Let me offer some insight into the 2014 explainer contest:
Eight days into the explainer contest, we are desperate for submissions. Just a reminder, the explainer contest is open to anyone in the English major, minor, or concentration. Simply make a small graphic or short video explaining anything English related and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $100 prize for the winner, which could very well be you. To be clear: explain a thing, email it to us, win $100.