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iPhone App Photo Contest, Win an iPad

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 1:16pm PDT
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It’s no secret that I’m on the go quite a bit and thanks to local radio stations having iPhone apps, I can take a little piece of home with me wherever I roam. One of such stations is The Peak. Their iPhone app is new this summer and it even includes an alarm clock that will wake you up to their tunes.

I started thinking about how radio is just as portable now as it ever was, just using different platforms or tools. As such, I thought I would put together a little contest.

Here’s how it works:

1. Download The Peak’s iPhone app

2. Go out and about this summer and tune into The Peak by way of the app (if you can get service or wifi).

3. Take a photo of your iPhone playing The Peak from that setting (could be from the beach, on a boat, up a mountain etc.)

4. Upload that photo to the contest page (using the super-slick Strutta platform).

5. Tell all your friends to vote for you since the winner of the photo contest will be by popular vote/star rating on the images.

Here’s an example that I took from the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa.

The Peak in Iowa

I contacted The Peak about this contest and they got on board to sponsor the grand prize which will be a shiny new 32GB Apple iPad.

To recap, all you need in order to participate is an iPhone, the free app, and a camera to take the overall picture. There are a few more requirements than my regular contests but I’m hoping to get some really cool entries.

The contest starts right now so you can get the app (if you don’t have it already) and start taking photos while you’re out and about. Once again the winner will be decided by popular vote so you’ll want to let everyone know that you’ve entered.

Update I have extended the voting-only round until August 25th. No new entries will be accepted after August 20th. Please vote for your favourite by using the star rating system.

Update The Strutta platform has assigned a winner and after looking at several criteria (including the entry date) the winner of the iPad is Stuart Rowlands for his “The Peak in Victoria” entry.

The Peak iPad Contest Winner

Congratulations Stuart! This was definitely a learning process in terms of running contests in a new way for me. I thank everyone for their participation and patience. We had some many great entries and over 12,000 views of all the images. I hope to try another contest like this in the future and all the feedback has been helpful, constructive, and will make things run that much smoother next time around.

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  1. Cameron W says:

    This looks like it will be a fun contest. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I guess I’ll have to dust off the old camera… Or use someone else’s iPhone to snap the pic! Haha!

  3. liz says:

    can’t do this one girl I still haven’t upgraded to the iphone

  4. Cory says:

    Hey Rebecca – awesome contest! Thanks for the support – you are amazing!

  5. VancityAllie says:

    Argh! Now I have to get Allan to enter this contest! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. VancityAllie says:

    Sorry if I’m dumb and missed it, when is the contest end date?

  7. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    @Allie details are on the photo contest page but it ends August 20th. Upload anytime then get those votes in. So far… I think the odds are pretty good ๐Ÿ˜›

  8. VancityAllie says:

    Thanks Rebecca!!! I’ll get Allan to enter ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. amfriesen says:

    don’t have an iphone prefer blackberry; don’t care for apple either but this is a great contest; now i just have to find someone who does have an iphone, space to download the app & a camera so i can enter the contest…hmmm

  10. Chuks says:

    Would love to enter, but I don’t have an iPhone in my hand right now.

  11. Karen T says:

    I’ve submitted my entry but it’s still waiting to be approved. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. SocialMediaDouche says:

    What kind of contest is this?
    Why would you not have had the photo upload built into the app and watermark the photo on upload?
    This requires to much effort on the users part.

    With Sarcasm #FAIL

  13. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    @SocialMediaDouche I’m unsure I understand the question — I have not been asking for a watermark of any kind. We are using a contest platform as I do not wish to run a photo upload plugin on my website. The platform allows users to upload photos, vote, and tracks statistics. It’s really easy to use. The contest is pretty exclusive but the focus is to boost iPhone app downloads and promote my favourite radio station.

  14. Art Factora says:

    Respect Miss604! Thanks for telling people radio can still be cool. Maybe not the station I would choose to work with but I’m biased. ๐Ÿ™‚ No offence Peak – Love you Mr Schaad (like a brother)

  15. Laina says:

    I was looking at the contest, and it doesn’t make sense. People were able to submit at any time over the period of Aug.4-20th, and get votes during that same period as well. That creates an unfair advantage for those who posted first. You should have had a submission period, then a voting period to keep it even. How are you choosing the winner? It should be number of votes on each pic, divided by number of days the pic has been posted. Only seems fair to all entrants.

  16. Rebecca says:

    Hi Laina,

    That’s the formula that will be used. I had no idea the contest would have this much traction and it’s certainly been a learning experience. The winner will be calculated in the fairest manner possible (entry date, star rating, and of there’s a tie, there will be a judge from The Peak).

  17. Laina says:

    You will be using the star rating? Or will it be actual number of votes on each pic?

  18. Rebecca says:

    Stars = percentages of votes. I was told 5 stars = 1 point and other ratings = a percentage of 1 point. The platform has calculated it all automatically and that’s how it does it. The only calculating that will have to be done manually is the entry dates vs points.

  19. Rebecca says:

    Just to clarify, I used this system because everything is automatic. It has already spit out the winner for me to approve.

  20. Charles says:

    Hey Rebecca,

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    and the winner is……(drum roll) ???

  21. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    Hehe I wrote those two comments from YVR when my plane landed. I’ll have the winner announced in the morning once I decompress and calculate.

  22. Laura says:

    So…who’s the winner? ๐Ÿ™‚

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