FishFeed: Catch. Share. Jackpot!

Hey Everyone! The campaign is still going and accepting contributions until Wednesday March 20, 2013. We've still got two more days to finish strong.

My name is Frank E. Banks and I am the founder/creator of FishFeed, a new iOS app that connects sportfishing enthusiasts everywhere through photos and video. I want to tell you about how you can help support FishFeed and contribute to a killer fishing photo/video contest at the same time!


Many of us have put in five or ten bucks for the jackpot on a party boat, or maybe entered a local fishing derby.  This campaign is like one (hopefully) big, worldwide jackpot open to any angler with an iPhone/iPad/iPod!  There is NO LIMIT on how big the pot can get.  Here's what you need to do to participate:

1.  CONTRIBUTE: The minimum contribution is $10 and if you want to put in more you can get some great rewards, while they last.  50% of the money will go into the contest pot.*  Remember, the more everyone contributes the more money you can win, so tell your friends to join the contest too.

2.  POST: Upload your best fishing photos and videos to FishFeed (download it for free here).  The photos/videos can be new or old, just make sure they're your best!  Also you MUST register/sign in on FishFeed with the SAME email address you used to contribute money to this campaign.

3.  TELL YOUR FRIENDS:  Tell your friends to download FishFeed for free and "Like" your post(s).  It would be nice if you were a good sport and voted on other anglers' posts too, but it's not required.

4.  WIN CASH PRIZES: Six cash prizes will be awarded for the most popular photos and videos as ranked by number of Likes (votes).

This super sophisticated chart shows the projected relationship between number of anglers and size of the jackpot.
The Cash Prizes

There will be six separate cash prizes, divided between photos and videos.  Prize amounts will be calculated as a percentage of the pot.  For most popular fishing videos the prizes are:

- Grand Prize Video: 30%
- 2nd Place Video: 15%
- 3rd Place Video: 10%

For most popular fishing photos the prizes are:

- Grand Prize Photo: 25%
- 2nd Place Photo: 13%
- 3rd Place Photo: 7%

NEWSFLASH: This Could Be Big Money

The size of the pot completely depends on how many people contribute.  If you get your friends to contribute to the campaign that will mean more money you could potentially win.  Let's say, just for example, that we are able to raise a pot of $10,000.  In that case the prizes would be:

- Grand Prize Video: $3,000
- 2nd Place Video: $1,500

- 3rd Place Video: $1,000

- Grand Prize Photo: $2,500

- 2nd Place Photo: $1,300
- 3rd Place Photo: $700

Who wouldn't want to win thousands of dollars just for a fishing photo or video?  Contribute now and let's make it happen!

Support an App Made For Anglers

With this campaign not only are your funding an exciting contest but you are also supporting an app made specifically for the sportfishing community.  As a solo founder, I put a tremendous amount of effort and all my financial resources into developing FishFeed.  Through this campaign I want to raise money to continue making FishFeed into a product anglers will love, but also give something back to the sportfishing community.  I can't think of a better way than this unique crowdfunded contest.  I hope you'll join the fun by contributing and downloading FishFeed now!

Get Cool Stuff Too

Your contribution will not only get you into the contest, but we have some awesome rewards as well.  I recruited the talented guys on team Profishing to produce a really cool co-branded "One Bite Away" design exclusively for this campaign.  We're offering the design on Limited Edition koozies and high quality t-shirts that you can't get anywhere else!

Keep your drink cold when you're on the water or at the lake with the Limited Edition "One Bite Away" koozie.  Durable neoprene with acrylic ink.

The "One Bite Away" shirts are high quality Fruit of the Loom with true acrylic ink screen printing. I hope you get one because I'll definitely be rockin' mine out on the water.

Deadline And Details

*Net proceeds (total funds raised minus GoFundMe/WePay transaction fees and reward fulfillment expenses) will be split evenly between the contest pot and the FishFeed development fund.

Assuming this campaign reaches the modest $2000 funding goal the contest will end at exactly 12AM PST March 20, 2013. I will tally the results, announce the winners, and distribute the prizes absolutely ASAP.

If the funding goal is not met the contest will be canceled and you will not be charged.

I'll be updating this page with the contest leaders and other relevant news as things progress. You can also view the most popular posts at any given moment on the FishFeed explore screen.

Ties: In the event that two or more posts are tied in popularity the post that was submitted first will win. Get your submissions in early!

Fraud, abuse, etc.: I will only accept original fishing photos/videos that have not been materially altered and that do not violate the FishFeed terms of service. Let's keep this clean.

Please don't hesitate to ask for support or provide feedback.

That's It!

Thanks for listening. Make your contribution, download FishFeed now, and please tell all your friends.

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