Want to win a free year of podcast hosting? Libsyn is holding a contest called the “Thanks, Podcasting Project”. Submit an entry before November 29, 2015, and make sure you use the hashtag #ThanksPodcasting when you share your entry on Twitter. This contest is for new and current Libsyn customers.
To enter the contest, you must create a clean piece of audio that is between 2 and 10 minutes long. Tell Libsyn a story about the impact of podcasting in your life. There is a specific script that they would like you to open with.
“Welcome to Thanks, Podcasting where you’ll get to hear stories of inspiration, transformation and impact because of podcasting. My name is (your name) from (your podcast) over at (website).”
From there, it is up to you. You can make your submission entirely about you, or about your audience, or about a specific incident, piece of feedback, or experience that was inspired by podcasting. You can make your submission about your general experience of podcasting. You are allowed to add audio to your submission, but you cannot use any kind of material that might be infringing on anyone’s copyright.
There are details on the Libsyn website about the specific intro and outro you must use in your submission. (Each is downloadable). There is also information about the encoding and ID3 tags they want you to use.
After that, upload your audio to your cloud service/store of choice, and then share it on Twitter using the #ThanksPodcasting hashtag. You must share it on Twitter in order to enter the contest, but are free to share your entry on other forms of social media if you would like to. Each person can have only one entry – so make it a good one!
Three winners will be randomly chosen. New Libsyn customers who win the contest will get a $40 level account for free for a full year. Existing Libsyn customers who win the contest, and that already have a $40 or greater account, will be awarded a free year at their current account level. Existing Libsyn customers who win the contest and have account levels below $40 can choose to upgrade to the $40 level for a full year for free.