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Freespire Contest!

You may remember a while ago we ran a hugely successful wallpaper contest for Linspire, well they’re back with another great contest with some awesome prizes!

The contest is to produce a wallpaper theme for the new Freespire Linux distribution and the selected winners will be included in the upcoming Freespire 1.0 available this August!

As if that wasn’t good enough, the over all winner will receive a Linspire mini computer worth $399!

Good luck and have fun!

FREESPIRE WALLPAPER CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

This Freespire™ Wallpaper Contest ("Contest") is sponsored and run by Linspire, Inc. ("Sponsor") with the support of deviantART, Inc. Participation in the Contest constitutes contestant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules.  The Contest commences at 12 A.M. PST on July 16th, 2006, and ends at 11:59 P.M. PST on August 4th, 2006.

How to Enter

All entries must conform to the following requirements:

  • Images must be in JPEG (.jpg) format
  • Images must be sized no smaller than 800x600px, and no larger than 1600x1200px
  • Images must not be more than 100 ppi (pixels per inch) in resolution
  • Images must not be greater than 800 Kilobytes (800 K) in size
  • Images must use one of the Freespire™ logos provided here

Entries must be received by deviantART by 11:59 P.M. PST on August 4th, 2006.

Submit your finished wallpapers to the Freespire Contest here

Winner Selection

20 valid entries will be selected and posted August 4th, 2006, where the Freespire community will be allowed to vote for their favorite wallpaper image.  Each community member will be allowed one (1) vote.  Voting will last until August 8th, 2006.

The winners will be announced in the Freespire Forum and mailing list on August 9th, and the winning contestant will be notified by email.

The Winner shall be required to complete an affidavit or declaration of eligibility/liability-publicity release which must be signed and returned so that it is received within 14 days of the date printed on the prize notification, or the contestant with the next highest number of votes will be awarded the respective prize. Failure to comply may result in forfeiture of all rights to prize(s). Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners. If a prize or prize notification letter is returned as undeliverable, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner will be awarded.    In the unlikely event of a tie, the tie-breaking vote will be decided by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the contestants who earn the most votes.

Grand Prize Winner:

  • One Grand Prize winner will be awarded a mini KooBox computer (no monitor) worth $399!.  Specifications for this computer are available www.koobox.com/minikoobox.php
  • One year subscription to deviantART!
  • Print account (only available to members aged 18 or over)
  • $100 gift certificate for the deviantART Prints store!

Runners Up:

  • Three Second Place winners will be awarded a one (1) year membership to the Linspire CNR Warehouse (digital delivery only). Details of the membership are available at www.linspire.com/plus worth $49.95!  
  • Plus, all second place winners will recieve a three month subscription to deviantART!

The Grand prize and first place prize shall be shipped, free of shipping charges,  to winner's resident mailing address on or around September 1st, 2006 (prizes will not be delivered to P.O. Boxes).  All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, except as provided by the manufacturer.

General Terms and Conditions

Eligibility

The Contest is open to anyone, except where prohibited by law, including Arizona and any other state that requires advance registration of contests.  No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

Additional Rules:

Contestant must be the sole author and copyright owner of an entry, or contestant must have permission (via license or otherwise) to use or incorporate those entry portions authored or owned by third parties.  Use of images and works in the public domain may be incorporated into entries; however, materials which infringe on the rights of any third party may not be used.  By entering a submission, contestant grants Sponsor and its designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale and import such entry in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the entry or any other party.  None of the entries will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on Sponsor's part and Sponsor will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any entry. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry which is, in Sponsor's sole discretion, inappropriate, offensive, or demeaning to Sponsor's reputation or goodwill.  Sponsor further reserves the right to deny any entry based on non-compliance with criteria listed here or other criteria such as cheating, hacking, bribing, manipulating votes, incomplete application information, etc. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries. Incomplete or illegible entries, or entries which do not conform to the above specifications, are not eligible.

By participating, contestants agree that Sponsor, its shareholders, agents and representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible or liable for, and shall be released and held harmless from: (i) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (ii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest; (iv) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Contest, acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel Contest at any time if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Contest.  Participation in this Contest constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use winner's name, hometown (including state or province) and/or likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation.   All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.  Any claim arising out of the foregoing shall be instituted solely in a court situated in San Diego County , California, and contestant, Sponsor and deviantArt, Inc. irrevocably agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such court.

Freespire, Linspire and CNR WAREHOUSE are trademarks of Linspire, Inc. deviantARTis a trademark of deviantART, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Find out more about Freespire here: freespire.org

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:iconla-fairy:
LA-Fairy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay since the submitting page listed in the topic is still leading to page not found ,i will leave a link here....allready submitted to contests deviantion and all..
but since i have no clue where the submit page would lead to,i will leave it here
[link]
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:iconfibrefox:
FibreFoX Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why cant all people read the comments here....the solution is just so far.....just read the comments here....other people had the same problem, but it seems they could solve them....try to read the other comments
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:iconla-fairy:
LA-Fairy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there are over 400 comments before me....
and only one or two above me said the page is going to page not found.....
and you honestly think i am going through 400 comments off pages where people just saying it is cake...??
fehler sind menschlich.....
it got recieved...if not..who cares
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:iconfibrefox:
FibreFoX Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD you just had to read the latest comments.....
german-mode: on

^^ war ja nur nett gemeint....weil auf einmal alle mit dieser frage angekommen sind xD....

german-mode: off

sry
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:iconla-fairy:
LA-Fairy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
klar...aber..ich meine ,ich sah ein paar mal soo wie soll ich das hoch laden frage..
und das war mir ja schon klar...nur weil ich...die entry page nicht sah..dachte ich halt das muss mach hoch laden und dann noch als zweites da auf die site hin zu fügen
und ich denke das haben noch ein paar andere gedacht..LOL
ist ja nicht weiter schlimm..
obwohl ich die anderen entries gerne mal sehen würde..LOL
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:iconmell-melli:
mell-melli Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
I still can't seem to find where to submit anything. PLEASE!!!! Can someone tell me where to submit my wallpaper, the link keeps coming back error, no page found.



Thanks.


Some REALLY awesome stuff has been submitted!!!




Salutations!
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:iconfibrefox:
FibreFoX Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-.- try 2 read more comments before asking that question.....i described it some postings before.....

the category has changed...
its now: Community Projects > Contests > Freespire Contest
link: [link]
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:iconmell-melli:
mell-melli Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
Thank You!!
I did read your comment before but I had NNNOOOO idea what it meant. I've never submitted into a contest before and I didn't know what "Community Projects > Contests > Freespire Contest" had anything to do with anything. But I get it now!


THANK U!!!!!
(I feel kinda silly now...wait make that VERY silly!!!!)

Salutations!
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:iconfibrefox:
FibreFoX Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i never submitted to a contest too, but the concept of deviantArt is very easy....hope we both have chances to win something ^^ :#1:
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:icongaladhrim:
Galadhrim Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
Who choses the 20 that will later be voted out by the freespire community? hopes its not the favourite based system
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:iconfibrefox:
FibreFoX Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think the dA admins choses the 20.....i dont hope, that its fav-based ^^;
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:icongaladhrim:
Galadhrim Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
Yeah.. well if you have any more information msg me. it does kind of bugs me. would be interesting to see if they have criteria or anything to chose the 20 and if its based on the theme and color suggestion of the beginning of the contest "open, free, community" etc
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:iconla-fairy:
LA-Fairy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
to bad I just saw this now...but i still would like to enter...
but the submit page is page not found?...help fast....!thanks
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:iconxxxharukaxxx:
xXxHarukaxXx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
how will i submit???
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:iconfibrefox:
FibreFoX Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
click on the Submit-button @ the top of the page and follow the instructions ^^
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:iconbookdragon:
bookdragon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
FILE NOT FOUND!! WHEN I GO TO THE ENTRY PAGE. IT IS BEFOR THE DEADLINE, HELP!
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:iconfibrefox:
FibreFoX Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@ all here having problems uploading there files:

the category has changed, but not the link in this contest-news-entry....
submit it to this cat.: Community Projects > Contests > Freespire Contest
just click on Submit at the top of your page and search that category
----------

@all here asking about topics for the contest:

this contest-news-entry has changed some times....but i saved the page so i will post the information here ^^:
# Image Theme: Open, Free, Water, Community (Note: Wallpapers MUST be original work and cannot contain any copyrighted images)
# Color Theme: Aqua / Blue / Water

that was standing before they updated this news-entry....i hope i could help, but there does NOT stand, that my informations are up 2 date ^^;

good luck @ all submitting 4 this contest :#1:
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:iconwing-ai-production:
wing-ai-production Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
I can't find it....
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:iconfibrefox:
FibreFoX Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
submit->
Deviation->
Community Projects->
Contests->
Freespire Contest
and Yes ^^
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:iconwing-ai-production:
wing-ai-production Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
oh....
lol
sry for asking twice
ahaha...I got it now
thanx
alot
bless
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:iconfibrefox:
FibreFoX Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ no problem....
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:iconwing-ai-production:
wing-ai-production Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
....and where do I submit my artwork?
That link on the page doesn't work.
I think that since I got one day left and I just heard of this. I'm going to start my drawing today.

reply to me at

wing_ai_production@hotmail.com

thanx
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:iconfibrefox:
FibreFoX Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why replying to your e-mail-adresse....its easier posting it here ^^...so just look sometimes to this news to get more information ^^
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:icondeedolit:
Deedolit Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Student Digital Artist
hello there - does it makes any matter .. what is on the wallpaper or are those to any topic?

sounds nice this competition ...
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:iconsandeepramje:
sandeepramje Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
hello,
can any one tell me how can i submit my work... i am not getting any link to submit the work....pls help

Rgds,
Sandeep
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:iconlodovico:
Lodovico Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
wow talk about being too late -_-"
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:icon2sic:
2sic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How to submit when theres an error Ôô
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:iconjmoa:
JMOA Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconnum1na:
Num1na Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Student
uummmm, i cant seem to submit my entry, i click on the link and the next page says file not found. theres only one day left too. tis very frustrating.

:please:
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:iconbackyardcircus:
backyardcircus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
WHAT's Up with the entry gallery??? will it be back up soon?
And are entries still being accepted properly byt the system?

oli
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:iconstringsoftears:
Stringsoftears Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
The submission link does not work for me. What am I doing wrong?
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:iconstringsoftears:
Stringsoftears Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
I shoulda read....ima goof!

Just submit your Deviation to the Community>COntest>Freespire category.
Hehe
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:iconbishu:
bishu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
:)
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:icondigitaljail:
digitaljail Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
the link to submit the dev is broken..
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:iconscarletgarden:
ScarletGarden Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
is the topic "freedom of choice"?
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:iconhazlenutx2:
hazlenutx2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Too bad school started today.... I would have submitted something at least since the 4th is my birthday.... :giggle:
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:icondragonteethe:
DragonTeethe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
what should we submit? which theme?
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:iconpiekey:
PieKey Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
I hope I'll win! :fingerscrossed:
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:iconcitadeen:
citadeen Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
the link's dead, i can't submit my wallpaper! :depressed:
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:iconfibrefox:
FibreFoX Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, its not dead, they just changed the path...now its that one: Community Projects > Contests > Freespire Contest

just submit your deviations to that category ;)
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:iconxtremegraphix:
xtremegraphix Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! the link to submitt your wallpapers doen't works anymore!
even when the last date for submission is 4th of august. It says

" File Not Found

No page exists at your destination address, [link] but the deviantART home page should help you to find what you need. "

__________________
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:iconxanas:
Xanas Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
I figured out what happend. THey're moving the galleries around again so the link doesn't work anymore. :D Here's one that will work [link]
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:iconxtremegraphix:
xtremegraphix Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks !
it works!

initially i felt really bad as i spend almost a week trying to make a few for the contest and found the link not working!

thanks again!
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:iconxanas:
Xanas Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
You're welcome. They just today put out a bulliten or whatever the call them about the restructuring of the galleries... maybe they should have warned people sooner..lol :D Good luck on the contest!!
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:iconxtremegraphix:
xtremegraphix Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
yes! they should have! i mean in my case the timing was really bad. i mean the restructuring it couldn't have been at a worse time. i really spend some time working for it and at the end found that all i have been working for was gone. i mean i was really looking forward 2 that computer :))
thanks for your concern.
bye
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:iconxanas:
Xanas Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
I agree. You're not the only one who missed out on the opportunity to submit something to the contest, one of the people who I watch did as well. Only she didn't get it in because the "contest" catagory "dissapeared" as they sometimes do when they're restructuring and moving stuff around. I'm sorry you missed out. But hopefully there will be another contest in the future with another cool prize like that koobox (I really, really, really want that koobox, but doubt my ability to win that contest..lol). Too bad they couldn't have done this later after the contest ended so people wouldn't have problems submitting into the right catagory.
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:iconxtremegraphix:
xtremegraphix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah! u r right, but what i believe is that they could have compensated it by extending the deadline for submission or they should have thought of an alternative solution to the problem.
anyways better luck next time ! :)
bye take care
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:iconxanas:
Xanas Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
I agree.


Thanks and take care :D
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:iconxanas:
Xanas Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
Why is it saying that the page is not found when I click on the link for the submissions? I tried to submit an entry as well and could not find the contest catagory, it's like it disapeared. Does this happen often??
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:iconxanas:
Xanas Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
i love it when i answer my own question. go to [link] to browse the contest entries
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