Contests

Holiday Contest Winners!

It’s an exciting time of year and an especially exciting moment here on the site, because we get to announce the winners of our holiday contests! We held an Ugly Sweater contest and a Hunger Games Carol Contest this year, the fabulous prizes for which are listed here.

Now onto the good stuff!

The Ugly Sweater Contest

Congratulations to Annie for her winning entry, a doozy of a sweater she was forced to don in her school Christmas play! She says it was extremely itchy on top of it all, so we’d definitely say she deserves a prize for wearing it.

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Hunger Games Carol Contest

The staff voted for their favorite Hunger Games Carol and unanimously chose the winner, Sylvia! Her carol, set to the tune of “Oh Christmas Tree!” shows just how fans fall in love with the series. Check it out!

Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
You are the best series ever.
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
You are the best series ever.
Not only was the book so good
But the movie was well done.
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
You are the best series ever.

Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your characters are so lovable.
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your characters are so lovable.
Your tributes are so fierce and strong,
Although some are too young to die.
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your characters are so lovable.

Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your cliffhangers are too suspenseful.
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your cliffhangers are too suspenseful.
Why must they, split apart?
What do you mean no District 12?
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your cliffhangers are too suspenseful.

Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your fandom is so wonderful.
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your fandom is so wonderful.
We love to fangirl all day long.
The fansites are the very best
Oh Hunger Games! Oh Hunger Games!
Your fandom is so wonderful.

For our runner-ups, click “Read More!”

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Victor’s Village Holiday Contests!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Tis the season to be jolly and all that jazz! Not everyone celebrates the same winter holidays, but we think it’s safe to say that we’re all hoping for a little extra love and fun this time of year. So we’re here to spread the love and have some fun with not one but TWO holiday contests!

In true Victor’s Village fashion, we’re not going to just give prizes to you. You gotta earn it! Don’t worry, it’s nothing too strenuous and there’s something everyone can participate in (unless you are completely bereft of imagination or humor, in which case there’s really no help for you anywhere!)

We’d like to give a quick shoutout to Tess from Tanglethorne, who was kind enough to donate the mini posters we’ll be giving away to the site!

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General Rules: Both contests are international. Please include your name and country of origin in your email to us. You will receive the prizes after Christmas, so re-gifting is not an option!

CONTEST #1 – THE UGLY SWEATER CONTEST

In silly holiday tradition, snap a picture of yourself in the most obnoxious sweater you can find for a chance at an awesome prize pack! We’ll gather up the photos and let your peers vote on their favorite!

Rules
– The sweater does not have to denote a specific holiday (though it can) nor does it have to be Hunger Games related.
– Faces do not have to be included in the photo.
– Photos will be posted on the site for voting. If you’re not comfortable with this, please don’t enter!
– All photos must be sent to thevictorsvillage@gmail.com by 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, December 19! Voting will take place in the two days following.

Prize Pack
2 Hunger Games cups from the LA premiere
1 pack of Hunger Games trading cards
1 Hunger Games mini poster
1 Seneca Crane’s Beard coffee mug OR pint glass (your choice!) from HumerusWares

CONTEST #2 – HUNGER GAMES CAROL CONTEST

Write a carol that the people of Panem could sing through the districts for a chance at another sweet prize pack! Get as ridiculous as you want!

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Mockingjay headband!

Rules
– Carols can be based off existing holiday songs of any origin or they can be completely original. If they’re based off a song, let us know which one!
– There is no word limit. If you’d like to write us an epic carol poem that makes Beowulf look like a limerick, feel free, but you won’t get extra consideration either way!
– Entries must be sent to thevictorsvillage@gmail.com by 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, December 19, at which time the staff at Victor’s Village will chose their favorite!

Prize Pack
2 Hunger Games cups from the LA premiere
1 Hunger Games lanyard
1 Hunger Games mini poster
1 Handmade felt Mockingjay headband (modeled by Twiffidy on the right!)
1 Katniss Everdeen Devotional Candle from BananaLeviathan

**UPDATE**

Announcing a runner-up prize for each contest, thanks to the generosity of Leah from Blueleaf Creative! The runner-up in each contest will be allowed to choose one poster from Blueleaf Creative’s collection! Check them out, just in case! 🙂

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Victor’s Village Graphics Contest!

If you are here and reading this despite our atrocious layout, BLESS YOU.

We’ve had this weird peachy, orange-y concoction going on since this site first opened. When The Girl With The Pearl originally asked a friend for the banner, she insisted that it include the Hot Topic Hunger Games poster with a weird burnt orange background… and everything went to hell from there. Either way, we are ready to move on!

We want a kickin’ design, so we looked into graphic designers and DEAR GOD WHAT KIND OF MONEY DO THESE PEOPLE THINK WE MAKE, WE WORK MENIAL JOBS AND RUN AN EDITORIAL FANSITE FOR GOODNESS SAKE! *cough* Yeah.. so.. we decided not to do that! Instead, we are turning to YOU! The super talented Hunger Games fans!

Here’s how it goes:

  1. We are going to give you our basic idea for an original Victor’s Village banner and icons
  2. Send your entries to thevictorsvillage@gmail.com by October 20th
  3. If we choose your banner for the site, you get a $25 cash prize and a link on our main page, assuming you have a website!

Interested? Click the Read More link for all the details!

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Hunger Games DVD Countdown Contest!

First order of business… ZOMG WE CAN PRE-ORDER THE HUNGER GAMES DVD / BLU-RAY NOW!

Click here to reserve your copy:

In celebration of the impending DVD release, Lionsgate is holding a weekly contest! Create your own DVD Countdown images featuring the hashtag #HungerGamesDVD and the phrase X weeks and counting”, starting with 11 weeks this week!

Each week will have a different theme for the Countdown image, announced every week on The Official Hunger Games Facebook page. The theme for this week is the Mockingjay!

Send your entries to HungerGamesDVDCountdown@gmail.com and you can win this awesome prize pack:

Hunger Games DVD Contest Prize Pack

The Ultimate Hunger Games Prize Pack

Victor’s Village Contest Winners!

We’ve had not one but THREE contests over the past few weeks! Now it’s time to announce the winners!

THE ORANGE BACKPACK
PHYLLIS

Phyllis

There were so many fantastic entries to this contest that we had a very hard time choosing a winner! Overall, we loved Phyllis’ creative Katniss look and photo editing as she hid from the Careers in her own backyard!

SENECA CRANE’S BEARD
ROBERT

Robert

We’re so glad that we didn’t have to choose for this contest– the readers did! In a competition of mostly bearded ladies (all of whom were hilarious, by the way), Robert came out on top with this beard, which is both real and way creepy! Seneca would be proud!

IMAX TICKETS
SARA AND KIM

We also have to give a shout out to Sara and Kim, both of whom won a pair of tickets to see the movie in IMAX from Victor’s Village and Lionsgate!

Congratulations to all of our winners! Now everyone prepare for our official reaction later today!

Seneca Crane’s Beard Contest: Voting is Open!

We’ve rounded up all the fabulous Seneca Crane beards from all around the internet (and damn, they’re good!) Now it’s time for you to vote for your favorite!

Voting will be open until 12pm EST on March 23 and the winner will be announced later that same night! Give some love to your favorite bearded man or lady!

Monserrat:
Seneca Crane's Beard

Phyllis:
Seneca Crane's Beard

Halee:
Seneca Crane's Beard

Jaclyn:
Seneca Crane's Beard

Derek:
Seneca Crane's Beard

Andrew:
Seneca Crane's Beard

Robert:
Seneca Crane's Beard

POLL CLOSED

Review: The Hunger Games Adventures

When fans first started discussing a Hunger Games-based video game, it put us on edge. We were expecting mindless violence and censorship and parent protests and all the things we don’t want connected to The Hunger Games.

Thankfully, Lionsgate and Funtactix came up with THE HUNGER GAMES ADVENTURES, a quest-based game taking place in District 12, completely bloodshed-free. You can customize your own virtual citizen of Panem. get quests from Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and Haymitch, trade in The Hob, create your own forest escape, collect goods, and more!

The Hunger Games Adventures Archery Practice

Archery Practice!

Lucky for us, we were given the opportunity to play a Beta version of the game over these past few days!

The Hunger Games Adventures Katniss Peeta Bread

Get some bread from Peeta!

We’re a little ashamed to admit that we’ve probably spent a little too much time playing this game, but it was so easy. This game is not scary or intense, but it’s not a children’s game. It is strangely addicting! You don’t realize how long you’re playing until you finally stop for a breather, look at the clock and say “Was I seriously just playing for that long?

THE HUNGER GAMES ADVENTURES is a game in the same vein of Farmville or Frontierville, but with less maintenance. You don’t have to check your game every few hours to make sure nothing dies and/or fails, so you can actually have a social life too!

Want a chance to play for yourself? Go to our Facebook page and write on our wall, telling us the ways that you would help out around District 12 if you were a citizen! Give us your answer by 5pm EST on Tuesday, March 20 and the 5 most creative will win Beta access to the game!

#HungerGames12 IMAX Ticket Giveaway!

It’s time for a celebration!

We are merely 12 DAYS from the release of The Hunger Games in theaters!

Today is premiere day! We’re happy to announce that Twiffidy and Them There Eyes are not only in Los Angeles covering the big event, they will also be ATTENDING the premiere! We seriously couldn’t be more thrilled and cannot thank Lionsgate enough for this amazing opportunity!

We’re not the only ones getting a great opportunity, however! To celebrate #HungerGames12 today, Lionsgate has chosen 12 fansites to give away 2 pairs of tickets to see The Hunger Games in IMAX on March 23, including us!

Each fansite has tickets covering a different city and our winners will receive tickets for AMC Bay Street 16 in San Francisco, CA!

If you cannot make it to this exact theater the night of March 23, please do not enter! You’ll be taking a valuable opportunity away from someone else!

Want to enter still? Simply tweet this phrase!

I want tickets to see The Hunger Games in San Francisco on March 23 from @victorsvillage! #HungerGames12

Not from the San Francisco area? Never fear! Other Hunger Games fansites have tickets for different metropolitan area, so keep on searching!

Also, be sure to check out all the details of the #HungerGames12 celebration at http://on.fb.me/HungerGames12!

VICTOR’S VILLAGE CONTEST #2: Seneca Crane’s Beard!

Out of every little detail we’ve seen of The Hunger Games so far, nothing has its own cult following quite like Seneca Crane’s beard.

There are memes, tweets, and forum posts aplenty trying to describe and celebrate its curvy, stylish beauty. While they’re all well and good, we’re more interest in your personal interpretation!

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THE RULES

1. SEND US A PHOTO OF YOU SPORTING YOUR OWN “SENECA CRANE’S BEARD” TO thevictorsvillage@gmail.com BY MARCH 20, ALONG WITH YOUR FIRST NAME AND LOCATION! All entries will be posted on the site and voted upon by fans. The winner will be determined by those votes on March 23!

2. ACTUAL FACIAL HAIR NOT NECESSARY. Not all of us can grow a beard (and some who can just prefer not to), so participants are fully encouraged to make their own “beard” out of something like make-up, marker, felt, construction paper, yarn, or whatever other material they feel comfortable with! There’s only one exception there…

3. THE BEARD CANNOT BE PHOTOSHOPPED. It’s just too easy! We need a a photo of your with something physically stuck to your face!

4. THIS CONTEST IS INTERNATIONAL!

THE WINNING PRIZE PACK

  • Personalized Coffee Mug from CafePress.com’s Hunger Games store! Your very own custom Hunger Games mug that your can show off whenever you feel like talking about the fandom! What could be better?
  • The Girl Who Was on Fire (Movie Edition)! If ever you want to pick up a companion book about The Hunger Games, this one is the place to start! It offers smart analysis of the series coming from real authors not just professional companion book writers!
  • The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook! How cool is this?! We expect you to bake us something delicious once you win!

If you missed the first contest we announced as part of our big celebration leading up to The Hunger Games movie premiere, click here to check it out!