19 Jul 2014

Contest for Zorin OS lovers

Contest is closed. Results are here.

You probably remember a contest that ran about two years ago. It was dedicated to Zorin OS 6. A new release of Zorin OS 9 has been released only few days ago, that is why it is time for yet another contest, isn't it?

Let's Do It!

Just to refresh your memories, here are the rules.

This contest is organised together by Zorin OS team, 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 Zorin OS, or maybe just Linux in general.

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.

It would be better, if your post is about Zorin OS, but this is just "nice to have".

The text you're going to write should not be one-liner. Please be little bit more productive. At least 50 words, if you don't mind.

Where to send your works?

Please e-mail them to zorinos.contest@darkduck.com.

When to send?

Any time until the 31st of July 2014.

What will you get?

Organizers of the contest will select winners, and they will receive:

  1. Disk with Zorin OS 9 Premium with all the attached support. Prize is given by Zorin OS team.
  2. 10 GBP e-voucher for Amazon.co.uk site. Prize from Buy Linux CDs.
  3. CD with any Linux distribution of your choice. Prize from Linux notes from DarkDuck.
Update: there is another prize from Linuxaria: 25 USD voucher for amazon.com. It will be awarded to the 10th article submitted to the contest, disregarding the content of it (unless it is a really dummy submission)! Please hurry!

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 2nd of August 2014.
The winners will be contacted by e-mail.

Small print:

  1. One prize per contestant.
  2. Decisions of contest organizers are binding, and cannot be changed.
  3. Non-monetary prizes cannot be exchanged for money.
  4. No cash equivalents.
  5. Monetary prizes will be given in currency stated: 10 GBP and 25 USD.
  6. In order to get non-monetary prizes, you must provide your postal address. This will be kept confidential and never disclosed to 3rd parties.
  7. Winners must respond the requests within 14 calendar days. If there is no response, the prize will be withheld.

1 comment:

  1. How I promote Linux especially Zorin 9 OS. I have been answering question on Yahoo Answers for over 7 yrs now and always recommend Zorin in the answers I give, I must have recommend Zorin 2000 times over the years,
    The real reason I like Zorin 9. I have a 14yr old Dell 1500 laptop that has no hard drive in stalled in it and 512 meg of ram, I downloaded Zorin 9 and made a 4 gig live boot up SD memory card, to show the power of Zorin, it finds all the hardware, in this old Dell Laptop, everything works, It even finds the old usb wireless device I have, This amazes windows and Mac users when I demonstrate booting zorin 9 up and logging on the net from the SD memory card, To me Zorin should be in the No 1 position on distrowatch website, Linux Mint and Ubuntu don't come anywhere near Zorin