1st Annual Training Center Technologies Internet Meme Contest

Pit your wit and snarkiness again that of your colleagues!

What’s an Internet Meme?

A meme is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture". An Internet meme may take the form of an image, hyperlink, video, picture, website, or hashtag. It may be just a word or phrase, including an intentional misspelling. These small movements tend to spread from person to person via social networks, blogs, direct email, or news sources. Basically, it provides some amusement to an individual and that person feels the need to share with others, thus the movement.

Why create an Internet Meme?

For no other reason than the fact that they are hilarious!

Why is Training Center Technologies sponsoring a Meme contest?

Because running a training center does not have to be serious business all the time.

How does the contest work?

Come up with a great internet Meme about emergency care training. It can be about CPR, EMT, ACLS, PALS, AEDs, whatever. It just has to be amusing to instructors who teach this kind of class. Then email it to office@lessstress.com before 9/15/2015. We’ll make a committee to judge them, and the winner gets bragging rights and to pick one of three prizes valued at $150 or so:

  • 1 Prestan AED Trainer
  • 600 Training Mask Mouthpieces
  • 3 months of free TC Suite with Webservices

I’m not familiar with internet Memes - can you provide an example?

Sure - here is a slideshow of goofy training Memes we’ve created or found as a demo for this contest:

I think I have an idea - how to I make a Meme?

If you are handy with a basic image editor such as Microsoft Paint, you can just find an image online and put your text over it. If you want a little help, here are three free websites where you can generate Memes with their image editor - they even have great selections of pictures to choose from:

http://memegenerator.net/    https://imgflip.com/memegenerator    https://www.memecenter.com/memebuilder

OK - it’s done and it’s way better than everyone else’s work. What do I do with it now?

Email it to office@lessstress.com - when we’ve recovered from the seizure-like laughter, we’ll track it and notify you of the winner and publish everyone’s work for everyone’s universal amusement.

Can I enter more than one Meme?

Yes - absolutely. Send as many as you want.

What else do I need to know?

By emailing your contest entry you agree to let us use your Meme for marketing purposes to promote products and services. All decisions by Less Stress Instructional Services staff are final. That’s pretty much it.

Next Contest: September 2016

See the 2015 Contest Entries - Click here