Win An iPad! – Language Learning Blog Contest

Pimsleur Approach • November 8, 2010 • Language LearningComments (29)

Update: This contest is now over and we’ve announced the winners on our blog. Keep an eye on the blog for future contests opportunities.

We’d like to announce our first blogging contest to celebrate the launch of our new blog. This contest will give you a chance to win a free iPad and several other great giveaways!

It’s open to anyone with a blog (legal US resident, aged 18 & over), so keep reading to learn more!

Note: We’ve had such a fantastic response, we’re extending our deadline till the 15th of December. Read more below.

Prizes – Win an iPad

  • First Prize Winner – Will receive an iPad at a retail value of $499.99.
  • Second Prize Winners (9) - Will receive the Gold language learning course of the language of their choice at retail value of $345.00 each.

How to Win

We will review each submitted blog post. First and Second Prize winners will be selected by a panel of judges here at Pimsleur Approach. Winners will be announced here on the blog on or about December 20, 2010.

We will judge entries on quality, appeal, and creativity.

1. Pick a Topic

We’d like to keep topics focused on languages, education, and travel.

Each topic is bolded and followed by suggestions, but you’re not limited to just these ideas.

  1. Travel – share a story about your trip / travel tips / how language impacted your trip
  2. Learning a Language – learning language in high school / home schooling your kids / majoring in a foreign language
  3. Gadgets – favorite language apps / amazing gadgets from japan
  4. Geek Speak – Klingon / LOTR / C++ / 1337
  5. Ok..Cupid - foreign language pickup lines
  6. Media Consumption (Films, Book, and Music) – must see German films / J-pop worth listening to / French Horror films
  7. Culture Clashes – misunderstandings or other situations coming from cultural differences
  8. Just Don’t Wanna – hate learning languages? tell us why
  9. Best Online Tools – translators / study tools
  10. Funny - mistranslations / funny travel stories

2. Write a Post

Write a post on your blog.

  1. Write a unique post that you haven’t published elsewhere.
  2. All entries should be made in the form of a blog post hosted on your site.
  3. Blog post must be at least 300 words in length.
  4. Blog post must be relevant to one of the 10 topic areas above.
  5. Submit your post via email by following the instructions below.

3. Send It To Us

We’ll be accepting entries until December 15th.

Send an email to sarah@pimsleurapproach.com with your contest information.

  1. Include “Blog Contest” in title
  2. Include link to your blog post
  3. Include your name

That’s it!

We’ll review your entry and announce the winner here on December 20th!

The Legal Stuff

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

1. Eligibility. The Pimsleur Approach Blog Contest (the “Contest”) is open to all legal United States residents 18 years of age and older and who have a valid blog and e-mail account. Employees of Internet Order LLC and each of their respective affiliated companies or agents and the immediate family members of, and any person domiciled with such employees, are not eligible. Internet Order LLC is not responsible for transmission failures or errors in any promotional graphics or advertisements. Winners must be in compliance with all contest rules. Void where prohibited by law.

2. Method of Entry. The Blog Contest begins on November 5, 2010 at 9:00 AM EDT and all entries must be received via online entry at www.pimsleurapproach.com/blog by 5:00 PM EDT on December 15th, 2010. Each entry must include the entrant’s name, blog URL, valid mailing address and valid email address along with entry. The entry must be relevant to any one of the following topics:
I. Travel – share a story about your trip / travel tips / how language impacted your trip
II. Learning a Language – learning language in high school / home schooling your kids / majoring in a foreign language
III. Gadgets – favorite language apps / amazing gadgets from japan
IV. Geek Speak – Klingon / LOTR / C++ / 1337
V. Ok..Cupid – foreign language pickup lines
VI. Media Consumption (Films, Book, and Music) – must see German films / J-pop worth listening to
VII. Culture Clashes – misunderstandings or other situations coming from cultural differences
VIII. Just Don’t Wanna – hate learning languages? tell us why
IX. Best Online Tools – translators / study tools
X. Funny – mistranslations / funny travel stories
No photographs or entries will be accepted by regular US mail. All submissions and Entries must be original, unpublished works composed by the entrant(s). All Entries must be free of any language copied from other published sources. By submitting entries with photographs, entrant(s) confirm that they have obtained all necessary releases for any identifiable individuals depicted in the photographs and that entrant(s) own all copyrights to any photographs provided. Releases for photographed subjects should be scanned and emailed to Pimsleur Approach at sarah@pimsleurapproach.com. Entrant(s) hereby grants Internet Order, LLC and its affiliates a perpetual and unrestricted license to use any materials, writings, photographs for whatever purposes Internet Order, LLC or its affiliates choose.
The blog submitted as an entry to this contest must be at least 300 words in length and no more than 1500 words. The Text must be relevant to one of the 10 topic areas above. Entrants may submit multiple entries, however, an individual entrant will only be eligible to be awarded one winning prize.

3. Selection of winners. Internet Order, LLC will review each submitted blog for compliance with Internet Order LLC’s Privacy Policy and reserves the right to disqualify any entry deemed inappropriate, or to edit as necessary before posting to www.pimsleurapproach.com/blog. First and Second Prize winners will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by Internet Order LLC and winners will be announced on the Pimsleur Approach blog (www.pimsleurapproach.com/blog) on or about December 20th, 2010. The decisions of the judges in all matters related to the selection of the winners and all matters relating to this contest are final. Entries will be judged equally on the text based upon literary quality, appeal, and creativity. Each criterion will be given equal consideration. Odds of winning depend upon the number and quality of eligible entries received.

4. Prizes. The prize package is as follows:
• The First Prize winner will receive an iPad at a retail value of $499.99
• (9) Second Prize winners will receive the Gold course of the language of their choice at a retail value of $345.00 each.

5. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Winners will be notified via email on or about December 20th, 2010. There shall be no prize substitutions and all prizes are non-transferable. The Contest winners will be solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes, if applicable, as well as all other costs associated with claiming the prize.

6. Participation. Entries that include content that violates the rights of third parties (including, but not limited to, rights of copyright) or is deemed to be obscene or libelous will be disqualified. By submitting an Entry, Participating individuals and their respective organizations grant Internet Order LLC a perpetual and unrestricted license to use their names in advertisements and/or promotions without further compensation. Submitted entries and any attached materials become the sole property of Internet Order LLC. Internet Order LLC has the right, but not the obligation, to use the entries for any marketing and without notice to entrant, to permit Internet Order LLC partners to use the submitted entries without further compensation to the entrant. The use of personal information collected in the course of the Contest shall be governed by the terms of the Internet Order LLC Privacy Policy. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. Internet Order LLC reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Internet Order LLC. In the event the Contest is compromised by tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Internet Order LLC which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Internet Order LLC reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Internet Order LLC reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received prior to the termination date. All decisions regarding disqualification of entries shall be at the sole discretion of Internet Order LLC and the judges. Internet Order LLC is not liable for lost, late, delayed, damaged, incomplete, or misdirected entries. There shall also be no liability for email or transactions that are lost or for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware, or software, whether originating with sender or Internet Order LLC. In the event of a dispute, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the email account listed on the Blog submission page. For these purposes, an email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account.

7. Limitations of Liability. By entering the Contest, entrants and their affiliated organization hereby agree that all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action. Any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred and associated with entering the Contest, if any. Entrant hereby specifically waives the right to claim that any attorney’s fees be awarded and under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, any and all punitive, incidental or consequential damages of any kind and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Entrant hereby waives any statutory, common law or other legal rights to make any claims for any amounts outside of actual out-of-pocket costs in entering this Contest and Entrant agrees to limit its out-of-pocket costs in entering this Contest to fifty dollars (US $50.00).

8. Construction. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official contest rules, or the rights and obligations of any contestant and their affiliated organization and Internet Order LLC, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of laws or conflict of laws rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Pennsylvania. In the event that any provision herein is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provisions were not contained therein and the provisions deemed unenforceable or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction shall be blue penciled as narrowly as possible in order to make the provisions valid and enforceable.

9. General Release. By entering this Contest, all participants and/or entrants agree to release Internet Order LLC, prize provider, and their affiliated companies and agents from and against all claims and damages arising in connection with each entrant’s participation and/or entry in the Contest (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light) and/or his/her/their receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Contest including any injury or harm resulting from the use of the prize or any activity related thereto. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, outside of the manufacturer’s limited warranty.

10. Sponsor. The Pimsleur Approach Blog Contest is sponsored by, Internet Order, LLC, whose decisions regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Internet Order LLC will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Contest Rules or in other materials related to the Contest. If you have any questions regarding this Contest, please contact sarah@pimsleurapproach.com.

29 Responses to “ Win An iPad! – Language Learning Blog Contest ”

  1. Sasser says:

    I like this very much. “J””aime beaucoup” like we says in French.

  2. Gra says:

    nice reading|i will definitely go for it

  3. Alvina says:

    You got a very good blog there man keep it up watching out for most posts

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  11. Susan says:

    I wish I could participate in this because the prospect of possibly being able to win an iPad from a legitimate contest promotion is good, but I don”t have enough experience in any of the topics to write a good post for it.

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  14. Mohamed Hashim says:

    nice reading|i will definitely go for it I wish I”m the winner

  15. Robin Montgomery says:

    Never posted a blog before. I”ve read alot of them but never posted anything, so this is my first.

  16. Joelle says:

    entry for contest it””s not easy working in a company and not being bilingual or not being fluent in any kind of language. I think this is a great contest especially for people who are really interested in learning a language that they might be a decendent of and know little of the language or parents only want you to know the one language of where you live. Sometimes that happens to people, I can acctually say that happened in my family my grandfather past away before he could teach my father and his brother any of their decandent language. I was fortunate enough to grow up around bilingual people and was able to pick up and translate some of my decendent language and I hope to become more fluent in the language some day.

  17. Dr.Talaat Shehata says:

    nice reading|i will definitely go for it I wish I”m the winner

  18. tamar says:

    hey this me tamar / smily i am mix i speak one language life is crazy with school i always try my best to stay forcus and to passes the next grade level i am currently take spanish si mas pregutas more question and so on and i would luv to travel and live my life free and good as possible and i always seem to try to be a bit centure of attention yah this me . the topic here my life

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  20. olivada says:

    l want this very muh because i learnd english !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. abdulwaheed rajput says:

    i realy like and appriciate this effort and i will win insha allah.

  22. Hiam Taha says:

    Im realy would like to learn more language to participate without mistakesss

    so ill try to write,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  23. Kaew Saetae says:

    Dear All,
    I love to learn more practice oversea speeking to connect on Social network. You see! our cyber link to people around with bordering to contact online .

  24. I would love to be able to,learn new languages,so I can travel the world,and be able to understand the different words.

  25. Eugene Rafey says:

    Win An iPad! – Language Learning Blog Contest | Language Learning Blog – Pimsleur Approach was a wonderful read. I love it, I can read this stuff forever, keep em coming!

  26. Thank you for inviting me to partake in your contest; you will receive an enrty forum from me shortly.

    Best Regards,
    Language Lyon

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