Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Golden Globes Prediction Contest!

It's officially one of my favorite times of year: awards season!  If you are anything like me, you love all the glitz and the glam of awards shows and just cannot get enough.  But more likely, you just like movies or television or both.  And if you're here, you probably also want to help our Breast Cancer 3 Day team raise some money.  So what's the best way to combine all of these interests?

The Relentless Optimism Golden Globes Prediction Contest!

For those who don't know, the Golden Globes are awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press to the best in film and television.  It's the awards show where all the celebs sit and tables and get drunk, making it a lot of fun to watch.  Even more fun?  Trying to predict the winners in order to win some cash!

So here's how this fundraiser is going to work.  At the bottom of this post, you will find a downloadable ballot with all of the nominees in the various categories.  Download a ballot or three, mark your choices in each category (there are 25) and then email your ballot to me at before 8pm on Friday, January 15th.  In order to be considered for the cash prize, each ballot that you submit must be accompanied by a $10 donation to our 3 Day team.  In order to simplify this process, we have set up a handy dandy Paypal button for you to use at the top of the right hand sidebar.  Once you have emailed me your completed ballot and made your donations, you're officially entered!

Then, on Sunday January 17th, tune in to NBC at 8pm to see who all the winners are and to see how you did.  After all of the Globes are awarded, I'll determine who had the most correct predictions and that person will win a cash prize equal to half the amount of money raised in the contest (with the remaining money going to our team).  If someone on our team happens to win, the full amount of money collected will be donated to our team.

You can enter as many times as you want, provided that each ballot is accompanied by a $10 donation to our team.  The more times you enter, the better chance you have to win!  Likewise, the more entries we have, the greater the cash prize, so be sure to spread the word!!  Finally, in the event of a tie, a name will be chosen at random from a hat to determine who gets the cash prize.

And that's it!  Remember - all ballots need to be paid for and emailed to before 8pm on Friday January 15th to be included in the contest for the cash prize.  That's just over one week from now, so don't hesitate!  Enter now!!

Oh, and to learn more about the Breast Cancer 3 Day, please check out the website at

Thanks for playing along!
Kristen and the rest of the Relentless Optimism Team

(ps - Award shows not your thing?  Then stay tuned - our next contest will be based on the Superbowl!)

Download our Golden Globes Ballot at this link or by clicking the image below:

If you are using an older version of MS Word and/or Office, this version of the ballot may work better for you:


  1. To download the ballot, first click on the image above. The right click on the pop up image and select "download image" or click on down arrow icon at the bottom of the pop image frame. If you're still having trouble, please let me know!

  2. I just tried both methods for downloading (saved as a Word document) and when I tried to open it, it wasn't readable. What type of file is it?

  3. Hi Kristen,
    I tried going to but it took me to a window blinds site. Do you have an updated URL? Best,

  4. Hi Dawn!

    The website for the 3 Day is at If you want to visit any of our specific pages, you can use the links in the sidebar, they should all work.


  5. Just a few quick notes:

    1, If you are having trouble with the ballot and are running an older version of MS Word/Office, hold tight. I will have a compatible version up this afternoon.

    2. If you want to enter but don't want to sign up for a Paypal account, let me know. We can also accept checks. Email me ( and I'll send you my address.

    3. My guesses will be up tonight so you guys can hold me accountable.

    Thanks for playing!

  6. In the interest of honesty, here's my guesses!