We want celebrate your loyalty to our site, and the sport of mixed martial arts as a whole by giving back to you guys in the form of some downright awesome “Affliction Trilogy” swag. So we hooked up with the friendly crew at Affliction to give every one of you an opportunity to take home a little piece of history from the upcoming Affliction show.
The event is scheduled for August 1 in Anaheim, California and will feature an epic heavyweight showdown between “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko and Josh Barnett.
Here’s what we have to give back to our loyal readers; 5 pairs of tickets with VIP passes to “Affliction Trilogy” (VIP passes include full access to the post- fight party), and a slew of official “Affliction Trilogy” event shirts valued at $50 a piece.
So how do you win? Well, there’s going to be a few ways you guys can win actually.
Let’s start with the tickets and VIP passes. You’re going to have to work for these bad boys, but not that hard though. Basically, we believe from reading many of your comments on 5 Oz’s that there may be a great deal of hidden talent in our midst so we want you to write for your tickets.
Here’s how it’s going to work. There’s 5 sets of tickets, so that’s five chances to win. For a chance at the tickets you will write a brief editorial piece on a few pre-determined topics. From there the Five Ounces staff will mutually review the articles to find the winners. The criteria for the judging is this; we don’t have to agree with any of your points, just make the piece breathe and feel. Sell us on the fact that the point you’re trying to make is the right point, and back it up with facts.
The articles should be between 400-800 words in length, so make them count.
We’re not going to box you in with the topics so this is how it will work. There will be three sets of tickets awarded to anyone writing a piece on anything to do with “Affliction Trilogy”. Anything; Fedor, Mousasi, any of the match-ups, the event as a whole, predictions, the ball is in your court as far as what you write.
Two sets of tickets will be given out in the freestyle category, meaning you can write about anything you feel like in regards to the sport of MMA. Anything.
Label any entry you submit either “AFFLICTION” or “FREESTYLE”. There is no limit of entries you may place.
All submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, July 24.
The winners will be decided and announced one week from today on Saturday, July 25, so make sure to get your entries in as soon as possible.
The winners also stand a very good chance of having their work featured on FiveOuncesOfPain.com as well.
The $50 shirts will be given away to the readers that post the most well thought out and intelligent comments over the next week. Again, we don’t have to agree with you, but if the comment is well thought out and backed up with facts in a respectful manner, you stand a very good chance at being sent a super sweet limited edition Affliction shirt worth $50 cash.
So keep those comments rolling. If you’re not already registered, REGISTER!! It takes less than a minute, and you’ll be glad you did.
(There will be a small $3 shipping fee for the shirts)