FFC 3:South Africa FAQS - Answering all your questions one by one..
1. What is ‘FFC 3?
Fanatic Fans Challenge 3:South Africa is the sequel to the Fanatic Fans Challenge 2 which took place during IPL 2010 (March 2010). Apply to be one of three Chief Fanatic Fans - Chief Blogger, Chief Photographer or Chief Podcaster. Work on your application, get your friends to vote for you. If you win, you'll get a chance to travel to the CLT20 to watch Team Royal Challengers Bangalore play which you generate content live from South Africa for our fans back home - all expenses paid for. It's your wildest dream come true! Apply Now
2. Who can participate?
You have to be 18 years and above to participate. Below 18? You can participate in our MGM and Mighty 14 contests (wait for it!!)
Also, you need a passport to be able to participate as we will not assist in the process of getting a passport made. The winners will directly be assisted with visa requirements. An invalid passport will result in dis-qualification.
3. Can the winners of FFC 1 & 2 participate too?
Winners of previous FFCs cannot participate, but they will play mentors, and have already shared their experiences on the Flashback page.
4. I did not make it last time, can I try again?
Of Course! There is a reason FFC is back again. It’s so you can try AGAIN!!
5. How do you ensure that no pseudo ID’s are used while voting?
Anyone who you ask to vote for you will have to sign up on Royal Challengers to cast their vote. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if you have the most votes and a terrible application. The winners will be judged both on the number of votes they receive and the quality of their application (50-50 split of importance).
6. Do I have to pay for the travel?
Oh C’mon! You did not think we’d arrange all of this and not pay for your travel now, did you? Of course we’ll pay for your travel. It's an all expenses paid trip!
7. So I get to stay with the players and travel everywhere with them?
The big deal about this FFC is that we are taking you to South Africa, you can watch the matches while RCB plays, cover everything while you are on the job and off it, through the entire duration of the CLT20... although this time, the fans will not get VIP access.
8. What can I do to win?
The more complete and impressive your application, the better your chances of it getting featured and you winning the competition and meeting your favorite team! We'll keep posting tips on how to win in this space, so watch this space for all the information. The winner criteria: 50% on number of votes and 50% on quality of application.
9. In case the team loses in the beginning does our trip end or do we still get to stay on in South Africa till the end of the CLT20?
The winners get to enjoy their Chief Fanatic Fan status only as long as RCB is playing. If they lose everyone goes home. So you have got to get their spirits up while you there so they do well win the CLT20 and you have a long trip
10. I’m participating in the so many other contests on RCB, Can I still participate in FFC3?
Yes, absolutely! We treat every contest separately. Participation and decisions to these would be executed separately.
11. How do you apply?
To apply, log on at www.royalchallengers.com and Sign Up. Fill up the application form depending on what you want to sign up for (Chief Blogger, Chief Photographer or Chief Podcaster) and submit your application when you’re done.
12. Why has my application been rejected?
The mail that says your application has been rejected, will state the reasons too. Correct your application and send it through again.
13. How do I get my application featured?
If your application stands out, and it’s something we want to show the rest of the fans as an example of a good example, so they know what they are up against as competition – it will be featured. But if your application isn’t featured already, view the list of Featured Apps for inspiration or go through the tips that I will keep putting up.
14. What do I do once my profile is featured?
Once your application is featured, it means you’re doing well. But that’s not all. You have to get friends, family, enemies (yea, anyone you can) to vote for you. The more the merrier.Get your friends to give you references, share your profile on facebook, twitter, on your blog. You have a load of work. Half way to finish line from here. Start Now!
15. How do I get votes?
Aha! We aren’t going to help you with that!! That’s your job. You ask them to sign up, vote for you, get references, share on facebook, twitter, your blog, talk about your profile everywhere you go. Make your profile impressive and you will get votes. Get it featured and you’ll get more votes.
16. Can people vote more than once?
Hmm.. You really thought we were that silly? No! Of course not. Every person can vote for one profile only once.
17. What is your criterion for selecting the winner?
The winner will be decided solely on the no. of votes collected by an applicant and the quality of his application, specifying why he thinks he’s worthy of the job.
18. From when are the online registration forms available?
Registration for FFC 3:South Africa begins on July 22nd 2010 till August 9th 2010 Midnight, which is until when you can also make any changes to your application.
19. When can we start collecting votes & references?
You can start collecting votes & references after your application has been approved and the dates for this are Jul 22nd 2010 till August 11th 2010 Midnight.
20. What happens after the 21 finalists are shortlisted?
The 21 finalists will be shortlisted on August 12th 2010 after which they will be flown in to Bangalore and have their final audition there (Date and venue to be decided)
21. When does the contest end?
The final 3 Chief Fans will be announced in Bangalore after the audition. Contest ends when the CLT20 ends or the team loses whichever is earlier.
21. What are the prizes?
You get to travel to South Africa and watch RCB PLAY AT CLT20!! What more does a fanatic fan want??
Apply Apply Apply!!
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