Well, first off, I live in the USA, and I haven't asked either of my parents about the contest, so I'm not sure yet if I'll be able to take the prize; I'm just going to get this in ASAP.
My first suggestion: From what I've seen, the Tama-Go has been getting quite a few promotions, but those are only aimed at those who are already Tamagotchi fans. I think an idea for a contest would be to suggest a viral-marketing concept (Like promotion on Facebook or something), or just an ad campaign in general to be aimed at those who aren't already fans (The Tama-Go looks more "kiddy" in terms of the packaging, figures, etc., so promotion to regular adults would be tricky). And the prize...Maybe Bandai US tries the winning idea for a promotion, or picks ideas that in general impressed them; other prizes could be what would be expected for a contest (i.e. TamaTalk Angelgotchi membership; a Tama-Go, since Bandai US is targeting the forums with it's marketing, and they are donating Tama-Gos for this contest; etc.).
Whew, that was quite wordy!
Other suggestions would be to write an episode of the anime (Like the script, a sypnosis, and maybe a couple drawings to illustrate the ideas), and perhaps (But very unlikely) the winner will have their idea considered in producing more episodes (If they're going to keep going on the anime, that is).
EDIT: Well, I emailed Mom, and she says I can enter, so you don't have to worry!
(I deleted a couple suggestions I felt I could do without)
Oh, and I've got yet another idea:
Imagine Bandai is planning another movie ("Secret Agent Jobs" I don't think exists), that may be released in theatres internationally (Not just in Japan like the first two). The objective would be to draw a poster of this theoretical movie (Like the movie posters in theatres).
* You can reference other films or pop culture, but no plagarism or direct copying of any production or of anyone else's poster.
*Keep it family-friendly (The poster, that is) (No strong language, offensive material, etc.)
*Only one entry per person, probably
*Prize could be a DVD or digital-download of one or both of the Tama-movies, the anime, or a combination, if possible (probably region-free, if this contest were to be international); a poster of your picture just like a real movie poster, again if possible; otherwise (or if the DVD wouldn't be region-free), an Angelgotchi membership. (MINIEDIT: Added ending-punctuation)
Edited by TamaMum, 07 August 2010 - 11:23 AM.