The SpongeBob SquarePants The Lost Episode Sweepstakes was a contest held in 2003, hosted by Nickelodeon. The contest was based on the episode "The Sponge Who Could Fly." The contest only lasted one day: March 21, 2003, the event featured the episodes "The Great Snail Race," "Mid-Life Crustacean" and the episode the contest was based on.
By calling 1-800-324-4409, the viewer could win prizes. The grand prize of the contest included a trip to Jamaica, one thousand dollars, a treasure chest filled with various SpongeBob merchandise, and a treasure chest filled with Twinkies. Five hundred first prize winners would win a special T-shirt based on "The Sponge Who Could Fly."
- Sponsors of the event include Burger King, Hostess, Danone Danimals, Cheetos, and Daddy Day Care.