NEWS AND EVENTS

 

BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST!

Given that February is a big month for famous birthdays (George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Liz Taylor, Steve Jobs, Jennifer Aniston, Nicolaus Copernicus, Bill VanPatten….), we thought a fun contest would be to design a birthday greeting card with a second language slant. You know, “Roses are red, violets are blue, it’s your birthday, so learn an L2.”  

There will be two winners selected: One winner for the best funny card and one winner for the best serious card. Here are the rules:

  • All entries must be emailed to us by Saturday, February 24. 
  • All cards should have front matter and inside matter, just like any greeting card.
  • Any submission format is fine (e.g., pdf, jpeg, word), and you can use a free online “design your own greeting card” site if you wish.
  • Be sure that all images and text used are copyright free so that we can publish them on our website.
  • You can send as many cards as you want, but you can only win in one category.
  • All cards must have a second language theme or slant.
  • Submissions may use a language other than English but an English translation must be provided for judging purposes. 

We can't wait to see your entries!

 

THE DIVA LIP SYNC BATTLE WINNERS

To celebrate our first-year anniversary in October, we asked our listeners to send us clips of them lip syncing either to a Diva or to THE Diva. Well, we weren't disappointed with the entries! It's amazing to see how fun and creative our winners are. It's too bad we could pick only two winners!

Here are the lucky ones who will get Tea with BVP swag and a dinner with Bill (yes, you read that right):

POP Diva Lip Sync: Francesca Regalado rocking out to "Hey Baby" by No Doubt (watch here).
BVP Diva Lip Sync: Connie Navarro, who got Bette Midler to lip sync to the show's opening! (watch here).

 

BVP MEMES CONTEST

Congratulations to Grant Boulanger, Robert Harrell, and Darren Way for winning our #BVPmemes contest! Here are the winning memes:

  Grant Boulanger - Best overall

Grant Boulanger - Best overall

  Robert Harrell - Best classic meme

Robert Harrell - Best classic meme

  Darren Way - Best BVP meme

Darren Way - Best BVP meme

Picking winners was a tough call, as so many of the entries were extremely funny and insightful. In fact, they were so good that we decided to collect them and save them for your viewing pleasure. You can view them by clicking the button below. Enjoy!