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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
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This contest is now closed. Winners have been announced here. Congratulations and thank you to all who submitted entries! Everyone loves desktop background art (aka wallpaper): after years of submissions, we now have over 450 pieces of art in our Desktop/Wallpaper Art Gallery. Now we’re looking to expand it - and cover the latest and greatest iPod models. So we’re announcing our latest art contest: “Wallpaper Yourself an iPhone, Apple TV, or iPods.”

The rules are simple:

Other than the iLounge.com name and the image of the iPod, the work must be entirely your original creation, and created for this contest. Photographs and artwork are both acceptable, however, original art is strongly preferred. We’ll pick our three favorite pieces of wallpaper to win one of the following three prizes.

Grand Prize: One Apple iPhone* ($499, 4GB). We’ll help one lucky winner buy Apple’s combination cell phone, widescreen iPod, and Internet device - we’ll supply the funds for the iPhone; the cell phone contract is your responsibility.

Second Prize: One Apple TV ($299, 40GB). Enjoy iTunes-managed audio, video, and photo content on your widescreen TV with the new Apple TV device.

Third Prize: One iPod nano ($199, 4GB) and one iPod shuffle ($79, 1GB) in the winner’s choice of colors.

» Submit Your Entry | » View All Entries

Recent Contest Entries
iConcept
iNeon
iPhone_wallpaper_LT
iParty

Official Rules:

No purchase is necessary to enter.

The Wallpaper Yourself an iPhone, Apple TV, or iPods Contest begins as of this posting and ends on March 25, 2007 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

Entries will be judged by iLounge. Do not enter if you can’t stand losing, and don’t disparage the winners.

Winners will be announced on iLounge March 31, 2007.

You may submit as many entries as you want.

This contest is open to U.S. and international residents.

Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Void where prohibited.

By submitting, you agree that all art, photographs, and private information you submit become the property of iLounge, and that you will not and have not submitted such images to any other contest.

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

All taxes are the responsibility of the winners. In order to accommodate both U.S. and international residents, iLounge will furnish prizes in the form of currency that can be used to purchase the products listed, and not the products themselves. The Grand Prize winner shall have complete and sole responsibility for all costs above the $499 stated prize herein, including without limitation any and all expenses relating to cell phone and data services.

iLounge reserves the right to refuse entries due to graphic violence, sex, drugs, etc. iLounge also 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.

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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Comments

41

“And this is just a tip for others, if you dont want others to create knockoffs of your artwork, submit them closer to the deadline. “

That’s exactly what I’m doing.

Posted by DDSD on March 3, 2007 at 12:13 AM (PDT)

42

I’m sure the judges can appreciate originality over the knockoffs submitted afterward.  wink

I’ve just been submitting as I come up with ideas.  It helps me get creative, having this goal and I like seeing how many times each one has been viewed.  It gives me a sense of what’s attractive to someone’s eye.

Posted by Jason on March 3, 2007 at 11:29 AM (PDT)

43

what is the maximum file size for the wallpapers?

Posted by lilimacmike on March 4, 2007 at 10:12 AM (PDT)

44

“what is the maximum file size for the wallpapers?”

If you’re using software like Photoshop you can make your file size smaller by saving the image as a jpeg file and lowering the quality. This eliminates all of the data that stores your layers and effects and filters and saves it as one image. It’s smaller than a PSD file and easier to upload. I haven’t seen any uploader that accpets psd files. But that’s only if you’re using Photoshop.

Posted by DDSD on March 4, 2007 at 4:49 PM (PDT)

45

I just registered to this site and I was wondering if there was a required amount of time you have to be registered before you can enter the contests because I like to use Photoshop and would like to enter.

Posted by DPdouglas on March 6, 2007 at 5:49 PM (PDT)

46

You guys didn’t mention whether we are allowed to use stock photos and other non-original artwork in our compositions, thereby opening the way to intellectual theft, i.e. if I make a nice wallpaper that uses a photo of a landscape that I did not take, then it is not really completely my composition. Just a small detail, but I am already seeing people using third-party artworks, so I want to make sure this becomes resolved before the end of the contest.

Posted by Scarf on March 7, 2007 at 10:24 PM (PDT)

47

Well I’m not gonna put any more entries in till the deadline, there is a total ripoff of a wall i submitted (Orangepod) and the one recently added iPodunderground. Now come on if you don’t have any ideas, don’t try and blatantly rip off others ideas. So to all entering do it at the end, or you may find an immitation posted.
Not angry, just disappointed.

Posted by tri99er on March 8, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PDT)

48

honestly…it’s a catch 22.  you submit your artwork early, and potentially someone plays off of it, and produces something similar.  on the other hand, you wait and submit near the deadline and risk the chance of your idea already being submitted by someone else.  either way, i wouldn’t worry about it.  the judges know what was submitted when, and if it’s not truly given your own touch, I am sure that they will take that into consideration.  as for me…I just submit them when I think they are ready.  in the end it should be the best original designs that win anyway.  good luck to everyone!

Posted by franticnomad on March 8, 2007 at 10:28 PM (PDT)

49

by the way, i meant to mention that if any of you liked my “iPod Rock” designs, I originally used this concept for a photoshop final class project.  This is what it looked like if you’re interested…

http://freud.franklin.edu/sharp11/dcom117h1ww/finalproject/

I thought it would be cool to modify it a little for this contest.

Posted by franticnomad on March 8, 2007 at 10:37 PM (PDT)

50

are we alloud to use images off of other sites as long as we modify them as our own?

Posted by emily on March 9, 2007 at 2:53 PM (PDT)

51

Can it have previous ipod models included or just the new ones.

Posted by joey on March 9, 2007 at 4:02 PM (PDT)

52

I know you said the logo wasn’t necessary but can we use the logo in place for having ilounge.com? or do we need ilounge.com on their somehwere.

Posted by alx1507 on March 10, 2007 at 12:32 PM (PDT)

53

tri99er - I suggest you get your facts right before calling entries like mine a ‘total ripoff’. I didn’t even know your entry existed (for I never flipped through the entries yet) before submitting mine. The idea probably is somewhat common, so I’d appreciate it if you don’t go around putting down others.

Don’t take this offensively, it’s just a matter of opinion.

All in all, good luck to everyone.

Posted by Jenn on March 10, 2007 at 8:10 PM (PDT)

54

hello,  a lot is going on here that is common sense, which my question probably is too but scimming through the past posts i couldn’t get a definite answer on… are those ipods mentioned at the beginning the only ones we are allowed to use, and if so what are the sources we have to get a picture. Are we allowed to go to the apple website and use a picture off of their or do they have to be our own picture?

thank you for your time,
Zeb Whitt

Posted by zeb on March 10, 2007 at 10:55 PM (PDT)

55

@Jenn - I would suggest Google Image Search.  There are some great promo photos on there that should be fine, since they are usually just straight on shots of the iPod.  Also, I’m not sure it would be fair to have this contest open to everyone, even if they don’t have an iPod of their own, if only personal photos were allowed.  I hope I’m right about this.  If you’re modifying a standard image enough, it should be fine.  wink

“Now we’re looking to expand it - and cover the latest and greatest iPod models.” - this should answer your other question.

Posted by Jason on March 11, 2007 at 7:36 AM (PDT)

56

I meant to reply to zeb in the last post.  Sorry, Jenn. raspberry

Posted by Jason on March 11, 2007 at 7:38 AM (PDT)

57

alright thanks a lot jason

Posted by zeb on March 11, 2007 at 5:42 PM (PDT)

58

I have a quick question, I have included some small album art pictures onto my iPod image and border. Is that allowed?

Posted by Nathan on March 12, 2007 at 10:41 PM (PDT)

59

Is there a limit to how many entries we can submit?

Posted by DPdouglas on March 17, 2007 at 6:20 AM (PDT)

60

@DPDouglas - The official rules say:

“You may submit as many entries as you want.”

wink

Posted by Jason on March 17, 2007 at 12:40 PM (PDT)

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