Give Your Opinion About Who Should Be the Next James Bond

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $250
  • Entries Received: 51
  • Winner: taibamalik786

Contest Brief


UPDATE: Entries go live on November 14. Last day of voting Saturday, November 26, 2022.

You will write your opinion about who should play the next James Bond and to comment on if it matters or not.

You will answer the question: Who Should Play the Next James Bond and Does it Matter?

Read the full prompt / question here: You will be entering to participate in a competition at
Celebrity Fanalyzer is an essay and art blog that hosts a competition each month via the Freelancer web platform. In response to an open ended question, authors are invited to submit an essay answer each month. In parallel, a competition is held to produce each month’s hero image. This is third ever competition - the site is brand new and I'm still learning how to run the competition.

-- Entrants must have a Freelancer account. No money is handled outside the Freelancer platform.
-- To win, you must be one of the top five entrants.
-- Each of the top ~5 entrants is guaranteed a prize of $50.00.
-- The top ~5 essays are then posted to the website (This means you will get $50.00).
-- Feedback is given starting in the second week of competition.
-- The grand prize winner is the essay that receives the most positive reactions / votes. Grand prize is $250.00.
-- Enter the competition October 1 - 16.
-- Voting starts when finalists essays are released live to the website in the 3rd week of the month.
-- Last day of voting is the last Saturday of the month.
-- Submission should be in plain text format (.txt).
-- Please include in your entry one link to an image that you would like to include on the website (images must be free to share and in JPG or PNG format).
-- Use a clever and original title. Do not use the essay prompt as a title.
-- Provide a 100 words or less excerpt or summary.
In the following month, a new prompt and question will be posted and we'll do it all again! (Please Note* I do not leave feedback for contest holders: only when I post projects. Please forgive.)

Beginning in 1962, James Bond has been a staple of the film industry ever since.

In order, he has been portrayed by:

- Sean Connery (1962 – 1971)
- David Niven (1967)
- George Lazenby (1969)
- Roger Moore (1973 – 1985)
- Timothy Dalton (1987 – 1989)
- Pierce Brosnan (1995 – 2002)
- Daniel Craig (2006 – 2021)

The classic character, a British Secret Agent, is set in contemporary setting and perhaps that’s just it. The contemporary setting is not a static things. The real life British Secret Service certainly cannot be stagnant and must evolve and so why not the artistic franchises that reflect it?

Government intelligence agencies are fundamentally pragmatic institutions. Art, and the world of art, has the option at least to be anything but pragmatic. It can serve any number of purposes including nostalgia, social commentary, or nothing but the joy of its creation.

Art, in the form of blockbuster movies at least, is tied to business and business, no surprise, must be pragmatic. Here, at the intersection of art, culture, and business lies an important intersection of considerations. The tremendous success of the James Bond franchise means that the decision cannot help but go unnoticed even though, fundamentally, what difference does it make? From X-ray shades to alligator submarines and laser space battles, James Bond routinely forays into the ridiculous and so should we, the public, even care who plays this fanciful figment of imagination?

Happy Fanalyzing!

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Public Clarification Board

  • rseyedmahmoud
    Contest Holder
    • 2 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who participated! I love a good competition. Prizes and offers have now been made. Please stay tuned for next month's competition where we over analyze Prince Harry. and Meghan Markle. Competition will open in 1 week. I can't wait to read all of your opinions on this explosive duo!

    Also, I would like to address the feedback re: the winner being declared by "Most Likes." This is a major work in process. Commitment to an opinion knowing it will be public changes the essays -- that's why it's there because knowing that only I will read it makes it too easy. However, as a metric, it's blunt and a little too simplistic for my liking. I'm working hard to address this problem in between all the other things I do / get up to in life. Please be patient as the site evolves. I have lots of years left in me doing this and I appreciate everyones participation.

    • 2 months ago
  • akcateljr
    • 2 months ago

    Will voting be based on interactions or

    • 2 months ago
    1. rseyedmahmoud
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago I noted two people comment on your piece. I didn't even know that was possible!

      • 2 months ago
  • Ashu0001234
    • 2 months ago

    I missed the submission deadline Can I still Submit ?

    • 2 months ago
    1. Ashu0001234
      • 2 months ago

      And will there be another one like this next month like October and November?

      • 2 months ago
    2. rseyedmahmoud
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi Ashutosh, every month! Usually first wknd of the month I launch. 2 wks to write. 2 wks to vote then we repeat.

      • 2 months ago
  • putulnewaz
    • 3 months ago

    Hello sir , I have submitted my writing with a clear vision which is number 38. I hope you will check it out. Thank you.

    • 3 months ago
  • putulnewaz
    • 3 months ago

    Hello Dear Sir, I have just submitted my writing. I hope you will check it out and enjoy it. Thank you.

    • 3 months ago
  • SeriousSafwan
    • 3 months ago

    You very well know positive votes can be arranged artificially, yes?

    • 3 months ago
    1. goldudeh981
      • 3 months ago

      Hi CH, please go through my entry #12 and tell me what you think about it, I'll love to hear more from you. And by the way, I fancy your contest.

      • 3 months ago
    2. rseyedmahmoud
      Contest Holder
      • 3 months ago

      Hi Udeh G. I most certainly will. Feedback begins the week of Nov 7, 2022. So this Monday. Looking forward to reading your entry.

      • 3 months ago

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