutions will be available.

4. By claiming the prize, the winner authorizes the use, without additional compensation of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice/photograph and municipality of residence for promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner and in any medium (including without limitation, radio broadcasts, newspapers and other publications and in television or film releases, slides, videotape, distribution over the internet and picture data storage) which Team Future Boy may deem appropriate.

5. In accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that Team Future Boy, it’s associates, and anyone related, may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize(s).

6. The person(s) whose name(s) is announced as being the winner(s) of the specific prize will be required to provide their full legal name, full address (NO Post Office boxes, personal mailbox services, or similar), and a valid telephone number which will also be provided to the shipping company or service, within 10 calendar days of the prize announcement or the prize will be forfeited. Incomplete submissions will be considered invalid.

7. Winners (or their legal guardian, if winner is under 18) must sign a release form as prepared and accepted by Team Future Boy acknowledging their acceptance and understanding of the complete contest rules.

8. Team Future Boy retains the rights, in its absolute and sole discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent kind or approximate value in the event of the unavailability of any prize or component of the prize for any reason whatsoever.

9. This contest is subject to all laws of both the contest organizer’s location and the location (either temporary or permanent residence) of the parrticipants. If the local laws of any participant prohibit the participation of an individual, that individual should not participate.

10. Team Future Boy reserves the right to withdraw or terminate this contest at any time without prior notice.

11. Approximate value of prizes vary.

12.  Contest open to all participants who may enter without violating any laws.

13.  One entry per person, per contest.

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