So, here's the deal: our friends over at AmazonWireless are having a contest in which they will be giving away $15k in cold hard cash. Since it will be difficult to decide who wins all by their lonesome, they pinged us and asked if we'd like to sit on the panel of judges. Naturally, we accepted the offer, because, well... why wouldn't we?

The Deetz

Ah, so you're curious as to what this contest is all about? Here's how it works: you make a 60-second (or less) video explaining how AmazonWireless simplifies the phone-buying process and upload it between now and September 28th. Compare the experience to that of a traditional retail outlet -- but keep it entertaining. We're not looking for some run-of-the-mill entry; it should be exciting, humorous, witty, clever -- it's really up to you. One thing is certain, however, it needs to be lighthearted and fun while still highlighting a few key features of AmazonWireless:

  • Great Selection – Creatively demonstrate how AmazonWireless offers a broad selection of phones so that customers have access to the devices they desire.
  • Customer Reviews and Detailed Product Content – Show how customer reviews and detailed product content help users discover and choose the device that’s right for them and avoid missing out on the latest and greatest features, or conversely, buying a phone with features they don't want or need.
  • Legendary Service – Amazon is synonymous with customer service excellence. Illustrate how AmazonWireless can save the day with its free and fast shipping or 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
  • Great Prices – Many of today’s hottest devices cost as little as one penny to buy. Display how AmazonWireless saves you money while helping you enhance your mobile experience.
  • Accessories, Apps and More – AmazonWireless not only brings Amazon features to the phone shopping experience, but also makes it easy for you to find all the things you need to take your device to the next level.

Note: No 3rd Party logos are allowed, regardless of phone, carrier, store, app, or OS. The AmazonWireless logo is the only one permitted.

The Judges

We will be sitting alongside our pals from Android and Me and Phonedog to judge the entries, choosing six winners based on the following:

  • Demonstrating the value of AmazonWireless (25%)
  • Inventive storyline (25%)
  • Production value (25%)
  • Capturing the essence of the AmazonWireless brand (25%)

There are also two awards based entirely on community voting.

The Prizes

Here's what you can get for all of your hard work:

  • 1st Place $5000
  • 2nd Place $4000
  • 3rd Place $2000
  • 4th Place $1000
  • 5th Place $800
  • 6th Place $700

Like I mentioned, there will also be two winners picked by community vote, those prices are:

  • 1st Place $1000
  • 2nd Place $500

So there you have it -- make a video, win some money. For full details and other contest information, head over to

Good luck!