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Win a trip to CES in las Vegas

by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / October 19, 2006 9:34 AM PDT
http://backstage.cnet.com/

The winners of this contest get airfare to Las Vegas, a hotel room and passes to CES and backstage passes to the CNET stage.

We have lots of folks who want to win, but it seems like people are having a hard time doing videos.

So I'm just saying, if you have any video at all. And you have any interest in a free trip to Las Vegas to hang with us, you might want to just upload that video at the link above.

I'm not even certain that audio with a still photo wouldn't qualify. But why not try? Montage? Screen capture of the visualizations on your audio player? You and your kitten playing Warcraft? Try it!

The passes and free trip are there for the winning.

http://backstage.cnet.com/

DISCLAIMER: The desperate nature of Tom's plea for you to subnmit video in no way guarantees you will win. Entrants should consider why he would be so desperate for entries but not consider it a legal contract.

-Tom

Did I mention
http://backstage.cnet.com/
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how many?
by nickswim / October 20, 2006 1:01 AM PDT

I'm going to do one.. but I have 2 ideas.. Either I can put them both into one video.. or I can submit 2 videos.

Can you even submit more than one video?

nick

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sure!
by Veronica Belmont-20381073359499778927797251280312 / October 20, 2006 2:16 AM PDT
In reply to: how many?

you can only win once, though! Happy

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Just wanted to make sure
by Weslocke / October 24, 2006 12:26 AM PDT
In reply to: sure!
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Too Bad =(
by th3dot / October 20, 2006 2:36 AM PDT

I would have entered if you could have flown me from Japan. But, the contest rules are for only people in the US.

Oh well. =P

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Completely Agree!!!
by SantiagoCrespo / October 20, 2006 3:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Too Bad =(

My passport and Visa are in order, i want a chance to attend CES for free too! Plus the chance to get to know all the CNet editors that will be there.

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Ditto
by bozeman / October 20, 2006 3:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Too Bad =(

Same for Canadians. No biggie, Vegas is a short jump for us, cheap cheap flights go right from my town here, but I would probably go alone. The GF may be a nerd, but she is in no way a geek.

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Ummmm.... Commonwealth?
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / October 20, 2006 7:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Ditto
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QuickCam ok? Where is the form?
by ucffool / October 20, 2006 3:35 AM PDT

I just remembered that I have a free Logitech QuickCam sitting somewhere, I suppose I could use that to record something, and then eyespot.com to edit something together with a few graphics or transitions. I only hope it saves in a format that the contest uses.

It says in the rules that AVI is accepted, but does that include XviD? Rules need to be clearer. I'll use MS MPEG4 Avi if I can.

Finally, where is the form that is required for entry? All I can find is the 'UPLOAD VIDEO' links but nothing to the entry form mentioned in the rules. Thoughts?
-Andy in Colorado

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Any format will work
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / October 20, 2006 7:55 AM PDT

As long as we can view it it's OK.

The upload video is the form as far as I know.

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Ok, I did it...
by ucffool / October 22, 2006 6:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Any format will work

Should be approved soon (I hope). Hope you like my make-shift Toshiba SEDTV review.
You should laugh at the still-image. Happy
-Andy in Colorado.

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Canadian Shutout
by rustyholman / October 20, 2006 8:06 AM PDT

I'm assuming Canadians can't enter this contest because someone over there is still bitter over the fact that its not possible to see the hockey puck over a slingbox transmission.

Ah well, eh...

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What do you mean I can't enter?
by jazzyj1 / October 22, 2006 9:31 AM PDT

Void in Florida and New York and where otherwise prohibited by law???

I guess I must've missed the fine print on the site my first go-around. I'm from FL and had my video all planned out to shoot this weekend.

It involved a Mac/PC parody and talking about all the things I saw @ CES back in January that sites like C|net never covered. I had my video crew and cast all scheduled to shoot this weekend. And, it was going to be a winner.

:: pout ::

Marc K.
Coral Springs, FL

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(NT) (NT) Damn. Im not 21.
by mdstout58 / October 22, 2006 1:27 PM PDT
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Add Free trip to view an episode of BOL
by mdstout58 / October 22, 2006 1:35 PM PDT

and get like everyone to apply

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You actually get that

We'll be recording Buzz Out Loud all week on stage at CES. And the winners will be there.

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Nice!
by RoboticUAV / October 23, 2006 8:24 AM PDT
In reply to: You actually get that

Can I submit a video under my Dad's name and come instead?

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I'm going to try
by gamegeek90 / October 24, 2006 4:18 AM PDT
In reply to: You actually get that

I'm going to try and get a video out by this weekend. Should be funny.

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New Tech Report
by Shugshoo / October 23, 2006 4:25 AM PDT

Well, I put a video I made a while ago up for it. The home segment is a little long, but I think you'll find the desk segments are pretty fun. Here's hoping!

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All I want for Christmas...
by RoboticUAV / October 23, 2006 7:41 AM PDT

...is to watch a BOL episode.

I'd enter the backstage thing but, avast, I'm not 21 yet. Sad

/me goes into a corner and cries.

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i can't go :'(
by aribeiro2 / October 24, 2006 3:54 AM PDT

i am just 20 years old... and i don't live in US...

but still, i would love to make a video about me and my kitten playing world of warcraft...

i hope Rodrigo wins, if he can really compete...

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Where is the entry form?
by thetaiwansig / October 24, 2006 1:18 PM PDT

The rules read:

A completed entry consists of all of the following elements: (i) a completed entry form, (ii) a video that is at least one minute but no more than five minutes in length.

I see plenty of places to submit the video but no entry form? Is that the form you have to complete on the upload screen? Thanks and love the show!

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(NT) (NT) Yep. That's the entry form I think
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / October 24, 2006 1:48 PM PDT
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