CONTEST: Decide Who Wins Google IO Gift Pack #2


Yesterday we started a contest where you can guess the Google IO Gifts to Win The Google IO Gifts. Today we’re giving away our 2nd of 3 Google IO Gift packs and our readers will help decide who goes home with the prize(s).

(Picture by Android Engineer/Pioneer, Dan Morrill on Google+)

The Prize:

  • Winner will receive all of the Google IO 2012 attendee gifts announced in the keynote speeches (assuming they are transferable).

How To Enter:

  • Post a comment on this article by Friday, June 29th at 11:59pm Eastern
  • In the comment these two (AND ONLY THESE TWO) things:
    • Link to an app or game YOU have developed on the Google Play Store
    • 140 Characters or less convincing our readers why you should be the winner

Winner Selection:

  • We’ll be using the number of likes/upvotes on comments/entries as a general indicator of quality entries (get your friends/family/peers to upvote you!)
  • The quality of your app/game and your comment will be the primary considerations when selecting a winner
  • Winner will be selected at the sole discretion of Phandroid and Neverstill Media Staff

Rules & Regulations:

  • One entry per person
  • Phandroid reserves the right to disqualify entrants for any reason including (but not limited) to: submitting multiple entries, creating multiple accounts for the purpose of entry, adjusting comment details, spamming competing entrants with negative votes/comments, crating mass accounts to upvote themselves, or any act in attempt to circumvent the normal rules/process for the purpose of winning.
  • Google employees and/or employees of Phandroid and Neverstill Media are not eligible to win
  • Must be 18 or older to win
  • International entries accepted, but (all) winners may be asked to pay for shipping and handling
  • Included gifts/prizes are limited to those announced in the Google IO 2012 keynote speech
  • Winner will be contacted through their Google Play Store Support E-Mail address
  • If Winner does not acknowledge receipt of winning announcement within 48 hours, another winner may be selected as a replacement
  • Actual shipment date of prizes is too be determined.

Good luck to everyone and HAPPY IO!

Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

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