Mac|Life Contests

June 2010 Back-Page Contest: "You Don't Say... ?" Challenge

 

We love caption contests. And judging by the sheer number of responses we get to them, so do you. So sharpen your wits and write a caption for this image. The cleverest response will be rewarded with some cool gear from iLuv (see below) and 15 minutes of fame in an upcoming issue of Mac|Life.

 


(Your caption here)

 

WIN!

An iLuv i1166 multimedia player. Use it to play content from your iPod, DVDs, USB flash drives, or SD cards on its 8.9-inch widescreen display.

 

Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Send us your caption in the body of an email to contest@maclife.com with the subject line “You Don’t Say…?” Deadline for entry: June 30, 2010. Contest results will appear in the Sep/10 issue.

 

Mac|Life "You Don't Say... ?" Contest rules: The judges will be Mac|Life editors and will base their decision on 33 percent originality, 33 percent creativity, and 33 percent execution. All entries must be received no later than Feb 28, 2010, with the winner announced around  May/10 issue. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. Employees of Sponsor, its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees¹ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope toFuture US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.

 


 

May 2010 Back-Page Contest: Dream iPad App Challenge

 

The iPad has landed! Now that Apple’s “magical” device is finally here, we want to know how you’d take advantage of that giant touchscreen. Tell us what kind of iPad app you’ve been dreaming about. Maybe you want a monster-sized TiVo remote app that can tweet what show you’re watching, or maybe a killer interface for browsing Flickr.? Or how about an alarm clock that will also fire up your toaster and start your Wi-Fi-enabled coffee maker in the morning? (You do have one of those, right?) Whatever it is, go crazy. Design your perfect app and sketch it out on a cocktail napkin, or get all hardcore and create a render in Illustrator of your interface. And don’t forget to tell us both what your app does and what makes it so awesome.

 

WIN!

The most creative entrant will receive a Mysterious Box of Mystery, containing fantastic prizes hand-picked by the Mac|Life staff. This one’s really good. And here’s a hint: One of the prizes has four wheels. But if you want a chance to win, you’ve gotta play.

 

Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Send us an image of your app’s interface (JPGs please, 5 MB max) along with a description of what your app does and why it’s awesome (100 words max) to contest@maclife.com with the subject line “Dream iPad App Challenge.” Deadline for entry: May 31, 2010. Contest results will appear in the Aug/10 issue.

 

Mac|Life "Dream iPad App" Contest rules: The judges will be Mac|Life editors and will base their decision on 33 percent originality, 33 percent creativity, and 33 percent execution. All entries must be received no later than April 30, 2010, with the winner announced around Jul/10 issue. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. Employees of Sponsor, its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees¹ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Future US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.

 


 

April 2010 Back-Page Contest: Color-Crazy Challenge

 

As promised in last month’s “Modernism Meets Its Mac” story, this month we’re giving away a Pantone Flight Stool--literally ripped off the wall from the Barneys store in Manhattan! The contest challenge is simple: Show us your most vibrant, vivid, and harmonious use of color. Whether you send us a photo, illustration, or video, your submission must be original. Our editors will vote on the best entries and award the winner a trio of prizes from Pantone.

 

WIN!

New Pantone Flight Stools list for $549, but we'll refrain from pricing our Barneys wall model! Our winner will also receive a Color Cue 2.1 color-capture device ($249) and Color Bridge fan deck ($119).

 

Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Send us your entry as an email attachment (under 5MB!) to contest@maclife.com with the subject line “Color-Crazy  Challenge.” Deadline for entry: April 30, 2010. Contest results will appear in the Jul/10 issue.

 

Mac|Life "Do Friends Call You 'Colorful'?" Contest rules: The judges will be Mac|Life editors and will base their decision on 33 percent originality, 33 percent creativity, and 33 percent execution. All entries must be received no later than April 30, 2010, with the winner announced around Jul/10 issue. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. Employees of Sponsor, its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees¹ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Future US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.

 


 

March 2010 Back-Page Contest: Panda Says... Challenge

We're not sure what exactly is going on in this photo (below), so we're asking you to tell us. It's one of our favorite shots captured at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Show us how funny and clever you can be by writing a caption for this image (keep it clean, please!). As usual, the Mac|Life editors will pick our favorite and send the winner the excellent prize pictured below. Good luck!


(Your caption here!)
 
WIN THIS!

Elgato EyeTV One ($119.95, www.elgato.com) delivers digital over-the-air TV channels straight from your antenna to your Mac.
 
Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Send us your best caption in the body of an email to contest@maclife.com with the subject line “Panda Says... Challenge.” Deadline for entry: March 31, 2010. Contest results will appear in the Jun/10 issue.

Mac|Life "Do Friends Call You 'Colorful'?" Contest rules: The judges will be Mac|Life editors and will base their decision on 33 percent originality, 33 percent creativity, and 33 percent execution. All entries must be received no later than Feb 28, 2010, with the winner announced around  May/10 issue. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. Employees of Sponsor, its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees¹ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope toFuture US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.

 


 
February 2010 Back-Page Contest: Vintage Apple Challenge

We're suckers for new Apple tech. Every time Apple releases some new kit, we immediately start whining about how much we want it and coming up with reasons why our existing Macs need to be replaced. But we also have soft spots for old-school Apple gear, and we've amassed a collection that serves no other purpose than to sit on a shelf looking cool. Now we want to see your vintage gear. Send us pictures of your Apple treasures from years past. Do you have every Newton device or maybe that awesome Macintosh TV? Now's the time to show off that stuff! The most drool-worthy gear will take home this month's prize. Oh, and we're putting together a magazine here, people--image quality and style counts--along with descriptions of what's in the pictures.

WIN THIS!

 

 

The most awe-inspiring entrant will receive a Mysterious Box of Mystery, containing a fantastic prize, hand-picked by the Mac|Life staff. We can't tell you what it is just yet, but can say that it's definitely awesome. And if you want a chance to win, you've gotta play.


Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Send pictures of your gear (JPGs please, 5MB max), along with a description of what's in the pictures, to contest@maclife.com with the subject line "Vintage Apple Challenge." Deadline for entry: Feb 28, 2010. Contest results will appear in the May/10 issue.

You can snail mail your entry to the following address:

Mac|Life Contests
4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Mac|Life "Are You an Apple Collector?" Contest rules: The judges will be Mac|Life editors and will base their decision on 33 percent originality, 33 percent creativity, and 33 percent execution. All entries must be received no later than Feb 28, 2010, with the winner announced around  May/10 issue. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. Employees of Sponsor, its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees¹ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope toFuture US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.

 


 
 
January 2010 Back-Page Contest: Apple Fauxtotype Challenge
 
Think you can design better products than Apple? In this month's contest, we challenge you to describe a consumer electronics product you think Apple should make. To enter this contest, provide the following: your product's name; a description of its basic purpose and features set; and a description of your product's essential "Appleness," from both an aesthetics and functionality standpoint. Accompanying illustrations are welcome, but not required. Submissions will be judged by their originality, level of detail, and adherence to Apple design precedents.
 
WIN THIS!
 

Prize pack from Incipio ($273; www.myincipio.com) featuring a MacBook case, auto charger, and a plethora of iPhone and iPod cases to outfit everyone you know in style.
 
Along with your completed submission (described above), include your full name, email address, mailing address, and phone number with your entry. Emailed entries should be included in the body of a message with the subject line reading "Apple Fauxtotype Challenge," and sent to contest@maclife.com. See complete rules online for snail-mail submission instructions. Deadline for entry: January 31, 2009. Contest results will appear in the Apr/10 issue.
 
 

  

 
December 2009 Back-Page Contest: Gear of the Year Challenge
 
Now that you've seen our picks for Gear of the Year, we're curious to find out what your essential gear is. Tell us what your three favorite pieces of Mac-related hardware were in 2009. And remember, they don't necessarily have to be Apple products. So if you've got a favorite mouse, iPhone case, or laptop bag that the world needs to hear about, let us know. Send the name of your three favorite hardware products, along with a brief description of what you do with them, and why they're so awesome. The most interesting and enthusiastic response will score an excellent prize.
 
WIN THIS!


The winner will receive this HyperMac MBP-150 ($399.99, www.hypermac.com), an external battery that will keep any MacBook juiced for up to 25 hours. It also features a USB port for charging your iPhone, iPod, or other portable gear.
 
Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Send us a list of your three favorite Mac-related hardware items, and a description of what you do with them (75 words, max) in the body of an email to contest@maclife.com with the subject line "Gear of The Year Challenge". Deadline for entry: December 31, 2009. Contest results will appear in the Mar/10 issue.
 
 

 
 
November 2009 Back-Page Contest: Apptacular Challenge!
 
We're big fans of the App Store. At last count, all of the Mac|Life editors had at least eight Home screens of apps on their iPhones and iPod touches (Robbie took the prize with a ridiculous 11 screens of apps on his phone). We're curious to see what apps our readers can't live without, so send us your top 5 apps, along with screenshots (hit the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons simultaneously) and a sentence or two about why you like each of them. As always, Mac|Life editors will vote on the most interesting entries, and the winners will take home an excellent prize.
 
WIN THIS!
 
The top three finalists will each receive a Juice Pack Air ($79.95, www.mophie.com) featuring a 1200mAh battery to nearly double the battery life of your iPhone 3G or 3GS.
 
Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, anad phone number with your entry. Send your list in the body of an email and screenshots to contest@maclife.com with the subject line "Apptacular Challenge." Deadline for entry: November 30, 2009. Contest results will appear in the Feb/10 issue.
 
 

 
 
October 2009 Back-Page Contest: Can't Live Without It Challenge!
 

We're fascinated by Mac software (obviously), in particular the must-have utilities and lesser-known apps that people can't live without. Which got us thinking. What are your favorite apps? Put another way, if you could only install 10 go-to apps on a new Mac, what would they be? Send us your list of your favorites, along with a brief description of what you use them for. We'll choose the most interesting and eclectic collection, and the winner will receive some cool prizes from Just Mobile.
 
WIN THIS!
 

Cooling Bar ($39.99) and an XTand Pro ($79.95; just-mobile.com)
 

Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Send your list of 10 apps, and a brief description of what you do with them to contest@maclife.com with the subject line "Can't Live Without It Challenge." Deadline for entry: October 31, 2009. Contest results will appear in the Jan/10 issue.
 
 

 
 
 
September 2009 Back-Page Contest: Lights, Camera, Action!
 
Everybody moaned and groaned when the iPhone 3G didn't have a video camera--but now the 3GS does. And we want to see what you're all shooting. So hop to it. Make us a short film, shot entirely on your iPhone. Show us your rollerblading cat. Or wow us with your collection of vintage Apple computers. Whatever it is, we want to see you put that video camera to good use. Impress us with your iPhone cinematography. Or maybe just make us laugh.
 
Win this!
 

APC Back-UPS ES 750G ($99.99), www.apc.com), a ten-outlet surge protector and uninterruptable power supply. If your power cuts out, the APC will keep your gear running long enough to save your work and power down your Mac.
 
Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Send us a link to your video online, and a 20 word description of your video masterpiece in the body of an email to contest@maclife.com with the subject line "Lights, Camera, Action!" Deadline for entry: September 30, 2009. Contest results will appear in the Dec/09 issue.
 
Mac|Life "Lights, Camera, Action!" Contest rules: The judges will be Mac|Life editors and will base their decision on 33 percent originality, 33 percent creativity, and 33 percent execution. All entries must be received no later than September 30, 2009, with the winner announced around Dec/09 issue. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. Employees of Sponsor, its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees¹ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope toFuture US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.
 
 

 
 
February 2009 Maclife Contest: I need 3G! Challenge

Is your current cell phone on its last legs? Do you crave 3G speeds,or are you just tired of that generations-old flip phone—the one with the cracked screen and the 7 that only works when you press real hard? If so, now’s your chance to grab a brand new 3G iPhone (and an awesome headset to go with it)! Send us an amusing photo of you talking on your old cell phone—plus a close-up of the phone itself. Be creative! Whoever can catch our eye—or garner our deepest telephonic sympathies—will score the hot new Vibe II headset and a brand-new iPhone. Paying the bill, however, is your problem.

Win This!

image of Vibe II headset

V-Moda’s Vibe II ($119.99, 
www.v-moda.com) in-ear headset for iPhone…plus an iPhone 3G to go with it!

image iphone

Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Send your photos (5MB limit; JPGs only) to contest@maclife.com with the subject line “I Need 3G! Challenge.” Deadline for entry:February 28, 2009. Contest results will appear in the May/09 issue.

Mac|Life "I need 3G! Challenge" Contest rules: The judges will be Mac|Life editors and will base their decision on 33 percent originality, 33 percent creativity, and 33 percent execution. All entries must be received no later than February 28, 2009, with the winner announced around  May/09 issue. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. Employees of Sponsor, its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees¹ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope toFuture US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.

 


 

 December 2008 Back-Page Contest: Too Geeky for the New Yorker?
Steve Jobs at MacWorld

You’ve tried and tried, but the voters over at the New Yorker’s monthly caption contest just don’t get your humor. Lucky for you, the Mac|Life staff is much, much geekier. Not to mention that it’s a lot easier to make us laugh—have you heard the Mac|Life podcast (www.maclife.com/podcast)? So get to work on your greatest one-liner, because we’re looking for the cleverest, snarkiest, or simply the most belly-laugh-inducing caption for this picture. Extra points if you make us shoot Fresca through our noses!

 

Win This!
image of Hf2-Rudy headset

Etymotic Research hf2 Headset + Earphones ($179.00), www.etymotic.com, noise-isolating iPhone/iPod headset with inline remote & microphone.

 

Mac|Life "Too Geeky for the New Yorker?" Contest rules: The judges will be Mac|Life editors and will base their decision on 33 percent originality, 33 percent creativity, and 33 percent execution. All entries must be received no later than December 31, 2008, with the winner announced around Mar/09 issue. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope toFuture US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.

Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Send your caption in the body of an email (no attachments, please) to contest@maclife.com with the subject line “Say What? Challenge.” Deadline for entry: December 31, 2008. Contest results will appear in the Mar/09 issue.

 


October 2008 Back-Page Contest:
The Art of Toast Challenge
 


 

We’ve had you do all kinds of things with your Macs to win our fabulous prizes, but now it’s time to get wacky—it’s time to make toast art. This month’s prize, courtesy of the good people at Roxio, is a copy of the disc-burning wonder app Toast 9 Titanium. So check out www.blacktable.com/gillin041202.htm for inspiration, then head to the kitchen with bread, butter, maybe some foil or a homemade (oven-safe!!!) stencil, and make your own Super Awesome Patterned Toast. (Kids, make sure you check with a grown-up first!) The image you choose for your edible masterpiece doesn’t have to be Jesus, of course—because anything you dream, you can put on toast.

Send us a picture of your toast (toasted bread only, no other props), and our judges will pick one winner based on creativity, humor, and beauty. But in a sense, everyone wins. Because, hey, toast is yummy. 

Win This! Toast 9 Titanium ($99.99, www.roxio.com) is more versatile than sliced bread: It burns CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs; records Internet radio; imports and burns shows from your TiVo; and makes backing up to discs one-click easy. And to give you something to back up, we’ll toss in a $50 iTunes Gift Card.

To enter: Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Email a JPEG (5MB size limit) to contest@maclife.com with the subject line “The Art of Toast Challenge.” Or send one printed photo to: The Art of Toast Challenge, c/o Mac|Life Editor, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. Deadline for entry: October 31, 2008. Contest results will appear in the Jan/09 issue.

 

 

                                                                         Deadline: October 31, 2008

 

 

Mac|Life "The Art of Toast Challenge" Contest rules: The judges will be Mac|Life editors and will base their decision on 33 percent originality, 33 percent creativity, and 33 percent execution. All entries must be received no later than October 31, 2008, with the winner announced around Jan/09 issue. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope toFuture US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.

 

 

                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

November 2008 Back-Page Contest:
Mac|Life Limerick Challenge

 

It’s time to exercise something besides your mouse finger. So brush up on your classic literature (or maybe just your Monty Python) and get your wits about you. ‘Cause only the cleverest among you stand the chance of winning our Limerick Challenge. Send us your wittiest, funniest, most inventive limerick, and take home this month’s prize, a killer pen tablet from Wacom. Oh yeah, one more thing. You’ve gotta use “Mac|Life” in your poem—the pipe is optional.

Send us your most creative verse in the body of an email (no attachments, please). Our crack team of literary experts will be judging on wit, style, and incorporation of the name of everyone’s favorite Mac mag. And try to keep it at least sort of clean—we’re a family magazine after all!

Win This! Wacom Intuos3 6x8 tablet ($329, www.wacom.com) offers 48 square inches of space to unleash your creative sparks. 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity means that your designs will translate naturally from your hand to your computer. Also includes a software bundle with Adobe Photoshop Elements 4, Corel Painter Essentials 3, and Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 IE.


To enter: Include your full name, email and mailing addresses, and phone number with your entry. Email a JPEG (5MB size limit) to contest@maclife.com with the subject line “Mac|Life Limerick Challenge.”Or send a hard copy to: Mac|Life Limerick Challenge, c/o Mac|Life Editor, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. Deadline for entry: November 30, 2008. Contest results will appear in the Feb/09 issue.

 

 

                                                                       Deadline November 30, 2008

 

 

Mac|Life "Mac|Life Limerick Challenge" Contest rules: The judges will be Mac|Life editors and will base their decision on 33 percent originality, 33 percent creativity, and 33 percent execution. All entries must be received no later than November 30, 2008, with the winner announced around Feb/09 issue. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope toFuture US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.