Accuracy Contest: First round questions

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.

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SciCast Recruitment Announcement

SciCast is running a new special! The most accurate forecasters during the special will receive Amazon Gift Cards:

• The top 15 participants will win $2250* to spend at Amazon.com

• The other 135 of the top 150 participants will win $225 to spend at Amazon.com

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Boo! Shadow forecasts on SciCast

In time for Hallowe’en, we’ve added Shadow Forecasts and other features to help show the awesome power of combo.

  1. Shadowy: when linked forecasts affect a question, we show “Shadow Forecasts” in the history and the trend graph.legend
  2. Pointy: the trend graph now shows one point per forecast instead of just the nightly snapshot.
  3. Chatty: Comment while you forecast.  (But not while you drive.)

Read on for news about upcoming prizes.

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SciCast Recruitment Announcement

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

Official Rules

College Bowl Leaderboards June 17

CollegeBowl

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.

Individuals

User Name Score Team
ted 3015 Stanford University
sflicht 1982 Harvard University
ctwardy* 1118 George Mason University
jkominek 570 University of Colorado
dvasya 451 George Mason University
benthinkin 430 Providence College
bw 290 Stanford 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
peaigr 127 Stanford 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
witless 51 Stanford University
saurabh_02 50 Texas A&M University
scotchval 49 Duke University

*Not eligible to win.

Team Leaderboard

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
Duke University
Stanford University
University of California, Berkeley
California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Florida State University
Marquette University
Northwestern University
Yale University
Dartmouth College
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!