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CodeProject Ten Million Members Celebration Giveaway

This competition has ended

Make a video telling us why you love CodeProject for a chance to win a software prize pack.

Enter our World Traveler Bob Meme Contest for a chance at another software prize pack. Over twenty products to be won!

What is the Celebration? How do I enter?

Contest begins June 24th, 2013 and closes August 31st, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time.

CodeProject now has over 10 million members and we want you to celebrate with us! We'd love for you to participate in one (or all) of the following contests and events:

  • Enter our 10 Million Members video contest by submitting a video telling us why you love CodeProject.
  • Enter our World Bob Traveler Meme Contest by submitting a funny caption for one of the Bob templates below.
  • Attend one of the CodeProject meetups around the world.
1. CodeProject.TV Video Postcard

What are your favourite moments on CodeProject? What is the reason you come to CodeProject every day? How has it helped you? Go to CodeProject.TV and upload a video of yourself telling us what you love about CodeProject, tag it with "CP10", and email a link to the video to contest@codeproject.com. Stand out. Be unique. Dress appropriately. Alternatively, you can send us a link to your video on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Vine or other video sharing platform, just make sure that it's open for the public to view.
2. Bob World Traveler Meme challenge.
 
Take one of the five images below and give it a quote. You can... write what Bob might be thinking, write a clever thing to say about what is happening in the scene, or write a funny line that matches the picture. Then post it on your Twitter, Facebook, or other social media (even better, post it to the CodeProject fan page). Then email us a link to that post to contest@codeproject.com and after the contest closes we will pick our favourite one to win the software prize pack featured below. (Pleae keep it PG. Nothing Not Safe For Work, and nothing you would not want your wife/husband, your girlfriend/boyfriend, your mother or your kid sister seeing on your screen.)
3. Party.
 
We have CodeProject get-togethers going on all around the world. Go to our Get-Togethers forum and find a CodeProject get-together going on in your area. Not one? Start your own!

For the CodeProject 10 Million Members Celebration, Novalys has developed Visual Guard CodeProject Edition (Visual Guard CPE) - a special version of the market-leading solution for application security.

This special version is made available for free to CodeProject members.

What's the Prize?

Technically it is a prize packs. As there were no video entries, we broke up the prize packs into Runner Up winners:

Photo Meme Award: Developer's Dream Prize Pack

Winner: CodeProject Member Asa Melzer for this entry:

Prizes Won

Aurigma is giving away one professional license of Graphics Mill.

Graphics Mill is the robust imaging SDK. Intuitive for ASP.NET developers and handles complex aspects automatically. Write a few lines of code and unleash the power! Also handles extremely large image loads saving server costs. Start free trial today.
Aurigma is giving away one professional license of Aurigma Uploaders.

Aurigma Uploaders simplify uploading on Mac or PC. Intuitive and work with all content types, any volume and file size. Uploads to the Cloud are streamlined, images easily manipulated and works with any browser or platform. Start free trial today!
Red Gate is giving away one SQL Developer Bundle which is equipped with one year of support and upgrades. (Value $1,855)

SQL Developer Bundle: 12 tools from Red Gate Software for faster, more efficient SQL Server development. The industry-standard software for deploying databases, comparing and syncing schemas and data, writing T-SQL code, and testing database changes.
Manning is looking to give away a free eBook of your choice, every other month for one year!

Manning is a publisher of computer books for professionals. We make our books available through Safari and iBooks. Print copies, wherever they are bought, come with free electronic versions in PDF, ePub and Kindle formats, downloadable from the Manning site. eBooks are sold exclusively only at manning.com.
ComponentOne is giving away a single license of Studio Enterprise, ActiveReports or Spread (Value $1,795).

ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity, provides customers with a premier studio of UI controls and solutions. The lucky winner of the ComponentOne prize package may select a single license of Studio Enterprise, ActiveReports or Spread. To learn more about ComponentOne and to download free product trials, visit www.componentone.com
DBI is giving away one license of Studio Controls for .NET and one license of Studio Controls Suite, which includes: Studio Controls for COM, Studio Controls for .NET, DBI Calendar Silverlight, DBI Calendar WPF (Value $449)

Studio Controls Suite contains 81 royalty-free .NET WinForms, WPF and ActiveXcontrols for modern Windows UI designs for Outlook style appointment scheduling, data entry, navigation, reporting, data presentation including custom branded dash boards.
Gnostice Information Technologies is giving away one license of XtremeDocumentStudio .NET ViewPrintConvert Developer License (Value $200).

Gnostice XtremeDocumentStudio .NET is the next-generation multi-format document-processing component suite for .NET developers. View, print, and convert PDF, DocX, BMP, JPEG, PNG, WMF, EMF, and single-page and multi-page TIFF file with a single command and control. For more information, visit: http://www.gnostice.com/XtremeDocumentStudio_dot_NET.asp
1105 Media is giving away one Best Value Pass to Live! 360 in Orlando (Value $2,195).

The Live! 360 five-Day Package is an all-access pass to every keynote, session, workshop and event November 18 to 22, 2013 for all four co-located conferences – Visual Studio Live!, SharePoint Live!, SQL Server Live!, and Modern Apps Live! (Valued at $2,195) For more information, visit The Live! website at: http://live360events.com
jqChart is giving away jqDataVisualization for jQuery Developer License with Subscription and Priority Support. (Valued at $499.00)

jqChart takes the advantages of HTML5 Canvas to deliver high performance, client-side charts, and gauges across browsers (IE 6+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari) and devices, including iOS and Android mobile devices. Prize giveaway: jqDataVisualization for jQuery Developer License with Subscription and Priority Support.
CodeProject.TV is is giving away a course: Ruby for Programmers by Huw Collingbourne (Value $19.98)

Huw Collingbourne gives you a fast introduction to the Ruby language for experienced programmers. Start coding in Ruby today.
Klocwork is giving away a one-year, five-seat license of Klocwork Cahoots.

Code review like a boss. Flexible and easy-to-use, Klocwork Cahoots makes the peer code review process fast and effective for development teams of all sizes.
LearnToProgam is giving away one seat in their “Become a Certified Web Developer” course.

Participants in this course will be guided through a comprehensive course that starts with the basics of HTML and HTML5 and ends with PHP mySQL applications. A unique course, "Become a Certified Web Developer" is designed to make you immediately productive as you learn all of the skills necessary to build both the client side and server side code for dynamic web applications. You'll code along with technical instructor Mark Lassoff, as you view hours of course lectures, explore dozens and dozens of code samples and complete challenging lab exercises. When done, you'll be eligible to take the Certified Web Developer Exam and display your new certification upon passing.
CodeProject is giving away a CodeProject mousepad.

Don't use your mouse without it.
TestingWhiz is giving TestingWhiz 3.1

TestingWhiz is a code less test automation tool for web & cloud applications. It makes cross browser testing & regression test automation 5 times faster in 1/5th the cost and its intuitive test editor makes even a novice tester look like a pro. www.testing-whiz.com
Gambrell Software is giving away ionDesk.

ionDESK is a unique trading workspace that provides comprehensive tools for all types of stock market traders and investors. Our application suite delivers power, flexibility and simplicity for your market task.

Runner Ups (Prizes Split from Video Award Dream Pack)

CodeProject member mudnug for his entry:

Prizes Won

NOVALYS is giving away a Visual Guard Professional Edition.
Visual Guard is a modular solution covering most application security requirements, from application-level security systems to Corporate Identity and Access Management Solutions.
Gudu Software is giving away one package of The General SQL Parser SQL engine. (Value $449.95).

The General SQL Parser is a package that enables you to add powerful SQLfunctionality to your applications, support many widely-used databases: SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, Teradata, PostgreSQL, Informix and more.
Liquid Technologies is giving away a free Liquid XML 2013 Developer Bundle license worth over $750 for each winner.

Liquid XML 2013 - A Complete XML Toolkit from only $99. Graphical XML Schema Editor, XSLT and XQuery Debugger. Generate code for C#, C++,
VB, Silverlight, iOS, Android. Download the Liquid XML 2013 Trial Now!
Hyper Build - (Valued at $299.00)
Hyper Build enables companies, software developers and build managers to automate their software build, testing, deployment and release process.

CodeProject member thatraja for his entry:

Prizes Won

Aspose is giving away one suite of Aspose Total (Value $3,799).

File APIs for all platforms – Aspose.Total allows developers to manage most popular business files (DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and more) directly from their applications. Aspose offers native solutions for .NET, Java, SharePoint, SSRS, JasperServer.
Soraco is giving away a copy of Quick License Manager (Express Edition) Value: $200

Quick License Manager (QLM) is a license manager that creates professional and secure license keys to protect your software against piracy. QLM creates trial keys, machine bound keys and software activation keys.
Shell MegaPack - (Valued at $299.00)
Drop-In Windows Explorer Like File & Folder Browsing GUI Controls & components
CodeProject is giving away a CodeProject Mug

Start your morning right with a cup o' Na-Bob.

CodeProject member Ranjan.D for his entry:

Prizes Won

SoftFluent is giving away a CodeFluent Entities Ultimate subscription-based license for one year (Value $1,499).
Less Plumbing, more productivity! Generate rock-solid foundations for your .NET applications from Visual Studio, and focus on what matters!
Infralution is giving away Globalizer Standard Edition (Value $280).

Infralution Globalizer – Localization made easy. Need to support multiple languages? Globalizer is your complete solution for localizing .NET applications (WPF/Forms/ASP.NET), HTML, XML, HTML Help and MSI installers at an affordable price. (Valued at $280).
Crypto Logger - (Valued at $239.00)
Crypto Logger For .Net is a flexible, high-performance logging framework for your .Net software. Crypto Logger comes with a powerful, easy-to-use logging console to view, search, analyze and manage log data and perform remote-logging and live-logging
CloudBees is giving away one suite of Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 (Value $299).

CloudBees Java Platform as a Service enables developers to focus on developing applications without having to worry about buying or configuring infrastructure. Build, test, deploy – in minutes - all you need is your desktop/laptop, no more servers!

CodeProject member donmarco for his entry:

Prizes Won

Intersoft Solutions is giving away one developer license of WebUI Studio (Value $1,589).

With over 370 UI components, WebUI Studio is the ultimate development toolkit for building next-generation business applications for ASP.NET, Silverlight and WPF platform with real-time LiveChat support. It is a masterpiece of Intersoft Solutions."
LogicNP Software specializes in the development of developer-centric software products such as reusable controls, components and libraries for .Net, WPF, ActiveX and MFC/ATL developers. They are giving the prize winner five licenses for the following products:

Crypto Obfuscator - (Valued at $399.00)
Protect and optimize your .Net software using Crypto Obfuscator’s advanced obfuscation, encryption and optimization technology.

CryptoLicensing - (Valued at $399.00)
CryptoLicensing for MFC provides a robust, yet easy way to add licensing, copy-protection and activation capabilities to your MFC, ATL or C++ applications, libraries, components and controls. CryptoLicensing for MFC uses the latest military strength.
CodeProject.TV is is giving away a course: Ruby for Programmers by Huw Collingbourne (Value $19.98)

Huw Collingbourne gives you a fast introduction to the Ruby language for experienced programmers. Start coding in Ruby today.

Bob Meme Templates

Here are some examples of what we're looking for in the meme. Make something clever, or funny! Download any or all of the following templates, make a tagline for them, share them on Facebook, Twitter, etc., then send us the link!

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Judging Criteria

Judging: Entries will be judged by CodeProject for originality, enthusiasm and creativity. The prizes will be awarded as per the judges’ discretion.

Judges’ decisions are final. You may withdraw your submission at any time by deleting your video on CodeProject.TV or emailing contest@codeproject.com. If a submission is withdrawn your right to win a prize is terminated.

Get-Togethers

We are sponsoring a CodeProject 10 Million Member get-togethers around the world. We already have people setting up events in the UK, US, Thailand, Brazil, and Israel. Come check out our Get-Togethers forum to see if someone is meeting in your area during the contest.

Don't see a meet-up close to you, but know some CodeProject members nearby? Start your own group! Email us and let us know about it - we may even sponsor it!

These rules (and CodeProject® Terms of Use and CodeProject Contributors Agreement and CodeProject.TV’s Terms of Service) govern the CodeProject Ten Million Members Celebration Giveaway (the "Contest") and set out the terms and conditions between CodeProject Solutions Inc. and its affiliates ("CodeProject" or "us/we") and each participant ("participant", "contestant", or "you"). A submission to this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Contest Rules (the "Rules").

  1. How to Enter: CodeProject is offering the Contest and will award prizes based on the results of judging all valid entries against the criteria established in these Rules.

Between June 24th, 2013 and Aug 31, 2013, 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time, you may upload your "Why I love CodeProject" videos to CodeProject.TV. Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes in length, and must adhere to CodeProject.TV’s Terms of Service. In your video, you should tell us what you love about CodeProject, or talk about your favourite moments on CodeProject, or how it’s helped you. Be creative! Saying congratulations to CodeProject for reaching 10 million members is also appropriate. Members may upload more than one video. Videos must be published at zero dollars and be tagged CP10.

You may also enter the Contest by giving one of the images provided by CodeProject at the contest page and giving it a clever tagline. Then post it on your Twitter or Facebook, on any other appropriate social media site, and email us a link to that post. Image quotes must not contain any profanity, racial slurs or obscenities.

  1. Eligibility: This Contest is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. All national and local laws and regulations of the contestant’s country of residence apply. Residents of countries under U.S. embargo are not eligible to enter. Employees, officers and representatives (and members of their immediate families and those living in the same household of each) of CodeProject its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies and any company involved in the design, execution, production or judging of this promotion ("contest entities") are ineligible. Void where prohibited.


  2. Entry Requirements: Videos and image quotes must be original and contain no profanities or other obscene behaviour. Videos must be recorded in the English language. Participants must have an account on CodeProject.TV. Only those imagess provided by CodeProject may be used when creating image quotes.

  3. Judging: Entries will be judged by CodeProject for originality, enthusiasm and creativity. The prizes will be awarded as per the judges’ discretion.
     
    Judges’ decisions are final. You may withdraw your submission at any time by deleting your video on CodeProject.TV or emailing contest@codeproject.com. If a submission is withdrawn your right to win a prize is terminated.

  4. Ownership and Publicity: CodeProject does not claim ownership of your submission to the contest (please see the "Ownership" item in CodeProject Contributors Agreement); but by submitting an entry, you grant CodeProject, its affiliated companies and necessary sub-licensees a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully assignable and transferable right and license, to edit, adapt, translate, reformat your video and/or quote, to post your video and/or quote (eg. publish, display, perform, digitally perform) anywhere on our Site, to do what CodeProject feels it needs to do to manage and update the Site, to make and maintain back-up and archival copies, and to make your Work available to others for promotional purposes in accordance with this Agreement.

No property, license, permission or interest of any kind, in or to, the use of any trade-mark, trade name, color combination, insignia, device or business name ("Marks") owned or used by CodeProject is intended to be given or transferred to or acquired by you by the execution, performance or nonperformance of this Agreement or any part thereof. You agree that you will in no way contest or deny the validity of, or the right or title of CodeProject or its licensors in or to Marks by reason of this Agreement, and will not encourage or assist others directly or indirectly to do so, during this promotion and thereafter. In addition, you will not utilize any such Marks in any manner that would diminish its value or harm the reputation of the other party.

  1. Participant Warrants: By submitting an entry you warrant that you are the owner or fully authorized licensee of all intellectual property and other proprietary rights to Your Work submitted and have all necessary rights, model and property releases and waivers, and that your submission (video or image quote):
    • does not contain any content that infringes on any third party Intellectual Property (IP) rights, and that you own or otherwise have all rights necessary for the submission including any and all IP rights.
    • does not disclose any information which would constitute a violation of a confidentiality obligation;
    • does not contain any viruses, worms, spyware, or other components or instructions that are malicious, deceptive, or designed to limit or harm the functionality of a computer.
  2. Prizes:

All winners will be notified via email. If after two (2) calendar days of the second email notification to the winner no acknowledgement or response is received the prize is forfeited, and CodeProject will select another winner.

Substitution or transfer of Prizes is not allowed, and Prizes may not be redeemed for cash. If a Prize becomes unavailable or is prohibited by law CodeProject may at its sole discretion award a substitute prize of equal or greater value. The winner accepts responsibility for all federal, state and local taxes and fees in connection with the prizes. If you are a potential winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification.

Apart from prizes offered as part of the contest, no monetary compensation will be paid for any of your contest submissions. CodeProject are not responsible for contest entries not received due to lost, failed, delayed or interrupted connections or miscommunications, or other electronic malfunctions. CodeProject are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by you or any other persons or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest.

  1. Warranties and Disclaimers: The Prize is for products listed in section 7 only.
     
  2. Release of Liability and Issues of Law: By participating, all entrants release CodeProject, their affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees and all entities associated with the development and execution of this promotion from any and all liability with respect to and in any way arising from participating in this promotion, acceptance or use of prizes. Neither CodeProject assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason, in the opinion of CodeProject in its sole discretion, the contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the contest is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond its control, CodeProject reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the contest including cancelling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously received eligible entries. CodeProject reserves its right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or to be acting in violation of the Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. CodeProject reserves its right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law for any attempts to deliberately damage the contest web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this contest. CodeProject shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the contest including any damage to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this contest or from downloading any material from the contest website where applicable.
     
  3. Generally: CodeProject may make changes to these rules at any time without notice to you. Contributing to the contest or accepting prizes will constitute acceptance of the revised rules. These rules prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including advertising or promotional materials.

If, for reasons beyond CodeProject’s control (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the contest is not capable of running as originally planned, CodeProject, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, without liability. CodeProject will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illicit submissions, or for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and other technical errors, omissions malfunctions, and delays. Entries are void if they contain material typographical or other errors. All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this contest and any person who does not comply with these Rules, will be ineligible for any prize(s) and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

For any feedback or questions regarding the contest or the prizes you can participate in the contest discussion forum.

  1. Winner's Name: Name of winner will be posted on CodeProject and CodeProject.TV.

  2. Sponsor: CodeProject Solutions Inc., 503 – 250 Ferrand Dr., Toronto, ON Canada M3C 3G8.
 
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