Here is a summary of the annual
Mac Guild contests conducted over the years.
- Battle Macintosh - 2000
- Battle Macintosh was an essay
contest where all Mac Guild members were welcome to answer a series of questions.
The responses were then anonymously presented to our membership and voted on.
- MacSurvivor - 2001
(Details) (Official Web Site)
- MacSurvivor was our first
epic contest, in that the contest lasted several months. Starting with 10 contestants
broken into two teams of 5, one by one contestants were voted off of Avalon Island
until just one survivor was left. Lots of fun, and lots of great prizes.
- MacMole - 2002 (Details) (Official Web Site)
- MacMole is the 2nd epic contest
conducted by the Mac Guild. We started with 10 contestants, one of which is the designated
MacMole. The Mole knew who he was, but the other contestants did not. As each level
of the contest progressed, challenges were taken on, and a quiz took place. The one
with the lowest score on each quiz was eliminated, until there were only three left:
two finalists, and the MacMole. More fun, more great prizes!
- Banner Contest - 2003
- This contest was setup to
get new Mac Guild designs for the official Mac Guild banner. After 5 designs were
submitted, 3 were selected as finalists. The designs were implemented into graphic
images, and voted on by the Mac Guild membership. The winning design is now prominently
displayed on the Mac Guild's home page.
- Elite Minds - 2006
- This contest originated as
a MacSurvivor challenge, and then opened up to the
entire Mac Guild membership. This challenged consisted of 40 questions, provided
in random order, on subjects ranging from Mac technical trivia, to Mac Guild reviews,
to MacSurvivor trivia. Each contestant received 5 points for each correct answer
and -1 point for each incorrect answer. You only qualified for a prize if you answered
all 40 questions. Questions are also timed, and in the event of a tie, the one with
the best time wins.
- MacSurvivor: Castillo -
2004 to 2006 (Details) (Official Web Site)
- This was the most epic contest
in Mac Guild history. Starting with 14 players, this contest spanned 1 1/2 years,
as each contestant fought for the final position of sole survivor. Like MacSurvivor:
Avalon, contestants had challenge after challenge, and castaways were voted off one
by one. However, Castillo was more like Avalon on steroids.