Note: this thread is for contest entries only. If you would like to discuss the contest, please post in the comments section of the contest announcement on the main site.
In collaboration with Cooler Master, MSI, Kingston, and Newegg, we're giving away loads of hardware as part of our spring cleaning contest. Over $1500 in loot is up for grabs, and you can read more about the prizes in our introductory post on the contest.
To enter, all you have to do is post a picture of a PC in need of spring cleaning. The machine doesn't have to be your own, and props are permitted. However, the picture must be your original work. The image should be no wider than 800 pixels, and it must include your user name, the current date, and "techreport.com" on a piece of paper. (Photoshopping those details into a photo is not acceptable.) Only one entry is permitted per person.
Here's an example to get the creative juices flowing:Contest regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec) only.
Only one entry is allowed per person.
We will be accepting giveaway entries until April 21, 2014 at noon CDT, at which point this thread will be locked. TR staffers will then confer and select a winner from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site on April 23 and will also be notified via private message in the forums. The winner must claim his prize within 72 hours, or he will forfeit his prize, and we will draw a new winner.
All contributions must include the contributor's forum username, the date the picture was taken, and "techreport.com" on a piece of paper inside the image. Those details cannot be added using photo-editing software after the picture is taken. Entries that do not meet this requirement will be disqualified. We also reserve the right to disqualify entries that are apparent attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way.
The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.
No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. TR, Cooler Master, MSI, Kingston, and Newegg are not responsible for any taxes on the prizes, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prizes with other products, or health issues such as repetitive strain injury, eye strain, or chemical addictions that may result from prolonged use of the prizes.