& May 2003
months of April and May 2003 were a hectic time at the Odyssey Scoop.
Contest entries poured in by the handful each week as AIO fans everywhere
signed up to win a free copy of the "500th Episode" CD in the
Scoop's latest contest. As the first giveaway at the website, the webmaster
himself wasn't expecting such a large response of signups, yet when a total
of 75 names were entered in for the drawing, he realized just how many
people wanted free prizes. Eventually the Official Ceremony was scheduled
and held to award the lucky winners.
first thing one must do in an online contest is to figure out a way to make
everything as fair as possible. Time and effort goes into creating the most
accurate system of holding a drawing, so the Scoop decided to host "The
Official Ceremony" on August 18, 2003. 75 names were written
down on 75 cards of the same size, and shuffled up in a large shuffling
mechanism, otherwise known as a Bingo barrel. The day of the drawing was at
hand and the Scoop met in front of a large judicial building with a live
audience. The audience became silent as Jacob Isom (sponsor and coordinator
of the contest) and Caleb Soudry (master of ceremonies) began to pull out
the names of the three lucky winners. A round of applause swept the crowd as
the third and final name was read aloud, revealing the long-awaited secret
of who won the free "500th Episode" CD.
above is Jacob Isom (left) and Caleb Soudry (right). Each member of the
Contest Coordination is seen with a nice smile. In the lower left corner is
the first official plaque to celebrate such an extraordinary and memorable
The "large judicial building" mentioned above can also be
translated as "kitchen eating area" and "a live
audience" can also be translated as "a few people."
2: Ever heard of cut-n-paste?
3: The faces in the picture above do not necessarily reflect the real
faces of Jacob Isom and Caleb Soudry. It must have been bad lighting. Yeah,
Odyssey Scoop is very proud to award the following three winners of the
first official giveaway at the website:
Rexroad - Age 8, South Carolina
Delucia - Age 13, Pennsylvania
of our winners receive a free copy of the "500th Episode Enhanced"
CD along with a nice certificate. On behalf of the Odyssey Scoop, thank you
all for entering, and we hope to see you again soon in future contests and