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Museum seeks blogger to live onsite for a month

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Night at the Museum” may bring a fictional story to life for movie-goers, but thanks to a contest currently under way, one lucky winner will soon be spending a full month at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Similar in many ways to The Best Job in the World contest, which we wrote about early last year, the Museum of Science and Industry’s effort seeks someone “to live and breathe science 24/7 for 30 days,” and to write about their experiences along the way. The assignment will extend from October 20 to November 18, during which time the winner’s mission will be to live in the 77-year-old institution and experience all the fun and education on offer while reporting their experience to the outside world via blog, Twitter and online video. When the mission has been successfully completed, the winner will also walk away with a prize of USD 10,000, an honorary lifetime membership to MSI and a package of tech gadgets, including the notebook computer and camera provided to document the experience. More than 1,500 people from all 50 states as well as Antarctica and Australia sent in applications, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times. Three finalists in the contest are now being chosen, and their applications will soon be open to public voting. The winner will be announced Oct. 6. Still think your marketing funds are best spent on ads? Judging by all the contests we’ve seen over the past year or so, you may want to think again. 😉 (Related: Contest replaces ad campaign for Nissan launchYouTube contest offers free weekend in DenmarkJob contest lets bloggers become pilots.) Spotted by: Jim Stewart



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