This year, as part of our 2014 NFL Draft coverage, we have decided to hold a contest for you, the Acme Packing Company readers. We will be asking you to predict the first 21 picks in this year's draft. Why 21, you ask? Well, it should be obvious - the Green Bay Packers are selecting 21st overall, so we want to get your predictions up through that selection.
Yes, we have prizes! The top three (3) highest-scoring entries will each win an 18" x 24" unframed copy of an architectural blueprint of Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers. The prizes are made and have been furnished to us by Ballpark Blueprints LTD. The approximate retail value (ARV) of each prize (including shipping and handling) is $70. Winners will be contacted by email to arrange shipping of the prizes, and we will not sell or release email addresses to any sponsor or solicitor.
Here is a look at the prize:
This contest will consist of the following: for picks 1 through 21 of the 2014 NFL Draft, you will predict both the player who will be chosen with each numbered pick, and also the team that will be making that selection. Each correct player will be worth two points, and each correct team will be worth one point. Typos or misspellings will not disqualify a pick, but the scorers (Evan and Jason) must be able to clearly identify what player is intended at each pick.
In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker question will be used. Each entrant will be asked to estimate the total time that the first round takes to complete, starting when the first pick goes on the clock and ending when the 32nd pick has been submitted (not when it is announced). The closest prediction (regardless of above or below the actual time) will be the winner.
Predictions must be submitted by 7:00 PM Central Time on Thursday, May 8th (in other words, the start of the first round).
Each person may make only one submission and must include a valid email address.
The contest is open only to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are 18 years of age or older.
Click the link above to go to the entry form and submit your entry. Please remember - only one entry per person, and once you click the "submit" button, your entry is final.
Don't forget to check out Ballpark Blueprints' work with Lambeau Field and other baseball and football stadiums! Fear not - if you do not win the contest but still want a copy of the Lambeau print, Ballpark Blueprints has offered a discount code to APC readers that will get you $5 off any order from their store. Just use the code "GOPACK" at checkout.
Good luck, and Go Pack Go!