Definition of Popularity contest
1. Noun. Competition (real or figurative) for popular support.
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Literary usage of Popularity contest
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1. Another Book on the Theatre by George Jean Nathan (1915)
"... popularity contest FOR DRAMATIC LINES VOTES 400350 — " Let me pass! " 400221 — " No — a thousand times no! " 400220 —" . . . and then you came! ..."
2. Annotated Cases, American and English by H Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland (1918)
"Where defendant, in an action for damages for fraud, organized a popularity contest to increase the circulation of his newspaper, and plaintiff, ..."
3. My Strange Life: The Intimate Life Story of a Moving Picture Actress by Edward J. Clode (Firm (1915)
"And all through the week, too, the thousands of people that came and went, were handed little ballots to enable them to vote in the popularity contest. ..."
4. Scientific Circulation Management for Newspapers by William Rufus Scott (1915)
"The advertising a newspaper receives from a contest is a valuable consideration aside from the sales. The popularity contest in all ..."
5. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1917)
"... it has been held that a statute forbidding the promotion of a lottery is not ofl'ended by a so-called "popularity contest," conducted by the proprietor ..."
6. Newspaper Law: A Digest of Court Decisions on Commercial and Legal by William Warner Loomis (1921)
"Cincinnati Times-Star Co., 72 Ohio St. 112. popularity contest NOT A LOTTERY A popularity contest with no element of chance in it is not a lottery. ..."