Win prizes for best predictions at Gold Derby
At Gold Derby you now earn more than bragging rights when you score the best predictions. Prizes for best scores predicting most awards and TV series featured in our Prediction Center: $100 Amazon gift certificate is awarded to weekly winners plus player with top score at end of TV season. Three prizes will be bestowed for the three best scores predicting the Primetime Emmys in 2015: $500 (win), $300 (place) and $200 (show). Read our Official Contest Rules.
Make your first set of predictions now. Change them as often as you wish. Here's what to do.
STEP TWO: When you're logged in, you'll go immediately to your prediction page HERE. Click the TV show or award you'd like to predict.
STEP THREE: Scroll down the page to see the questions for you to answer if you've chosen a reality TV show.
Each question is worth 100 points that you wager against the racetrack odds set by our users' predictions. Plus you get one EXTRA bet of 100 points to apply to any question of your choice. When finished, remember to click "Save Predictions" button.
If you're picking an award event, the prediction area will be different. See below. Press on "Click Here" inside the category boxes to begin predicting.
STEP FOUR: A pop-up box will apear. Grab your choices from the left column, drag them over to the right column and arrange contenders by likelihood of winning. Notice that you can easily move the contenders up and down in the right column.
STEP FIVE: Wager points. Every category is worth 100 points — with three exceptions. You get three Super Bets: one for 500 points and two for 200 points. Decide your bet in the drop-down menu located in top left corner of the category pop-up boxes.
STEP SIX: Always remember to click "Save Predictions" button, then move on to decide another category.
Save your predictions and check back with Gold Derby after the awards show to see if you've reaped the most game points. Here are our leaderboards.
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BELOW: A brief and simple guide to how Gold Derby works — including how you can post your award predictions and compete against the experts.
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