With less than three months until the final episode of “Lost,” ABC celebrates the series’ dedicated fans, providing them with the opportunity to become a part of “Lost” history. Sponsored by Kia Motors, the Ultimate “Lost” Fan Promo Contest gives fans the tools to express and share their passion for the groundbreaking hit drama series through the production of an original promo which will air on the ABC Television Network the week prior to the highly anticipated finale, airing on a special night, Sunday, May 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m.), preceded by a recap special from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, on ABC.
“For the past six years, the fans of ‘Lost’ have shown extreme passion and unwavering commitment. They’ve spent countless hours watching and re-watching episodes, and formulating their own theories about the island’s mysteries,” said Mike Benson and Marla Provencio, executive vice presidents, marketing, ABC Entertainment Group. “We invite the entire ‘Lost’ fan community to play an active part in the series’ final season by participating in the ‘Ultimate Fan Promo Contest’ and look forward to celebrating their creativity and passion like never before.”
Beginning this week, “Lost” fans can visit ABC.com to create and submit their own original 35-second promo. Entries will vie for the opportunity to be broadcast on-air in the week leading up to the final episode of “Lost.” In addition to having their promo televised, the Grand Prize winner will receive a trip to Los Angeles to attend the series’ special finale party.
ABC.com has made available a robust archive of pre-cleared “Lost” assets including video, still images, music, sound bites and special effects audio that fans can use to create their pieces. Additionally, the site is offering an online mash-up tool that can be used to create videos. Original promos can be uploaded to ABC.com through March 21, 2010. The top creative and original entries that promote the series’ finale will be evaluated by a special panel of judges, including “Lost” executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, as well as executives from ABC Entertainment. Once the top five videos are selected by the special panel, fans will be able to go to ABC.com April 19 through April 23 to cast their vote for the Grand Prize winner.
For complete details and official contest rules, visit http://abc.go.com/shows/lost/fan-promo-contest.
Consistently one of the most-viewed series on ABC.com’s full-episode player, “Lost” continues to connect with fans across the web. This season, ABC.com offers highly-interactive, community-driven features including user-created Top 5 lists which allow fans to arrange, rank and share their personalized lists of show-related favorites; and Episode Commentary where fans can not only access commentaries created by series’ insiders, but also create and share their own commentaries for each episode.