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iLounge Wallpaper Contest - Winners Announced


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 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.

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Recent Contest Entries

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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Hey, everyone i’ve just sent my entry, is call iPod Smile, hope u like, le tme know. thanz

Posted by Rodrigo on March 19, 2007 at 12:28 PM (PDT)


can we draw something if we are bad at photoshop

Posted by james on March 19, 2007 at 1:37 PM (PDT)


(I also sent an email about this, but time is running out)

After uploading my artwork, entering an email address, and then choosing a gallery, I discovered I chose the wrong gallery… Should I re-submit my artwork, or might you be able to trace the artwork? Of course, all three pieces are followed with my email address.


Posted by Duncan on March 22, 2007 at 10:36 PM (PDT)


so if we have at all used any of the images from our work is disqualified? ive created 6 or 7 really good ones and theyre just not valid?
theyre awfully modified, so is that ok? (in relation to jasons comment).

which leads to a debate.. because the copyright law says that if you copy something off someones site without asking first its infringing copyright law, even if the work isnt marked as copyright. the only way is if it is clearly stated as to be in the public domain. in which case, moost of the wallpapers submitted in this contest are already disqualified.

is this actually the case and most of the people submitting dont realise it?

Posted by chris on March 23, 2007 at 9:21 PM (PDT)


What time are they due for those on EST?

Posted by DPdouglas on March 24, 2007 at 7:22 AM (PDT)


I was just going to convert, but with changes in Daylight Savings Time, I’m a little confused.

Posted by DPdouglas on March 24, 2007 at 7:29 AM (PDT)


“What if I take the person’s page and change it a little. Can I copyright it?
No. The changes must be ‘substantial and creative.’ In effect, there may be very, very little lingering remnants of the original work. You might as well write it from scratch before trying to steal and alter. Editorial changes will just not cut it in a court of law.”

This is from and is in reference to copying whole web-pages.  I can imagine it would apply to images as well though, if you pull inspiration or dimensions from a reference image, how is that different from taking a picture of a real-world device and using it?

I’m not sure what I said before is correct since, after perusing the web and reading Google’s terms of service for image search, it covers itself by stating some images in its search might be copyrighted and are only intended to be viewed on your screen.

The problems come with the intentions of the wallpapers submitted and whether they will be viewed as generating income for this site.  Apple might never notice their images are being used this way and might not really care, as long as someone is not profiting from their intellectual property.  The law is tricky and copyright is there to protect the original holder from harm or potential harm in my understanding.  Perhaps half or more of the walls submitted WILL be disqualified.  I know at least half of my entries are not eligible under these restraints.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.  As iLounge states above, they will modify the terms to comply with the laws of California.

Posted by Jason on March 24, 2007 at 8:02 AM (PDT)


I rung up the guys at, they say using their images is, as they dont know the full extent of what these wallpapers are going to be used for, probably not a good idea.

They said you can legally take photos of your ipod, but if you really want a professional photo, find another site that has them, and request that sites permission to use the photos. That way if there are any copyright issues down the line, theyll be thrown right at the site you got the photos from.

Chances are, the site will tell you to get permission from apple. Dead end.

Best and safest way is to either draw it somehow without tracing (in photoshop, or with pen and paper) or to take photos of your own iPod.

Thats what the apple helpdesk guy said anyway.

Posted by Chris on March 24, 2007 at 6:27 PM (PDT)


I’ve submitted all of my entries. Good luck to everyone. :<)

Posted by DPdouglas on March 24, 2007 at 10:45 PM (PDT)


I submitted my images at 11:55, but they have still not shown up on the gallery page as of 12:10. are my images still entered?

Posted by Yuto on March 26, 2007 at 12:11 AM (PDT)


the rules state “Other than the name and the image of the iPod, the work must be entirely your original creation, “

that means the image of the ipod can be a promo pic

Posted by don711 on March 26, 2007 at 7:02 AM (PDT)


*drumroll* uuuuuh i can’t stand waiting smile

good luck everyone, some very nice entries!!!

Posted by mark on March 31, 2007 at 3:25 AM (PDT)


Dude I’m from Mexico does this phone wil work for any company or I’ll have to pay for having this phone working for the company TELCEL. I would like to know quickly please cause I’m completely interested in this offer… I can give you my email adress in order to receive a notification from you.  In the other hand congrats for this oportunity lot of people would like to participate in this contest C’ya

Posted by chuchiuxx on July 18, 2008 at 5:44 PM (PDT)

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