We launched a contest at work called YouGoods and it is potentially really cool. The gist is that you can submit any product ideas you have. We will choose the best ideas and then post them on our facebook page for voting. The winner will then win two round trip tickets to sunny NYC, a hotel stay & $500 in cash. They will also meet with our merchant team to discuss the details of producing and selling their product.
The PR girl at work told me to post this on our blog because, though we have received many entries, the overall quality of submissions is not all that high. This means that if any of you have a great idea you have a good chance of winning a trip to visit us, some monies, and the chance to make a lot more monies if the product goes into production.
If you are interested in this, I highly recommend giving it a try. The deadline is March 15th. Your entries will be much stronger than most if you include photos, sketches, etc. The ideas don’t have to be 100% complete, but the more thought out and executed the better. If you have any questions on ownership rights or such please ask in the comments section. Also, here are the rules. Good luck.
p.s. I should note that the airfare is sponsored by JetBlue, so you can only fly from an airport that they go to. This means any of you Hawaiians will need to make it partway on your own. Sorry.