I would like to congratulate everyone who entered The Great ProntoPro NG TSU7000 PCF design contest. Although there can only be three prize winners, everyone who entered did a fantastic job! I was particularly impressed by the broad range of creative designs, innovative “out of the box” thinking, high quality graphics and overall level of refinement seen in each and every submission. There were so many worthy entries, I'm just happy that I didn't have to make the final decision!
Before we get to the results, first here's a little bit about the contest. The goal was to create a new, imaginative color design for the just-released TSU7000 remote control using the ProntoProEdit NG software package. All entries were voted upon by the Remote Central member base.
The first place winner receives a 42” Philips 42FD9954 Plasma Television worth $5,999, along with a Philips ProntoPro NG TSU7000 color touchscreen remote control worth $999, for a total prize value of $6,998. Second place receives a Philips ProntoPro NG TSU7000 color touchscreen remote control worth $999, plus a Philips Pronto NG TSU3000 touchscreen remote control worth $399, for a grand total of $1,398. Finally, third place receives a Philips ProntoPro NG TSU7000 Color Touchscreen Remote Control worth $999. All prizes are provided courtesy of Philips!
How the process worked: for complete impartiality, contest entries were arranged randomly, while the author of each entry was kept hidden from view. During the voting process, pages of entries were displayed on a semi-random basis so that all entries had several chances to be on the “first” page. To ensure the integrity of this contest, all voters were required to have registered on Remote Central prior to the start of the voting process. Voters were given a total of 5 equally weighted votes. A voter could not vote for a single contest entry more than once, and it was not required that voters use all 5 of their votes. Contest entry descriptions were provided by the authors.
The submission stage of this contest ran from December 4th, 2003 until January 31st, 2004. Remote Central member voting occured from February 10th, 2004 until March 5th, 2004. If you would like to view the full original contest guidelines, click here.
And now, without further ado, the winners!