Kids Are Callers Competition
Next month, FreeBingo will be opening the Back to School bingo room.
You may remember this room for having a selection of cute children reading the bingo calls.
This year we are looking to get a whole new class of kid callers.
So if you have a little one who would like to help, then you could also be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher.
HOW TO ENTER
Thanks to the magic of Audioboo, it has never been easier to record your childs voice and to send that recording directly to us.
Audioboo is a totally free audio-sharing website which allows you to record audio files of up to 5 minutes in length and publish them to the internet. It also allows you to send private audio messages to other audioboo members, such as freebingo.
For every child who enters this competition, their parent/guardian will receive one entry into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher.
At the beginning of each recording we would like you to first introduce who you are, and identify the child in the recording and their relationship to you. For example, “Hello, my username is BingoBob and this is my 7 year old daughter Jessica, who will be reading the bingo calls…”
Audioboo will allow you to make a continuous recording of up to 5 minutes, so please ask your child to read 5 to 10 numbers consecutively if they can. There is no need to do seperate recordings for each number as we can cut and edit the audio file afterwards.
A list of the bingo calls can be found at http://www.freebingo.co.uk/bingo/90calls-print.htm which you can print out for your child to read. We recommend doing between 5 and 10 bingo calls, but if your child wishes to read the full 90 this is up to you.
HOW TO RECORD USING AUDIOBOO
There are two ways to use Audioboo. On your PC or laptop via the Audioboo website, or via the Audioboo iPhone and Android App for your smartphone.
If you have a microphone, we recommend that you use the website, if not, using the phone app is just as good but is slightly more complicated to use.
USING THE AUDIOBOO WEBSITE
To submit your recording, please visit http://audioboo.fm/FreeBingo and click on the green button underneath where it says send FreeBingo a message.
In order to record your calls, you will need to join AudioBoo, which is completely free and should only take a few seconds.
Once you are logged in, follow the instructions to start recording, and then get your child to start reading out your chosen bingo calls clearly. When you have finished your recording, you will be able to listen back by pressing the preview button, and if you are unhappy you can press restart to try again.
Once you are happy with your recording, press the green button in the bottom right which says “Happy? Add a title”. Here you can add a subject line, an image and location. All we need is your username in the subject line, we do not need an image or to know your location so you may skip those parts.
Click send and your recording will be sent to us. We will send you an audio message back to confirm we have received your audioboo, and that you have been entered into our prize draw.
USING THE AUDIOBOO APP
The Audioboo app is really easy to use, but unlike the website it does not currently allow users to search, which means using the app alone will not allow you to find us and send a direct audio message.
All this means is that before you use the app on your phone, you will still need to use the website first in order to find freebingo and “follow” us. Once you do this, freebingo will appear on your app and you will be able to send your audio messages directly to us.
To do this, log-in to AudioBoo and then go to http://audioboo.fm/FreeBingo and click the purple follow button (this button will only appear when you are logged in).
After a short delay, you will find that on your smartphone app, freebingo shows up in your contacts list. From here, you simply press “Send DM” to send us a direct message.
This will prompt you to make your recording, and as with the website version you can preview your recording and delete it and start again if you are unhappy with it.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The maximum age for entries is 10 years old.
Deadline for submissions is Friday 26th August 2011.
Players will receive a bonus of FB£1,000 and one prize draw entry for each child who records a minimum of 5 bingo calls. Multiple recordings from the same child will be accepted, but these will not result in extra FB£s or prize draw entries.
By entering this competition you are giving us your permission to use the sounds within our School Room bingo game.
Please note that FreeBingo may not include any recordings it deems are of insufficient audio quality for use within the game.