In the market for a new smartphone? Open your eyes and ears, dear reader, because while this isn't a traditional method of getting a new device, it's definitely more desirable than heading to a carrier store and shelling out hundreds of dollars. HTC and Sports Illustrated announced today that they're teaming up to sponsor the "Behind the Tan Lines" contest, where one extremely lucky person will become a journalist for a day and cover the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photo Shoot. The winner will share their experiences with the world, and they'll get a brand new HTC smartphone of their choosing, like the EVO 4G or DROID Incredible, to help them along during the ride. On top of that, the big winner will gain access to the 2011 SI Swimsuit launch parties in New York and Las Vegas, as well as $10,000. Check out the official contest details below.
This is definitely a great opportunity for anyone looking for a new smartphone or a way to break into a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photo shoot. Who knows? Winning could even be a way to get your paws on a Nexus One without signing up to become an Android developer. I know all of you are intelligent and creative folks, so head on over to Sports Illustrated's website and enter to win, then come back here and tell us in the comments which of HTC's smartphones you would pick if you won the "Behind the Tan Lines" contest.
Sports Illustrated and HTC Launch
“Behind the Tan Lines” Contest
HTC has partnered with SI to provide YOU the chance to showcase your unique interpretation of what goes on behind the tan lines. If you had a chance to wear the shoes of a journalist, what unexpected surprises would you share? What better way to share those experiences than through an HTC phone that gets YOU!
Sports Illustrated and HTC want to give a lucky someone the chance to experience the hallowed SI Swimsuit photo shoot in person. This is all about creativity – the winner will become an HTC correspondent who covers the photo shoot by utilizing the HTC smartphone’s amazing video, photographic and social networking capabilities to share the ultimate behind the scenes experience. The winner’s footage, photos and unexpected surprises will be featured to millions of SI Swimsuit fans at www.si.com/behindthetanlines.
The ideal winner will be great both in front of, and behind, the camera as well as offer a unique, firsthand perspective on the SI Swimsuit photo shoot.
To enter, visit www.si.com/behindthetanlines and upload a video or photo shot with your mobile phone, along with a brief description of the unique perspective you would bring to this experience. Then, “tweet” us a short message on why we should check out your creative perspective.
The grand prize includes a trip (for two) to the 2011 SI Swimsuit photo shoot, access to the 2011 Swimsuit launch parties in New York and Las Vegas, an HTC smartphone of your choice for you and your guest and a $10,000 cash prize. Four primary prize winners will receive an HTC smartphone of their choice and a $400 cash prize, while 25 secondary winners will receive an HTC smartphone of their choice and an exclusive HTC & SI Swimsuit-themed prize pack.