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Archive for November, 2009’s YouTube Contest

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Just in time for Christmas -’s YouTube Contest!
Give yourself the gift of language learning for Christmas this year!

Make your video response for a chance to win 10,000yen (about $110) and a FREE premium membership to today!
Anyone with a Paypal account is eligible.
You’ll just have to sign the legal document here:
If you’re not a member, we recommend that you sign up for your free lifetime account at

The cut-off date will be December 20th, so make sure you have your video response in and you’ve signed the release agreement before that day!
Also, please email us with your username on the website so that we can upgrade you to a basic or premium subscription.

Here are the rules:
1. Video should be between 2-4 minutes
2. Your entire video should be dedicated to this project
3. All speech should be clear and appropriate (no swear words)
4. Display the site in the video at least once (screencapture, shoot with your camera, etc…)
5. Have an audio clip of one of the audio podcasts - download free on iTunes ( or from our website (

Try to answer these questions in your video:
1. What is your experience with JapanesePod101 (website, audio podcast, or videos)?
2. How do/would you use JapanesePod101’s resources?
3. Which of JapanesePod101’s tools do you think are useful?
4. What do you think is the biggest benefit a learner could have from using them at these levels: newbie, beginner, intermediate, and advanced?

That’s all there is to it!
If you have experience using JapanesePod101, all you have to do is tell us about it.
If you’ve never used the site, podcast or videos before - now is as good a time as ever to start, right?
Just browse through stuff a little bit and give us your opinions.  We’d love to hear your feedback.

If you would like more information on how to use our site, check out our video tutorials here: 

**Hints for getting the prizes!
a. Make sure you have good lighting and audio.
b. Speak in a loud, clear voice.
c. Don’t pander or bash — just tell us your honest opinions.
d. Be careful to follow all the rules!

ALL qualified entrants (follow all the rules): 6 month basic subscription ($36 value)
ALL high-quality videos: 6 month premium subscription ($120 value)

1st: 10,000yen +1 year premium subscription
2nd: 5,000yen  +1 year premium subscription
3rd:  2,500yen +1 year premium subscription