HP Giving Away Thousands in Hardware

Let’s see John Chow top these contest prizes.  HP, in collaboration with Windows Live and 50 bloggers, has come up with one of the largest blog contest events I’ve ever seen.  All told, the prizes total in at $300,000!  Yes, a 3 followed by 5 zeros.

50 bloggers will be giving away 50 prize packages worth $6000 each.  Here’s the full list of participating bloggers at HP.  I would love to pick up one of these packages and I really would have loved to be one of the participating bloggers.  Think of the traffic and link love they’ll be hauling in!

Here’s the details on the prize package as well.  I count four computers in that package.  A printer and a pretty nice software package as well!

Each of the 50 blogs will be holding their own individual contest with their own individual rules so you’ll have to visit each one and catch up on the rules.  I’ll see if I can’t throw in a few updates as we go along too.  It doesn’t look like they’ll be starting the contests until Friday, but you might want to just add them all to your feedreader now so you get the contest update post right away.

Blogging Idol?

It’s an interesting concept.  I have to wonder about copyright infringement and how long it will be before Fox puts the DMCA smack down on.

Basic concept is you take a bunch of blogs that sign up for the contest, and see which one becomes the blogging idol by increasing their feed reader count the most.  So far, they’ve got about $1500 in prizes and only 50 blogs that are competing.  A 1/50th chance to pull in $1500?  Pretty good deal if you ask me.

In keeping with the “amateur” bit that their namesake uses, all entrants must have a beginning feedcount of less than 1000.  It seems like a pretty well thought out contest (aside from the name), so go check it out.