Free to enter, but all teams must register profiles to bitbop. These profiles allow for the team members to share some information about themselves and for supporters to learn about and garner support. It is also a shameless forum to get your face out there! Supporters will have a link to follow which attaches them to the teams Twitter/Facebook event.
- The race lasts for a one hour program, within the program are bitbop created "clues" in short video format based on user-driven ideas leading up to the competition (ie. locations, tasks, etc.).
- Each team must have at least two platforms represented on their team.
All but one member of the team must make it to each checkpoint, the lone member acts as a captain and deciphers the information at a public home base with the other captains, bitbop reps, and spectators.
- The time between clues is the time teams and their supporters have to make it to the next checkpoint and continue in the race. If you do not make it before the next clue, you are eliminated. Teams can also replay clips to bystanders for help, thus demonstrating the functionality of bitbop.
**Supporters are followers on Twitter who can watch the show/clues and Tweet in suggestions to help their teams, conversely, these could be used to distract a team, but all's fair in love and war!
- Prizes will be given (of course) and will be co-sponsored with the television program they are partnered with. For sure free service on bitbop for an extended period, and perhaps a guest appearance on said program. Prizes can also be given (at random or based on activity) to those who sign up as supporters, such as free bitbop service and discounts for bitbop service. The idea is to incentify both participation as a contestant but also to follow the contest as a supporter.
Concerns which may be addressed
- Scale - It would be possible to change a large scavenger hunt into smaller tasks with each team only completing one in a timed manner as before. More teams could be included and in a less formal way.