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== Amiga Report Contest! ==
- THE PRIZE FOR NEXT MONTH -
CONTEST BEGINS: 9-13-94
CONTEST ENDS: 11-21-94
The Amiga Report contest is still going on, and it is not too late to
enter. This ongoing monthly contest allows Amiga Report readers a chance
to win software by either solving a puzzle or by entering a random drawing.
The prize this month is the Amiga/Toaster Reference Manual v2.221, from
Area52. This is a 1,000 page help system for the Amiga and Video Toaster,
covering the Workbench, AmigaDOS, Lightwave, and more ($34.95).
The second prize choice is the FutureShock audio CDROM, which was produced
using Amiga computers by SideWinder. There are some Sidewinder music
modules on Aminet that you may want to look at for a sample of the audio CD
Another possible prize is SubVersion, a strategy submarine hunt game by
Point of View Computing. Both a Mac and IBM version is included along with
the Amiga version.
FOCUS GbR has made available graphicRECALL, its interactive multimedia
database. Designed for catagorizing and accessing large databases of
images, texture maps, anims, and audio.
Walnut Creek has also dontated 5 copies of the AMINET CD-ROM, which
contains approximately 4000 files from the AMINET FTP sites.
Previously we have offered the ARexx Reference Disk by Merrill Callaway,
which was awarded to a previous winner. Contact Whitestone for more
information (505) 268-0678. More prizes will be announced as they become
All monthly contests end on the dates listed above. Any entries beyond
this date will be entered into the next contest. In the event that you
were announced as a winner and did not receive your prize, please contact
me by email.
- THE MONTHLY DRAWING -
To enter the random drawing, select a number from 1 to 262,144 and send it
to me at one of my addresses listed below, either by the postal service or
email through the Internet. Also, you may enter by solving the following
puzzle. The winner of this puzzle will be decided within the same time
frame as the random prize, to allow the contest information to filter
through the networks, and to allow your letters and postcards to come in.
- THE PUZZLE -
Two cars are racing on a race track. Each car is traveling in an opposite
direction (they aren't too bright). The cars eventually collide with each
other. One suffers damage to the windshield as it gets hit. The other
driver flies out the side openning on his car because the netting was
The first car, a Formula 1 racer, has its windshield replaced. The second
car has its netting replaced. What kind of car is the second car, and why?
- TO ENTER -
To enter, simply let your fingers do the talking and write an email and
send it to email@example.com. You MUST put the word CONTEST
in the subject line of the email header! Otherwise you run the risk of
having your email deleted (don't ask, it is a long story!) or send a post
card or letter to:
Amiga Report Contest
c/o David Tiberio
6 Lodge Lane
East Setauket, NY 11733
Is it possible to win via snail mail? You might think that your chances of
winning are better by entering in email (much faster of course), but last
month's winner send in a letter that arrived the day before his winning
number was drawn!
In your letter or email, please provide the following:
Your full name and address. Please keep in mind that many of you may have
addresses that I am not accustomed to, so please include your country or
any other information that I would need in case you win. An email address
should also be included, if possible.
You must also include a brief one sentence overview of the editorial in
this issue of Amiga Report. Just to make sure you are reading it. :) You
must also include the issue number. For example, if you read this in
AR213, then include that in your correspondance. Also, a prize winner will
be determined by a random number generator. Choose a number from 1 to
262,144. The closest winner or winners to the randomly generated number
will receive the prize in the mail. Anyone who does not provide a number
will have one assigned to him randomly.
All prizes will be mailed within one week after I get my hands on the
published version of AmigaReport. I am doing this for a few reasons.
First, every winner so far has given the correct puzzle solution before I
have received the editon of AmigaReport that announced it. :) Second, I
don't like to go to the post office every day if I can avoid it. Third,
you never know when someone's power supply might blow up (right Mr.
- RULES AND REGULATIONS -
1. In the evnt that the editor's power supply fries, the contest for that
month will have its deadline postponed to a later date, to be announced.
Any contest entries for the random drawing will be added to the next
month's drawing, to be held once per month near the beginning of the
2. All prizes are donated. I cannot be held responsible for any damage
caused by a prize. For example, if you leave your prize on the stairs
and your grandmother slips on it, I will not pay her medical bills.
3. We are not doing this for any profit, and cannot be held responsible if
we go out of business or are otherwise financially unable to give you
anything! We are actively looking for submissions from other software
4. Good things come to those who read the rules and regulations! Here is
a tip to help you win: every problem is a trick problem, or gives you
clues that are not part of the problem itself. Read the whole entire
contest entry looking for clues. And read my other articles for more
clues. I give some very obvious clues :).
5. If for any circumstance you are awarded a prize but do not receive it,
contact me at (516) 476-1615. I will promptly attend to any mistakes
that have been made.
6. These rules are subject to change at any time without warning!
7. The company that publishes Art Department skipped the key information.
- THE DISCLAIMER -
DISCLAIMER: This contest is being provided as a service to the Amiga
community and all persons involved in running this contest cannot be held
liable for anything that costs you money or lifetime pain and anguish.
Rules are subject to change. All entries must be received by whenever TBA.
Any entries beyond this date will be entered into the next contest, if any.
- THE CHANCE YOU WILL WIN -
Odds of winning are approximately 1:50 for the random drawing and 1:5 for
the correct answer to the puzzle, based upon current entries.
SPECIAL THANKS to SideWinder for donating the Future Shock albums for
inclusion in our contest, along with Merrill Callaway for his ARexx
Reference Disk! SubVersion is donated by Point of View, and graphicRECALL
is published by FOCUS GbR.