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Enter Now: iLounge Holiday Buyers’ Guide Contests



imageOur past iPod design contests have produced some incredible ideas and pieces of art - because of iLounge readers, this was the first place to show off a conceptual “iPod nano,” and there have been hundreds of cool “future iPod” concepts submitted to our galleries. This time, we wanted to try something a little different. Use your creativity and other skills to design the “ultimate iPod accessory.” We will pick three total winners, one from each of these categories, with the Grand Prize winner taking home the “Ultimate iPod Accessory Pack” from Oregon Scientific and Belkin.

Best Creative Entry: Come up with a smart iPod add-on that is original and worthwhile.

Best Realistic/Practical Entry: Create an iPod add-on that looks really sharp and would be very likely to be produced.

Best Funny Entry: Create an iPod add-on that makes people laugh. Use good taste.

Restrictions: Your artwork must be original, and cannot be copied from another source. You may use computer-assisted art tools, Photoshop, hand drawings, or whatever other method you choose to create a 2-D image in JPEG format for submission to us, but the artwork you submit must be original.

How to Enter: Submit your design in The Ultimate iPod Accessory album.

Check out the newest entries. Can you do better?


Our favorite Overall Entry will receive one iBall by Oregon Scientific (retail value approx. $300) PLUS The Ultimate iPod Accessory Bundle by Belkin (retail value approx. $555):

  • TuneStage Bluetooth Audio Kit

  • TunePower External Battery Pack

  • TuneDok Auto Mount

  • TuneCast II FM Transmitter

  • Auto Kit Charger with Audio-Out

  • Digital Camera Link

  • Voice Recorder

  • Classic Leather Case

  • Y Audio Cable

    The other two winners will each receive one iBall by Oregon Scientific (retail value approx. $300).

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    In honor of Apple’s release of black- and white-bodied iPod nanos, iLounge is holding a black-and-white photo contest. We will give away two iPod nanos to the submitters of the top two photos we select. Each winner may select the color of the nano he or she wins.

    The rules for this contest are very simple: your photograph must be original, must include or in some smart way reference an iPod, and must be in black and white. You may choose to use people, other objects, and/or a background, but you may not digitally edit the photo in any way other than to crop and/or adjust its brightness and contrast.


  • Super Important: Winners MUST submit full-sized images of 1600x1200 or greater size immediately on request of iLounge.

    How to Enter: Submit your photo to the iPod Black & White Photo album.

    Check out the newest entries. Can you do better?


    One iPod nano (2GB black or white) (retail value $200) per winner.


    Official Rules

    • Black & White Photo Contest: No Photoshop or other photo editing is allowed, except for color/contrast correction.
    • Ultimate Accessory Contest: Photoshop or other photo editing is allowed.
    • No purchase is necessary to enter.
    • The iLounge Holiday Buyers’ Guide Contests will begin as of this posting.
    • Deadline for entries: October 27, 2005, at 11:59PM Pacific Time
    • Three photos/pictures per person maximum.
    • This giveaway is open to U.S. and international residents.
    • Must be 18 years or older to enter. Under 18? Get your parents’ permission and enter with their email address.
    • 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.
    • By submitting, you agree that all private information, art and photographs you submit become the property of iLounge, and that you will not and have not submitted such art and photographs to any other contest. iLounge will not release any personally identifiable information to any third party other than necessary to deliver the prize to winners, save that the names of the winners will be used to identify the winners in the iLounge Holiday Buyers’ Guide.
    • Winners will be announced and published in the iLounge Holiday Buyers’ Guide on November 1, 2005.
    • 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 rights, related to such giveaways, you may have in any jurisdiction.
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    This has got me thinking :)

    Does “color correction” allow for color -> B/W conversion?

    Posted by paul on October 4, 2005 at 3:48 PM (CDT)


    yes paul.

    and this is going to be a great contest!

    Posted by joshua on October 4, 2005 at 5:35 PM (CDT)


    Do you have to be 18 or older for the first contest?

    cause I have a good idea for it >.<

    Posted by ed on October 4, 2005 at 9:54 PM (CDT)


    what can you do if you don’t own an ipod… ???

    Posted by mc on October 5, 2005 at 2:02 AM (CDT)


    The photos become the property of iLounge, does this mean the idea in the photos also becomes the property of iLounge?

    Posted by Devin on October 5, 2005 at 2:26 PM (CDT)


    Do contestants have to reside in the U.S. or will prizes be shipped to contestants from other countries too if someone outside the U.S. should win?

    Posted by Polar on October 6, 2005 at 1:01 PM (CDT)


    do u have to have a nano to enter the first contest?

    Posted by ipodminilvr on October 8, 2005 at 2:19 PM (CDT)


    ^that’s easy, just win the second contest too so you have a nano to use with your iball lol

    Posted by ehrgeiz on October 11, 2005 at 6:52 PM (CDT)


    anyone know why my picture won’t upload? anyone have the same problem?

    Posted by ridlz37 on October 17, 2005 at 11:29 PM (CDT)


    Can we mention or put pictures like grado headphones from other companies into our entry?

    Posted by cjhobbies00 on October 18, 2005 at 3:41 PM (CDT)


    I submitted my entry but I think I accidentally used the wrong “description” for my photo. (My boyfriend was rushing me because he was hungry - LOL) Are we allowed to update our description?  :[

    Posted by eggie weggie on October 20, 2005 at 11:40 AM (CDT)


    What are these photo’s judged on? Photographic merit?

    Posted by DeaPeaJay on October 20, 2005 at 5:44 PM (CDT)


    I tried to upload the picture i made in paint and it comes up with- ERROR NO PICTURE SELECTED

    Posted by gy on October 21, 2005 at 8:49 PM (CDT)


    can you rate your own photos?  cause i rate mine a 5 : )

    Posted by cjhobbies00 on October 22, 2005 at 3:44 PM (CDT)


    AAAAAAA I cannot get my pic to upload! PLEASE SOMEONE HELP! I just spent a lot of time taking these pics! Thanks!

    Posted by johnlovescurry on October 23, 2005 at 9:11 PM (CDT)


    How long does it take for your photos to show up?  I submitted yesterday and still nothing.

    Posted by Melinda on October 25, 2005 at 8:53 AM (CDT)


    i want to know more

    Posted by edison on October 27, 2005 at 10:44 AM (CDT)


    Yeah, I’m wondering too.  I read something about the pics have to be approved by the Admin before they show up in the gallery.  I uploaded mine earlier today and it hasn’t turned up in the gallery yet either.  The upload went successfully, and I sent the e-mail with my full name and the name of the file I uploaded. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

    Posted by rockstar on October 27, 2005 at 3:47 PM (CDT)


    when will winners be announced..and will the user votes or will judges decide? my iWar Paint is in the top 15 for votes (yay!)

    Posted by adamti91 on October 28, 2005 at 5:29 PM (CDT)


    “Winners will be announced and published in the iLounge Holiday Buyers’ Guide on November 1, 2005.”

    Simply ignore the votes, like the ilounge judges do :)

    Posted by Mark on October 29, 2005 at 2:24 PM (CDT)

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