Posts Tagged ‘creative’

Sep 4, 2014

Doritos Crash The Superbowl Ad Contest Rules Says Can Steal Your Entry And Not Give Credit

By Chongchen Saelee

http://www.doritos.com/crashthesuperbowl/toolkit
https://s3.amazonaws.com/ctsb-production/footer/CTSB+Rules+%26+Details.pdf

So Doritos brand tortilla chips runs this contest every year to draw in user-made ads that aim to play during The Super Bowl. BUT, you have to read their fine print. Check this little cheat in their official contest rules (link above, can be found via their official website, also link above):

By entering this Contest and uploading your Submission, you irrevocably grant to
Sponsor and their agents, to the extent permissible by law, the unconditional and
perpetual right to post, display, broadcast, publish, use, adapt, edit, translate, dub,
and/or modify such Submission in any way, in any and all media, throughout the world,
for any purpose, without limitation, and without notice or consideration to you.

You know what that means? It means that if you submit an incredibly awesome ad that you came up with all by yourself, starring yourself, then Doritos can steal your idea, or use some Hollywood hocus-pocus and erase you out of it, or do whatever, and not have to tell you anything about their con.

That’s some shady stuff.

Why not just say: make us a commercial for free? That million dollar prize is just to trick you to make us an awesome FREE commercial, of which we will profit off of.

ALWAYS read the fine print.

Oct 28, 2013

The Cave – A Halloween Short Story

The Cave – A Halloween Short Story
By Chongchen Saelee

There is much debate about the color of man in the modern age. With a man’s skin color implies his social status, education, influence. And right now, as history has shown, the white man is the dominate force. But it hasn’t always been. The first man was black. (more…)

Jul 6, 2013

My Solar Oven: A Three Day Project

I whipped together a shoddy solar oven from mail-order boxes, aluminum foil, and left-over plastic tarp. All stapled together and taped. Check out my progress. (more…)

Jun 18, 2013

The Dark Silent Eye: An Impromptu Horror Short Story, Part 1

I was just sent a scary short story by a YouTube viewer of mine and it inspired me to do an impromptu creative writing session. Do I still have the chops since high school? Check this out: (more…)

Sep 27, 2012

How to write creatively from the depths of many minds

I am amazed at some of the stuff I wrote as a kid. I wonder if I could do that again, now, as a disillusioned adult. (more…)

Jun 19, 2012

Designing New Future-Proof Widgets

Just because people are born into the latest fad technology and take it for granted doesn’t make them smarter. (more…)