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New iPod Countdown Contest - Winners Announced



Congratulations to the following winners:

First Place: Edmond Ng, Canada (for “iPod chat”)
Prize: Shure E500PTH Sound Isolating Earphones
Second Place: Gerard Pye, United Kingdom (for “MacPad”)
Prize: Shure E4C Sound Isolating Earphones
Third Place: Orrin Sonck, Belgium (for “the new iPod”)
Prize: Shure E3C Sound Isolating Earphones


Above: Winner Edmond Ng

Above: Winner Gerard Pye for MacPad - We also really liked the MacPhone

Above: Winner Orrin Sonck

Fall is fast approaching in the United States, which means one thing: new iPods will soon be here! As we count down to the launch of Apple’s next generation of portable media players, we’re launching an art contest - the New iPod Countdown Contest - with prizes by leading earphone maker Shure.

The rules are simple: use your artistic skills - Photoshopping, 3-D rendering, or traditional 2-D art - to create a realistic or semi-realistic “next-generation iPod.” It can be an iPod, mini tablet computer, iPod Phone, or something different, as long as it’s obviously a portable media player from Apple. This time, we are looking only for serious entries - not humorous ones - so submit wisely. You can submit as many entries as you want. Art must be submitter’s original work and submitted only to iLounge. Previous submissions are not eligible - create something new and better!

Submit your picture(s) to our 2006 iPod Countdown Contest Gallery - minimum size 640x480 pixels. We will pick three winners to win awesome prizes from Shure - one Grand Prize winner will get a pair of top-rated E500PTH Sound Isolating Earphones (retail value: $550.00), with two additional winners receiving Shure E4c and E3c earphones, respectively.

Click here to view entries.

The deadline for submissions is September 9, 2006 at 11:59PM (PT).

    Official Rules:
  • No purchase is necessary to enter.
  • The New iPod Countdown Contest will begin as of this posting.
  • Entries will be judged by iLounge. Do not enter if you can’t stand losing, and don’t disparage the winners.
  • Deadline for entries: September 9, 2006 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.
  • You may submit as many entries as you want, but only one image constitutes a valid 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.
  • 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 art and photographs to any other contest. iLounge will not release any personally identifiable information to any third party other than necessary to deliver the prize to winners, save that the names and city/state/country of each winner will be posted on iLounge.
  • Winners will be announced and published in mid-September 2006.
  • Associates, employees, principals, or relatives thereof of iLounge are not eligible.
  • 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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Not that I’ll be entering this myself, but I’m curious: by what standards will the entries be judged? The degree to which the entry matches the new iPod? The degree of innovation and smart design of the iPod in the entry? What criteria are the judges looking for, other than the entry being serious and being for an Apple PMP?

Posted by PK in Irvine, CA on August 9, 2006 at 3:54 PM (CDT)


Is there some sort of address to send these to? Or do i have to put my drawings in a scanner and send them….cuz I don’t have a scanner and I really suck with the mouse.

iLounge: Please read the directions for submissions above.

Posted by Kal Varnsen in Irvine, CA on August 9, 2006 at 7:47 PM (CDT)


Whatever happened to the iPod 2010 Concept Art Contest? June’s come and long gone, and still no winners? What’s the matter?

Posted by polterbyte in Irvine, CA on August 9, 2006 at 9:30 PM (CDT)


The winners were already announced…

Posted by mjmoonwalker in Irvine, CA on August 10, 2006 at 9:29 AM (CDT)


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

isn’t that princiPALs?

Posted by formatc1702 in Irvine, CA on August 12, 2006 at 11:49 PM (CDT)


“isn’t that princiPALs?”

Get over it.

Posted by Mart in Irvine, CA on August 14, 2006 at 8:25 AM (CDT)


hmmm, the principles of iLounge are not eligible…

Posted by ron in Irvine, CA on August 14, 2006 at 12:22 PM (CDT)


I’d like to see comments for the entries :~
Guess it’d be nice to see positive comments from the other designers, or the compliments for a good job ^^

I leave here my suggestion ^^

Posted by sprint84 in Irvine, CA on August 21, 2006 at 7:46 AM (CDT)


i cant upload please help

Posted by kong in Irvine, CA on August 27, 2006 at 6:31 AM (CDT)


file size limit is 150 kb, and minimum dimensions are 480x640.

Posted by peter in Irvine, CA on August 27, 2006 at 3:21 PM (CDT)


is there something up with the contest gallery because it keeps saying
Coppermine critical error:
Unable to connect to database !

MySQL said: Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘’ (4)

Posted by james in Irvine, CA on August 30, 2006 at 11:54 AM (CDT)


Hmmmm… mines doing the exact same thing James’ is.  Can anyone comment?  I can’t view submissions or submit my own entry! :(

Posted by ccutlip in Irvine, CA on August 30, 2006 at 8:29 PM (CDT)


ilounge please sort this out, some people including me cannot upload entries or view entries already uploaded.

Posted by anon in Irvine, CA on August 31, 2006 at 9:43 AM (CDT)


Thanks for solving the problem with the galleries, iLounge.

I can’t wait for the results (hope you consider mine!).

Posted by ccutlip in Irvine, CA on September 1, 2006 at 4:27 AM (CDT)


above it states that:file size limit is 150 kb, and minimum dimensions are 480x640. But if you hover ur mouse above entries in the contest it shows that some people are over those the file size limit, are these entries still eligable to win the contest. Someone please tell me.

Posted by james in Irvine, CA on September 1, 2006 at 7:56 AM (CDT)


this contest is great, but some people are desperate enough to spam the ratings so they could get on the “highest rated” list. One entry received 40+ votes in its first day averaging above 4, while other entries didnt get many more votes.

are people really that desperate?

Posted by anon in Irvine, CA on September 2, 2006 at 12:19 AM (CDT)


It doesn’t matter if people tell other people to rate their picture because shure itself will announce the winners - the rating isn’t so important I think.

Posted by mm in Irvine, CA on September 2, 2006 at 2:09 PM (CDT)


its also annoying whem ppl rate other entries down and then theirs, they rate up.

Posted by sting2kx in Irvine, CA on September 3, 2006 at 12:29 AM (CDT)


sumone read my comment about the file size thing, people are aloowed to make entries with their file size above the maximum 150kb?

Posted by james in Irvine, CA on September 3, 2006 at 5:33 AM (CDT)


they probably wont be counted as an entry. i think

Posted by sting2kx in Irvine, CA on September 3, 2006 at 7:27 AM (CDT)

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