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    Contest closed! Results Thursday night.

    Prizes (donated by NegriElectronics.com!) include:

    - TWO 3G iPhones*, one for each of two top winners.
    - $100 Apple gift card
    - TWO $50 Apple gift cards


    Alright, this starts the ModMyI.com 3G iPhone Giveaway, sponsored by NegriElectronics.com!

    Its high time we started giving away some stuff to you guys, and we've come up with a nifty contest to do just that. We're calling it the App Review Contest.

    You guys have seen our Native Apps section on ModMyI - we'd like to have every application on Installer and Cydia reviewed, and are in the process of refining our Native Apps review pages. There are hundreds of apps already listed, but hundreds more that we haven't covered!

    That's where you come in. Submit a review of an iPhone app to us, and you could win one of two 3G iPhones*, a $100 Apple gift card, or one of two $50 Apple gift cards. The iPhone 3G comes out July 11th.

    The user who submits the most qualified reviews wins a 3G iPhone*. The user who submits the second most reviews gets a $100 Apple gift card. Another 3G iPhone* will be given to a user selected at random from the entries - all you have to do is review at least one application and submit your review. The same is true for the $50 gift cards - just submit a review, and you're entered into the raffle for them!

    Qualifying reviews meet these conditions:
    • Must have 2+ ORIGINAL screenshots of the app. I know there are screenshots of apps all over the web, but you MUST take the ones in your submissions. If you steal someone else's screenshot of an app (read - from another site), all your entries are instantly disqualified. We don't like thieves. You CAN use the DEVELOPERS screenshot if they have one on their site.
    • Must be ORIGINAL content. Same as above. Copy someone else's review of an app from some random website somehwere, all your entries are instantly disqualified. Again, we don't like thieves.
    • Must be grammatically not horrifying. Basic English, folks, come on. None of this l337 speak or "we r like the app much, it is good to play on iPhone". Speak correctly, please.
    • Must include developer's URL, and which Installer source the app is available on, or list none, if its not on one.
    • Must be minimum 2 paragraphs. Don't say "Yah, its like Battleship. I enjoy it." Give us some meat, folks, a couple paragraphs isn't tough.
    • Must be a review we don't have, or one from an app we have an ollllld version of. USE THE SEARCH ON MODMYIFONE.COM/NATIVEAPPS, FOLKS. If we already have the review, don't submit it again.

    The reviews should be in a simple text document, with the screenshots in .png or .jpg format. Zip em up and email them to [email protected] to submit! You'll get an email back within 24 hours saying your submission has been received.

    ModMyI.com will accept entries to the App Review Contest from June 21st, 2008 until July 9th, 2008 at 11:59pm (EXTENDED!). All entries must be submitted via email to [email protected]. Submissions via pm, IRC, other emails, IM, or wtvr else WILL NOT COUNT. Period. Entries must include your Name, City/State/Province, and a Valid Email Address. Entries missing these details will be disqualified. ModMyI.com is not responsible for lost, missing, or otherwise un-transmitted emails sent to the above address.


    Below here.... the fine print.

    As with any contest, all entries must be 100% unique. Plagiarizing, copying, stealing, or submitting work that's not your own will result in disqualification. Any evidence of copyright or trademark infringement will result in disqualification of ALL the offenders entries. This includes but is not limited to derivative works.

    You can submit as many entries as you'd like, but please do us a favor and make sure they're quality entries. Trash entries are lame.

    The contest is open to Registered Users of ModMyI.com, with the following exceptions:
    • Residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Burma/Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, or The Democratic Republic of the Congo are ineligible to participate under United States Law.
    • Contest is void where prohibited by local, state, provincial, or government authorities, or elsewhere as prohibited by law.

    No purchase necessary to enter.

    Entries will be judged by ModMyI staff and admin. Do not enter if you cannot stand losing. Disparagement of the winners or their entry may result in adverse action (read - flame, ban).

    *The contest is open to U.S. and International residents except as outlined above. In order to accommodate both US and international residents, including those where the iPhone 3g may not yet be available, ModMyI.com will provide 3G iPhone winners with the cash value of the base model 3G iPhone (at subsidized contracted rates) or $200, which ever is less. This will be in the form of either an Apple gift card or a pre-paid Visa card, whichever the winner prefers. Cell phone contracts and any other expenses above the U.S. Apple Store base purchase price will be the winners' sole responsibility.

    All taxes and tariffs are the sole responsibility of the winner.

    By submitting your contest entry, you agree that all art, photographs, digital media and private information that you submit are entirely yours at the time of submission. You further agree that these entries become the exclusive property of Modmy, LLC, and that you have not submitted, and will not submit such entries into any other contest without express written permission from an authorized agent of Modmy, LLC.

    Associates, employees, principals or relatives of ModMyI are not eligible.

    ModMyI reserves the right to modify these terms to comply with the laws of the State of Colorado, to correct errors and/or omissions, to ensure fairness as determined by ModMyI, or for any other reason as deemed necessary by ModMyI.

    Your entry implies and expresses your agreement to these terms, and your waiver of any other rights related to such give-aways you may have in any jurisdiction.


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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Two 3G iPhones Contest and Giveaway - and FREE Apple Gift Cards! started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 137 Comments
    1. Devts's Avatar
      Devts -
      Question for Poetic_Folly

      I noticed some apps that are listed in the database are virtually just pictures. For example, Tunewiki. I really want to review that app, but it is already listed. HOWEVER, there are about only two senteces to the review. Can I submit my own review or would it be a waste of an entry? So in other words, if ANY app has a pitiful review, we can submit another?

      P.S. I'm unsure what type of writing style you like in your reviews, so can I in the same zip file send 2 or 3 versions of the same review?
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      We prefer a subjective snappy style.

      If the reviews we have are lame, by all means, submit something better. And by lame I mean short, not lame.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      while i am here, has anyone reviewed touchpadpro yet? god i love this app. if they have let me know if it sucks, i can write 10 pages on stuff you can do with this app.
    1. zausus13's Avatar
      zausus13 -
      I dont like this I'm german and I think give me that phone because you dont have UMTS YEAHHHH!
    1. vaida.vasile's Avatar
      vaida.vasile -
      I want iphone 3G !!!
    1. Yarko's Avatar
      Yarko -
      Quote Originally Posted by zausus13 View Post
      I dont like this I'm german and I think give me that phone because you dont have UMTS YEAHHHH!
      You should work on your English... I didn't get a word of what you wrote...

      Quote Originally Posted by vaida.vasile View Post
      I want iphone 3G !!!
      Everyone does.
    1. Devts's Avatar
      Devts -
      Just sent in three reviews!

      However:

      I am confused by the judging criteria. The contest says "The user who submits the most qualified reviews wins a 3G iPhone*." I read "most qualified" as being the "most well written" review. However, other users interpreted it as "the greatest number of accepted reviews". Later rules also sound as if only the best one will be accepted. Which one is it? I purposefully limited myself to three reviews in order to focus on quality instead of quantity. I would be very disappointed if this is not how the reviews are judged.
    1. Yarko's Avatar
      Yarko -
      Quote Originally Posted by Devts View Post
      Just sent in three reviews!

      However:

      I am confused by the judging criteria. The contest says "The user who submits the most qualified reviews wins a 3G iPhone*." I read "most qualified" as being the "most well written" review. However, other users interpreted it as "the greatest number of accepted reviews". Later rules also sound as if only the best one will be accepted. Which one is it? I purposefully limited myself to three reviews in order to focus on quality instead of quantity. I would be very disappointed if this is not how the reviews are judged.
      That's what I had trouble with.

      Unfortunately the one who sends the most reviews wins, not the best.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Quote Originally Posted by Devts View Post
      I am confused by the judging criteria. The contest says "The user who submits the most qualified reviews wins a 3G iPhone*." I read "most qualified" as being the "most well written" review. However, other users interpreted it as "the greatest number of accepted reviews". Later rules also sound as if only the best one will be accepted. Which one is it? I purposefully limited myself to three reviews in order to focus on quality instead of quantity. I would be very disappointed if this is not how the reviews are judged.
      A "qualified" review is one which meets the qualifications I listed in the original post. Its fairly objective to determine who actually wrote the "best" review. For instance - some people would take that to mean the longest, but no one wants to read a 2 page review on a free application they just want to if works well or not. Concise, to the point, informative, and with a snappy, subjective style is good writing for reviews.

      Quote Originally Posted by Yarko View Post
      That's what I had trouble with.

      Unfortunately the one who sends the most reviews wins, not the best.
      Also, it seems no one is reading the rules - the giant bold colored stuff that says there are TWO iPhones being given away. One goes to the person who writes the most "qualified" reviews, and another is a completely random give-away to a random person who submits a review.




      Again, folks, let me clarify - someone can't just submit 50 crappy reviews and win. I DID state it had to be decent writing, informative, etc. If it doesn't qualify to those standards, it will be thrown out. So sure, write some good reviews. But write a good amount.

      Submissions have dropped off considerably the last few days... you guys don't want iPhones?
    1. Yarko's Avatar
      Yarko -
      I think submissions have dropped because people realize that there will be some freaks that will submit 50 reviews per day... they know they have no chance, so they just hope to win the random draw

      I told you to give the second iphone not randomly but to the one who sends the best reviews.... that way you could've gotten better reviews.

      Maybe I'm wrong...
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Ha, stop complaining. We're giving out two FREE iPhone's. And a few hundred bucks in gift cards. We make the rules. No one has made 50 reviews. No one has come close. And if they were making 50 reviews a day, they'd prob suck, and I wouldn't count them.

      You should stop pm'ing, posting, and emailing complaints about the rules for the contest we MADE UP, and submit some more reviews. We've a had a ton of people submit reviews, but the number one people still have less than a dozen. Its anybody's game, but seems you gave up a week ago.
    1. GHOSTYAIRO's Avatar
      GHOSTYAIRO -
      I can't believe I just saw this contest yesterday, that means i just have two days to submit reviews, wow that's a lot of work, I really want to win that iPhone.
      Congratulation MMi people this is a great contest.
      I'm not complaining at all, but it would be nice that the best review had a prize too.
    1. Yarko's Avatar
      Yarko -
      I told you, my MIcrosoft word trial expired a week ago...
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Word is not required - in fact the initial instructions just asked for a .txt document with the words and a couple .png/.jpg/.gif images for screenshots. Although Word is fine as well. Every computer has a text editor, and every iPhone can take screenshots and email them!
    1. Yarko's Avatar
      Yarko -
      my computer has the most basic text editor existing,

      to make a word bold for example, you have to go Edit --> Text --> Effect --> Bold

      Imagine how hard it is to resize an image or add colors x_x
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Got em.

      The most important stuff is quality writing, and screenshots. I am going to post the to our NativeApps section, so they will be all a similar formatting - don't worry so much about colors and bold folks, worry about a good review and some screenshots!

      Reviews are coming in again from tons of users, but I still think the leader only has about a dozen review submitted! Anybody can review 25 apps in the next couple days and win themselves a 3G iPhone.
    1. Yarko's Avatar
      Yarko -
      Tomorrow's the big day!!!!!!

      Are you guys exited?
    1. prouddad.215's Avatar
      prouddad.215 -
      ****. I interpreted the rules wrong. I thought whoever you thought writes the best, most informative review wins, not whoever writes the most amount of good reviews. sucks. i spent alot of time on one well written, informative review thinking you'd pick what you though was so.
      I guess I'm ******
    1. GHOSTYAIRO's Avatar
      GHOSTYAIRO -
      hey pf thanks for the extension i thought i couldn't submit the last one, let me ask you a silly question, it's over at at 11:59pm Which Time Zone?