iLounge Triple Crown Giveaway Begins | iLounge News


iLounge Triple Crown Giveaway Begins


All Contests Closed: The Desktop and iPod Style Contests are now closed for judging. No further entries can be uploaded to the galleries. We will announce all winners by tomorrow, August 6th at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET. Thank you for your patience.

Important Update (*): We’re ratcheting up the stakes even higher. As of today, there are now two prizes for the iPod Style Contest (see below). Our new Super Prize winner will receive iLounge’s official, just-released 4G 20GB iPod review unit. (This unit is being tested and being treated with the ultimate care during our review process. Everything included in the original box will be re-packed and appear as new as possible.) The iPod Style contest’s Second Prize winner will receive a new iPod mini.

Thank you to for sponsoring this giveaway with three iPod minis.

We’re mixing things up with this month’s iLounge giveaway, with one brand new iPod mini to give away two weeks from now, and two more to follow two weeks later.

Ten questions, one mini

This portion of the giveaway is now CLOSED to entries, but you can still help iLounge learn about its readers by filling out the survey. Thank you.

Two galleries, two minis*

We’re launching a new photo gallery and ramping up an old favorite. Two talented people will receive brand new iPod minis for submitting the best entries* for these galleries, and we’ll pick the winners four weeks from now.

    Desktop Wallpaper Gallery The sky’s the limit in iLounge’s Desktop Wallpaper Gallery, which has previously featured iPod-themed desktop/wallpaper images for computers. We’ll give away one iPod mini to our favorite new Desktop Wallpaper submission, which can be photographic, artistic, or whatever you like - so long as it meets the pixel requirements (1600x1200 or widescreen 1280 x 854 - 300k maximum file size) and includes the name somewhere in the image. You have virtually unlimited creative freedom, so make your entry funny, serious, subtle, or strong.  Entrants may also use photos from any of our photo galleries to design your desktop, but only for this iLounge contest. Check out our current iPod desktop wallpaper collection for inspiration.

    If you like, you can download the iLounge logo for your use in your Desktop art.

     Submit an iPod desktop   View Desktop Gallery

    New iPod Style Gallery
    By popular demand, we’re launching iLounge’s newest photo gallery, the iPod Style Gallery, designed to let users submit photos of people with iPods that show at least one of three things: fashion, style, or sex appeal. The rules are simple: iPod Style pictures may not be comical or graphically explicit, must include an iPod, and may not be Photoshopped (besides cropping, brightness, and color adjustment). Other than that, anything goes. We’ll leave it to you to decide what’s fashionable, stylish, or sexy: silk shirts or suntan lotion, club scenes or summer beach photos - anything will be considered so long as it catches the eye. *We’ll give away a just-released fourth-generation (20GB) iPod to our Super Prize winner, and a new-in-box iPod mini to our Second Prize Winner.* Pixel requirements: submit in 640x480 - 150k maximum file size, and please be prepared to submit a higher resolution (1600x1200) version as well upon request.

     Submit a photo   View iPod Style Gallery

Official Rules

  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • The iLounge Triple Crown Giveaway will begin as of this posting.
      Deadline for entries are as follows:
    • Giveaway 1: Survey: July 21st, 2004 at 11:59pm PT
    • Giveaway 2: Desktops: August 4th, 2004 at 11:59pm PT
    • Giveaway 3: iPod Style: August 4th, 2004 at 11:59pm PT


  • One entry per person per Survey giveaway. Survey forms must be completely filled out. You may enter the Desktop and iPod Style contests as many times as you like. 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.

  • Private information submitted by individuals 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 the name of the winners will be used to identify the winners on the web site.

  • The aggregate prize consists of 3 Apple iPod minis valued at $250, each to be given to a different individual, and 1 Apple iPod 4G (20GB) valued at $299. Odds of winning any of these prizes depends upon the number of valid entries received.

  • Winners entered in the Survey will be chosen through a random electronic drawing. Winners in the Desktop and iPod Style contest will be selected through a judging process by iLounge staff members.

  • Winners will be notified by email and announced at

  • Associates, employees, principles, or relatives thereof of iLounge are not eligible.

  • All submissions automatically become the property of iLounge.

  • 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.

Related Stories



just did my survey :)

Posted by Izzy in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 2:49 AM (CDT)


what are the colors of the mini’s being given away?

Posted by StinkieDMB in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 3:04 AM (CDT)


do you have to live in america for this? i didnnt notice anywhere in the article that tells us this. I hope not, i’m from scotland!

Posted by lime in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 3:58 AM (CDT)


ooooops silly me, i see it now. Only US residents….awwwwwwww…..c’mon ipodlounge!! lets get a worldwide compo on the go!

Posted by lime in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 4:04 AM (CDT)


ok, yes, i am an idiot…...two posts, both stupid as hell and ridden with mistakes, doh! hehe

Posted by lime in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 4:06 AM (CDT)


If it’s open to Canadians why can we enter out postal code?  Can’t complete the survey!  Bah.

Posted by Stiickler in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 6:43 AM (CDT)


Identical IPs rejected?

My girlfriend and I just signed up together behind my firewall.  Crap.

Posted by Jerrod H. in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 7:05 AM (CDT)


yeah, canadians can’t enter their postal code, to form is set up to only allow US zips.

Posted by turing in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 7:26 AM (CDT)


The survey assumes you all ready own an ipod. How can you honestly answer the survey if you don’t have an ipod, but would like to try and win one???

Can you add n/a and other to some of the questions.

Posted by nothinglower in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 7:41 AM (CDT)


May one submit more than one wallpaper and more than one photograph?

Posted by Egosphere in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 7:57 AM (CDT)


Thank you for everyone’s feedback.

The Canadian postal code issue has been fixed.

Yes, you can enter as many times as you like in the Desktop and iPod Style Contests.

Good luck and have fun!

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 10:05 AM (CDT)


Unabel to enter a UK Postcode :(  NO FAIR!!!

Posted by Trunk Guy in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 10:55 AM (CDT)


canadian postal codes can still not be entered, although the form allows for more characters now, it still allows numeric characters only.

canadian postal codes are in the style:
A1B 2C3

Posted by turing in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 11:16 AM (CDT)


the form for submitting wallpapers isnt working properly, there is no way to select “desktop” in the dropdown menu.

Posted by cedricpatrick in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 11:33 AM (CDT)


Can I enter the contest through my dad? He is over 18 (obviously). I would use his name but my email because he has had spam problems in the past and doesn’t give his email adress to people he isn’t friends with. I would then forward any emails to him. Seems okay but I’d just like to clarify before I break any rules.

Also, to fully complete the survey, you need to list what hard drives you have. I do not yet have an ipod so I can’t fully complete the survey and therefore breaking the rules. How do I get around this?

Posted by SlowBye in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 12:06 PM (CDT)


Is it possible for you to upload a high res copy of your logo so that I may use it in my desktop creation?

Posted by Trunk Guy in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 12:33 PM (CDT)


that was a quick fix! thanks guys, youre running a great site.

Posted by cedricpatrick in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 12:51 PM (CDT)


i live in quebec and i still can’t seem to be able to input my zip code… :(

Posted by Hanako in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 1:10 PM (CDT)


The survey isn’t reading my zip code.  I keep getting an error message to “enter zip code” even though it’s already entered.

Posted by honeybee1236 in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 1:51 PM (CDT)


Got the survey to go through by putting four “0” before my zip code.  Thanks for the tip Genalee.

Posted by honeybee1236 in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2004 at 5:18 PM (CDT)

Subscribe to iLounge Weekly

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2018 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy