Win a trip to the Presidential Inauguration!
We have TWO competitions both with the same fantastic grand prize of a trip for two to Washington DC. Here's what you need to know...
Pick the President
All you need to do is predict who you think will win the upcoming US presidential election, as well as how many electoral votes and total votes the winning candidate will receive. It's so easy you may as well pack your bags now!
Sorry, this competition has now closed. Find out who won here.
Create Your Own Campaign Ad
Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of political advertising? Create your own campaign ad for a real or fictional US presidential candidate and if we like your ad the most you’ll win a trip to Washington DC for the US presidential inauguration in January 2013!
Sorry, this competition has now closed. Check out the winning campaign ad here.
What foreign policy issue should the winner of the 2012 US presidential election focus on during his term and why?
This was the question we asked Australian undergraduates to respond to in the inaugural American Review essay competition. The winning essay written by University of Sydney student Felix Donovan was published in the November 2012 edition of American Review and the author won the grand prize of an iPad. Runner up prizes included iTunes gift cards and subscriptions to American Review.
Debate the future of America
Open to Year 11 high school students in NSW Australia, the Debate the future of America competition ran during August 2012 with a US election theme. Penrith Selective High School were declared the debating champions at the grand final held at the University of Sydney's Open Day. They won three iPads for their debating team. Congratulations!
In early March, live coverage of Super Tuesday at Sydney University's Manning Bar was followed by a trivia competition. Twelve teams flexed their grey matter with three rounds of questions focused on the US elections past and present. Congratulations to the winning team "Ron Paul Swanson"!
Sydney Writers Festival Ticket Giveaway
Election Watch 12 is proud to announce the winner of the Sydney Writers Festival Ticket Giveaway!
The winning entry was submitted by Justin from Pennant Hills who answered the question "Tell us in 25 words or less, who you would like to see as Mitt Romney's vice-presidential nominee this year and why?" with "Sen. Marco Rubio. The growing numeric strength of Latino communities is matched only by the equally large vacuum of national Latino leadership. This must change."
His entry was chosen by the judges for its clever combination of style, solid reasoning and passion. Justin has won two tickets to the Sydney Writers Festival event ‘The Sarah Palin Stopper’ featuring American best-selling author Joe McGinniss in conversation with the ABC's chief online political writer Annabel Crabb.
Thanks to all those who entered the competition!