Saturday, 12 January 2008

Orange Create Programme

Just a quickie... European telecomms giant, Orange - who have a rather spiffy Second Life presence courtesy of those fine folks at Metaversatility - are rather keen on all this social networking and online community gubbins. They've already hosted a number of events and activities and I thought you might be interested in the one coming up: The Create Programme. This is:

'an initiative that aims at encouraging creative expression on Orange Island. The idea is quite simple: Orange offers to support artistic and/or innovative projects by granting land and tools to residents who show promising material in order to help them achieve their project.'
Sounds good to me! To quote the rest of the notecard:

So how is this done?
Typically, someone who wants to create, experiment, or demonstrate something in Second Life can submit a project to the Orange community via our blog, following the steps detailed in the application form. On the same blog, we will present the projects we receive and will then submit them to a vote by our community members. Then, we will select two among the most popular projects and will offer their creator(s) the opportunity to build them on our new sim Orange 3. They will receive a space of 2,000 sq. meters, along with support from our online team to organise buzz and events, and some useful tools to set up their project. For additional info, feel free to IM Fandango Milena or Fab Outlander, and stay tuned on

Some dates to remember
January 14th - 10:00AM SLT: Opening party (and a sneak peak of Orange 3)!
February 1st: Deadline for submitting projects
Feb 1st to 10th: community vote takes place and ends on Sunday 10th at 12:00 SLT.
February 22nd: Official announcement of the results

And a piccy of the invitation- click it to see it full size:

Now isn't that so much better than the recent spate of competitions in SL? You know the ones: you come up with the idea, we pay you a pittance, we take over the IPR and make a mint.

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