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Triple Crown Contest winners announced

Desktop Winners

Without question, the entries received for the Triple Crown Giveaway were the best in iLounge’s history. The 2-D graphic designed, 3-D modeled and photographic submissions on display in the Desktops Gallery are nothing short of stunning: from rendered versions of the iLounge logo to an incredible variety of retro themes, we found it almost impossible to pick a single winner. Our “first cut” for Desktops pared down the potential winners to a short list of around ten selections, and we ultimately decided to award not just the grand prize of an iPod mini, but also runner-up prizes of iLounge t-shirts to another five spectacular entries. Higher resolution versions of these desktops are available in the Desktops Gallery.


Grand Prize Winner: We chose Chris Chen’s Orange Wave to win an iPod mini because it combined elegant graphic design with great summer colors and a subtle iLounge theme. It was easy on the eyes, instantly appealing, and works well as a desktop image - a requirement for our winning entry. Congratulations to Chris, who wins an iPod mini!

Runner Up: We really liked the retro 1970’s/1980’s styling and cool uses of spraypaint on this entry, which was part of a great series from the same designer, Robert Nixon.

Runner-Up: Previous iLounge contest winner Mark Kempken’s entries caught our eyes numerous times. This fantastic artistic entry was visually strong enough to win the Grand Prize, but the dominant white background color was harsh when used as an actual desktop image.

Runner-Up: This photograph by Jason of the new fourth-generation iPod is a classic “desktop” style image; the sort of picture many people would choose to use as a background.

Runner-Up: There were multiple three-dimensional renderings of the iLounge logo, but this was our favorite: though the picture on the wall was a little too much, the other elements were spectacularly realized. Talented artist Nevin Styre is clearly going to be a future grand prize winner.

Runner-Up: Another amazing piece from Mark Kempken showed incredible graphic design talent, with intricate details that must be examined to be believed. Several similar entries from different artists really excited us.

iPod Style Winners

Photographic entries for the new iPod Style Gallery ran the gamut from brilliant to downright bizarre (an iPod wrapped in duct tape?), but there were a number of highly impressive pictures in the collection. Again, it was hard to pick our favorite two from a short list of around ten, but we went with pictures that best followed the rules and matched the theme: “photos of people with iPods” that were “fashionable, stylish, or sexy.” Two winners each received iPods.


Super Prize Winner: We loved the color, composition, and theme of this indoor Style shot, which managed to be stylish and sexy at the same time. The Super Prize winner, Luke Sevcik (with model and wife Nicole Sevcik) takes home Apple’s latest fourth-generation iPod (20GB). Congratulations!

Second Prize Winner: A totally different take on the Style theme, this outdoor picture by Anna blended iPod with fashion. The hardest part was picking the best of this photographer’s shots, as several of them were superb. This winner takes home a new iPod mini - congratulations!

If the winners would like their names published, please add them to the comments thread below. Since the winners of this contest only represented a handful of the incredible entries we received, we strongly encourage you to check out the full Galleries. The Desktops Gallery pictures work well as computer background images, and the iPod Style Gallery pictures include many great and memorable photographs. Thanks to for providing the iPod minis, and again, congratulations to all the winners. We’re looking forward to your submissions for the next iLounge contest!

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Stoked that I was a runner up, although a mini would have been cool, I did the 3d wallpaper.

Posted by Nevin Styre in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 12:57 PM (CDT)


Second sallpaper artist here… yeah, a Mini would have been cool.. although, not necessary since I already have a 3G 40GB dealie. Just wanted to submit to see how well I would do. It’s all about the fun, right? Right.

-Robert Nixon

Posted by The_Nix in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 1:08 PM (CDT)


The “70’s/80’s” one that is. With the spray paint. Just so we’re clear.

-Robert Nixon

Posted by The_Nix in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 1:12 PM (CDT)


4G here we come! My wife Nicole Sevcik is the model for the winning red shot. We had a blast shooting these shots. All four images of her were shot in our house, I told her our crazy color schemed walls would be appreciated! Thanks for the contest, but I must admit, my wife gets the new ipod, My desktop designs didnt cut it.

Luke Sevcik

Posted by LupinIII in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 1:22 PM (CDT)


Hey Nevin Styre… could you by any chance send me a higher resolution file of the runner up ipod picture.
My email is:
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Posted by Dbster in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 1:23 PM (CDT)


awesome, i’m a runner-up! mine is the fourth wallpaper from the top, the photograph. i also submitted to see how well i’d do… there were sooo many great submissions! thank you for choosing mine!


Posted by chubbygumby in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 1:32 PM (CDT)


if you go to the desktop gallery and click on mine it gives you a higher resolution image (1600 by 1200) here’s the link but I’ll also email it to you in case you don’t read this.

Posted by Nevin Styre in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 1:35 PM (CDT)


Hey Luke (Sevcik),

Think I might be able to snag a nice, high res of that Grand Prize Winning image so I can ditch my spray paint retro desktop for something nice, photographic and rich in color? Thenks!

-Robert Nixon

Posted by The_Nix in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 1:36 PM (CDT)


Congratulations Everyone!!

Posted by porterdsgn in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 1:58 PM (CDT)


hey robert, I’m cool with it, but I have it at home, Im at work right now. By monday, Ill get it done, maybe even submit it as a desktop if Ipodlounge is cool with that.

Posted by LupinIII in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 2:05 PM (CDT)


congratulations to the winners!!
not bad beeing a runner-up twice.. and so much commendation! somehow i didn’t think about that “bright white” issue…
however, meet me at the next ipodlounge contest :)

Posted by Mark in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 2:29 PM (CDT)


When’s the next contest? Anyone know?

Posted by polar in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 3:50 PM (CDT)


hey, wait!!
because all of that fever of excitement i must have read over that the runner-ups win an iPODLOUNGE T-SHIRT!!
that’s damn cool because i especially like the grey vertikal one with the iPod in the hand…
and… ehm.. im a runner up twice !!
bingo! :)

5 minutes ago i was some kind of sad because i didn’t made the first place, but hey, who wants a mini if you can have a ipodlougne t-shirt? :)

many thanks to ipodlounge!


Posted by Mark in Irvine, CA on August 7, 2004 at 7:34 PM (CDT)


Congrats to the winners. Really stunning stuff!

Posted by ginalee in Irvine, CA on August 8, 2004 at 3:37 AM (CDT)


Nevin, your 3D picture was awsome, although all of them were really good as well.

Posted by Taavi in Irvine, CA on August 8, 2004 at 3:01 PM (CDT)


i can’t believe i won a ipod mini!
wow thank you very much!
congratulations to the other winners and runner-up people!
but who do i have to contact? ipodlougne or techlist? i did not recieve any emails yet. and i have to send a large version of my foto to ipodlounge right?

Posted by Anna in Irvine, CA on August 8, 2004 at 4:40 PM (CDT)


Thanks iPodlounge & :-)

The mini is going to be my first iPod :D

Posted by Chris Chen in Irvine, CA on August 8, 2004 at 9:04 PM (CDT)


You should receive an email from Dennis at iPodlounge.

Posted by porterdsgn in Irvine, CA on August 9, 2004 at 8:22 AM (CDT)


I’m realy surprise mine wasn’t even runner up :(
Mine wa the one with the nature theme which I put full days of work into (all done from scratch in photoshop)... :(

Congratz to the winners though

Posted by GMMorris in Irvine, CA on August 9, 2004 at 8:33 AM (CDT)


Please, lets refrain from the self pity. There were many great desktops, and several people who could have won didnt, so get over it. I lost too, but I wont complain, thats life, move on. Props to Ipodlounge for a great contest!

Posted by Illnada in Irvine, CA on August 9, 2004 at 8:51 AM (CDT)

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