Once again here's the bracket for Week One:
If you've ever filled out an NCAA Men's Tournament Bracket, this is the same thing, only for authors. If not, well the process is pretty simple. Just pick a winner for each of the eight matchups, then pick a winner for the resulting four matchups, then pick a winner for the "competition" between the two remaining authors. A completed bracket might look like this:
The actual "winners" will be selected by the staff, and for every "winner" in the first round that you correctly picked, you'll get 1 point. For every winner in the second round, you'll get two points, and if you select a correct bracket "finalist" you'll get four points. A total of 24 point is possible for a week, if you pick everything perfectly. The winners will be posted over the course of the following week.
Whoever has the highest total each week will win a prize, and there will be a running total for the entire "tournament" with the highest cumulative total after five weeks winning the grand prize. Ties will be broken by a random draw from all entries with the highest total.
Stop in to the library and get a bracket-- it'll be fun. Week One brackets will be available on Monday, March 9 and will need to be turned in by 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 14.