The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics
Video Contest

Do you love SpecGram even though you haven’t bought a copy of the new SpecGram book? Well, now you can win a copy!

All you have to do is make a videobetween thirty seconds and two minutes longexplaining why you want, need, and/or deserve a copy of the SpecGram book. Your tale can be comedic, dramatic, tragic, or bombasticbut it needs to be fairly brief. If you have more ideas than you know what to do with, you can submit up to three separate videosbut you can only win one prize.

Your video probably doesn’t have to be this goodbut if you can do better, impress us!

The SpecGram Editorial Board will hold a super-secret double-blind ballot to select five winners. Each of the five winners will receive a copy of the SpecGram book, and we may hand out some additional prizes for highly qualified runners-up.

To enter, upload your video to your favorite video sharing site, email us a link and tell us your name and the title of your video (we’ll post links for everyone to enjoy). Send your message to Do not send us video files directly. If you melt our mail server, you will be disqualified.

Entries must be received by May 4th, 2014. Winners will be announced by June 1st, 2014, and notified by email.

Winning Entries

Additional Contest Rules (Read Carefully—No, Seriously!)