This Mayday, to get us all back into the habit of going out into the great outdoors and doing cool shit again, – but also to remind us all how we can achieve more if we all work together – we are issuing an open challenge to participate in our Mayday Bingo. What better way is there to anticipate the easing of lockdown than by participating in a bit of friendly competitive activism while having fun?
The main aim of the game is for us all to win collectively. We do that by everyone contributing towards crossing out all the targets on the bingo card. Also the higher the sum total of all the points awarded to all the participants is at the end, the bigger our collective success.
Because everyone likes a good competition, individual groups will also be awarded points and we will also announce a final score board so everyone can gloat or lick their wounds in a comradely way.
In order to give everyone a nice big heads up and plenty of time to plot and carry out your actions, the competition will run from the 1st to the 15th of May.
Participating is very easy. All you need to do is perform an action that targets any one of the targets on our bingo board and either post photo proof on your social media while tagging GAM, or else email your photographic proof to firstname.lastname@example.org [Feel free to give us a fake name or team name]. Don’t forget to explicitly state what your target was! And let us know if you are happy with us sharing the photo on social media. The more actions you do, the more points you get. Your actions can be easy or hard, small or big. Bonus points will be awarded accordingly.
For example putting up stickers against one of the targets is an acceptable easy action. Doing an adhack against a target is a harder action. Picketing a target company for a day is an even harder action. While we are not encouraging anyone to choose the illegal actions from the list, this is a good resource to inspire you.
At the end all the participants with their points and awards will be compiled into a leader[less] board that will be shared.
Points will be awarded as follows:
- For every action, participants will be awarded as a minimum the points in the target’s bingo box.
- Extra points (1 to 5) will be added to each action according to how challenging, original or amusing it was.
- The first to complete an action against a target on the board will be given an appropriate special title.
- Participants who manage to complete a line of targets on the board will be given 5 points.
- Participants who manage to do an action for all 16 targets will probably get a special visit by the MI5 and go down in the annals as heroes of the revolution.
First place digital award banner with their name and a sexy collage of the winner’s favourite revolutionary figure
Second place digital award banner with their name and a custom meme based on a prompt provided by the winner
Third place digital award banner with their name
1 Police – 1 point
2 Fascism – 1 point
3 Capitalism – 1 point
4 The State – 2 points
5 Aviation – 2 points
6 Nuclear Energy – 2 points
7 Fossil Fuels – 2 points
8 Waste – 2 points
9 Mining – 2 points
10 Fishing – 2 points
11 The Hostile Environment – 3 points
12 Racism – 3 points
13 The Patriarchy – 3 points
14 LGBTQ+phobia – 3 points
15 (Neo)Colonialism – 4 points
16 Free target of your choice – 4 points (we specially encourage this space to be used to target animal exploitation, which deserves great attention too. We apologise for not including it explicitly in the board)