Hey folks, Harry here... I get offered to do a lot of promotional giveaways - and to be honest for every contest we do here on AICN, every event we throw - there's about 5-10 that I am just not interested in because they just don't seem COOL to me. Now, as is evidenced by the 15 years of AICN that I've been in charge of, my barometer of cool is uniquely tuned to my own personal aesthetic... But when the PR company asked me if I wanted to give away this pair of Jake LaMotta Boxing Gloves - I kneejerked an "ABSOLUTELY!" as quick as I could.
So first off - why am I doing this contest? No, that's not right... Why is there a contest? Well you see, over at EPIX MOVIE FREE-FOR-ALL - they're screening classic films across the country - and this Thursday, June 30th at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village in NEW YORK CITY - you can watch RAGING BULL on the big screen at 8pm (EST natch). There's VIP seating you can win by doing the following:
“Fans can enter to win VIP seats to select screenings by following @EpixHD on Twitter. EPIX will announce on their Twitter handle when the contest begins for each movie, then all you have to do is tweet to @EpixHD with the hashtag #EPIXFFA as instructed to become eligible to win. See below for the full rules and good luck!”
But while going to see RAGING BULL in the East Village on a big screen with your fellow New Yorkers might be pretty damn cool... Hanging these on your wall will be even cooler. In fact, I wish to God I could just name myself the winner - cuz I think these are the bee's knees.
SO - how do you win?
Well, I was sitting here racking my brain trying to think of what the winner of this holy cinematic/sports/Scorsese/Deniro evocative badassery would need to do to truly deserve the awesome that these gloves represent.
I thought about Punch photos - but then thought... yeah, that could end badly, but Yoko said, you should have people do "POST-FIGHT Make-up Faces" - YES! Exactly that is exactly what I want to do.
The best Beat to fuck face make up photo that I get sent wins these gloves. I'll give ya till Monday to send the best photos you can take, featuring beat up face make up of YOU. What I want is at least 4 photos... detailing pre-makeup, different stages, then your fave shot of the finished masterpiece of face mutilation through organized blunt trauma competitions.
There can be ONLY ONE!
SO - send it in an email to HK at Aint It Cool. Com with the subject line:
I want Magic Jake LaMotta RAGING BULL Boxing Gloves from Everlast!
the photos - your full name and shipping address. On Tuesday, next week, I'll announce the winner! Do your best and be featured here - and for your effort you will have those magic gloves! Sound cool? I think so!