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iLounge 2004 Buyers’ Guide & Contests


Thanks to Ultimate Ears for sponsoring these contests.

The contests are now closed for entries. Winners will be announced in the iLounge 2004 Buyers’ Guide.

A major announcement. Two big contests. Three huge prizes.

You love free stuff. iLounge loves free stuff. So just in time for the holidays, we’re going to give you something new and cool for your iPod - a gift that keeps on giving.

The editors of iLounge have created the iLounge Buyers’ Guide 2004, a completely free way for you to tell your family and friends which iPod and iPod accessories you want for the holidays. It will be published on November 1, 2004 in easy-to-read, easy-to-print PDF format, featuring product reviews and ordering links to the best iPod products available, the debut of iLounge’s exclusive Report Card (a letter grade guide to the hundreds of iPod accessories we’ve tested), and a list of the winners of two iLounge contests.

That’s where you come in.

Submit the winning front cover image for the iLounge Buyers’ Guide 2004 and you’ll win a $900 set of outstanding Ultimate Ears UE-10 Pro earphones, custom fit to your ears and in your choice of colors, courtesy of Ultimate Ears. One runner up will win a $550 set of custom-fit Ultimate Ears UE-5C earphones.

The rules are simple. You must create a 7” (wide) x 10” (tall), high-resolution (300DPI) color or black and white image without text overlays, and without the iLounge name or logo. It can be a photograph, work of graphic art, three-dimensional rendering, or whatever you choose - so long as it’s your entirely original work. Leave the text part to us. You may include an extra 3/8” on all sides, but this is not required. Include your name, e-mail address, city, and state with your entry. We will pick our favorite image and a runner up from all entries submitted. For a sense of what may qualify as a winner, search for winners of iLounge’s previous photo and art contests. Use good taste, and if you’re in doubt, skew conservative. Maximum four entries per person, total. Our favorite entries will appear in a special Cover Contest Gallery section of the Buyers’ Guide.

How to enter: Click here to email us a

JPEG version (500kb max.) of your cover art

+ your name, city and state. By submitting your entry, you agree to provide iLounge with a full-sized, high-resolution version of your entry immediately upon iLounge’s request.

If you’re not artistically or photographically inclined, you can enter the Rhyme Gallery contest for a shot at a pair of custom-fit Ultimate Ears UE-5Cs ($550). Again, the rules are simple: submit a rhyme about the iPod, 100 words maximum, and we will choose our favorite as the prize winner. No profane or offensive language is permitted. We will publish all of our rhyme entries in the Rhyme Gallery section of the Buyers’ Guide, so you must include your name. One entry per person, so make your first entry count.

How to enter: Click here to submit a rhyme + your name.

Best of luck! Winners will be announced exclusively in the iLounge Buyers’ Guide 2004, coming November 1, 2004 to iLounge. Entries must be received by 11:59pm PT, October 26, 2004.

Official Rules

  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • The iLounge 2004 Buyers’ Guide Contest will begin as of this posting.
  • Deadline for entry is October 26 at 11:59pm PT.
  • All submissions become the property (intellectual and otherwise) of iLounge.
  • One entry per person for the Rhyme contest. Three entries per person for the Cover contest. Non-valid email addresses, duplicate or similar IP addresses, or duplicate or similar names will automatically void entry.
  • This giveaway is open to U.S. and international residents.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • iLounge is not responsible for computer malfunctions, bugs or viruses, and causes beyond our control. iLounge has the right to terminate this giveaway at any given time without notice.
  • All information submitted becomes the property of iLounge. iLounge will not release any personally identifiable information to any third party other than necessary to deliver the prize to winners, and identify the winners.
  • The prize consists of (1) set of Ultimate Ears UE10 Pro earphones valued at $900 and (2) sets of Ultimate Ears UE5c earphones valued at $550.
  • Winners will be notified by email and announced in the iLounge Buyers’ Guide 2004.
  • Associates, employees, principles, or relatives thereof of iLounge are not eligible.
  • All taxes are the responsibility of the winners.
  • The prize selected does not imply or express any endorsement from the manufacturer or any other relationship with iLounge.
  • iLounge reserves the right to modify these terms to comply with the laws of the State of California, to correct errors and omissions, or to ensure fairness as determined by iLounge. Such modifications, if any, will be posted at iLounge.
  • Any attempt to manipulate, interfere with, or otherwise alter any entries, other systems or services of iLounge will disqualify all those implicated and subject them to prosecution in the State of California, United States and/or other jurisdictions.
  • Your entry implies and expresses your agreement to these terms and your waiver of any other related rights you may have in any jurisdiction.

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Posted by steve in Irvine, CA on October 11, 2004 at 1:35 PM (CDT)



Posted by cameron` in Irvine, CA on October 11, 2004 at 3:18 PM (CDT)


great! another giveaway contest! unfortunately I am not good at either of these two.

Posted by frank in Irvine, CA on October 11, 2004 at 3:24 PM (CDT)



Posted by Mark in Irvine, CA on October 11, 2004 at 3:31 PM (CDT)


how the heck does ipodlounge keep getting these exspensive a&# headphones? Oooh well, why question a good thing, right?

Posted by Andy in Irvine, CA on October 11, 2004 at 4:50 PM (CDT)


Sounds like a great competition, however I have only one beef: “without text overlays, and without the iPodlounge name or logo”
one really can’t design the most suitable cover without knowing the entire layout. the logo and the text is just as much an important element as anything else on the cover, and it would only weaken the entries if they are going to be designed without knowing where these elements are going to be put.
Personally I think these elements should be supplied to interested entrants, as it will make life easier for those entrants and also result in superior entries.

Posted by Nathan in Irvine, CA on October 11, 2004 at 11:32 PM (CDT)


I would love to enter but I can’t let you own the work if I don’t win….means I can’t use it any where else…..bummer!

Posted by mauimundo in Irvine, CA on October 11, 2004 at 11:44 PM (CDT)


well iv’e submitted my little ditty, lets see how we go!!

Posted by Matt in Irvine, CA on October 12, 2004 at 2:40 AM (CDT)


Well, yes i have to agree with Nathan… :S

Posted by Mark in Irvine, CA on October 12, 2004 at 9:16 AM (CDT)


you can’t let them own the work? what the hell are you going to do with this thing that is going to make you any more money. if it was not worth first place in this contest. that is just dumb.

Posted by jb in Irvine, CA on October 13, 2004 at 3:46 AM (CDT)


Ipod shmypod it’s mypod Ipod!

Posted by Alison James in Irvine, CA on October 13, 2004 at 6:37 AM (CDT)


Ipod is the best!

Posted by THX1138 in Irvine, CA on October 13, 2004 at 1:58 PM (CDT)


We want the ability to design around the cover image. It’s actually an advantage for the contest entrant to the extent that we are not forcing the entrant’s elements to be positioned in a specific way. If there’s a really compelling image, we can design around it.

If it helps at all, think of the typical cover of a magazine - there’s space at the top for a name and logo, and some space in the bottom two corners (bottom overall) for text. Therefore the imagery is best left to the center of the cover, though it consumes a considerable amount of that center.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in Irvine, CA on October 14, 2004 at 11:06 AM (CDT)


Ummmm… for the cover design, at the top it says four entries per person, but at the bottom it says three… So, which is it?

Posted by Michael Phang in Irvine, CA on October 14, 2004 at 8:24 PM (CDT)


i think it is trying to say that you have 4 TOTAL entries, because you can submit 3 cover designs and 1 rhyme. 1+3=4…

Posted by Matt in Irvine, CA on October 14, 2004 at 11:11 PM (CDT)


I have a question. Can we used photos of products like cases and earbuds and speakers, stuff like that? I have a design that would work with that, but havent done it yet, cuz I wasnt sure if it was acceptable. an example, a lajo case. Please help me out. Thanks.


Posted by Lupin III in Irvine, CA on October 15, 2004 at 1:53 PM (CDT)


I got a Lajo case in mine, but its not a photo and I skipped out the badge at the bottom. Call it a generic case.

Posted by Mike in Irvine, CA on October 15, 2004 at 4:03 PM (CDT)


one more question guys. you say the size is 7 x 10. is that going to be the pdf size of the document, or is it going to be larger. Because my design has a slight white border, and I dont want to have it look stupid. I print it out and it looks ok, just a large white border, and that is probably what you guys want. I am just verifying this. Thanks for the rambling.

Posted by Lupin III in Irvine, CA on October 19, 2004 at 4:16 PM (CDT)


If you guys don’t like the rules then don’t enter it and quit bitching about it!

Posted by Tommy in Irvine, CA on October 20, 2004 at 5:41 PM (CDT)


“...whatever you choose - so long as it’s your entirely original work”
does this mean i have to take all the pictures of the products id put on the cover myself?

Posted by andres in Irvine, CA on October 22, 2004 at 2:41 PM (CDT)

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