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iLounge 5th Birthday Contest - Winners Announced


And the winners are…


Grand Prize: Martin Laksman of Buenos Aires, Argentina
One white Apple MacBook computer and one 80GB iPod (est. retail value: $1448)


Second Place: Christian Chen of Panama City, Panama
Black 80GB iPod (est. value: $349)


Third Place: Marco Dela Torre of Rizal, Phillipines
4GB iPod nano in Silver, Pink, Blue, Green or Red (est. value: $199)

Congratulations to all of the winners!

We liked these entries as well. Here are five runners-up in no particular order.
They will all receive an iLounge Headphone t-shirt.

Donald Emerson of Decatur, Georgia


Marco Dela Torre of Rizal, Phillipines


Silviu Radulescu of Bucharest, Romania


Mike Ingham of Derby, England


Ben Hastie

We have received many fantastic ads! Thank you for entering the contest. There is plenty of time for entries, so get creative and submit your ads!

To celebrate our upcoming fifth birthday, we wanted to give away a few great prizes to our loyal readers, so we’ve picked three amazing options.

One Grand Prize winner will win a white Apple MacBook computer and 80GB iPod combination (est. retail value: $1448).
One Second Place winner will win a black 80GB iPod (est. value: $349).
And finally, one Third Place winner will win a 4GB iPod nano in Silver, Pink, Blue, Green or PRODUCT (RED). (est. value: $199).

The rules are simple. Design an effective, interesting online ad for iLounge - a banner, a badge, an emailable greeting card, a photograph, or any combination - and submit it to our iLounge 5th Birthday Contest Gallery, along with your name and e-mail address. You can use any type of original artwork or original photography; so long as it’s visually appealing and tasteful, we’ll consider it for judging.

View All Entries

You may submit as many images as you want, but they must be your original work, and each must contain the phrase “” Use of our logo is acceptable, but our three winners will be selected on overall quality as determined by iLounge’s editors.

  • JPEG format
  • Any size ad. Standard online ad sizes can be found here.
  • 300kb maximum

By downloading and using the official iLounge logo in your ad you hereby agree to its copyright. The iLounge chair and iPod logo can only be used in the iLounge 5th Birthday Contest. Our lawyers are watching.

Download the iLounge logo.
iLounge_logo.eps (Adobe Illustrator EPS format)
iLounge_logo.png (PNG format)

Official Rules:
No purchase is necessary to enter.
The Design the iLounge Ad Contest begins on Nov. 1, 2006 and ends on Dec. 1, 2006 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 in December, 2006.
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 private information, art, and photographs you submit become the property of iLounge, and that you will not and have not submitted such photographs to any other contest.
Associates, employees, principals, or relatives thereof of iLounge are not eligible.
All taxes are the responsibility of the winners.
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.
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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im the one who submitted the

Posted by jhoemar on November 13, 2006 at 3:51 AM (CST)


how exaclty would you descirbe this site, from what i’ve gathered so far it’s a website covering general apple products and related items. is this correct?

Posted by topher on November 13, 2006 at 1:15 PM (CST)


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

what do you mean with “international residents”?

Posted by Michael on November 14, 2006 at 7:57 AM (CST)


I submitted an entry the other day… The problem is, I didn’t see participants must be 18!(I’m only 14) What is the purpose of this rule? Is it for shipping purposes? If so, can I make someone else resubmit my entry (Say, my parents…) so it would satisfy the rules? BTW… my entry was the image named ‘iLoungeBannerB-jvsamonte.jpg’ though I’m planning to revise it because I forgot to include ‘’.

Posted by jvsamonte on November 14, 2006 at 8:58 AM (CST)


Why dont some of the entries display properly?

Posted by Mac on November 17, 2006 at 12:23 PM (CST)


Is this contest open to people who are not living in the U.S and are not U.S citizens?

Posted by Sara on November 20, 2006 at 5:37 AM (CST)


Some of mine didnt show up properly until I re-saved them as RGB instead of CMYK then uploaded them again.

Posted by Kyle on November 21, 2006 at 3:30 PM (CST)


can we put real pictures of ipods that we got online in our advertisements?

Posted by Randy on November 25, 2006 at 8:07 PM (CST)


my entry’s quality is less than when i submitted it. was size a problem? i checked the size and it fit under the rules.

im gunna enter mine again and can you fix the quality problem?

Posted by Kaleho Naki on November 26, 2006 at 4:40 AM (CST)


i guess ilounge just resized my ad. which was originally 728x90 which is a real ad size, but i guess they resized it so it doesnt stretch everything. here is the original which isnt resized and has better quality.

Posted by Kaleho Naki on November 26, 2006 at 4:45 AM (CST)


someone can tell me (and Sara) if this contest is open to people who are not living in the U.S and are not U.S citizens?

What do they mean with “This contest is open to U.S. and INTERNATIONAL residents.” ?


Posted by Michael on November 27, 2006 at 9:29 AM (CST)


it means everyone can enter, “and international”

Posted by anon on November 27, 2006 at 2:37 PM (CST)


is it too late to submit

Posted by b3dfor in Dallas TX on December 1, 2006 at 12:31 AM (CST)


GREAT JOB WINNERS!!! that first place is something lol. i love that.

Posted by Kaleho Naki on December 8, 2006 at 10:05 PM (CST)


Cool! Figured that one would win 1st place. Congrats to him. I’m totally fine winning 2nd prize (and the shirt).

So will i be contacted about this? Exactly how will we get our prizes? Been checking my email every five minutes since the winners were announced.

Congrats to all!

Posted by Marco dela Torre on December 8, 2006 at 10:39 PM (CST)


All winners will be notified via email.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on December 9, 2006 at 2:16 PM (CST)


Hi! i had just see that i won! i’m sooo happy :)
thanks! the other entries are cool too, congrats!

i’ll be waiting for the mail, again, thanks!

best to all,

Posted by Martin Laksman on December 9, 2006 at 3:12 PM (CST)


The first one is good and congratulations to all winners, but the first one doesnt contain “”, i thought that was a requirement

Posted by milky on December 13, 2006 at 8:09 PM (CST)


Excellent entries - well done to everyone especially the winners.

milky - it does - at the bottom…

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on December 14, 2006 at 5:10 AM (CST)


The very first question about this contest was whether it was supposed to be a birthday ad or a regular ad.  The answer was regular ad.  The winner was a birthday ad.  Confusing.

Posted by mcdj on December 30, 2006 at 12:06 AM (CST)

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