Web 2.0 Companies Throw Contests for the Holidays

Christmas is finally rolling around, and we’ve noticed Web 2.0 companies are getting in on the holiday spirit. Remember though folks, even though America is the land of opportunity, in good American fashion you gotta work for it. Here are three contests you can enter to take a shot at having a little extra under the tree this year. After reading these, you won’t find it strange if a guy who looks like a reject from the Blue Man Group comes up to you in the mall and asks you to take his picture. If you’ve heard of any other holiday giveaways or contests being put on by companies in the Web 2.0 sphere, leave them in the comments!

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What you can win:
$50 Amazon gift cards (yes, plural)
What you gotta do: Upload some good docs.
Web 2.0 Company:
docstoc
Contest description (from company):
We want you to upload your professional documents and share them with the world. So, we’re giving away $50 holiday gift certificates to Amazon.com until December 23rd. The contest starts Wednesday, December 5th, 2007, and goes through Sunday December 23rd. Winners will be notified daily by email and announced each week on the Docstoc Blog. Winning users and documents will also be featured on docstoc.
Where to enter:
Click here.


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What you can win:
A Playstation 3
What you gotta do:
Paint yourself blue(!)
Web 2.0 Company: Gizmodo
Contest description (from company):
This is going to be a photo contest, so here’s what you do. First step: paint yourself blue. Second step: go to a public place and take a picture of yourself. Points will be awarded both for being more blue and being more embarrassing in public than other contestants. The more blue/embarrassing you are, the more likely you are to win. It’s up to you to decide how blue and how embarrassing you want to be. Dressing up like a Smurf may or may not get you more points (it probably will).
Where to enter:
Click here.

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What you can win:
Cash/trip to Google’s Mountain View HQ
What you gotta do:
Create kick ass open source code*
Web 2.0 Company: Google
Contest description (from company):
Google is holding a contest for pre-university students (e.g., high school and secondary school students) with the aim of encouraging young people to participate in open source. We will work with ten open source organizations for this pilot effort, each of whom will provide a list of tasks to be completed by student contestants. Tasks can be anything a project needs help with, from bug fixes to writing documentation to user experience research.
Where to enter: Click here.

* Oh, and be in high school.


16 Responses to “Web 2.0 Companies Throw Contests for the Holidays”

  1. By Mobile Answers on Dec 7, 2021 | Reply

    not bad, not bad at all. Only wish more would get in to the spirit.

  2. By Dragoljub Profirovic on Dec 7, 2021 | Reply

    How about Google coughs up a bit more than a trip to Mountain View HQ - maybe a lucrative job as a software developer.

  3. By Nathan on Dec 7, 2021 | Reply

    Ok, so its an ongoing competition …
    Design a tee, make sure its a fashionable design and win $250AU 3 tees for your efforts ongoing commissions.

  4. By Nathan on Dec 7, 2021 | Reply

    www.bestylin.com …. ;)

  5. By jonathan on Dec 7, 2021 | Reply

    Since when is Google a Web 2.0 company?
    They are the big papa bear, the behemoth in the room crushing the 800-pound gorilla.

  6. By Ivan Trajkovic on Dec 7, 2021 | Reply

    … and EuropeanStartups.com throws a contest for Web 2.0 startups in Europe!

  7. By Stumble Exchange on Dec 7, 2021 | Reply

    Has google gone web2.0? Not yet i don’t think. They do have some web2.0 stuff in there search ajax api, but i don’t really see people using it that much yet.

  8. By J. Young on Dec 7, 2021 | Reply

    Coworkers.com, a Web 2.0 review and rating site, has a promo going where you can win an iPod nano: http://www.coworkers.com/promo.go

  9. By Michelle Carvill on Dec 8, 2021 | Reply

    www.companiesmadesimple.com has a ‘hunt for the christmas squirrel on their site to start their christmas trivia quiz - and you can win the new IPOD touch screen, an IPOD Nana and wine!

  10. By Simon Hardings on Mar 5, 2022 | Reply

    For those thinking of starting their own business www.companyfaqs.co.uk has a novel six part quiz which tests your knowledge. An entertaining way to discover whether you are ready to form a company.

  11. By Louis Vuitton on Mar 12, 2022 | Reply

    LOL I never thought google would do something like this. :)

  12. By Louis Vuitton on Mar 12, 2022 | Reply

    LOL I never thought google would do something like this. :)

  13. By Louis Vuitton on Mar 12, 2022 | Reply

    LOL I never thought Google would do something like this. :)

  14. By Louis Vuitton on Mar 12, 2022 | Reply

    LOL I never thought Google would do something like this. :)

  15. By Company Formations on Nov 19, 2021 | Reply

    Any contest this coming holiday?

  16. By warden on Nov 19, 2021 | Reply

    Each individual woman’s body demands to be accepted on its own terms.

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