Neowin HP giveaway begins 30th November

Update: Our contest is now live, click here to enter!

The HP Magic Giveaway has begun on several sites today. For a full list checkout the Google calendar at the bottom of this post.

The HP Magic Giveaway, is a competition that enables 50 top blogs to run their own contests to give away 50 prize packages whose value exceeds $6000. Microsoft and HP have decided, Neowin is one of the top blogs, and we will be participating in this giant giveaway.

Neowin's giveaway begins on the 30th November. We will be asking members to make the Neowin logo out of real life elements and make it look as magical as possible. You could make the logo out of bananas, chairs or anything you can get your hands on. Be as creative as possible and take a picture of the finished product. On Sunday we will publish exact details on how to enter but until then you have an extra couple of days to consider what you will make your Neowin logo out of. Here's an example of a magical Neowin logo from the real world we are looking for:

Everyone who is registered at is free to enter and the prize list can be found below:

You may have noticed that the HP TouchSmart is absent in our giveaway, we have a reason for this. We plan to donate this system to a children's hospice in the spirit of giving and sharing during this holiday giveaway. We have not chosen the exact charity yet but we are in discussions with several charities in the UK who provide care and comfort to children with terminal illnesses and incurable conditions. Our aim is to present the PC to the charity and document its use. We will provide the system with a test version of Windows 7 for the charity to use temporarily and will interview the children and workers to see what the potential benefits of touch based computing, with Windows 7 and HP's TouchSmart system, could bring. Further details of the Charity and our coverage of this will be forthcoming. Please note if you are a Children's charity based in the UK or have a suggestion for a Charity please contact us.

The competition rules will be:

  • Entries will open on Sunday November 30th 2008 at 00:00 GMT and close on Saturday 6th December at 23:59 GMT. Any entries after the closing time and date will not be counted.
  • One entry per member
  • Entries will be judged by the collective Neowin staff
  • Neowin staff and veterans are inelligible to enter - sorry guys!
  • The winners will be announced during the week of the closing date; they will be contacted separately with details of claiming their prize
  • This is an international competition and members from all territories are welcome to participate
  • Creativity and originality is favoured, so entries must be your own work
  • Neowin reserves the right to alter the terms of this competition at will
Stay tuned for the full details on how to enter on Sunday.

Courtesy of Long Zheng

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