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You may recall that back in August I had told you about the Heinz top this TV challenge - which you've probably also noticed advertized on recent Heinz ketchup bottles. I had made and submitted two animations for the contest but did not win. Well recently I received in my mailbox, a very small 2 inch tall ketchup bottle with my name on it - see the pic. They are running another contest that is the same as the first one. So I re-entered my previous entries. I don't think the end result will be any different for me, but since I already did the work the last time, there was no harm in giving it another shot. I have noticed that with a lot of these type of video contests they tend to go for the more average Joe with a hand held video camcorder. Appeasing to the every man. I don't see a lot of animations in the contests or many of them taking prizes. I don't know if they know that I really am - well not exactly an average Joe (unaverage Gina?), but that I am just one person doing all this work. They will pick 10 semi finalists in April and they will be whittled down from there. Either way, I like the bottle they sent me. But should I use it?