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.
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.
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.