Category: Contests

Hack Web Browser, 2009

By | February 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

A new Pwn2Own hack contest which should begin in the middle of the March 2009 is set to test Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Safari and Opera web browsers running on Windows 7 Beta or RC.

Unlike previous year competition, where “white hackers” tried to hack computer operating systems (Mac OS was hacked first), this year it will focus on web browsers and mobile operating systems (Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile, RIM).

More details should be announced within the upcoming weeks.

Event home page


Mozilla Tries to Increase Firefox Retention Rate with a New Contest

By | October 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

Mozilla Tries to Increase Firefox Retention Rate with a New ContestMozilla team launched a new contest for everyone who is interested in helping increase Firefox retention rate which is 25% so far (number of people who’ve downloaded Firefox and continue using it).

The contest will roll out in two phases. For the first one, due on October 24, participants must provide a 2-page executive summary of their project that should stay within a $10,000 budget. Mozilla will choose which proposals advance to the next phase, and participants will have until December 5 to submit detailed descriptions that will be presented to the community for final voting. Continue Reading

Extend Firefox 3

By | March 21, 2008 | 1 Comment

Extend Firefox 3Just a few months ago Extend Firefox 2 has ended. As the contest was really successful, Mozilla team has decided to start another one. Yes, Extend Firefox 3 is here.

Contest entries will be accepted until 11:59pm Pacific Time on July 4th, 2008.
Winners will be announced on or about August 4th, 2008.

What about prizes? Continue Reading

Get Creative. Join Firefox T-Shirt Contest

By | March 3, 2008 | 3 Comments

Firefox ContestYet another great contest from Firefox team.

Show off your creativity and promote the many benefits of your favorite browser as part of the Firefox 3 T-Shirt Design Contest. The winning design will be featured as the official Firefox 3 T-Shirt in the Mozilla Store. You will receive worldwide recognition for your work, and an opportunity to win prizes! Continue Reading

Extend Firefox 2 Add-Ons Contest

By | October 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

Firefox ContestAre you ready to win some great prizes? What you will need to do? What are those great prizes? Everything is really simple; you will have to develop an add-on for Firefox 2 web browser. Anything else? No, that’s all! Just an add-on and you might get one of the great prizes.

Three Grand Prize winners will each receive an Ultimate Firefox Developer Kit, including:

  • Travel and accomodation to a Mozilla Developer Day of the winner’s choice, anywhere in the world
  • Development gear, including a brand new 15″ Macbook Pro with VMware Fusion and ActiveState Komodo
  • 1 Year Unlimited Access subscription to O’Reilly’s Safari Library
  • Firefox Ogio Messenger Bag stuffed with t-shirts, books, stickers, mugs and more
  • Twelve Runner-Up Prize winners will each receive a Firefox Pack, including:

  • Firefox Ogio Messenger Bag stuffed with t-shirts, books, stickers, and more
  • ActiveState Komodo, mug, and t-shirt
  • A $200 Gift Certificate for O’Reilly Books
  • All qualified entrants will receive, while supplies last, a Limited Edition Extend Firefox T-Shirt.

    This edition of the Extend Firefox contest will run until 11:59pm pacific time on December 31st, 2007. Winners will be announcement on about January 15th, 2007.

    See more details here. Are you ready to win?

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    Opera F5 Contest. Win Some Stuff

    By | September 28, 2007 | 4 Comments

    OperaAnd the rules are really simple, what you have to do is to find incorrect information about Opera browser, for example that it contains ads in the top, etc.

    Obviously, we don’t have to fix every old news article talking about previous versions of Opera, but general information sites without a specific publication date should be corrected to reflect the latest info.

    When you’ve contacted a site, please post the URL in the contest page (so that others won’t contact the same site over and over again) and describe what you asked them to fix. I’ll send an Opera goodie-bag to the person who contacts the most sites in two weeks (deadline: Oct. 10th), and if you find/contact at least 5 sites with incorrect/outdated information about Opera, I’ll enter you into a random drawing to win one other goodie-bag.

    Read more…

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    Netscape Navigator 9 Splash Screen Design Contest Entries

    By | September 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Netscape NavigatorNetscape Navigator team are running a Netscape Navigator 9 splash screen design contest for a while. While you can’t submit your entries anymore, you may write a comment in their blog regarding your favorite splash screen design. I would go for #2 myself.

    Click here to see all the entries.

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    “Opera Everywhere” Contest – Win Nintendo DS Lite

    By | July 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

    We have another great contests with even greater prize. You can win Japanese version of Nintendo DS Lite (not sure if works worldwide), so if you are interested, feel free to read this article.

    What you have to do?

    It’s very simple, use Opera’s t-shirts, stickers, printed logos or any other goods, place them anywhere you want, take a photo, submit it and comment in this topic.

    If the submitted photo should be on a photo album on my.opera, or Opera Browser group on Flickr, the photo will get a bonus point.

    Submit your photo by Wednesday, July 18th 24:00 (JPT)
    Winners will be announced on Friday, July 20th

    Current submission photos.

    Opera Everywhere.

    My day with Opera Mini Dimension Beta

    By | June 22, 2007 | 2 Comments

    As you know or not, Opera is running a competition called “A day with Opera Mini”.

    Opera Mini Logo

    OK, so I’ve charged my mobile phone a bit and launched Opera Mini Dimension Beta.

    Firstly I thought about writing everything in my blog via Opera Mini, but looks like it’s not yet compatible with WordPress. I was unable to publish or save drafts, got time out error all the time and also, some problems with lower and upper case letters, I was actually writing “some text”, but Opera Mini 4 always changed it to “Some Text”.
    So here’s it is. I’ve decided not to use PC while I am surfing web pages. Will be using Opera Mini all time. I will try to prove that it can be fun to use. So far found 3 bugs only plus sometimes I keep getting “Error” when loading url.
    OK, So it’s midnight now and I am still surfing using Opera Mini, since all my day work already done, I am “Googling” for Opera Mini news  Some are really funny and made my day. Not much to do I guess… I am pretty happy with Opera Mini, just would like some bugs to be fixed.
    Here’s a list of the bugs I found:

    1. Can’t do stuff in WordPress admin area.
    2. Somehow I see no images.
    3. Problems with text typing (noticed in WordPress only).
    4. When posting a comment, it just “reloads” page (but typed text and name stays) so I have to do click it second time.
    5. Wasn’t been able to zoom out in and couldn’t see any cursor.
    6. Sometimes when I re-loaded page, wasn’t been able to zoom it out.
    7. when tried to navigate via quick navigation, after selected a category, page re-loaded.
    8. Error
    9. Some problems with Quick Login (IPB Forums system).
    10. Cookies problems, even I marked “remember me”, it never did that (old version did).
    11. “Check Box” component seems not works, I check it, and Opera Mini starts to load something…

    I don’t know basically what I had to write there, but I think such contests are being made for bugs hunt. I really can do almost all the things I want (will be able to do anything after final release) with new Opera Mini, really love it. So give me my phone now ;-)
    I also wish to have an ability to see URL once “mouse over” on URL and so on… Ok so it’s 3:40 AM, my phone just died and I am going to sleep now. Bit tired I guess…

    In the next morning many people told me that I am crazy, not only because I went sleep so late/early, but because I did that for Opera Mini. That’s cool. If helping everyone to enjoy better web browsing makes me crazy, let it be!

    Glad I didn’t forget to save this text. I did all what I could to explore as many bugs as I could. The fact is fact:

    Yes, you can and you will enjoy a full web browsing with Opera Mini Dimension.

    Opera Team should promote this contest harder.