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November 09, 2010

Valour IT Challenge: The Demotivator Contest

Bumped to the top.

Sorry I'm a day late. Some things came up at work yesterday and there was no time to post. Please vote for your favorite demotivator. I had to use two polls. Voting will be open until midnight on the 11th and for every vote, the Marine team will donate $25 up to a max of $500. It's an easy way to do some good.

Thanks to everyone who created an entry!

Vote for your favorite Demotivator
Jihad Gene: "It's Senator"
BillT "Army Aviation"
The Sniper "The US Navy"
The Sniper "US Army"
The Sniper "USAF"
The Sniper "The US Marines"

Vote II
Cass "Oh Lord It's Hard to be Humble"
DL Sly "Marines"
DL Sly "US Navy"
Retriever "Marines"

The entries are below the fold.

OK folks. We have $750 in matching funds to spend and it's time to have some fun.

During last year's campaign we ran a Military Demotivators contest. We'd like to do the same thing this year, but with a slight twist:

1. For each entry submitted, the Marine team will donate $20 to Valour IT. We'd love it if each entrant would undertake to match our donation but making a donation is NOT required in order to enter the contest.

2. The contest will run from Thursday until Sunday at midnight. On Monday morning we will vote for the best entries in each category. Again, the Marine team will donate $25 per vote for each winning entry, up to a maximum of $500.

3. We are challenging the Army, Navy, and Air Force teams to enter their own Demotivators, and ask their readers to match (or improve upon) our pledges for entries and winning votes.

There will be categories for:

Best Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine demotivators.

Best "Embracing the Suck" poster.

Best Salvo from the Distaff Side

Here's one I submitted last year that riffed on a great picture by MrsG of the Air Force team:


Here's a form you can use to create your own Military Demotivator. So get ready to do your worst for a good cause! Email me those entries, or let me know in the comments section where your entry can be found!


From JihadGene comes our first entry (and first $20 matching donation):

Army motivator_jihadgene.jpg

And here's BillT's entry:


Four great entries from The Sniper:







DL Sly weighs in:



As does Retriever:


Posted by Cassandra at November 9, 2010 04:37 AM

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Thanks LOOONG time!!! I posted my version of an Army (General's) DEmotivator at Great Reader!

Posted by: JihadGene at November 4, 2010 12:33 PM

Great entry! We'll put the first $20 in later this afternoon. Thanks for participating and spreading the word :)

Posted by: Cassandra at November 4, 2010 01:16 PM

You mean you have to have a "special occasion" to post a demotivator around here?


I can get humiliated 24/7 over at the Castle...


Posted by: BillT at November 4, 2010 01:32 PM

OK... that was disturbing, Bill.

Almost as disturbing as what I was planning to post for my humiliation challenge :p

Posted by: Cassandra at November 4, 2010 05:15 PM

Well, I knew you'd missed it on the first go-around, and didn't want you to continue to feel neglected...

Posted by: BillT at November 5, 2010 06:50 AM

Funny, I don't see a zipper......

Posted by: DL Sly at November 5, 2010 07:38 AM

That's why she found it disturbing...

Posted by: BillT at November 5, 2010 08:16 AM

I don't see any pics. What gives?

Posted by: The Sniper at November 9, 2010 11:03 AM

In the interest of full disclosure, I think Heartless Libertarian should get the credit for the 'shop-job on mine...

Posted by: BillT at November 9, 2010 12:18 PM

I think there is something going on with my server.

Posted by: Cassandra at November 9, 2010 12:45 PM

DocLady Sly's Navy entry frightened it.

Posted by: BillT at November 9, 2010 02:38 PM