Thank you to everyone who participated in the Where in the World is IPv6? Contest by submitting photos, voting, getting your friends involved, and captioning photos! Thanks to you, it was a great success!

See the winning photos here
See the winning captions here

:Get your camera ready and your IPv6 stickers out! ARIN is holding a contest! We want to see your most creative and fun ideas about where in the world IPv6 should be. We invite you to submit your photographs, vote on the best ones, and caption the winners over the next few weeks.

The timeline looks like this:

  • Submit your photos: 2-23 May
  • Vote for your favorite photos: 25 May – 1 June
  • Caption the winning photos: 2-7 June

The first place winner in each category will receive a $250 ThinkGeek gift certificate! Second place, third place, and caption contest winners all get cool prizes too. Read on for the dirt on how to enter each part of our contest and some guidelines you need to follow.

Submit Your Photographs

Put an IPv6 sticker on something and take a photo of it. In case you don’t have one, here’s a printable IPv6 “sticker”. We’ll also accept IPv6 signs, t-shirts, handwritten notes, or basically anything that says “IPv6″. Take your IPv6 label, whatever it might be, put it on (or in front of) something that fits into one of the following categories and snap a picture of it.

Categories include:

  • What I hope will be IPv6 enabled in the next five years
    • This could include any device, appliance, car, that you hope will be able to connect to the IPv6 Internet (or already does) in the next five years.
  • Most unusual place to see IPv6
    • This is open to anything: monuments, celebrity wax figures, “Welcome to” state signs, etc. However, it must be legal!

To enter:

  1. Log in or create an account at http://www.flickr.com from 2-23 May 2011
  2. Upload your IPv6 photo and tag it with the phrase “IPv6contest.” Do not add a title other than the file upload name, a description or comment.
  3. Join the TeamARIN Flickr group corresponding to the category under which you wish to enter your photo.
    1. TeamARIN IPv6 Contest:What I hope will be IPv6 enabled
    2. TeamARIN IPv6 Contest:Most unusual place to see IPv6

After joining the appropriate group, add photos to the contest group pool. It’s that simple.

Guidelines:

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • No limit on the number of entries per person.
  • Photographs must be taken by the entrant.
  • Images must have an IPv6 sticker or the word “IPv6″ somewhere in the original.
  • No photo-shopped images.
  • All photographs must be must be in a JPG or PNG image format.
  • Nothing objectionable or inappropriate.
  • Must have a legitimate email address in Flickr in order to win.

Vote on Your Favorite Photo

  • ARIN staff will select ten entries as finalists in each category based on:
    • Creativity
    • Adherence to Category
    • Originality
    • Appropriateness
  • The ten finalists in each category (20 total) will be posted on http://www.TeamARIN.net/blog.
  • Visit our blog from 25 May – 1 June 2011, and follow the link to vote on your favorite photo.
  • You may only vote once in each category.
  • The photo with the most votes wins.
  • Winners will be announced online on 2 June 2011.
  • Prizes (one awarded to the respective winner in each category)
    • First place prize: $250 ThinkGeek gift certificate
    • Second place prize: $100 ThinkGeek gift certificate
    • Third place prize: $50 ThinkGeek gift certificate

What I hope will be IPv6 enabled in the next five years

Below is a preview of the finalist images. Click on the images to enlarge and to cycle through as a slideshow.

Most unusual place to see IPv6

Below is a preview of the finalist images. Click on the images to enlarge and to cycle through as a slideshow.

  • Please note, some users may not have their privacy settings adjusted to be displayed on our blog, but all images will appear when you click on the Vote now! link.

See the winning photos here!

Enter Our Caption Contest

Caption the winning photograph in each category on the TeamARIN blog at http://www.TeamARIN.net/blog 2-7 June 2011.

Caption “Most unusual place to see IPv6″ Winning Photo Here

Caption “What I hope will IPv6 enabled in the next five years” Winning Photo Here

To enter:

  1. Enter name and email address in comment section of appropriate blog post.
  2. Submit caption.
    1. One per person, per category
    2. Will be moderated by ARIN staff
    3. ARIN staff will select the winner of the caption contest based on:
      1. Originality
      2. Descriptive quality
      3. Appropriateness
      4. Creativity
    4. Winners announced 8 June 2011.
    5. Prizes
      1. Winner in each category will receive a $50 ThinkGeek gift certificate.
      2. No one person may win more than one prize in any part of the contest.

First Place Winners:

What I hope will be IPv6 enabled in the next five yearsWinning photo by mtdoran
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No!! Don’t give me your IPv6 street address, just the house name please. – Winning caption by Dylan

 

Most unusual place to see IPv6 – Winning photo by roblevitt
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Can I get 340 undecillion of these to go? And lemme get a shake with that. – Winning caption by Amy

 

The complete “Where in the World is IPv6?” contest takes part in the following stages:

  • Submit your IPv6 photo: 2-23 May
  • Finalists Selected: 24 May
  • Vote for your favorite photo: 25 May – 1 June
  • Photography Contest Winner Announced: 2 June
  • Caption the winning photo: 2-7 June
  • Caption contest winners announced: 8 June

Make sure you also read the Contest Rules, Terms, and Conditions