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2004 AtariAge Holiday Qb Cart Contest


January 20th, 2005 - Winners Selected!

The contest is over, we've put up the final batch of submissions, and have chosen the ten lucky recipients of a 2004 AtariAge Holiday Qb Cartridge! The following names were randomly chosen from all the photos sent in (neary 100 in all!):

Chickybaby and Z28in82 Mark Marrese
Clive Young Nick Glatt
Jamie Green Steven Lucas
John Thurber Tommy Faso
JXZ75 Tyler Jordan

Congratulations again to the above winners, and thanks for everyone who took time from their busy holiday schedule to enter the contest! See you next year!

AtariAge, Andrew Davie, and Dave Exton have teamed up to create the 2004 AtariAge Holiday Qb Cartridge. This is a special version of Andrew's popular Atari 2600 homebrew game Qb that has been given a special holiday theme. The game's graphics have been updated, and a new label and manual have been created by Dave Exton, who also created the Qb label that graced the Qb: Special Edition package as well as all copies of Qb that were sold through the AtariAge Store (you can see his original label here). Since the original game is no longer available for purchase, this special, limited version of Qb may be your only opportunity to obtain a new copy of this game in cartridge form. Each cartridge is individually numbered, and there are only two ways of getting your hands on one. The first is to place an order of $50 or more in the AtariAge Store. The second is to win one of ten cartridges we're going to give away in this contest!

So, how do you go about winning one of the ten cartridges we're giving away? You need to print out one of the PDF files pictured below and take a picture holding this page in front of one or more interesting landmarks in or near your home town. You'll then send us these pictures and we'll post them on a submissions page where everyone can view them. After the contest deadline has passed, we will then pick ten winners randomly from all the entries submitted. The more pictures you submit, the better your chances of winning! Only one cartridge will be awarded per entrant.

Here are the PDF files you can download and print out. One is in color and the other in black & white, and you may use either image for this contest:

The contest will run until 11:59pm CST, January 15th, 2005. Please continue reading for more detailed information on how to participate in this contest.


2004 Holiday Qb Cart


Holiday Qb Screenshots

How to Enter

To enter, please follow these simple rules:

Download one of the above "Season's Greetings" PDF files and print it out. You can choose to print out either the color or black & white version. Printing on a thick paper stock will make it easier to hold the paper in place when you are trying to take pictures (especially if it's a bit breezy outside). If you don't have a PDF viewer you can download one here.
   
Take a picture using a digital camera in front of an interesting landmark in or near your home town, with the "Season's Greetings" printout clearly visible somewhere in the photo. If you're camera shy, you do not need to be present in the image. Examples of some photos taken in Austin, Texas are shown below. Images created by digital manipulation ("Photoshopped") will be rejected!
   
You may submit up to ten entries for the contest. We will permit you to replace an existing entry with a new entry if you have already submitted ten entries.
   
Please include a short description of your photo's subject, as well as the town or city the photo was taken in, and we'll include that information along with your photo. If you can provide a link to an informative site about your subject, we'll include that as well.
   
Contest entries will be posted to this page upon receipt, identified by the person who sent them in as well as the location they were taken.
   
If possible, please submit pictures in a resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater.
   
Submissions must be sent to editor@atariage.com and be received by 11:59pm, January 15, 2005.

The contest runs until 11:59pm CST, January 15th, 2005. After the deadline has passed, we will randomly choose ten entries from all of those sent in and posted to the submissions page. Only one cartridge will be awarded per entrant. You can discuss the contest with other AtariAge visitors in our Contests Forum.

Example Submissions

The following images are examples of photos taken in Austin in front of various landmarks (you can click on each image for a larger version):

The "360 Bridge", as it's called here in Austin (its real name is the Pennybacker Bridge). The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin.
 
The main administration building at the University of Texas, Austin. The Texas State Capitol building (tallest in the US, and even taller than the US Capitol!)
 
The new Frost Bank Tower in Austin, now the tallest building in the city. More information and pictures here.

Contest Submissions

Click Here to view Contest Submissions!