Enter to be a protégé to 1 of RIM’s celeb #BBMchallenge Council members

RIM is offering the chance for you to become a protege to 1 of RIM’s celebrity BBM Challenge Council Members. The winner will win a free BlackBerry smartphone, an exclusive group invitation to your celebrity’s BBM group and  the chance to meet their celebrity in person.  Do you have what it takes? Continue reading for details.


If you think you have what it takes to become the next big thing, enter to become a Protégé of one of our six BBM™ Challenge Council members. All Protégés will get a free BlackBerry smartphone and the chance to meet their celebrity in person. To get started, choose a celebrity and submit an entry describing why they should choose you.

Contest Period

The Contest will begin at 12:01am Eastern Time on October 3rd, 2011 and end at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on October 17th, 2011]. (“Contest Period”).


Participation open only to legal residents of the forty-eight contiguous United States or the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding residents of Quebec), who are 13 or older as of date of entry. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and Quebec, outside of the forty-eight contiguous United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada, and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Research In Motion Limited (“Sponsor”), Mr. Youth, LLC (“Mr. Youth”) and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of Contest materials, and any Influencers (defined below), and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter. You are not authorized to participate in the Contest if you are not located within the forty-eight United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), the District of Columbia or Canada (excluding Quebec). Subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.

  1. How to Enter. To enter the Contest, go to Sponsor’s website atwww.BBMChallenge.com (“Site”) and follow the links and instructions to enter. You must have a Facebook profile to enter the Contest. Read the Official Rules, complete the online entry form (including your name, mailing address, phone number, birth date (including age) and email address) and for one of the below six (6) Contest Categories upload either (i) a video submission (“Video”) (Maximum two minutes and thirty seconds in length) or (ii) a photograph submission (“Photo”) with an essay (“Essay”) (Essay is optional but must be no more than 250 words in length). The Video or Photo/Essay submission must respond to both of the following topics (“Topics”): (i) why you deserve to be a protégé in this Contest Category; and (ii) how a BlackBerry device can help you become a protégé/influencer in this Contest Category. All entry information, Videos, Photos, and Essays shall be collectively referred to herein as the “Submissions” or each as a “Submission.”The Six Contest Categories are:
    1. Fashion – Whitney Port
    2. Film – Michelle Trachtenberg
    3. Music – Greyson Chance
    4. Sports – Hope Solo
    5. Pop culture – Jared Eng
    6. Entrepreneurship – Lauren Berger

    Entrants will be encouraged to invite up to three (3) friends via Facebook to join their Contest team (“Team”). Entrants will have up until 11:59pm ET October 17th, 2011 to invite friends to join the Team (each a “Team member”). Entrants are not required to invite friends or have friends accept an invitation to participate in the Contest; however, only entrant’s Team members will be eligible to receive the Finalist Team prize (if entrant is a Finalist) or accompany the Grand Prize winner on the Grand Prize Trip (if entrant is a Grand Prize Winner). Only the person who submits the Submission will be considered the “entrant” in this Contest. A Team member will not be considered an “entrant” unless that Team member submits his or her own Submission. Potential Team members will be contacted by Entrant via Facebook and will be asked to participate as a Team member in the Contest. Each Team member must affirmatively agree to participate in the Contest and to these Official Rules in order to participate in this Contest and be eligible for the Finalist Prize (only if applicable) and/or accompany the Grand Prize winner on the Grand Prize Trip (only if applicable). Team members must satisfy the same Eligibility requirements described above for entrants.

    Limit one (1) Submission per person, per email address in each Contest Category during the Contest Period. Submissions must comply with the Guidelines and Restrictions defined below. Entrants may enter in multiple Contest Categories. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify this Contest in the event an insufficient number of Submissions are received that meet the minimum judging criteria in each Contest Category.

    Via RIM

    Full details here