Soapbox Throwdown: Voting is Now Open!

The sites are done. The contestants nervously pace the greenroom. Their fate now rests in the hands of YOU, the voting public.  You will determine who receives glory and admiration heretofore unknown in the annuls of PICnet history.  You will destine who will sing before the cruel, unfeeling eye of the internet.

The Contest

The inaugural Soapbox Throwdown pits PICnetter against PICnetter in a timed duel of Soapbox proficiency.  Equipped with a common template, a fictional organization, and the tools in Soapbox, contestants had only one day to create a site. Time constraints were held to with strict precision.  Contestants were highly encouraged to use the range of products available in Soapbox, including Soapbox Events, Soapbox Mapper, Jobline, Soapbox Slideshow, and Soapbox Donations.

The Contestants

Alex Budak The Natural PICnet’s number one draft pick of the fall season, the kid brings a hunger and native facility for the challenge that strikes fear into his competitors.

Tim Forbes The Wiley Veteran The gray beard of the bunch, what he lacks in energy or the base ability to string coherent sentences together, he attempts to make up for in guile and trickery.

Tony Larson The Woolliest PICnetter Former recipient of the Woolly Mammoth Theater Company’s Woolliest Washingtonian award, Larson’s commitment to head-to-head – or hair-to-hair – competition is legendary.

The Sites

Bread & Hope: Operating in Washington D.C., Bread & Hope provides short-term assistance and long-term strategies out of poverty for those in our nation’s capital.

Sustainable Sudamerica: A socially-responsible business emphasizing environmental sustainable travel, Sustainable Sudamerica offers treks throughout South America.

Truth and Justice Foundation: The Truth and Justice Foundation is an internationally-focused organization promoting the rule of law across the globe.

The Voting

Here’s what we ask of you:

  1. Review the sites
  2. Choose your favorite
  3. VOTE!


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6 Responses to “Soapbox Throwdown: Voting is Now Open!”

  1. Tony Larson says:

    Vote for my site! I promise if selected I will choose only the most embarrassing karaoke song for the loser to sing!! (sorry I can’t actually tell you all which is mine)

  2. Tim Forbes says:

    Hard to bribe or otherwise unduly influence the vote when you can’t say which to vote for, eh, Woolly One?

    Any songs you’d prefer to sing for your moment in the karaoke spotlight, Larson? I could be persuaded to go easy on you with the song choice.

  3. abudak says:

    Unlike my competitors, I have decided to run a clean campaign that focuses on what unites us all rather than what divides us. We all want a website that will help improve the world — be it through the pursuit of justice, the provision of a warm meal, or a sustainable trip to South America. So while my competitors may throw around accusations of bribes, foul-play and hairiness, I intend to rise above politics as usual.

    YES WE CAN make great websites on Non-Profit Soapbox in less than a day! YES WE CAN embed Google Maps and integrate with Salesforce. YES WE CAN sing Sarah McLachlan karaoke. Yes. We. Can.

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