If You’re Into ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Enter This Contest

A screen grab from an episode of Game of Thrones that shows Daenerys Targaryen making a weird facial expression.
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Do you like the TV show “Game of Thrones”? How about its successor, “House of the Dragon”? What about “The Rings of Power,” that new “Lord of the Rings” show? Oh, and let’s not forget “The Witcher.”

If this kind of stuff is your jam, we found a contest that’s right up your alley. It’s called “One Dream Job to Rule Them All.”

USDish.com is looking to pay one lucky fantasy fan $2,000 to watch all of these fantasy TV shows. Once you do that, your final quest will be to reimagine the infamous ending of “Game of Thrones” — the ending that fans hated.

If you feel worthy of this quest, you must apply here by Oct. 21.

To apply, you’ll explain in 100 words or fewer why you’re a perfect fit for this fantasy dream job. To gain extra favor from the contest gods, you can also submit a video. (We would highly recommend shooting a video because we suspect you’ll be facing stiff competition.)

What Is This Quest Exactly?

Unfortunately, only one entrant will be chosen for this ultimate dream job. If you’re the Chosen One, you’ll have 30 days to watch 40 hours’ worth of dragons, Targaryens, elves, rings of power, Witchers and monsters.

USDish will provide you with free access to all the shows it’s asking you to watch. It also will send you snacks to help sustain your body and your soul through this epic 40-hour fantasy marathon.

You’ll binge “Game of Thrones,” “The Witcher” and all available episodes of “House of the Dragon” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.”

You’ll rate each show on the following qualities:

  • Creativity of the show’s world
  • Believable characters
  • Overall uniqueness of show plot
  • Difficulty understanding the show or keeping up with the characters
  • Final ranking of best show

You’ll be asked to shoot a review vlog of “House of the Dragon” and “The Rings of Power” for USDish’s website.

You’ll also have a chance to rewrite history, so to speak. You’ll be asked to write a summary of the awesome ending that you would have liked for “Game of Thrones” instead of the universally loathed ending that everyone despised. What would you have done differently? Surely you can do better! USDish will publish your version on its website.

Once you’ve finished all your tasks, USDish will send you a $2,000 reward and a swag box valued at $350.

So, sharpen your sword and your mind and get cracking on that all-important 100-word essay and killer video you’re going to submit.

If your entry is judged to be the best, you’ll soon spend lots of quality time with Tyrion Lannister, Galadriel and Geralt of Rivia — and you’ll be paid handsomely for it.

Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. His favorite “Game of Thrones” character is Tyrion.