Padvance Contest: Design Your Own iPad Case, Win an iPad!

On STP’s last podcast, I promised that we would be running a contest and giving away an iPad to celebrate our launch of Padvance.

After much discussion, we’ve decided to fall back on an old standby–the Photoshop Contest!

Stylish, practical… and a snorefest. You can do better.

Basically, we want you to design the coolest iPad case ever (not) made. Look to Tim’s Case Study article for inspiration, fire up your image editor, and hit the Interwebs for source material. Rainbows? Argyle? Packed up in pleather? Dangling from a dirigible? It’s all good!

Our judges will award points for creativity, technical prowess, and sheer raving insanity. The Grand Prize Winner will be shipped a new 16GB WiFi Magical Product. The two Runners-Up will receive $20 iTunes Gift Cards. All three winning designs will be posted on Padvance and STP, naturally.

Oh, and while we’re at it, we’re going to go ahead and randomly award five additional Followers on our Twitter feed $10 iTunes Gift Certificates, just because we’re in a festive mood.

Here’s how to play:

1) Follow us on Twitter. If you’re only interested in having a chance to win a $10 iTunes Gift Certificate, that’s all you have to do.

2) Concoct your iPad case and post it up online (we recommend using Yfrog or an equivalent service). Note that obscene and/or patently offensive images are highly unlikely to win the contest; mere stupidity or bad taste aren’t necessarily barriers to winning, however.

3) Tweet us @padvance with a brief description of your masterpiece, the link to the image, and a link to this article.

4) All readers are eligible to win the iPad. Our gift codes won’t work for foreign readers (unless you have a US iTunes account), but we can call out your contributions and send you prize money via PayPal.

Here’s what a sample tweet might look like, courtesy of @isaacph5:

@Padvance Check out this adorable puppy! http://yfrog.com/1r332oj http://bit.ly/bCBuKk

That’s it! We’re going to choose our winners next Tuesday, April 13th, so be sure to enter before then.

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