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Intel holds modding competition on YouTube

Intel holds modding competition on YouTube

Enter Intel's modding competition to be in with a chance of walking away with some great prizes!

Intel is holding a modding competition with some great prizes on offer and, interestingly, the company has chosen a different way to display and judge the mods that have entered: YouTube.

Modders must upload a video of their case mod to the Intel Modder Contest group on YouTube. In order to qualify for the competition, your rig must already feature an Intel processor and the only other rules are that the video should be less than a minute long and you have to "make sure it is cool."

Submissions will be accepted until January 14th and then ten finalists will be selected based on YouTube rankings. The top three winners will be selected by a panel of judges, with them being announced on January 21st.

The first prize includes the winner's choice of any Intel desktop or notebook processor (along with an Intel motherboard of the winner's choosing) that is currently in production and an Intel backpack stuffed with gear and gifts including $200 worth of Marriott bucks, a $50 gift certificate for Ubisoft, some games and the promise of more.

The second winner will receive the same minus the Intel-branded motherboard, while third place will win the backpack stuffed with gear and gifts. Finally, Intel says that the first 100 entries will receive a free t-shirt.

We've included the video detailing all of the competition rules below. Meanwhile, you can discuss the entries and who you think will win over in the forums.

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Mankz 14th December 2007, 11:07 Quote
I want the truck!
[WP@]WOLVERINE 14th December 2007, 11:19 Quote
This is Only for US residents so the rest of us are screwed :(
Phil Rhodes 14th December 2007, 11:38 Quote
Exactly how much did Intel play Bit-Tech for that thinly-disguised piece of advertising, anyway?

Call me cynical - everyone else does...

Phil
LVMike 14th December 2007, 11:47 Quote
^^^^^^^^
Cynical ;)


its not thinly disguised advertising. Its informing the bit-tech community of a contest that a good number of us could enter. Think of it as pamphleteering.
Tim S 14th December 2007, 12:16 Quote
I was forwarded the details of this by one of Intel's US PR Managers (who used to be UK PR Manager) as he thought it would be of interest to the bit-tech readers - I felt so too, given the strong modding background the site has. After all, who wouldn't want the chance to win a free Intel processor of your choice all for just showing off your case mod on YouTube?

He's a member of bit-tech's forum himself, so maybe he'll pop by and clear that up. :)

Also, I wasn't aware that this was just open to US residents.
CardJoe 14th December 2007, 12:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by [WP@]WOLVERINE
This is Only for US residents so the rest of us are screwed :(

We just can't win, can we :(
wuyanxu 14th December 2007, 12:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by [WP@]WOLVERINE
This is Only for US residents so the rest of us are screwed :(
damn, otherwise i'd be modding my case by now.

*must***resist***not***complain*

see, most of the good stuff are US only, finally 1 good price of a free UT3 case for UK and we get hundreds of complain
Yemerich 14th December 2007, 13:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
damn, otherwise i'd be modding my case by now.

*must***resist***not***complain*

see, most of the good stuff are US only, finally 1 good price of a free UT3 case for UK and we get hundreds of complain

That's because u're not in Brazil.. Here all the hardware are VERY expensive, and we almost have any contests... Save the Windows Vista Magazine that grants some nice prizes - wich i really hope to get the first place.
Drexial 14th December 2007, 14:34 Quote
hey dont feel bad I live in the US and cant enter anyway cause i have an AMD CPU.....

there was another sweepstakes i was going to enter into and it excluded residence of NY state... i was more then peeved about that one. Lancer Evo X and $15,000 to spend on what ever mods you wanted for the car. ohhh the amazing performance i could have gotten out of that car.
mr_carl 14th December 2007, 14:35 Quote
So did anyone read all of the rules in the end ???

Im not that good at reading enlish and the text just went by a little to fast, and I dont know if theres somthing wrong with my eyes but I didnt see alot of what stood there :)
Nix 14th December 2007, 16:48 Quote
Are they judging on the final finished mod or are they judging on this supposedly 'video that has to be cool'?

If its the latter doesnt that go against the grain of modding? Modding has always been about the work thats gone into it and also a kickass log that shows everyone how they got there. With only the video being judge someone can just edit it together so their case looks brilliant, while in reality it could just be average.

Has anyone else confirmed whether this is only open to US residents? You'd expect with a company the size of Intel that they would of been able to pull off a international competition.

Also whens the deadline?
IntelNick 14th December 2007, 19:59 Quote
Complete rules can be found in this link: www.moddingcompetition.com. Unfortunately YouTube doesn’t allow us to post documents, so we provided this link to the official rules – the link can be found in the expanded view on the video description.

The deadline is January 14, 2007 for all submissions. Check out the rules on www.moddingcompetition.com for the details.

US residents only?

Unfortunately for this round we went with U.S. residents only – the legal complexities of running an international competition or contest are mind-boggling! Also, let’s just say that if this goes well…you may expect more of these activities from Intel in ’08…

Also disclaimer for outrageous statment at the begiining of this thread: We (Intel) have never paid Bit-Tech anything, other than shower them with love and affection. :-)
Duste 14th December 2007, 23:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mankz.
I want the truck!

Same, that thing is tight.
HourBeforeDawn 15th December 2007, 00:06 Quote
woot Im in, now where did I put that Camcorder ^_^
HourBeforeDawn 15th December 2007, 02:40 Quote
well couldnt fine my camcorder so I did a quick and dirty HD Web Camera action lol that 1 minute limit is a killer >_< so everything is in super fast forward lol ^_^ but hey at least Im guaranteed a TShirt.
Woodstock 15th December 2007, 02:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drexial
hey dont feel bad I live in the US and cant enter anyway cause i have an AMD CPU.....

there was another sweepstakes i was going to enter into and it excluded residence of NY state... i was more then peeved about that one. Lancer Evo X and $15,000 to spend on what ever mods you wanted for the car. ohhh the amazing performance i could have gotten out of that car.

i dare you to go on ebay and buy a old p3 system and chuck it in for the competition
fakeN 15th December 2007, 03:13 Quote
hah that truck is mad
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