The KSR/GOTC SEC Tournament Statewide Challenge has come to an end, with a whopping 31 teams sending in pictures from across the state. The challenge: each two-person team travels to eight of 30 locations across the state, snaps a picture at each stop in the most ridiculous manner possible and sends it to KSR. Extra points were rewarded for creativity, length traveled and celebrity cameos.
First of all, we were floored by the response to this contest. When Matt, Drew and I first discussed it on Monday, we expected maybe a handful of people to participate. The fact that 31 teams completed the challenge and many more attempted is a testament to the passion and creativity of the BBN. To show our gratitude, ALL of the 31 teams that don’t receive a prize will receive tickets to a UK game in the next year. Matt will contact you with details.
Here are the THREE MAIN PRIZES:
GRAND PRIZE: Two lower arena SEC Tournament ticket books
RUNNER-UP: Two upper arena SEC Tournament ticket books
2ND RUNNER UP: Tickets to the UK Sessions at the SEC Tournament (upper arena)
Because of the overwhelming response, we need your help picking them. Matt, Drew, and I narrowed the field of 31 to 7 finalists, but from there, it’s up to you. From noon to 2 p.m. ET, please vote for your top choice in the poll below. The first and second vote-getters will receive the grand and runner-up prizes, respectively. Matt, Drew and I will then decide who wins the 2nd runner-up prize.
Before I reveal the finalists, we would like to award HONORABLE MENTION to Mullet Cat. Unfortunately, we specified in the rules that “you must have at least one other person with you in the picture.” Sadly, cats are not people, but our feline friend is not going home empty handed. Mullet Cat and his owner will receive TWO TICKETS to Kentucky’s first game in this year’s NCAA Tournament. And some extra catnip for his/her troubles.
Now, what you’ve all been waiting for…the SEVEN FINALISTS for the KSR/GOTC SEC Tournament Statewide Challenge:
Matt Vaughn and Friend (spelled out Wildcats & picture with Mike Phillips)
Matt and his friend spelled out WILDCATS and snapped a shot with Mike Phillips at Drew Franklin’s former place of employment.
Ricky Simpson and friend (Recreated great BBN moments)
Ricky and his friend went above and beyond, recreating great Kentucky moments, like Billy G. and Cutler and Patrick Sparks’ free throws vs. UofL.
Thumbnails of all the pictures (click to enlarge):
VOTING HAS CLOSED. RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT 2:30.