F-S APPRENTICE COMPETITION
21st June -> 30th August, 2008
deadline for applications: 16th of June, 2008
1000 USD PAYPAL CASH + PRIZES
This competition is about running your own free web hosting service.
It's also about working in a team of people, helping your team win!
Great prizes on offer, it will be a fantastic experience for anyone.
This competition is for everyone! Now please read on!
There are many free web hosts around. If you look through the free hosting directories regularly like me, you will see how often new names come up and then vanish. Most are ran by individuals who want to experiment or took it up as a hobby. Nevertheless, the free web hosting industry is growing, recently we started seeing many larger companies starting up free service subdivisions.
So I started asking myself, why is this happening? Why are free hosts being created by so many for a short term lifespan? My answer: People love the idea of running a web service themselves and they sincerely enjoy it, whether they are the owner or a volunteering staff involved. But the harsh business side of this world bring them down – lack of funding, unforeseen problems and troubles, lack of time.
It is a pity when we see the love for free hosting go completely wasted. Free-space.net has come up with an event which we hope will have many positive effects and outcomes towards this.
The F-S Apprentice is a competition open to anyone who currently do not own/operate a free hosting service. If you are a staff member involved in another free website service, you must leave this position to enter this competition event. If you feel you have an exceptional case for whatever reason, you may let us know and see if this can be waived.
How the competition will work.
We cannot disclose all the details of this competition at this point but we can tell you it is not something you will want to miss. Great cash winnings as well as exciting events, tasks and unexpected surprises!
We will accept 12 or 24 applicants to participate in this competition which begins on the 21st of June 2008. All individuals accepted will be then put into teams.
1: Each team will be given a budget and server to provide from. You do not spend any of your own money in this competition
2: Teams will be each running a free cpanel web hosting service and using the budget given, will be able to add needed products and features.
3: A chosen branding .com and server space to host website / free clients will be provided by F-S.
4: Each week, there will be tasks in which all teams will compete.
5: Each week, the losing teams will each have one of their members fired.
6: Team personnel may shift during the competition.
7: At the end of the contest, the free hosts will continue service under the F-S management.
We will not enclose any further details about the running of the competition at this point as already mentioned.
1: The members of the winning team will receive 200 USD paypal cash, each.
2: From the winning team we will pick 1 winner, titled: F-S Apprentice 2008
3: Weekly tasks in which winning team leader will receive 50 USD paypal cash.
4: In total, over 1000 USD in paypal cash being given away during this contest.
1: No country of residence restrictions.
2: Minimum age – 13 years old.
3: Frequent online availability from 21th of June till 30th of August.
4: You need to have a valid, verified paypal account.
5: All applications are to be emailed answering all questions.
6: The whole competition is participated at the convenience of your home internet connection.
7: The deadline for applications: Monday, 16th of June 2008
Please email james[AT]free-space.net with the following included:
1: Your full name.
2: Country of residence, city.
3: Why you are applying to F-S apprentice competition.
4: Why you should be accepted as a competitor in the F-S apprentice competition.
5: Your own website URL. (State: none, if you do not have any)
6: Do you have any kind of connection/affiliation to a free web hosting service?
7: Contact details: Email, MSN
8: About you. Tell us about yourself. Got any special talents? (You may attach audio/video and other types of files)
We will pick the best 12/24 applications. You will receive an email when we have received your application by email. Please apply early, we are anticipating huge interest. The deadline is 16th of June, 2008.
If you have any questions do contact us via the Free-space.net website.