The latest contest, which I organized together with PACKT Publishing, is now over. Results announced and prizes are on their way.
Now I am already happy to announce a new contest!
This time round, Linux notes from DarkDuck runs a contest together with Zinio.
Zinio is a great place to subscribe to your favourite magazines in an electronic format.
Just few facts about Zinio:
- Thousands of top magazines from around the world. You can browse and purchase subscriptions or single issues instantly from your computer or mobile device to read wherever and whenever you like
- Explore section lets you read – even without a subscription – thousands of articles from your favorite magazines and share them with friends
- Use on iPad, iPhone, Android mobile phones and tablets, laptop or desktop
- For use on Kindle Fire, follow these steps: http://imgs.zinio.com/faq/fire.html
In particular, Zinio distributes iconic Linux-related magazines like Linux Format, Linux User and Developer and others. Of course, more magazines available too: from PC Magazine to Cosmopolitain, from PC World to Garden Illustrated Magazine.
If you participate in this contest, you have a chance to receive one of ten FREE subscriptions to any one of magazines from Zinio assortment! Yes, that means FREE!!! Plus, one winner will also receive a disk with his favourite Linux distribution from Buy Linux CDs.
This contest is organised together by Zinio, Linux notes from DarkDuck and Buy Linux CDs.
Who can participate?Everyone with a passion for Linux, and with some writing skills. If you're good enough to compose a short e-mail to your friend, then you're ready for the contest.
What you need to do?Please write a short story about Linux.
What to write about? The choice is yours. Just a few examples: Why do you use Linux? How did you come to the Linux world? What do you like here? What are you doing to promote Linux? Any of these, or maybe your own themes are good.
The text you're going to write should not be one-liner. Please be a little bit more productive. At least 50 words, if you don't mind.
Where to send your works?Please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When to send?Any time until the
What will you get?Organizers of the contest will select 10 winners, and they will receive:
- One free disk with a Linux distribution of winner's choice from Buy Linux CDs.
- One of ten subscriptions to a magazine of their choice.
Will my work be published?By submitting your work, you allow organizers to use your work on their web sites, unless you specifically withdraw your permission in writing.
When will results be announced?The results will be announced on the
The winners will be contacted by e-mail with a request to provide e-mail for subscription registration, and name the magazine they want to subscribe for.
- One prize per contestant, except for one winner who will receive both a subscription and a disk.
- Decisions of contest organizers are binding, and cannot be changed.
- Prizes cannot be exchanged for money.
- In order to get the prize, you must provide your e-mail and postal address for disk delivery. Your postal address will be kept confidential and never disclosed to 3rd parties. E-mail address will be used by Zinio to register your subscription.
- Winners must respond the requests within 5 calendar days. If there is no response, the prize will be withheld.