Developer Will Sell Two-Bedroom Condo for $50 to Contest Winner

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorCanton, Mass.–In an effort to sell its condos in a turbulent real estate market, Davenport Investments II LLC, recently launched a contest giving people the opportunity to win a two-bedroom condo at Canton Park Condominiums (pictured) in Canton, Mass. Davenport came up with the idea of the contest as a marketing tool to sell their units in Canton, a primarily residential community located 18 miles south of Boston.The only criterion is a $50 entry fee and a creativity contest, which will require contestants to submit either a video or essay responding to one of several contest topics. Topics include: Why are you Boston’s biggest sports fan; What was your most embarrassing moment; Show us your or your pet’s unique talent; and, If you had a superpower, what would it be?Thirty finalists will be selected (15 videos and 15 essays). The grand prize is the condo, featuring stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, rich cabinetry and wood floors. There are also six $2,000 second-place prizes, six $1,000 third-place prizes and seventeen $500 honorable mention prizes. The winners of these prizes can choose from either cash, or a gas or gift card.The contest requires a $50 entry fee along with a one- to two-minute video or one¬-page essay addressing one of the topics.The condo contest entry period will run from July 9, 2008 through Sept. 30, 2008.