Share an uplifting story about a research participant on Twitter or LinkedIn


You read that correctly. All you have to do to enter is post an uplifting story about a research participant in 100 words or less, tag @ethnio, and use the hashtag #ar2020. It can be someone you remember for their impact on your study, someone you related to, or even an amazing quote that you remember. 


Contest Details

The contest begins on February 5th and closes on Feb 26th. Winners will be announced on March 4th on the @RosenfeldMedia Twitter account. The winner will be chosen by the Steve Portigal, author of Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries: User Research War Stories, as well as Interviewing Users, AND host of the rad Dollars to Donuts podcast.


How do you enter?

We’re doing this on Twitter and LinkedIn, so all you have to do to enter is post on either platform! Really anything counts as a story that's uplifting to you, but Steve will be choosing the most creative or generally awesome story as the winner. 


What do you need to say in your tweet? 

It does have to fit inside a threaded 3-post tweet or LinkedIn post, and you can include a screenshot or image, or even a video if you won't be violating any suffocating NDAs.

An example

We’ll go first, to help give you a better idea:

  • Under 100 words
  • Tag the @ethnio twitter account.
  • Use the hashtag  #ar2020 


Fundamentally opposed to Twitter? Not to worry, we totally get that. Post on LinkedIn according to the same guidelines and you'll also be entered in the contest. See below for official contest rules and regulations.


What exactly do you win?

  • One full-access ticket to both days of the conference. Including the track of your choice and a main stage pass.
  • A $1,000 travel stipend. You can use the stipend for airfare, gold slippers, lodging, whatever you see fit. 



More about the conference

#ar2020 takes place in Astoria, Queens—just 15 minutes from midtown Manhattan, and one of New York City’s most diverse, culturally-rich neighborhoods. We’ll convene for the main conference (March 30-31) at the stunning Museum of the Moving Image.



One Last Thing 

Any questions? Holler? info@ethn.io



Official Contest Rules

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
Ticket and travel stipend are non-transferable, and no cash or other prize substitution is permitted.
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Anyone posting duplicates or found to use multiple Twitter accounts to enter will be ineligible.


This Ethnio campaign is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter or LinkedIn. And the entry must fulfill all campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize.