APH Networks "Moment Revolution" Contest/Giveaway 2009

CONTEST IS NOW OVER.

Congratulations to TL6MT, DynCastProgramming, HopkinsProgramming, CrashGordon, prestonyuen, redeemed, Rave, and aeroLai for winning the contests!

Welcome to our 4th annual APH Networks contest/giveaway. This year, our theme is called the "Moment Revolution", and correspondingly that's the name of our contest as well. We are very excited this year to present you with the biggest, most prize filled, and most important of all, fun contest ever!

As always, we want you to have fun. We want it to be as easy as you want it to be, but also as much fun as you want to participate in. That's our philosophy here. So we're not going to make you do things you don't want. We'll want you to play in this contest the way you want to make the contest yours, as well as taking the prizes home!

Everything you need to know is provided in this article. So please read carefully. Close date for this giveaway is Monday, October 19, 2009. You may enter the contest anytime with no penalty. Winners will be announced by October 22, 2009. Good luck everyone and happy winning!

I. How to Enter and What do do:

We have currently 3 contests running. You can enter any 1 contest if you like, or even all 3. You are not limited to how much you can win, so do keep that in mind!

Quick and Easy:

Single Post Giveaway - This is the starter contest. Make one (1) post and that's it! Takes you no more than a minute -- no joke, no tricks!

Lots of Fun Giveaways:

Dig the Prize Giveaway - This is our annual fun contest. It's really popular for the past few years. Click the link to find out why.

Photo Hunt - Our new fun contest. Snap the photos to win the prize. It's fast, and it's going to be fun. Click the link for more information.

II. Eligibility

There are three parts to our "Moment Revolution" contest this year:

- 3rd Annual Single Post Contest
- 3rd Annual Dig the Prize Contest
- 1st Annual Photo Hunt Contest

You can enter as little as one out of three contest, or as much as entering all of them.

The Single Post contest is open to all individual worldwide. The Dig the Prize contest, and Photo Hunt contest is open to only individuals residing in North America only. As always, entry is free, and you can participate as much or as little as you like -- of course, the more you participate, the higher your chances of winning.

One account per person only. If we catch that you cheated in this giveaway (Eg. registering extra accounts to try to increase your chances of winning, etc) you are automatically disqualified. No exceptions. Please contact me if you go through a large single IP network (eg. university or company) -- or if someone else in your family with a verifiable valid identity wants to join prior to them entering this giveaway. You may PM an APH contest planner (chconline or shc-boomer), or send a email to an APH representative through our contact form. Please note that users under the same household are treated as a single entity in the draws as well as judged quality selections; despite multiple accounts. This makes it fair to other competitors, and it allows better coordination for more fun. Therefore, referral points will NOT count if you referred someone in your household to the contest, and you're listed as their referrer. If you did NOT notify us that another person under your household wants to join the contest, if you get get caught you will be listed as cheating -- unfortunately you will be automatically disqualified, so please do make the appropriate arrangements to APH staff!

APH Networks team members that are also contest winners are NOT allowed to enter this giveaway. Immediate family of contest planners are also NOT eligible for the contest due to conflict of interest.

III. That's nice, but what are the prizes?

IMPORTANT: You are not limited to how many prizes you can win! It is possible that you win all three contests, and it is also possible that to win both the quality selection and draw. You never know -- so playing in as many as you can exponentially increases your chances of winning!

I. Single Post Contest

Noctua (www.noctua.at) will be sponsoring a total of three (3) prize packs for six (6) Noctua NF-S12B series case fans: Each prize pack includes one (1) Noctua NF-S12B FLX fan and one (1) Noctua NF-S12B ULN fan, for up to three winners. These are excellent fans reviewed by us recently: http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/noctua_nf_s12b_flx_nf_s12b_uln. They're valued to be around $25 USD each at press time, so each prize pack would be worth about $50 USD of high performing, silent fans in your computer!

3 winners will be chosen randomly by a draw. Entry details will be listed in the subsequent section.

II. Dig the Prize Contest

Cooler Master (www.coolermaster-usa.com) will be sponsoring one (1) Storm Sniper Black computer case (http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/chassis/sniperblackmesh/), valued to be around $180 USD at press time. Thermaltake (www.thermaltakeusa.com) will be sponsoring one (1) Massive23 ST notebook cooler (http://massive23.thermaltake.com), valued to around $60 USD at press time, and one (1) LUXA2 H1-Touch. The Massive23 ST is a high performance notebook cooler, while the LUXA2 H1-Touch is a beautiful mobile device holder we've recently reviewed: http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/luxa2_h1_touch). The LUXA2 H1-Touch is valued to be around $50 USD at press time.

Winners we be chosen based on completion time -- first, second, and third place winners will get one prize. The first winner gets to choose one of their choice, then the second place winner will get to choose one out of the remaining two prizes. The third place winner will receive the remaining prize. So remember -- it's about speed if you want the prize you desire!

III. Photo Hunt Contest

Thermaltake (www.thermaltakeusa.com) will be sponsoring one (1) Toughpower XT 750W power supply (http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1264&ID=1854), and one (1) Thermaltake Element G computer case, which we recently reviewed: http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/thermaltake_element_g. The Toughpower XT 750W is an quality and high performance power supply that's also modular for all your cabling needs. It's worth about $230 USD. The Element G is an excellent case for gamers and enthusiasts alike, and that's worth around $120 USD. Meanwhile, Cooler Master (www.coolermaster-usa.com) will be sponsoring one (1) NotePal X2 notebook cooler (http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2936). That's a sleek notebook cooler with a touch of LED coloring, and worth around $30 USD currently.

Two (2) winners will be chosen by our panel of judges for creativity and quality. The first place winner gets to choose one of their choice, then the second place winner will get to choose one out of the remaining two prizes. One (1) winner will be selected randomly in a draw and will receive the remaining prize.