Hiya everybody!
We’ve got an announcement here.
As you remember November 17 we started Xmas and New year contest giving away $500 for a photo. To win the money you had to write “www. flashmint. com” at an unusual place or scene, take a photo of it and send it to us. Bloggers’ part of the pie was - $200, $100 or $50 cash for attracting the first, second, third largest number of visitors to Flashmint.com respectively and a free PR5 backlink for every participant. And we promised to finish the contest and start the voting today, December 15.
We received alot of works and they are funny and marvelous but we still have a feeling there’s a number of people, who would like to take part in the contest but for some reason still didn’t.
Thus, here’s the announcement :
By your popular demand we prolong the Xmas and New Year contest till December 20. So don’t miss your last chance to win $500!
Do not postpone, you still have a chance to win the money!

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As December 15 is not far off we are here to remind you that our New Year and Xmas contest will soon come to an end. So make haste to take part if you haven’t got involved yet as you still have a chance to become a winner. Time presses so you better not delay and go for your victory. We appreciate every idea and are ready to reward the most creative and original of you, guys!
Come on, nothing can be easier than just to try hand and get cash before winter holidays. Or how are you going to buy Xmas gifts, huh?
Flashmint is waiting for your little pieces of art!

Mind as well that surprises have just begun and something even more amazing may come forth. New contests, offers and discounts are coming in the sequel. So make sure you have subscribed to our blog feed not to miss any news as Flashmint will continue to gladden you!

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Write “www.FlashMint.com” at some original and unusual place or scene, take a picture of it, send it to FlashMint and get $850 in cash. Nice gift on the threshold of holidays, isn’t it?

The contest actually consists of two parts and you are free to take part in both of them or pick only one that you feel passionate about. However, let’s relate the contest parts as they take place.

Starting from today, we are launching a Christmas giveaway of $500 to the best shot of “www.FlashMint.com” and make sure you send it to us within one month, that is prior to December, 15.

Anyone from around the world can enter the contest with no age restrictions. We will publish all the submitted pictures at our blog allowing everyone to review the shots and to get inspiration from them. This may be anything from “www.FlashMint.com” written on your car bumper to the sign on the roof of the skyscraper. (We are not responsible for any damage or self-injury you may get within the contest participation.)

We do not limit you in the number of photos you may send us, we will publish the best of them at our blog. However, please note that you should choose only one picture for the contest voting.

Entries must be received by Monday, December 15, 2008, at 11:59 p.m. EST. After the contest period expires (December, 15) there starts the 1 week voting.
You may also publish the picture at your website, blog, social network page and encourage anyone to support your entry and vote for it. This may be your relatives, friends or anyone you know. Besides, if you submit your shot at your own blog and send us the link, we will add 10 voting points even before the voting starts.
Interested in getting these points? Then please insert this code into your web page: Get the code here.

However please note that you may not spam or send bulk emails requesting to vote for your entry.

For this 30 day competition, please send us the high quality pictures with no Adobe Photoshop used; however, minor digital enhancement is permitted. Our Photoshop experts will easily disclose all your tricks, so this will not make sense to anyone to cheat on the contest.

Every visitor can vote for the photo he/she likes and we count the votings. However we do check votings from inside (IP of the voter, etc.) and cancel cheating votes + blacklist cheaters.

We also must have a way to contact you if you win a prize, please bear this in mind as well.

Every author sending the photo on the competition wants to hear the reference about it, so we would like to invite you to vote more actively on the website :). And, of course, your comments and notes are more than welcome. Because everybody wants to see any kind of replies about his/her work.

Any of your entries will never be used by FlashMint in any manner for advertising or sale without author’s permission. Photos must be appropriate for posting on a public website. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. FlashMint retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.

So, think of the best and most genuine image and fly to the contest to get $500 in cash.

Happy competition and may the most creative one win! ;)

But this is not all! The second part of the contest is of great interest for the blogging community. Bring the largest number of visitors to our website from November, 17 till December, 15 and win $200, $100 or $50 for attracting the first, second, third largest number of visitors respectively.

What should you do? The rules are quite simple:

* write a blogpost about our Contest and link back to Flashmint website from your blog by adding a code fragment into the post: Get the code here.


* just add the code fragment under your latest post Get the code here.

Of course you may slightly change in the text of the paragraph at your discretion, the only request is to leave the anchor texts just as they are, and the links should be “dofollow”.

Thus, if you participate in both parts of the contest, you may get $850 prior to the holidays and spend this money to whatever you like.

Do not hesitate to participate even if you do not feel confident that your blog can attract a highly competitive number of visitors! Besides, we will provide a free PR 5 backlink to all participants whose blogs will not have scored enough referrers for the first three places. Both contests results will be announced on Monday, December 22. Good luck to anyone!

P.S. Below you may see the minor sample of “www.FlashMint.com” that first crossed my mind when thinking about the contest. Enjoy and feel free to comment!

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So, DATE, and we are proud to announce the end of the contest and very pleased to have received so much attention to our event. Of course, everyone is interested in who is the winner. Here it is, the wordpress theme designed by Robert Schultheiss:

Except for it, we have received FIVE designs more. Though they are not winning, but nevertheless, we found them really appealing. Designed by Harmen Stoppels, it was the first theme which we received: Connor Leigh-Smith from Sharkofmirkwood Narendra S.V. from TechTreak GoBlogging.net Fikri Wirawan

As the received themes are not our property, these authors can use them for any puproses they want, but without any graphics associated with Flashmint. And if you want And now, let me come up to the part which is not less interesting - the contest for bloggers.

According to our statistics, the first largest number of visitors to us was brought by http://work-at-home-wealth.com/, the second largest number - by http://www.dulcenegosyante.com/ and the third - by http://www.contestwinner.blogspot.com/. All the winners, please send your PayPal details to flashmint.contest-at-gmail dot com. The payment will be issued within 24 hours.

Others who took part in the contest, don’t worry as we keep our words. Please, find a backlink to your websites HERE. If we have forgotten to mention you, please, don’t be angry with us. A lot of bloggers have taken part in the contest and we did our best to reward all of them. Just write to the following address - flashmint.contest-at-gmail dot com and we’ll add you to the list. Please note that we offered PR4 link back but in result you will get PR5 backlink :)

Thanks all. Waiting for the new contest ;)

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Here we are! Although not much time has passed since we announced our competition we have already received the first contestant design for our blog. We are very much proud that the contest got such a great amount of attention among bloggers and web designers. The first web developer to submit his work has been Harmen, and we expect more participants to be involved in our event. Remember that at the end of the competition all the received worthy designs will be showcased at our blog with links to authors’ web sites.

Good luck!

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