Enter Here: Submit your entry for the 2015 WAR On Ice Stanley Cup Playoff Prediction Contest (Round 1) here. Rules are below.
Entries: Only one entry permitted per person. Violators to this rule will be disqualified (and publicly shamed on Twitter). Sam, Andrew, and Alexandra will be participating, but their entries will be ineligible to win the prize.
Prize: First place receives a $50 Amazon.com gift card. All other entries will be awarded with nothing, because you don’t play to lose in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Donations: Entry is free, as this is a “for fun” contest only. Although not required, we suggest making a small donation through the link on our home page.
Half of all donations received between now and the end of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be forwarded to Colon Cancer Canada in memory of capgeek.com founder Matthew Wuest. We also encourage people to donate directly to Colon Cancer Canada if they prefer.
Official Scores: All statistics will be taken from www.war-on-ice.com. Any stat changes that occur after noon on the day following the completion of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will not be taken into account.
Scoring: Answers to each question will be standardized using the scale() function in R. The Euclidean distance between each entry and the actual results will be calculated using the dist() function in R. The entry with the lowest Euclidean distance from the actual results will be the winner.
Subsequent Rounds: Additional questions will be sent to participants for rounds 2, 3, and 4. These will be sent shortly after the conclusion of the previous round. Participants who fail to submit entries for rounds 2, 3, and 4 will be assigned a random response from one of the other contestants for each question. Note that there will be limited time between rounds to complete these questions, so please plan accordingly.
Submission Times: Any submission received after the first puck drops each round will be disqualified (for Round 1) or assigned random responses, as described in “Subsequent Rounds” above (for Rounds 2, 3, and 4).
Disclaimer: We reserve the right to disqualify any entry for any reason at our discretion.