In mid July I Iaunched the “Name The New Bot Contest”, asking you fine Bot fans to suggest a new bot to join the Bot Army. The response was amazing, over 100 suggestion (138 to be exact) were submitted here and on Facebook. Deciding on a winner was impossible, so I changed the rules (I can do that) and picked 8 winners!! What the hell, I’m the boss!
Congratulations winners! Each winner will be sent 10 of their suggested Bots as a thank you and be credited on the packaging of the new bots when they are produced. Thank you to all that submitted your wonderful ideas!
If you would like to be notified when these and other new Bots will be available to the public, sign up for “Bots in your in box” (to the right of this post) and “like” the Botjoy Facebook page (also to the right of this post).
Here are the winners!!!:
SLOW BOT: Programmed to slow you down! Inspired by a suggestion from Christine Bunny Watkins
- GOOD BOT/BAD BOT, a 2 Bot set: Programmed to help you be good when you want to, and to be bad when you want to. Inspired by a suggestion from by Lizzie Palmer and Devra Robin
START YOUR ART BOT: Programmed stop your procrastinating and get you started on that creative project that you been talking about for years! Inspired by a mish-mash of different suggestions from a bunch of folks!
ALPHA BOT: Programmed to celebrate words, language, and reading. Inspired by a suggestions from Jolie Frank, Karen Butterworth, and Jennifer Plested
FACE YOUR FEARS BOT: Programmed to stare down the things that scare you. Inspired by a conversation and suggestion from Amy and Eliza Veltman
CURIOSITY BOT: Programmed to help you view the world with wonder! Inspired by a suggestion from Rebecca Stockley, Judith Hill-Weld, and Kay Ross
UNPLUGGED BOT: Programmed reconnect you with the real world! Inspired by suggestion from Paul Hirsch
SECRET BOT: : Programmed to keep all of your secrets safe. Inspired by a suggestion from Tracy Burns
Thanks again to everyone who played!!!!!
Here is your chance to alter the course of Bot History! I have a long list of new Bot ideas and am ready to launch a new Bot to the world, but as I was scanning my list I thought “wait there are far more creative, smarter and better looking people out there, why not ask them?”
Really any idea could make a great Bot, but here are some success criteria:1) It helps the person that owns it (Brave Bot helps you find courage, etc.). 2) It can have a bit of a universal appeal (Love Bot vs. Dryer Lint Bot). 3) There is a visual icon or representation that can be incorporated into the Bot image (Time Bot has a clock on it’s front) 4) Lastly I have to be excited about the idea (subjective I know, but I have to make hundreds of them and I get distracted easily….look shiny pretty thing….) So here is how you play…
Name The New Bot Contest!
1. What Do You Win? A set of 20 the chosen Bot (hand-painted, one -of-a-kind) sent to you so you can horde them all or show off your generosity by giving to your friends!
2. How to play: Go to the Botjoy face book page. https://www.facebook.com/Botjoy Hit the “like” button (yeah I know…) and submit your Bot suggestion by simply leaving it as a comment on the page (the first comment box on the wall that says “write something”). Please write Name the new Bot contest suggestion: and then add your suggestion.
3. How to win: On August 15th I will pick the winner. It will be a subjective gut check that fits the criteria listed above. The winner will be posted on the Botjoy face book page on August 15th and here on the Botjoy Blog. I will notify the winner directly as well. Between now and August 15th I will occasionally post some accumulative submissions. Lastly if I use your Bot name suggestion in the future I will let you know and send you 10 free Bots as a thank you. It’s called user generated content people, get hip! I think that’s it, have fun, can’t wait to see what you got!