Alright, we heard from a lot of you that social contests just aren't up your alley sometimes - so we've listened. Our latest contest gives you the chance to win a T-Mobile LG G2x (courtesy of NVIDIA and Android Police) using only your super-awesome design skills.
The T-Mobile LG G2x features T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+, a blazing-fast Tegra 2 dual-core processor, and a big and bright 4-inch IPS LCD display - oh, and a pure Google experience (that is, stock Android).
The G2x can also be a gaming powerhouse with titles specifically optimized for the Tegra 2 processor, like those you'll find on NVIDIA's Tegra Zone. Check out the app:
How To Enter
This time, we're asking you to design our new "404" page - that is, the page people will see when they end up in the magical no-man's land of our website in the event we experience downtime, or hit a page which doesn't exist.
The goal is simple: make it creative, cool, fun, and/or funny. There is only one design requirement (it needs to be clear it's for Android Police in some way) - so feel free to go nuts on this one. Note: the 404 design does not (and preferably shouldn't) need to fit in the post box - it doesn't even need include any elements from the home page - just start from scratch! We'd prefer something that stands on its own without all the added clutter. Here are the explicit instructions for entry:
- Design a "404 Error" page for Android Police - we suggest that you put "404" in the design somewhere, but it's not required. It also should in some way be clear the page is for Android Police. You may only include clipart, photos, or other graphics which you have either created yourself, or those which fall under a Creative Commons License. Please do not submit an entry that uses a photo as its primary feature - it's a design contest, not a photo shoot.
- Upload a clear, high-resolution picture of your design to imgur.com and post a link to it in the comments (please use your actual e-mail in the comment form so that we can contact you). Please preserve your original file, as well (whatever the format may be - though we prefer PSD). You can submit as many entries as you like - within reason.
That's it. We already had an idea in mind for the 404 page, and if you guys want to roll with it and make it absurdly awesome looking, it might be a good place to start (but we're definitely open to all ideas, so feel free to be creative).
Our current thought was a dead Bugdroid with his eyes "X"-ed out, and a few Bugdroid cops standing over him at some kind of crime scene. But hey, somebody could have a way better idea than that, so we're all ears (or eyes, in this case).
The contest will run until 11:59 p.m. August 10th, 2011 - one week from today.
The winner will be chosen by the Android Police staff sometime after the contest end date. The winner will be decided based upon the quality, creativity, and originality of their submission - there will be no "random" decisions. Please remember this contest is judged on a totally subjective basis - we don't want any hurt feelings.
The winner will be required to permanently relinquish all interest in, rights to, and ownership of their submission to AndroidPolice.com as a condition for acceptance of the prize.
The contest is open to anyone in the world, but we will only ship to an address in the United States for this giveaway, so please make sure you can provide one in case you win. (This is because the T-Mobile G2x only works on T-Mobile's US network - sorry, guys.)
Again, please use your actual e-mail address in the comment form when making your submission.
Please take the time to read the full official rules, below.
Full Contest Rules
ANDROID POLICE T-MOBILE G2x GIVEAWAY CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
ANDROIDPOLICE.COM, A CALIFORNIA SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (referred to herein as “Contest Provider”) IS THE PROVIDER OF THIS CONTEST. The contest is open to anyone in the world, but we will only ship to an address in the United States for this giveaway.
Contest Provider will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, or misrouted transmissions or entries; (b) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Contest Provider; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.
3. Contest Period
The Contest begins August 3rd at 00:01AM Pacific Standard Time and will continue until August 10th at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (the "Deadline"). All entries must be received before the Deadline to be eligible to win the Prize.
One (1) eligible entrant will be chosen by the Contest Provider as the “Winner,” and will receive the “Prize,” one (1) "T-Mobile LG G2x” smartphone computing device, estimated retail value $449.99. No substitutions or exchanges, cash or otherwise, will be allowed. Prize is not transferable.
The winner will be chosen by the Android Police staff sometime after the contest end date. The winner will be decided based upon the quality, creativity, and originality of their submission by the Contest Provider. Entries infringing on the intellectual property rights of others, as determined by the sole discretion of the Contest Provider, will be disqualified, regardless of merit.
The Prize will be provided “as is,” Contest Provider and Prize Provider provide no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
Shipment of Prize will be the sole responsibility of Prize Provider. Shipment method and carrier will be selected by Prize Provider. Contest Provider and Prize Provider assume no responsibility for loss of or damage to the prize prior to or during shipment. If the Prize, after shipment, is returned to the Prize Provider as undeliverable or for any other reason, Contest Provider and Prize Provider reserve the right to disqualify the Winner and to designate another Entrant as the Winner.
5. Collection of Information
The Contest entry requires you to submit a first and last name, email address, and shipping address to meet the Contest’s Eligibility requirements.
The Winner consents to allowing Contest Provider to disclose the following information to Prize Provider for the purpose of awarding the Prize: (1) first and last name, (2) email address, and (3) shipping address. Shipping address must be located in the United States. Failure to provide an address in the United States will result in disqualification from the Contest.
6. General Release of Liability
By entering the Contest, you release the Contest Provider and Prize Provider from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the Prize.
7. Affidavit and Release
As a condition of being awarded the Prize, the Winner will be required to execute and deliver to Contest Provider a signed Affidavit of Eligibility and Release, which includes an acceptance of these Official Rules, a release of liability, and a release of all interest in, rights to, and ownership of the Submission (in any and all forms) to AndroidPolice.com. The Submission must accompany the Affidavit, in its original format.
The Affidavit of Eligibility may be submitted by email.
8. Contest and Prize Providers:
Contest provided by Android Police. Prizing provided by NVIDIA. Any questions regarding the Contest should be directed via e-mail to Artem Russakovskii at email@example.com.
9. Choice of Law:
The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States.
Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Contest Provider, which are final and binding in all respects. Contest Provider reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, at its discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant's participation in the Contest should any causes beyond Contest Provider’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest or Contest Provider otherwise becomes (as determined by its discretion) unable to run the Contest as planned. Contest void where prohibited.