Bil Browning

Giveway: $400 worth of celebrity goodness

Filed By Bil Browning | March 23, 2009 6:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Contests
Tags: Cherry Jones, Chris Noth, Clay Aiken, giveaways, GLAAD, Keith Olbermann, Media Awards, Phil Donahue, S. Epatha Merkerson, Stockard Channing, Suze Orman, T.R. Knight, Tyra Banks

This week we're running an exclusive contest for Bilerico Project readers and we're giving away $400 worth of prizes thanks to GLAAD - The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Up for grabs are two pairs of show-only tickets to the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremony is March 28 (this Saturday) at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Both sets are worth $200.

MANY160.pngThis year there are 185 nominees in 41 categories that include Outstanding Film; TV Journalism; Theatre; Music Artist; and Comic Book; and 15 Spanish language entertainment and news categories. Tyra Banks, Suze Orman and Phil Donahue will receive special honors. Special guests include Clay Aiken, Stockard Channing, Cherry Jones, T.R. Knight, S. Epatha Merkerson, Chris Noth and Keith Olbermann.

Tickets includes entrance to show only. (Cocktail reception and dinner are not included.) Balcony doors open at 8:00 pm for general admission, theater-style seating and the awards show begins at 8:30 pm. Limited availability, so if you don't want to take your chances on winning one of the pairs we have, you should go buy yours now.

Details on how to win after the jump. Contest ends at 8:30am Noon* ET on Wednesday, March 25.

You can see all the stars just by leaving a comment on this post. Be sure to use a valid e-mail address so I can contact the winner. You can only enter once (I'll delete duplicate entries) and contributors aren't eligible to win. Winners will be drawn at random. Prize is two tickets to the GLAAD Media Awards show.

The winners will be posted at 9am 1pm* on Wednesday morning, March 25, and I'll e-mail them too. Winners will have 24 hours to respond and claim tickets or I'll randomly choose another winner from this post's comment thread.

*Times were extended to give more people time to enter after a denial of service attack took down the site for a few hours Monday night. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Will the tickets be snail mailed or will they be will call?


What a wonderful opportunity!

Oh, I so want to get these tickets! I love me some crazy Suze Orman. :)

People first, then money, then things. Then jackets. Me too, please.

ZOMG this would be so awesome -- I used to be one of GLAAD's soldiers who clipped out news articles and printed them out from online BEFORE there was an Internet, and would scan + OCR them in and e-mail them over to them ... ah, the early days ... ;-)

Oh! This would be so much fun!

dan forbes | March 24, 2009 2:13 PM

me me me. I want to win,

I love how we honor Hollywood celebrities who spent years in the closet, denying there sexuality and enforcing the belief that letting people know the truth will ruin your professional career.

"Since you were so courageous by coming out ten years after the peak of your professional career - We would LOVE it if you represented our community by hosting an award show signifying the advances the rest of us fought for while you hid in the closet"

Even with that said - I never turn down an invitation to a black tie affair

Wow. I really want these tickets. Will Cheyenne Jackson be there?

I don't usually do this...but I really need these tickets. And Mother taught me to always say please and thank you. So please...thank you!

This is pretty cool. BTW, love the Hillary reference, Beau (though I was for Obama from the start).

As a student advocate, latino and a communications major it would be amazing to go!

ME ME ME! ;)

Cordey Lash | March 24, 2009 6:08 PM

can't wait to see you tyra!

What a fun show this will be!

I would love to go to NYC and be a part of this event that makes a difference in so many lives. Thank you for the opportunity and i send lots of love xoxoxox

Tony Sweet
ON Air With Tony Sweet

Jeremy Schwartz | March 24, 2009 6:43 PM

I'd love to go!

Megan Wadding | March 24, 2009 6:44 PM

I wanna go!

Craig Cammack | March 24, 2009 7:09 PM

Thissounds like so much fun!

first time on your site, got here via twitter Retweet. nice site! -d

Leave me out....GLAAD deliberately defames women of trans/intersexed history by continuing to promote "transgender" as a forced inclusive term despite complaints about it.....

I'd sooner attend an HRC gala.

Darren kwiatkowski | March 24, 2009 7:46 PM

As a beginning activist, I'd appreciate the tix.

I want to go with my girlfriend!

Pick me please:) I said please:)

I would love a ticket to this wonderful event.
Pick me!!

Hats off to you and yr team sir, you've been a source of great info and insight in the months since I was turned onto y'all. (and had the brief pleasure to meet you.) -- Scout

Commence crossing of fingers and toes... now!

Thanks for putting on this contest! This would be an awesome surprise for my boyfriend if we win! Thanks!

To the winner, have fun! This is a nice contest, it would be fun to go.

Awesome thing you are doing!! Yay for GLAD I miss my city I'm here in the suburban splendor of CT.Contest or no with GLAD we all win.
Best always,

Thank you!! Fingers crossed.

Cheng-Huai Chuang | March 25, 2009 9:43 AM

Thank you for doing this. I really wanna go but since I'm a student, I can't afford it.

Amanda Harris | March 25, 2009 10:03 AM

woo hoo! I want those tickets!

Lenore Cunningham | March 25, 2009 10:16 AM

Just so happens I am free this Saturday and quite close to the venue.

michaelagrammar | March 25, 2009 11:52 AM

I am still in the running towards becoming America's Next Comped GLAAD Media Awards attendee. Pick me!