Run it with VMware – Video Contest

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Hey everyone, my marketing contact at VMware informed me of a video contest that they are putting on for VMworld 2009. The grand prize is $5000 cash and four other lucky people will win $1000 cash. Not to mention the fact that the 5 will be played at VMworld and the crowd favorite will win an additional $1000!  So you better enter now, entries must be received by July 20th, 2009. Even if you do not win, you do get a cool Run it with VMware T-Shirt. The only down-side I see is that you must be a US Resident.

Contest Name: Run It with VMware
Contest Website:
Submit Videos by: 7/20/09
Eligibility: Open to ALL U.S. Residents (Don’t have to be a VMware customers)
Prizes: One $5000 Grand Prize, Four $1000 Prizes, One $1000 VMworld Favorite Prize, free t-shirt for all qualifying participants.
Topics: VMware is the best platform for business-critical applications.

Some key things:

1)      You don’t have to be a VMware customer to participate.

2)      You don’t have to run VMware vSphere in the datacenter to talk about it.

3)      You don’t have to represent the company you work for and talk about your experiences there if you’re not allowed to or don’t want to. There are many other ways to creatively show why VMware is the best platform for business-critical applications.