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X Marks The Spot Photo Contest - Winners Announced


Congratulations to the Winners:

Winner: Best Overall Photo

Winner: Public iPod

Winner: Historic iPod

Winner: Transport iPod

View all contest entries

After an extended absence, iLounge’s photo contest has returned! Thanks to Mediafour, publisher of XPlay software for iPods, we’re announcing the “X Marks the Spot? photo contest - four different challenges with a total of four prizes. To enter, all you have to do is submit a creative photograph of yourself with an iPod at each themed location. Photos will be judged on the creative depiction of iPods in the context of each week’s theme.

We’ll announce a new theme every two weeks, and pick winners of each theme. At the end of evey two weeks, only submissions for the new theme will qualify as entries. After all four themes have been completed, we’ll pick one winner per theme. The best entry overall will win the grand prize, with the three runners up taking second prizes.

The winners will be announced Wednesday, July 20, 2005. Thank you to all who participated and good luck! Check out all the cool entries.

Three runners-up will receive both an XPlay software package for the iPod and a $100 Amazon.com gift certificate. One grand prize winner will receive both XPlay software and a $500 Amazon.com gift certificate. The winners will be selected after all submissions have been received.

Official Rules

  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • The X Marks the Spot iPod Photo Contest will begin as of this posting.
  • Deadline for entries are as follows:
    • 1st Photo Entry (Public iPod): Friday, June 17, 2005 at 11:59pm PT
    • 2nd Photo Entry (Historic iPod): Friday, July 1, 2005 at 11:59pm PT
    • 3rd Photo Entry: Friday, July 15, 2005 at 11:59pm PT

  • One entry per person per week.

  • 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 and photographs you submit become the property of iLounge. iLounge will not release any personally identifiable information to any third party other than necessary to deliver the prize to winners, and the name of the winners will be used to identify the winners on the web site.

  • Winners will be notified by email and announced at iLounge.com on the Monday following the collection of ALL entries.

  • 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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Posted by Beth Elder on June 13, 2005 at 5:44 AM (PDT)


When you say “submit a creative photograph of yourself with an iPod at each themed location” this is somewhat vague….

Seeing how it is difficult to take a picture of yourself…

Does the entry have to have ME in the photo or can I enter a photo of someone else and it still be my entry?
(and so will those that do not have the entrant in them be disqualified?)

And if so, then does the entry have to be taken my me or can I have someone else take a picture of me?

Does the entry have to be an unmanipulated photo or may we digitally alter the photo?

Obviously, by looking at the entries, this is unclear. - The baby, the gargoyle, the painted bull, didn’t take the photograph. Do they qualify?

I hope you can clear some of this up…

Posted by lancephoto in North Tampa Bay on June 13, 2005 at 9:36 AM (PDT)


Why would I want Windows software, that’s just silly.

Posted by sal on June 13, 2005 at 12:29 PM (PDT)


Few if any of the currently submitted photos obviously meet the contest location requirement. Why are they posted then? Is the location requirement going to be enforced? (I have to say that the location is pretty poorly defined. The child may or not be at a public event because no event is visible. Perhaps a better job can be done with this.)

Posted by Nicolas Martin on June 13, 2005 at 1:59 PM (PDT)


I believe the album is down.. Can we get it back up please?

Posted by Nathan on June 14, 2005 at 12:03 PM (PDT)


In addition to the points brought up by lancephoto, must I even be in the photo, or can the shot just be a creative depiction of the ipod at an event (with the subject matter/random people in frame)?

Posted by Eric Genesoto on June 14, 2005 at 6:37 PM (PDT)


I think the hint we are getting is that they have no interest in responding to mere site visitors.

Posted by Jackson Capote on June 14, 2005 at 7:01 PM (PDT)


here is how it should work and what you need:
a) camera
b) ipod
c) random human being
d) public place
e) use a) to take a picture of b) AND c) IN d)
f) submit the result of e) here


Posted by marki on June 14, 2005 at 8:14 PM (PDT)


so - according to that posting - the photos without humans in them will be disqualified correct?

Posted by lancephoto in North Tampa Bay on June 15, 2005 at 6:02 AM (PDT)


I’d bet some of the early posts were hastily taken.  The deadline was changed from June 3rd to the 17th (perhaps because there was less than 3 before the deadline).  With 1/3 chances, who wouldn’t upload whatever they could find raspberry

Posted by Whyren on June 15, 2005 at 8:47 PM (PDT)


Hm - I actually submitted a cool pic - which isn’t in the gallery. So I guess this is one of the worst yet contests when it comes to organisation… :(

Posted by Gila on June 18, 2005 at 1:24 AM (PDT)


The photo of the baby is mine.  We considered that when posting the photo, that there were not really any other people in the photo, but I wasn’t about to throw another BBQ just to take another picture that had “proof” that its more than just him.  I’m a very proud father, and took the photo because I thought it was cute, not originally to send it into a photo contest.

It’s hard to randomly throw a public event, or attend one quickly, just for the sake of having somewhere to take a fresh photo, but I assure you, that WAS a BBQ lol.

Posted by Matthew Egan on June 20, 2005 at 12:43 PM (PDT)


quiero un ipood porfisss

Posted by brenda beguelin on June 24, 2005 at 12:25 AM (PDT)


I am finnishing my photo now, and going, uhhhh so I can’t enhance it in photoshop, or have the photo with me not in it! I already set up and took the photo without me and it would be near impossible (a pain in the ###) to do it again…

Posted by Ryan on June 30, 2005 at 6:40 PM (PDT)


Ok…. so I submited my photo, and IT MATCHES ALL THE RULES, but it isn’t in the gallery yet, and with the desistion coming monday I think I definetly should be in there. At least If it takes that long to post an image email me about it why, etc. The waiting is killing me!!! Post my picture please!!! please….


Posted by Ryan on July 2, 2005 at 8:04 AM (PDT)


Chill Ryan, each photo takes a few hours to be approved before being posted.

Posted by ElsePlace on July 2, 2005 at 1:21 PM (PDT)


ok, now I’m officialy pissed, I submited my photo twice it was never put up, never had a chance to be chosen, and matched all the rules, and was submited before the deadline!!! Can someone explain this

Posted by Ryan on July 3, 2005 at 9:29 AM (PDT)


Aren’t there supposed to be 4 photo locations?

The third one says it’s the final…

Posted by Nate (the original) in Berkeley on July 4, 2005 at 11:14 PM (PDT)


Mine never showed up either.  Submitted it yesterday morning… now it’s almost tomorrow morning and still no luck.

Posted by Rustin Jessen on July 6, 2005 at 12:42 AM (PDT)


We are not accepting any photos that were created using software such as Photoshop or photos not meeting the stated criteria.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on July 8, 2005 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

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