The first round of questions has been selected for the new accuracy contest. Forecasts on these questions from November 7, 2014, through December 6, 2014, have their market scores calculated and added to a person’s “portfolio.” The best portfolios at a time shortly after March 7, 2015, will win big prizes.
In time for Hallowe’en, we’ve added Shadow Forecasts and other features to help show the awesome power of combo.
- Shadowy: when linked forecasts affect a question, we show “Shadow Forecasts” in the history and the trend graph.
- Pointy: the trend graph now shows one point per forecast instead of just the nightly snapshot.
- Chatty: Comment while you forecast. (But not while you drive.)
Read on for news about upcoming prizes.
SciCast is running a new special! For four weeks, you can win prizes on some days of the week:
- On Tuesdays, win a $25 Amazon gift card with activity.
- On Wednesdays, win an activity badge for your profile.
- On Thursdays, win a $25 Amazon gift card with accurate forecasting.
- On Fridays, win an accuracy badge for your profile.
On each activity prize day, up to 80 valid forecasts and comments made that day will be randomly selected to win. On each accuracy prize day, your chance of winning any of 80 prizes is proportional to your forecasting accuracy.*
Be sure to use SciCast from July 22 to August 15!
*limit of $575 in winnings per person
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The SciCast College Bowl Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by SciCast (the “Sponsor”), having an address of:
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030.
Here are this week’s scores for the individuals with highest points. Scores are the actual gains on College Bowl questions that have already closed during the contest. Updated 6/17/14.
|ctwardy*||1118||George Mason University|
|jkominek||570||University of Colorado|
|dvasya||451||George Mason University|
|Question Mark*||254||Duke University|
|Hotshot||226||University of California, Berkeley|
|yuan10||180||University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)|
|dvasya||150||George Mason University|
|Geoff||148||Oregon State University|
|rrich||126||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|HAL9000||115||University of California Berkeley|
|MerrySeeker||109||California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)|
|Beth81||106||George Mason University|
|saurabh_02||50||Texas A&M University|
*Not eligible to win.
NOTE: Here are the top 20 Colleges represented in the College Bowl. So far, none have reached 50 participants. Don’t wait! Recruit some teammates today and win BIG! Reach out to your alumni groups and personal networks.
George Mason University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Florida State University
Michigan State University
Oregon State University
Penn State University
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas (Austin)
University of Wisconsin
Learn more about the College Bowl & participate!