Mario Marathon Ustream.TV Child's Play Charity

Contests & Prizes

Contests are back for Mario Marathon 4! Thanks to the generocity of our sponsor (see sidebar) we have a ton of stuff to give away. Prizes include the custom designed Mario Marathon T-Shirt, Wii Games, Mario toys and collectibles.

Want to win? We've got chances for everyone, promote us on twitter, donate to Child's Play, submit some awesome fan art, write a poem or test your Mario trivia knowledge.

In addition to the contests and prizes listed below, raffles held at random times throughout the event can win you some pretty sweet raffle items.

In addition to the scheduled contests Mario Marathon 4 will feature occassional raffle style donor challenges and a Social Trivia Tournament. The Social Trivia Tournament reward points for quickly and correctly answering trivia questions throughout the event. Those with the most points at the end of the event will be entered into a drawing for a special prize.

Contest Schedule

All contests times are Eastern Daylight Time. For convienence a local time clock is available in the the Mario Marathon webcast.

Friday June 24th

1:00 pm Tweet a Link Drawing
Send a tweet to your Twitter followers between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM including a link to www.mariomarathon.com for a chance to win a Mario Marathon prize pack.
  • Mario Marathon 4 T-Shirt
  • Mario Marathon wristband
  • Random mini-figurine
5:00 pm Tweet @MarioMarathon and @ThinkGeek
Tweet at @MarioMarathon and @ThinkGeek between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM for a chance to win a $25 ThinkGeek gift certificate!
  • $25 ThinkGeek Gift Certificate
9:00 pm Scavenger Hunt
Mario Marathon scavenger hunt. Details to be announced.
  • Mario tote bag
  • Mario t-shirt boys size 8
  • Super Mario Bros. Super Show DVD *
  • Mario figurine
  • Mario Marathon wrist band
  • Mario Marathon 4 t-shirt

Saturday June 25th

1:00 am Retweet This! Drawing
MarioMarathon will send out a tweet at midnight which you will be asked to retweet. A random user who retweets the secret message will win the prize.
  • Super Mario Menís Sleep Pant size XL
  • Kidís Pajama Set
  • Mario Figurine
  • Mario Marathon Wrist Band
  • Mario Marathon 4 T-Shirt
11:00 am Day 1 - $10 Donor Raffle
For each $10 donated to Child's Play via the Mario Marathon up to 11:00 AM you receive an entry in the daily donor raffle.
  • Super Mario All-Stars Wii
  • Mario Marathon 4 T-Shirt
  • Mario Marathon 4 Wristband
1:00 pm Tweet a Link Drawing
Send a tweet to your Twitter followers between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM including a link to www.mariomarathon.com for a chance to win a Mario Marathon prize pack.
  • Mario Marathon 4 T-Shirt
  • Mario Marathon wristband
  • Random mini-figurine
5:00 pm Follow @GrubberGamer and @MarioMarathon Contest
GrubberGamer provided many of the prizes for this year's Mario Marathon. Their company provides a unique search engine that searches most major retailers for the best prices on video games. They also occasionally tweet great gaming deals. Show them some love for their generosity and you might just win an awesome prize. Just follow both @MarioMarathon and @GrubberGamer on twitter and you're entered to win this drawing.
  • Mario Mini-Plushie
  • Luigi Mini-Plushie
  • Yoshi Mini-Plushie
  • Mario Marathon 4 T-Shirt
  • Mario Marathon wristband
9:00 pm Skype: Secret Phrase Game
Beginning at 9:00 PM the Mario Marathon team will begin accepting calls on Skype (account mariomarathon). A secret phrase will be presented, think hangman. Each caller gets a chance to guess one letter and one guess at the phrase. The first caller to guess the phrase correctly wins!
  • DVD: Koopa Kronicles *
  • DVD: The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 *
  • DVD: Super Mario Bros. Super Show *
  • Mario Marathon Wrist Band
  • Mario Marathon 4 T-Shirt

Sunday June 26th

1:00 am Retweet This! Drawing
MarioMarathon will send out a tweet at midnight which you will be asked to retweet. A random user who retweets the secret message will win the prize.
  • Super Mario 3 T-Shirt Size XL
  • Mario Marathon wrist band
  • Mario Marathon 4 T-Shirt
11:00 am Day 2 - $10 Donor Raffle
For each $10 donated to Child's Play via the Mario Marathon after 11:00 AM Saturday you receive an entry in the day 2 donor raffle.
  • Mario All Stars Wii *
  • Mario Marathon wrist band
  • Mario Marathon 4 t-shirt
1:00 pm Tweet a Link Drawing
Send a tweet to your Twitter followers between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM including a link to www.mariomarathon.com for a chance to win a Mario Marathon prize pack.
  • Mario Marathon 4 T-Shirt
  • Mario Marathon wristband
  • Random mini-figurine
5:00 pm Family Coloring Contest: Peach
Download, print, and color the Peach coloring sheet. Once complete, scan or photograph your submission and upload it via the fanart submission page. The team will judge the submissions an choose a winner. This contest is intended for family and children.
  • Princess Peach Wallet/Wristlett
  • Mario Cart Character Stylus
  • Large Super Mario Figurine
  • Small Daisy Figurine
  • Small Peach Figurine
  • Mario Marathon wrist band
5:00 pm Family Coloring Contest: Mario
Download, print, and color the Mario coloring sheet. Once complete, scan or photograph your submission and upload it via the fanart submission page. The team will judge the submissions and choose a winner. This contest is intended for family and children.
  • New Super Mario Power Up Shoulder Bag
  • Mario Youth T-Shirt (Boys 8 Medium)
  • Mario Marathon Wrist Band
9:00 pm Skype: Princess Haiku Challenge
Step one, write a Haiku about Mario's love for Princess Peach. Step two, call in on Skype (account mariomarathon) and perform your Haiku. The team will judge the poems based on performance and select a winner.
  • Yoshi tote bag
  • Yellow Yoshi plush toy
  • Womenís Grow Up Mushroom t-shirt
  • Womenís Mario clutch wallet
  • Mario Marathon wrist band
  • Mario Marathon 4 t-shirt

Monday June 27th

1:00 am Retweet This! Drawing
MarioMarathon will send out a tweet at midnight which you will be asked to retweet. A random user who retweets the secret message will win the prize.
  • MarioMarathon Wrist Band
  • MarioMarathon 4 T-Shirt
  • Random Mini-Figurine
11:00 am Day 3 - $10 Donor Raffle
For each $10 donated to Child's Play via the Mario Marathon after 11:00 AM Sunday you receive an entry in the day 3 donor raffle.
  • Mario All Stars Wii *
  • Mario Marathon wrist band
  • Mario Marathon 4 t-shirt
1:00 pm Tweet a Link Drawing
Send a tweet to your Twitter followers between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM including a link to www.mariomarathon.com for a chance to win a Mario Marathon prize pack.
  • Mario Marathon 4 T-Shirt
  • Mario Marathon wristband
  • Random mini-figurine
5:00 pm Tweet: @MarioMarathon #Thinkgeek should sell ___
Tweet @MarioMarathon your ideas for a Mario themed item ThinkGeek should sell. Must use the format, "@MarioMarathon #Thinkgeek should sell ___" The team will choose two winners.
  • $25 ThinkGeek gift certificate
9:00 pm Fanart: Best Youth Drawing
Kids, ask your parents to help you submit your original Mario drawings. The Mario Marathon team will judge the submissions and choose our favorite to win a prize!
  • 1-UP denim DS holder
  • DS Character stylus
  • Mario Marathon Wrist Band
  • Mario T-Shirt Size Youth Medium
  • Mario Marathon 4 T-Shirt
9:00 pm Fanart: Best Mario Marathon Comic Strip
Write and illustrate the funniest Mario Marathon comic strip. Please limit your comic to 3 or less frames. Submissions must be made via the fanart submission page prior to 9:00 PM on Monday. Feel free to use any aspect of Mario Marathon. The team will select our favorite entry as the winner.
  • Super Mario 3 T-Shirt Size XL
  • MarioMarathon wrist band
  • MarioMarathon 4 T-Shirt

Tuesday June 28th

1:00 am Retweet This! Drawing
MarioMarathon will send out a tweet at midnight which you will be asked to retweet. A random user who retweets the secret message will win the prize.
  • Super Mario 3 T-Shirt Size XL
  • Mario Marathon wrist Band
  • Mario Marathon 4 t-shirt
11:00 am Day 4 - $10 Donor Raffle
For each $10 donated to Child's Play via the Mario Marathon after 11:00 AM Monday you receive an entry in the day 4 donor raffle.
  • Mario All Stars Wii *
  • Mario Marathon wrist band
  • Mario Marathon 4 t-shirt
1:00 pm Tweet a Link Drawing
Send a tweet to your Twitter followers between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM including a link to www.mariomarathon.com for a chance to win a Mario Marathon prize pack.
  • Mario Marathon Wrist Band
  • Mario Marathon 4 T-Shirt
  • Random Mini-Figurine
9:00 pm Trivia Contest Drawing
Every two hours a trivia question is Mario Marathon Facebook page Like the page and answer the questions to earn points in our Trivia Challenge. The top 20 players at the end of the event will be entered in a random raffle to select a Trivia contest winner!
  • Green Yoshi Plush Toy
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii *
  • Super Mario World DVD *
  • MarioMarathon Wrist Band
  • Yoshi Tote Bag
  • MarioMarathon 4 T-Shirt

Wednesday June 29th

1:00 am Grand Prize Donor Raffle
For each $5 donated to Child's Play via Mario Marathon 4 donors receive one entry in our Grand Prize Donor Raffle.
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii *
  • Super Mario All-Stars Wii *
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii *
  • Super Mario Bros Movie DVD *
  • Mario Marathon Nintendo Power
  • Club Nintendo Platinum Level Statue
  • Club Nintendo Mario "Sensu" Folding Fan
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii Remote Skins
  • Mario Figurine
  • Mario Tote Bag
  • Mario Marathon 4 T-Shirt
  • Mario Marathon 4 Wristband
  • Plush Koopa Troopa
  • Plush Toad

Prize Sponsors

Generous contributions by the following groups and individuals provided the massive amount of prizes and raffle items available during this year's Mario Marathon. The Mario Marathon team sends a huge, "Thank You!" to everyone listed below.

Art Contributors

In addition to the contests we will host some occassional raffles for some really unique items created by the team and fans.