Tyra Banks Posted January 18, 2016 Share Posted January 18, 2016 Welcome to #PopHatesFlops Apprentice, PHF's first "reality TV" show designed to find the latest and greatest mod for the forum! The game will start with expressions of interest from all contestants involved, who'll post in this thread if they want to be involved as a player. After one week, teams will be decided and the game will begin! Each week, the two teams will be given a certain task that they will have to successfully complete. These tasks may involve referrals (i.e., how many new members you can bring to the site), graphic design (for example, for a fanmade album campaign) or other skills and talents. To lead the task, the group will have to settle on a team leader who will organize how they wish to present their task. If the team wins, the leader will win a prize of some sorts - for example, a snippet of an unleaked song, an Amazon gift card, or an item of PHF merchandise - but if they lose, they will have to nominate two of their team mates to be up for elimination with them. Each team member will be able to make their case for why they should stay, but the final decision about who is fired will be mine. At the end of the play period, the one member left will be crowned the ultimate Apprentice and PHF's next Moderator! If you wish to be involved in the game, make a post down below so I can begin sorting out teams. The competition will oficially begin next Monday (the 25th of January) so get moving! Good luck! Teenage Rebellion: Spoiler Dayfid Cry Baby GodlyAndSlayJ Mona Lisa @Neon @RadiantEdits trayertrash Doomsday Squad: Spoiler BITCH Cypher mitch Neon @trayertrash First Task: Spoiler Teams, please head over to the war room for either Team A and Team B respectively. Your first order of business will be to decide on a team name! Once you have done so, please inform me in this thread so that I can update the listing. Your first task is one that involves creating a fictional album for new popstar, Sizzy Rocket. Sizzy is a singer who has worked with producers like Diplo and DJ Khalil, and whose tracks like the Babydaddy-produced 'Bestie' or the Beastie Boys cover 'Girls' have gone viral online! She is expecting to release her debut album this year. In order to successfully complete this task, you will have to devise album artwork for the project, a title and concept, a tracklisting involving a selection of old and new songs, a press release to send to blogs and any other promotional material you think may be relevant. Your project will be ranked based not only on the quality of the work submitted, but also on the conceptual ideas behind the work. Sizzy herself will be helping us choose the winner, so make sure you bring your A game for this task! Before beginning your task, make sure you choose a team leader for the week who will help delegate tasks and guide the rest of the team. Feel free to discuss any and all work in your war rooms. Submissions will close this Friday the 29th of January, so make sure you've made a completed post in your war room with all of the material required by then! The winner of this task will recieve one unreleased song snippet from a selection of five artists - Kylie Minogue, Neon Hitch, Sia, Natalia Kills or Kerli. They may do whatever they wish to with this snippet without repurcussion or judgement. Good luck! Second Task: Spoiler Teams, welcome back to the second week of PHF Apprentice! We hope you've enjoyed the game so far and that you'll enjoy this week's task. While last week's task was very focused around finding your own creativity, the second task you'll complete will be all about gaining new members for the forum. Older members will remember this task from the early days of PHF when we gave out prizes for the people who could refer the most people in the month! This time, we won't just be looking for sheer numbers of people, but for how well they engage with the community as well. Teams will use seperate, unique links - this one for Teenage Rebellion, and this one for Doomsday Squad - in order to bring in new members to the site. These unique links will tell us who has referred who, so make sure you use them! Teams can refer people by promoting on their personal social media, other forums, or elsewhere online. However, the amount of people referred will only account for 50% of our decision. The other 50% will be based on how well you came up with a unique and interesting marketing campaign that didn't just involve spamming websites and hoping for clicks. As per usual, we will require a team leader and one team member will be eliminated at the end of this week. As a result of @Cypher's elimination, @trayertrash has been moved to the Doomsday Squad team to even up numbers. The winner of this task will recieve one unreleased song snippet from a selection of five artists - Kylie Minogue, Neon Hitch, Sia, Natalia Kills or Kerli. They may do whatever they wish to with this snippet without repurcussion or judgement. The snippet will be longer than the first one we gave out, and if you have already recieved one from that artist you will get a different section of the song for your second snippet. Third Task: Hide contents Welcome back to PHF Apprentice, and congratulations to all of our contestants who have managed to stay in the game this long! We hope you're enjoying your tasks so far. While last week's game was based on promotional plans and driving traffic to the site, this task will be the first true design-based task the teams will face. Teams will be asked to submit one design each for a t-shirt that will be uploaded to the PHF store for purchase by shoppers all around the world. Our store is a huge part of our brand and our most revenue raising venture yet, raising hundreds of dollars over the years it's been up to put towards hosting fees. This means we take it very seriously and only want the highest quality work to go up there! As you can see from our store, there is no particular theme to our items - rather, we aim to celebrate everything pop culture, so there's not too much that's off limits. However, due to copyright reasons you will not be able to submit designs with images that are directly taken from copyrighted material and not edited significantly. There are also certain specifications that must be met by RedBubble in order for t-shirt designs to be uploaded. Images must be saved at at least 3200 (height) x 2400 (width) as a .png file. Along with your t-shirt, please provide a short description of the work to post on RedBubble, explaining why you decided to use this particular design, it's target audience, and how you think the shirt relates to PHF. As per usual, we will require a team leader and one team member from the losing team will be eliminated at the end of this week. Instead of receiving an unleaked song snippet, the winner of this task will receive a t-shirt of their choice from the PHF store, in their choice of size, colour and style. Good luck! Fourth Task: Hide contents Welcome back to PHF Apprentice! Things are getting heated here on the show, and with only six contestants left players will have to work harder than ever to ensure their team gets the victory for the week. This time around, your team will be asked to write three unique articles for the PHF news section. One of these articles must be a news piece about current pop culture events, one must be an opinion piece on a certain subject or topic you find interesting, and one can be your choice of either a New Music Monday piece about your favourite new artist, or a Throwback Thursday piece about a relevant pop culture happening that you want to re-examine. Our News section is our main way to bring new members in, as it is easily sharable on social media and can be found easily on Google. Keeping this in mind, try to focus on pieces which have either a unique point of view or are about a unique subject so that people searching for information can only find it on PHF! Each piece must be at least 300 words long and must be accompanied by a title, an image to be seen on the front page, and the text itself, along with any other media you may wish to include. When you have completed your task, please post each news piece as a new topic in the Entertainment News section so I can turn it into an article! As per usual, we will require a team leader and one team member will be eliminated at the end of this week. To shake things up, this task will be voted on by the public over the two day period of voting, and you may vote for your own team. However, while the public will vote for which team wins, the decision about which member will leave will be up to me. As such, please try and avoid using PM's as much as possible and post in your war rooms so I can make my judgement more easily. As a result of @Dayfid's elimination, @Neon has been moved to the Teenage Rebellion team to even up numbers. The task will be due at midnight on Friday, Los Angeles time. The winner of this task will recieve one unreleased song snippet from a selection of five artists - Kylie Minogue, Neon Hitch, Sia or Kerli. They may do whatever they wish to with this snippet without repurcussion or judgement. The snippet will be longer than the first one we gave out, and if you have already received one from that artist you will get a different section of the song for your second snippet. Good luck! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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