The Free iPod Book 2.0 Contests - Winners Announced | iLounge News


The Free iPod Book 2.0 Contests - Winners Announced

The Free iPod Book 2.0 Contest - iLounge

Every new iLounge Guide has its contests, so we’ve lined up two great ones for the June release of The Free iPod Book 2.0! Test your artistic or photographic skills for a chance to win one of six pairs of Shure’s brand new, top-of-the-line E500PTH earphones ($499 each) - the new triple-driver earbuds that won iLounge’s 2006 Best of Show Award in January. Thanks to Shure for sponsoring these prizes! One Grand Prize winner will also win a brand-new Apple Computer Intel Mac mini, courtesy of iLounge.

Contest 1: iPod 2010 Concept Art Contest

In this no holds barred iPod 2010 Art Contest, we’re looking for the three best pieces of “future iPod” concept art out there - original art showing what you think iPods might look like 4 years from now. We will choose one winner for each of three categories:

  • Overall Best Entry: Grand Prize from iLounge: Apple Computer Intel-based Mac mini computer*, complete with Front Row, iLife ‘06, and Mac OS X 10.4 (value $599).
  • Best Realistic Entry Prize: Shure E500PTH Earphones (valued at $499)
  • Most Creative Entry Prize: Shure E500PTH Earphones (valued at $499)
  • Funniest Entry Prize: Shure E500PTH Earphones (valued at $499)

Winners announced in The Free iPod Book 2.0 | View Entries

Guidelines: Art must be submitter’s original work and submitted only to iLounge. Focus on only one category (realistic, creative, or funniest) per entry if you want to maximize your chances - we are not looking for entries that overlap categories. Looking for inspiration? Please see our favorite iPod Concepts from the last iPod Concepts contest (2004), and view our iPod Concepts photo gallery. Previous submissions are not eligible - create something new and better! Remember, this is the iPod of 2010, not the iPod of 2007, so be creative!

Contest 2: iPods Everywhere Photo Contest

If you’re not an artist, take a shot at the iPods Everywhere Photo Contest, where all it takes to win is the top photograph of an iPod in one of three settings.

  • iPod And Car: Creatively photograph an iPod and a car together. While we’d prefer the iPod to be inside the car, creative entries with the iPod outside a car will also be considered. (Prize: Shure E500PTH Earphones, Valued at $499)
  • iPod In Home: Creatively photograph an iPod inside a place where people are living. Houses, apartments, dorm rooms, and other traditional dwellings are all fair game. (Prize: Shure E500PTH Earphones, Valued at $499)
  • iPod On The Go: Creatively photograph an iPod outside of a home or car - during your commute or travels outdoors, on a train, or someplace else; with portable speakers or headphones, whatever shows off the iPod in use while out and about. (Prize: Shure E500PTH Earphones, Valued at $499)

Winners announced in The Free iPod Book 2.0 | View Entries

Guidelines: The more fun or interesting the photo, the better. If other people appear in the photo, be sure you have their permission. Photo must be submitter’s original work and submitted only to iLounge. You may not digitally edit the photo in any way other than to crop and/or adjust its brightness and contrast. Entrants must submit full-sized, high resolution images of 1600x1200 or greater size immediately on request of iLounge.

    Official Rules:
  • No purchase is necessary to enter.
  • The iLounge Free iPod Book 2.0 Contests will begin as of this posting.
  • Deadline for entries: May 22, 2006, at 11:59PM Pacific Time.
  • One person may enter both contests with a maximum of three (3) art concepts and three (3) photos.
    • One person can submit a maximum of three (3) art concepts for the iPod 2010 Concept Art Contest.
    • One person can submit a maximum of three (3) photos for the iPods Everywhere Contest.
  • This giveaway is open to U.S. and international residents. International residents may, at iLounge’s sole and absolute discretion, receive U.S. cash value instead of the Mac mini.

  • Must be 18 years or older to enter. Under 18? Get your parents’ permission and enter with their email address.

  • 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 of the winners will be used to identify the winners in The Free iPod Book 2.0.

  • Winners will be announced and published in The Free iPod Book 2.0 in early June, 2006.

  • Associates, employees, principles, 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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640x480, maximum 300kb filesize is fine.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 1, 2006 at 1:13 PM (CDT)


I am definatly gonna enter this contest! and as much as I want a mac, I REALLY want those shure earphones!!!
and I know I won’t win the grandprise NEwayz, so no worries

Posted by Hanan Marton on May 7, 2006 at 2:57 PM (CDT)


Looks like we have a winner!

IPOD Contest aarastas!
more than 210 votes in 3 days! and only with 300 page visits!
That’s a phenomenon!

Or a vote faker ¬¬

At least leave the people vote in peace, dude!

Posted by frankfighter on May 9, 2006 at 3:23 PM (CDT)


and he votes the other competitors down…

Posted by Logan Fish on May 9, 2006 at 4:32 PM (CDT)


hey is the result only depends on the votes voted to the pic?

Posted by boopathy on May 11, 2006 at 6:46 AM (CDT)


the jury (ilounge) won’t care about the votes in any way.
in my opinion “aarastas” entry sucks anyway :D
so… the others shouldn’t care about the votes :)

i would very much prefer a comment feature for the pictures instead of voting. don’t know if it’s very difficult or perhaps in the end even expensive to implement that feature… but it would at least be much more “constructive critique” then (fig.) “that’s not my picture. 0 stars.” and of course alternatively “that IS my picture. 5 stars.”

Posted by mark on May 11, 2006 at 11:41 AM (CDT)



Posted by ebigDee on May 12, 2006 at 4:17 PM (CDT)


That’s a great idea. I wonder how much effort it would take to do that?

However, iLounge doesn’t care about the votes. This is what they said to me via email, “We will judge all photos”

Plain and simple.

Good luck to all!

Posted by Nalrac on May 14, 2006 at 4:09 PM (CDT)


I agree someone out there seems to think that the user vote counts for something but for me clicking 5/5 over and over doesn’t seem like a great pastime.  So to all my epileptic fans out there try to click only once.  Though I do appreciate entries like iSky (one of the Last uploads) using my entry as a base for theirs.  Now that’s a complement :)

Posted by Aarastas on May 15, 2006 at 7:50 PM (CDT)


The person who took that picture of the computer screen with the picture as the background entered the same idea last year and won. Is that allowed?

Posted by Taylor on May 16, 2006 at 3:20 PM (CDT)


Forget the viewer votes. It’s just a “fun” gimmick. It won’t play a factor in deciding the winners. The winners will almost certainly be decided by those who put together the iPod book, based on artistic value and creativity/vision. Some of the best entries aren’t doing well on votes, because other competitors vote them down on purpose. So, I doubt the vote totals and percentages are even considered in the judging.

Posted by praetor on May 16, 2006 at 3:46 PM (CDT)


aarastas, i hope jonathan ive wont do so, too…
however, what will you do with your new intel mac mini once it arrives? you should handsign it and sell it on the internet.
good luck :)

Posted by mark on May 17, 2006 at 3:21 PM (CDT)


So….who do you think is gonna win so far??

Posted by Adam on May 17, 2006 at 6:58 PM (CDT)


well, my favorites until now are:

most realistic:
most creative:

however, I will upload the best overall entry in about 1 or 2 days, I didn’t have enough time to make it ready yet :) ;)

for photos until now, i like the “out of reach” one with the cat :)

Posted by marki on May 18, 2006 at 3:46 AM (CDT)


Hey I just entered my photos so they should appear soon by around tommorow morning. I really hope I win though. I entered two categories; the outside and the inside category. I was really intimidated when I looked at the entries and saw that the leading picture based on votes what the picture of the cute little girl. I don’t have anything cute here so I tried to throw in a little creativity. I put a lot of thought into my photos so I hope I have a good chance to win.

Posted by bigDee on May 22, 2006 at 3:53 AM (CDT)


2010 people, not 2050, holographic emitters? Tactile extrusion?  And who really wants a gargantuan iPod?  The many clamshell designs are contrary to the single handed use of the iPod.  I only see a few that are possible futures for the iPod.  I like the submissions that use the iPod as a mobile media hub (i.e. wirelessly use your HDTV as the main movie viewer, ability to use car/home stereo for music). And adding in a camera and phone just make sense.

Posted by aarastas on May 22, 2006 at 1:43 PM (CDT)


Aaah, but did you read the contest description?

When you see, “no holds barred” and “so be creative” then you know you don’t need to stay within the bounds of what might ACTUALLY be.

Posted by praetor on May 22, 2006 at 4:39 PM (CDT)


Dude this is going all wrong. Man is that little girl’s photo really that good? I have a feeling that guy is cheating. Cause I first entered it earlier today and for the first couple of hours it was going smooth. Had about 35 votes with a 4.8 rating. I come back an hour later and BAM! Over 60 votes and which looks like nothing but zero star votes cause my rating went to the crapper.

I hope this really doesn’t go by votes. Cause that would suck.

Posted by bigDee on May 22, 2006 at 9:19 PM (CDT)


I may have it all wrong but even with the “no holds barred” in the contest description, I interpret “what you think iPods might look like 4 years from now” and “Best Realistic Entry Prize” as actual possibilities for the 2010 iPod.  But just incase I’m wrong I’ll have to draw up a wireless rental stimulation device controlled by thought, abandoning the iconic click wheel all together, that can compute in the Yotta Flop domain, run all known operating systems, have a few Zetta Bytes of solid state memory, all wrapped up in a in a microscopic clam shell design with an eternal battery.

Posted by aarastas on May 22, 2006 at 11:29 PM (CDT)


never say never, aarastas… never, say, never. :)

Posted by Mark on May 22, 2006 at 11:44 PM (CDT)

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