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Ustream Debate Contest Oct. 3

Hey political party animals: We’re having a debate night contest and you’re invited!

On Oct. 3, President Barack Obama and prez hopeful Mitt Romney square off for the first of three presidential debates at Denver University starting at 9 p.m.

In celebration of the democratic process, we’re throwing the world’s largest watch party, complete with a contest.

We want you to BYOB (Bring Your Own Broadcast)!

To guide you a bit when planning for the contest, we’ve determined a few categories. The best watch parties of the night will be featured on our front page for millions to see. And if that’s not enough, the organizer of the winning party will receive some cool Ustream prizes.

The categories are:

  • Loudest and proudest for Obama
  • Loudest and proudest for Romney
  • Party with the best costumes/outfits
  • Best animal mascot
  • Editor’s Pick (we pick this winner in house)

If you want to win, you’ll have to do a bit of campaigning. Get people to tweet to @Ustream with the hashtag #UstreamContest, plus your Ustream user name (sign up here) and the category. For example: “Hey @Ustream, my vote goes to DemocracyRocks for best animal mascot. #UstreamContest”.

Without #UstreamContest we won’t be able to track the winners so don’t forget that part!

The party with the most votes in each category is crowned winner. We will tally them at the close of the debate, contact the winner and mail out the prizes. Winners have until Oct. 5 to respond and claim the prizes.

To register, fill out the form here or scroll to the bottom of this post. A Ustream rep will be in touch to confirm your party.

If you’ve never broadcast on Ustream, we have some useful information on how to get started. It’s easy, and you can use almost anything to broadcast – your smartphone, webcam or any higher-end video camera. For more information about broadcasting on Ustream please visit: ustream.zendesk.com or community.ustream.tv.

So, if you love politics, if you love Obama, if you love Romney, if you just love a party, go live on Oct. 3!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LIMITED TO US RESIDENTS. MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER. LIMITED TO ONE CHANNEL OR ENTRY PER USER.

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