Quirky Irish town rolls 6,000 plastic balls downhill in the world’s most colourful lottery

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By Pish Dadivas in Cool Travel on Monday 12 May 2014

Every August, thousands of colourful balls flood the streets of Cobh, a small fishing town in Ireland, for the Barrack Hill Ball Roll – the world’s quirkiest, most unique lottery. 6,000 red, blue, green, and yellow numbered balls are released at the top of West View, the town’s steepest street, aptly nicknamed the Deck of Cards.

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The Happy Project: a competition to make people happy

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Monday 15 July 2013

Mark and Adam Simpson are two brothers with one goal: make people happy. To accomplish this goal, they’ve organized a contest to find a fund an idea that will make people happy. Their intentions are completely pure, so it’s not an advertising ploy or a government initiative; even the winner’s name won’t get published. The […]

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The Love Competition: measuring love, for real

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By Lucas Jatoba in Video on Monday 29 October 2012

Do you reckon it’s possible to measure love? Well, turns out it is! And you will be VERY surprised to see who’s the winner. #justbeautiful.

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Graphic Competitions

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By Laura Wood in Cool Websites on Monday 2 July 2012

Sometimes we are missing opportunities just because we don’t know they are out there. Well, this has to be stopped. If you want to be constantly updated with photography, illustration, animation and graphic design competitions, Graphic Competition is the right website to take an eye on. A collector of good quality competitions of all creative […]

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VivacityVision photo competition

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Tuesday 20 January 2009

Everyone has the potential to take a great photograph — one that captures the moment from your own perspective — and there’s so many moments worth sharing in Sydney during summer. Vivacity09 brings together big Sydney events (from Sydney Festival First Night and Beck’s Festival Bar to All Tomorrow’s Parties and St George Open Air Cinema) under one umbrella, and VivacityVision is a photo competition that gives you a chance to share your memories of those events and more. Take your camera when you head along to big Vivacity09 events like and then enter VivacityVision: you could win a $1200 digital SLR camera, exposure for your work and an exclusive Access All Areas pass to the exciting Vivid Sydney festival this June. Find out more at the VivaCity website.

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The One80Project

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By Zolton in New Film on Thursday 20 November 2008

The idea is simple: ‘The One80Project is a national competition inviting anyone with a good idea for an hour long drama to submit a 180 second pilot and an accompanying treatment. This is then judged by an expert panel of industry specialists to ultimately be produced and aired on MTV in Australia, online and on […]

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