Great AOL CD Invention Contest!
looking for the most creative, unusual, and original use of an
know, the ones you get in magazines, boxes of cereal, and with
every tank of gas. And
we’re not talking about installing and actually running AOL, even
though that is pretty daring in itself. And
no, popping them in the microwave is not original. Using them
as Frisbees or coasters is also not original.
them as brake discs on your ’84 Caprice is DAMN original and will
probably win you the contest. But we’d better see you driving.
want to see some original and creative uses for these landfill
hogs, something we would want to have in our dens and living rooms.
Use your imagination!
The submissions must contain at LEAST one AOL CD used creatively.
The more you use, however, the better your chances of winning.
You can use as many CD’s as you like, but the discs must be the
central focus of your project (i.e. duct-taping the CD to an F-16
is cool and all, but the disc does not provide any function).
The CD(s) MUST remain largely intact. If you want to drill a few
holes in it, saw a piece off, or tape/glue something to it, cool.
If all we see is polycarbonate dust, no dice.
The CD(s) must be readily recognizable as an AOL CD. Let that
You may submit your entry using digital video (MPG, AVI, or MOV)
or a still image (JPEG, GIF, PNG, or BMP). You must include a
short text file or audio clip (WAV, MP3) describing the entry
and it’s usefulness. Do NOT mail us your freakin’ project.
You must actually construct your project. Fancy photoshop representations
of a theoretical project will not be accepted.
The contest will begin at midnight Eastern time on September 20th,
2000, and will end at midnight Eastern time on November 20th,
2000. The staff of Ultimate Chaos will judge the entries starting
November 21st, 2000. The winners will be notified via e-mail no
later than November 30th, 2000.
will be judged based on:
number of AOL CD’s used
(1) Grand prize winner will receive a Promise FastTrak66 IDE RAID
controller and a Hot-swap Kit.
(1) 2nd prize winner will receive a Sound Blaster Live! MP3+
(1) 3d prize winner will get a killer swag pack from www.ThinkGeek.com
Honorable Mention winner will receive a keen Scour
T-shirt (mmm...cottony soft)
has ended! Winners will be announced on November 30th!
- This contest is neither endorsed nor supported by AOL. Judges
decisions are final. The staff of Ultimate Chaos and their immediate
family members are naturally ineligible for this contest. Ultimate
Chaos reserves the right to publish reader's submissions on the