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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.

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The issue regarding zip code is not fixed. It should be fixed on Friday July 9th. Sorry for the trouble. I would suggest not putting a 0 for the zip code, and instead just waiting until the issue has been resolved.

Posted by iamaustin on July 9, 2004 at 3:38 AM (CDT)


How about the inclusion of UK Postcodes?

Posted by Trunk Guy in London on July 9, 2004 at 6:41 AM (CDT)


when i tried to upload another desktop, I get this message.

No picture was uploaded !

If you have really selected a picture to upload, check that the server allows file uploads…

Posted by cedricpatrick on July 9, 2004 at 11:17 AM (CDT)


The zipcode should work now, it will accept any combination of letters numbers and spaces, upto 20 characters in length

Posted by iamaustin on July 9, 2004 at 2:21 PM (CDT)


Hi, just like the person above, both I and my fiancee entered the contest from my computer, because she wanted to enter as well; had we read the contest rules that were all the way at the bottom of the page under the two other contests, she would have entered the contest at her house instead of here.  Is there any way to remedy this situation, since the short description of the first contest did not mention the bit about duplicate IPs?

our email addresses are as follows, if you can contact one of us to let us know:

mikebrns15 at yahoo dot com
batmansgirliegirl at yahoo dot com


Posted by nusilver on July 10, 2004 at 10:46 PM (CDT)


“Yes, you can enter as many times as you like in the Desktop and iPod Style Contests” - staff member.

I have only been able to upload one desktop, is it logging my IP or somthing and not letting me upload?

Posted by Nosurprises on July 11, 2004 at 9:30 AM (CDT)


How often are the desktops placed in the gallery as files I successfully uploaded yesterday have not apepared in the desktop gallery.

Posted by Trunk Guy in London on July 12, 2004 at 6:57 AM (CDT)


The survey form won’t allow an address in the District of Columbia. Are we chopped liver?  It’s bad enough that we are taxed without representation in Congress.

Posted by Supplekant on July 13, 2004 at 9:22 PM (CDT)


Hm… i won the second price with the last contest… but i did still not recieve my earphones.. and the new giveaway already started! :(
it shouldn’t take so long to ship to germany!..

Posted by Mark on July 14, 2004 at 5:44 AM (CDT)


Supplekant, i will talk to Dennis about that in the morning…

Posted by iamaustin on July 20, 2004 at 3:51 AM (CDT)


On the super prize, you should give it away on the desktop contest not style.
Main reason is you need to have an ipod, or know someone with an ipod to enter the style contest. Wouldn’t it be better for someone to win who doesn’t already have an ipod, but might currently be shopping for a digital audio player???

Posted by mikeb on July 22, 2004 at 2:03 PM (CDT)


I am very annoyed at the selection process for the desktop competition.

I notice a number of entries with scantily clad women.  I have entered two desktops with men in swimwear and they have not been accepted.

Why is this so?  I think this is unfair.

Posted by Trunk Guy in London on July 23, 2004 at 2:10 AM (CDT)


I’m assuming that the survey question “On average, how long does it take you to buy 10 new songs?” is referring to iTunes, but it should be made a bit more clear.  I can buy a CD and “buy 10 songs” instantly.  Just my $.02.

Posted by Gamma in VA on July 23, 2004 at 6:37 AM (CDT)


When is the “drawing” for the survey prize?

Posted by bikepodmini on July 23, 2004 at 2:01 PM (CDT)


I won the survey portion of the contest. I get a new mini. YEAH!!

Posted by porterdsgn in Indianapolis, IN on July 27, 2004 at 7:59 AM (CDT)


Does anyone know the average time it takes to have a submitted desktop image (or images in my case) to be approved and posted? Just curious.

Posted by The_Nix in Detroit on July 27, 2004 at 8:11 AM (CDT)


Still no reponse from the Lounge - why are semi naked women allowed in the desktop competition but not men???

Posted by Trunk Guy in London on July 27, 2004 at 10:05 AM (CDT)


the ipod style contest has turned into the “who can get the most naked with their ipod” contest.

Posted by enig on July 28, 2004 at 12:45 PM (CDT)


I agree. There is nothing wrong with a little sex appeal, like cleavage or suggested sex appeal, but flat out shots of huge boobs and butt shots is getting a little out of hand. Style definately should be sexy, but out of focus shots with very full figured models just for shock value has no style, just a kind of amateur porn feel.

Posted by Lupin III on July 28, 2004 at 1:06 PM (CDT)


exactly, I would understand if they at least looked professional, but the grainy pictures with bad lighting from a crappy digital camera, like you said makes it look very amerature and very porn like.

Posted by enig on July 28, 2004 at 1:33 PM (CDT)

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