Announcing the FanSided ‘Fan of the Year’ Contest!


We here at Ink On Indy are proud to introduce to our readers the chance to become the FanSided ‘Sports Fan of the Year’.

FanSided is looking for you, the most passionate, staunchest die-hard sports fan. Have you had season tickets for decades to your favorite team? Do you have a room dedicated to your favorite team? Do you wake early to make sure your head is cleanly shaved so your painted on helmet is broadcast worthy? Do you spend hours in preparation to make sure you have on the most team swag on gameday?

If the answer is yes then this announcement is for you. FanSided, in conjunction with Sports Illustrated, is introducing its innaugural FanSided Fan of the Year contest.  This is your chance to apply and be acknowledged by FanSided and Sports Illustrated as the #1 fan in the country.

Ink On Indy is calling on you, our loyal Colts, Pacers, Irish, Boilermakers, Bulldogs and Hoosiers to give it your best shot. Not a fan of the teams we cover, but still think you’re#1? That works too! Applying is easy. Here’s how:

"Here’s how to enter: Send us a two-minute video or a 200-word essay to telling us your story and explaining why you should be named FanSided Fan of the Year. We’ll review all submissions and narrow down the field to five finalists. Each finalist will receive a one-year subscription to Sports Illustrated and will be interviewed and profiled on The grand prize winner will be featured in Sports Illustrated magazine!"

Official rules of the contest can be found here, but here is a brief summary.

  • The contest began on 12:01 AM ET on November 2, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on November 20, 2015.
  • To enter, consumers must email a 200 word essay or 2 minute video to Fansided at
  • Five Finalists will receive a 1-year subscription to Sports Illustrated Magazine.
  • Of the five Finalists, one Grand Prize Winner, in addition to the Finalist prize, may also be featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine and on
  • Finalists chosen must participate in a telephone interview as part of the judging process before finalizing their prize.

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Sounds simple right? a 200-word essay is about half of the text listed here. A two-minute video is full team swag shouldn’t be difficult for the most passionate fans. Let’s see if one of the many great fans across the Hoosier State can be named as the ‘Sports Fan of the Year’. The question is, will it be you?