You remember our American Jesus Madness tournament last year right?
Our winner take all, no holds barred, royal rumble of Christian culture…
Well, it’s back and it’s better than ever!
This year we’re upping the grand prize to a $50 iTunes gift card and YOU get a say in who enters the tournament!!
If you’re not familiar with this epic battle royale, it’s really simple….
It works just like the NCAA Tournament, but instead of basketball teams we use famous Christians and famous Christian things. We seed those people and things and then you vote on a winner.
What are you voting on? Well that’s up to you.
For example, last year Stephen Colbert and Kirk Cameron were matched up in the first round. You could simply vote for which person you like better, which one is more entertaining, which one would win in a bar fight, which one is more sane, which one is more insane, which one is a bigger jerk, or you could get really judgmental and vote on which one you think is the better or worse Christian.
It’s up to you.
Here’s what’s a little different this year….
Last year was our inaugural tournament, so we chose the participants and seeded them ourselves. This year, however, we’re asking YOU to help us choose who gets in the tourney.
The only requirement is that the person, place, or thing must have played some sort of role in pop Christian culture during the past year. It can be a pastor, a celebrity, a tortilla with Jesus’ face on it, the apocalypse, whatever. It’s up to YOU.
We need 32 participants, so be creative!
Once we have all 32 we’ll seed them, release the bracket, you fill out your bracket, turn it in to us, and the voting will begin.
Just like a regular bracket pool you will get points for each correctly guessed win, with points increasing each round. The person with the most accumulated points at the end will be declared the winner.
In case of a tie, we will have a sudden death tie breaker in which each person will choose a celebrity Christian representative, make their case for why that person/place/thing should win, and then we will give everyone 24 hours to vote on a winner.
There is no limit on how many times you can vote either in the tournament or in the tie breaker (if necessary), so vote shamelessly and often.
By the way, did I mention we’re giving out a $50 iTunes gift card to the winner?!?!
So, without further ado….
RULES & DEADLINES
-You MUST be a living, breathing human being to enter (sorry, we’re prejudice like that)
-Only 1 entry per person
–In order you enter you must do one (or preferably all) of the following and let us know which one(s) you did when you submit your bracket
-Subscribe to The American Jesus
-If you already do all 3, share this link to the tourney on Facebook /Twitter
-We don’t have an awesome digital entry system like ESPN so you will need to print off your bracket, fill it in, scan it/take a picture of it/whatever, and email it back to us
-Nominations of pop Christian culture participants begin IMMEDIATELY
-We will seed 32 participants and the bracket will be released on Friday, March 9th @ 8am CST
-The deadline for submitting your bracket is Monday, March 12th @ 12am CST
-The tournament/voting will begin Tuesday, March 13th @ 8am CST, at which time the schedule for the following rounds will be announced
If you’ve got any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section.
Otherwise, start nominating your pop Christian culture participants in the comments section and good luck to everyone!!