FiringSquad Editors Challenge

Want a chance to work for one of the leading gaming sites on the Internet? My buddy Lyle from FiringSquad sent me the head ups on their Editors Challenge. If you think you got what it takes to be a FiringSquad editor, they’re willing to give you $1,500 cash, an Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme processor and a $10,000 FiringSquad Writing Contract.

How many times have you gone to your favorite website and said “That review sucks. I can do better”? or are you an aspiring video journalist? Now is your chance to prove it. With the help of our sponsor, Intel we’re launching our first ever Editors Challenge. But this is more than a simple contest — the winners of this competition will be offered contracts with No, you won’t be able to quit your day job, but you will get a chance to test the latest hardware and software before it’s even announced to the public, and have a chance to make a difference in this industry. Beyond that, the limits are up to you.

Topics can be anything gaming or hardware-related. So far they have 20 entries for the written portion, which is not bad considering this is only the 2nd day of the first preliminary round. There are 5 days to go for this 1st prelim, and then another preliminary round before they start making the cuts for round 2.

The full challenge rules are here. A writing contract with FiringSquad would be really cool. I would write for them if I didn’t own The TechZone. 🙂

16 thoughts on “FiringSquad Editors Challenge”

  1. Samer Bazzi says:

    thats great, I wish i had enough time to dedicate to this, i think i would be really good at something like this.

    Thank you for the heads up john.

  2. Ryan says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I’m definately going to give both the writing and video a shot. My blog is in some way or another related to gaming so I think I have a decent shot.

  3. Nomar says:

    Thats a great offer. and Ryan, your the man for the job.. hehe 🙂

  4. HMTKSteve says:

    I may have to check this one out…

  5. Was this by any chance a revie me thing?

    1. Kalle says:

      That was my thought at first too. But hey, who cares 🙂

    2. Andrew Kuo says:

      I say it is. Evil evil John.

    3. John Chow says:

      No, if a post is sponsored, it will always be stated as such. FiringSquad and I are good friends. We hang out at CES and all the other trade shows.

  6. Ali says:

    Do they accept international bloggers as well?

    1. John Chow says:

      They should. They have an office in Taiwan as well as the US.

  7. Nate W. says:

    That’s really cool. I will tell my friend and business partner Matt about this. Thanks for the heads up, John!

  8. Marc says:

    Looks really cool John. Thanks for the head’s up.

  9. David Mackey says:

    Not too shabby. But not my cup of tea. Even though I run the internet’s largest free wargames sites ( If you visit it you’ll see I’m not much for long articles.

  10. Jeff says:

    Too bad I don’t play games.. if it was generic hardware testing such as laptops cameras etc I’d do it.

  11. Jason Ip says:

    I just entered a blog entry in the preliminary round 1 titled “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.” Feel free to read and rate it if you’d like. I think you have to register to view it and the other entries.

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