First Online Viral Video Game Show Seeks Contestants with Exploding Melons and Jaw-Dropping Magic Tricks

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Stunt Buxx, the First Online Viral Media Game Show, released details today of their inaugural July 1st Canada Day and Fourth of July Independence Day Stunt Challenges.

Canada Day Watermelon Splat Contest 2012

Canada Day Watermelon Splat Contest 2012

Stunt Buxx, the First Online Viral Media Game Show, is set to launch Canada Day, July 1, 2012 with seven days of off-the-hook publicity stunt challenges, beginning with its colorfully worded inaugural challenge, ‘The Holy Crap Dude, Did You See That Stunt Buxx/Canada Day Exploding Watermelon Contest.’

“July 1st is Canada Day. Why not launch Stunt Buxx on the day of the country’s biggest party?”, said Ryan Bennett, co-founder and CEO of Stunt Buxx. “We thought we’d kick it off with a bang, actually a splat.”.

Stunt Buxx’s Launch Day Challenge is literally that - a launch. Contestants paint a watermelon with the Canadian flag and the Stunt Buxx logo, then must find the most creative way to launch it as high and far as possible, culminating in a massive splat - all recorded on video using a smartphone or any recording device.

“Anybody can drop a watermelon off a roof”, said Bennett, “This is a Canada Day Contest, so we’re looking for out of the box thinking here - the most super-cool way ever to blast a fat, juicy melon into the air that results in the biggest, sickest splat people have ever seen.” For every video sumission received showing a smashed watermelon, Stunt Buxx will donate $2 to the Vancouver Food Bank.

To celebrate with their American friends, Stunt Buxx has dedicated its Fourth of July Challenge to their fans in the U.S. in another uniquely titled stunt they’re calling, “David Blaine Our Ass”, a tip of the hat to the uber-hip American illusionist and street magician. Bennett describes their Fourth of July challenge as “Dazzle us with your best illusion, sleight of hand, manipulation, levitation, metamorphosis - whatever you’ve got. In other words, gobsmack us with a killer magic trick.” Capture it on camera, smart-phone, web-cam, or any recording device and upload it to the Stunt Buxx website.

Bennett continued, “To win money in our Canada Day Contest we asked players to paint the Canadian flag on a watermelon. For the Fourth of July challenge, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Marine Corps Aviation and the sacrifices they’ve made for both our countries, we’re asking all contestants to display either the American flag or the Marine Corps logo while doing the challenge. They can paint it on, wrap themselves in it, whatever they want, just as long as they’re showing their support. We’re also sweetening the prize pot a little. The three winners of our ‘David Blaine Our Ass’ Fourth of July Challenge who show either the American flag or the Marine Corps logo in their video will each win a bonus $100.”

Stunt Buxx bills itself as “the next generation in online video contests”. Players are presented with a fun daily challenge. They then shoot a hilarious video of themselves doing the challenge and upload the clip to the Stunt Buxx website, encouraging their friends to give Props to, Share, and ReTweet the video on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. Daily cash prizes are awarded for the videos with the most ‘Views’, ‘Props’, and ‘ReTweets’.

“Stunt Buxx isn’t like other video contest platforms. We’re an online game show that mixes publicity with merchandising. On Stunt Buxx, there’s a new contest/challenge posted every day. Contestants who play Stunt Buxx know within 24 hours if they’ve won. And we pay our winners daily!”, said Bennett.

The Stunt Buxx Street Team hits the road this weekend to spread the word about Stunt Buxx and their exciting Launch Week challenges. Watch for them in white Stunt Buxx t-shirts with their melons (sorry, not those kind of melons) at Playland, North Vancouver, the White Rock pier, and Bear Creek Park in Surrey.

For more information, visit the Stunt Buxx website at:

About Stunt Buxx:
Stunt Buxx is the first online viral media game show - where it pays to share. CEO and Co-Founder Ryan Bennett has a degree in film making but caught the internet bug in 1999 and never looked back. He is currently president of Little King Media, acting as an SEO consultant and content strategist for blogs and internet ventures.

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Stunt Buxx Interactive Advertising Ltd.
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