San Jose Earthquakes Partner with ShortForm on the "Best of the Best Goals" Contest and Sweepstakes
Fans Vote Online for Their Favorite Quakes Goals to be Entered into a Drawing for a Prize Package
July 11, 2011—(SAN JOSE, CA; SAN FRANCISCO, CA)— The San Jose Earthquakes and ShortForm announced the launch of the "Best of the Best Goals" Contest and Sweepstakes that lets fans determine the best all-time goal in the Earthquakes history. The contest runs from July 11 through July 15 with the sweepstakes winner to be announced on July 18.
Fans of the Earthquakes can access the contest on the San Jose Earthquakes Facebook Page or on the Earthquakes web site, where they can view a continuous stream of highlights from the best Quakes goals of all- time and vote for their favorites. Once a vote has been registered, a leaderboard can be accessed that shows the leading vote-getters. Fans can also share the contest with their friends on Facebook. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a VIP Fan Experience for two for the July 20 game versus the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
The Earthquakes partnered with ShortForm, a social and interactive video entertainment company to implement the contest. ShortForm delivers continuous channels of the best videos from anywhere on the web, curated by a growing community of VJs. ShortForm's channels may be viewed on either ShortForm.com itself, or across the web through ShortForm's embeddable widget. ShortForm's tools allow publishers to quickly curate and embed relevant video channels on their properties.
"The ShortForm contest widget offers a powerful new way for the San Jose Earthquakes to engage with their fans through online video" said Frank Stranzl, Media Relations Manager at San Jose Earthquakes. "By empowering our community to vote for their favorite videos, we deliver our video content to them in a fun and new way that can spread virally through Facebook with each incremental vote."
"The contest widget offers an exciting distribution channel for ShortForm" said Nader Ghaffari, CEO, ShortForm. "Our vision is to deliver continuous channels of the best videos, and the contest widget delivers this in an interactive way for viewers by allowing them to vote and monitor results."
ShortForm is a social and interactive video entertainment medium that delivers continuous channels of the best videos from anywhere on the web, curated by a growing community of VJs. ShortForm channels can be viewed on ShortForm.com or throughout the distributed web through an embeddable widget. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco.
About Earthquakes Soccer LLC
The San Jose Earthquakes are a Major League Soccer team that entered the league as an expansion franchise in 2008. The Earthquakes play their home matches at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Earthquakes won the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003 and captured the Supporter's Shield in 2005. The team played in San Jose from 1996- 2005 before being relocated to Houston. The Earthquakes then returned to MLS as an expansion team in 2008. In 2010, the Earthquakes qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since rejoining the league and reached the Eastern Conference Championship. For more information about the Earthquakes, log on to www.sjearthquakes.com.