OfficeTally’s “Toast to JAM” Contest

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Toast to JAM!

Another cool graphic by Matt Collins

Jim and Pam’s wedding is probably the most anticipated episode of The Office ever. We’ve watched their relationship develop for five seasons and now that they’re finally getting married, I thought it was time for all of us to get in on the celebration!

UPDATE: the contest is now closed. You’ll be able to vote for your favorite finalists later today!


Your task is to create a video toast to Jim and Pam.

Make it funny. Make it heartfelt. Make it dramatic. Make it romantic.

Toast solo. Toast with your friends. Toast with complete strangers.

Pretty much anything goes!

To Jim and Pam. A toast to JAM!


  • Somewhere in your video, you must either say, sing, or display the words “Congratulations, Jim and Pam!”
  • Do not use any copyrighted audio, photos, video, or other material from The Office or anywhere else.
  • No other captioning, opening/closing credits, product/website pimpage, or other stuff like that allowed.
  • Keep it G-rated.
  • Two-minute maximum length per entry.
  • Aside from those restrictions, anything goes. Be creative! Go crazy!
  • One entry per person.
  • U.S. entries only, please.

How to submit an entry

  1. Record your toast to JAM.
  2. Upload your video to YouTube.
  3. Add a comment to this post with a link to your YouTube masterpiece.
  4. Include a valid email address.
  5. You’ll see [from tanster: received] in your comment when your entry is officially received. Please allow up to 24 hours for this to happen.

All entries are hidden from public viewing. Finalists will be viewable when the fan poll is posted.

How to win a prize

  1. I will pick 20 or so finalists.
  2. The finalists will then be entered in a fan poll.
  3. The top three vote-getters will each receive a prize:
    1st place: Cast-autographed mug + The Office Season 5 DVD + 2010 wall calendar
    2nd place: Schrute Farms beet watch
    3rd place: Target goodies box

The OfficeHere is the Dunder Mifflin autographed mug that the 1st place winner will win!

The mug is signed all the way around, and includes autographs from Paul Lieberstein, Steve Carell, Kate Flannery, Rainn Wilson, B.J. Novak, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Phyllis Smith, Ed Helms, John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling, Jenna Fischer, and Angela Kinsey.

Thank you, Office cast!


  • Mon, Oct 5, 11pm PT: Deadline to submit entries. (This is a fast contest!)
  • Tue, Oct 6: Finalists selected, fan poll posted.
  • Thu, Oct 8, 5pm PT: Poll closes.
  • Mon, Oct 12: Prize winners announced!


  • The rules, the prizes, and the schedule are all subject to change without notice. (Although I will do my best to not let that happen.)
  • All decisions are final.

Tips on recording video

  • On a Mac: if your Mac has an iSight camera, you can use QuickTime Pro (File > New Movie Recording) or iMovie (File > Import from Camera) to record your video right from your computer!
  • On an iPhone 3GS: switch your camera to video mode, record your video, then click “Send to YouTube”!


  1. Good luck to everyone, I can’t wait to watch yall’s toasts! (I don’t have a way to record video right now, so I’m sitting this one out)

  2. I will try to record my toasting vid tomorrow. I’ll just use my digital camera and do the best I can. Good luck to everybody participating!!!

  3. “U.S. entries only” Crap! I really wanted to get in on this!

    [from tanster: sorry. :( i ship the prizes myself and don’t have the resources to ship outside the u.s.]

  4. The following video is disqualified because:
    1) It exceeds the 2-minute limit
    2) It includes captioning
    3) I created it

    However, I wanted to show that if I could create a video and look like a complete dork, you can, too. :)

  5. Hey Tanster! Just was wondering if our Office Bobbleheads would fall under copyrighted material. Thanks!

    [from tanster: using your Office Bobbleheads is fine. thanks for asking!]

  6. Tanster, does it have to be a toast in toast format? Or can it be a tribute we make to them following all of the guidelines? Because I am working on a very good video, however, it would not be considered a toast. It is 100% original, but I was wondering if it would be accepted.

    [from tanster: no it doesn’t have to be a traditional toast. but it does need to say “congratulations jim and pam” somewhere in it. thanks!]

  7. [from tanster: please change your video from ‘private’ to ‘public’ on youtube, and then re-post by the deadline. thanks!]

  8. Are we allowed to use promotional pictures they’ve released, they would count as public wouldn’t they or are they counted as copyrighted?

    [from tanster: no office photos unless you took them/own them. thanks!]

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