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Competitions

  • Win Arduino hardware, beginner’s course with Curiosity Campus

    The internet is awash with videos of cool gadgets and art projects made using Arduino. But what is Arduino, and how do you learn how to make things using it? Basically, an Arduino is a little computer you can program to do things with other pieces of hardware, like sensors, lights and motors. It can be used to build anything from quadcopters to a coffee pot that warms up when you tweet at it. Best of all, it’s completely open source, which has allowed a community of tinkerers, inventors and artists all over the world to build off of each...

  • Spread the ripple and win one of 20 shower aerators with Memeburn, Radox

    Water is an increasingly scare resource. Some estimate that we'll be out of drinking water by 2040 if we carry on at our current rate of consumption. Add in growing middle classes and an increase in water-hungry industrialisation in emerging market countries and it could happen even quicker. That's why bath and shower product company Radox is trying to unleash a "Ripple Effect" of water saving across South Africa. The campaign has seen it use a Facebook app to spread water-saving memes. The app also allows you to track how far your ripple travels through the memes and calculate...

  • Win a trip to the MTV Europe Music Awards in Germany with Windows 8

    Want to win tickets, flights and accommodation for you and two friends, to see artists like The Killers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Muse, Taylor Swift and PSY perform at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards hosted in Frankfurt, Germany? Head to Twitter and tell @MicrosoftSA and @memeburn what you would do to win... even better, take a picture and show them! Only followers of both @MicrosoftSA and @memeburn are eligible to win. Terms and conditions apply, and this competition is available only to those with a valid South African passport who are able to travel between 10 and 12 November. Don’t...

  • Win R3k for inventing a conference slogan

    If your head's bursting with witty one-liners, then this one's for you. You could win R 3 000 just for coming up with a slogan for a conference. The upcoming Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Conference is offering R3 000 for anyone who comes up with a slogan for the next iteration of the conference. The winner will also get a ticket to attend both the Cape Town and Johannesburg iterations of the...

  • Win a Nokia Lumia 800 with Memeburn and Springleap

    We recently told you about how you could win R20 000 just by designing a T-Shirt. If design's not your forte, relax, we've got your back. Together with design site Springleap, Memeburn is giving away a Nokia Lumia 800. We love this phone and we reckon you will too. Here's how to get your hands on it: 1. Check out the designs entered at the Nokia ‘Pimp our Devs’ contest so far. 2. Click on a design that you like to enlarge it. 3. Tweet about it using the button provided in the ‘Sharing is caring’ bar to the...

  • Design a T-Shirt, win 20k

    A great design can be the difference between success and failure. Done well, it make your brand or campaign iconic. Done poorly and you'll be instantly forgettable, or you could be forgotten, or ridiculed. A new design might not be able to turn Nokia's fortunes around, but it could help. Okay okay, an undiscovered designer probably isn't going to design the Finnish company's new corporate identity, but you could help make its developers look better. Design site Springleap is hosting a contest where designers get the chance to submit their designs to pimp up the Nokia...

  • Win solar-powered jars with Flux Trend Review

    We like innovation and future trends -- especially when they're green -- and Flux Trend Review has a nice mix of both. The 7 June event will bring together thought leaders from different industries to share their thoughts on what the future holds in store for us all. In the run-up to the conference, Flux is giving away five solar-powered glass jars -- Consol's twist on the traditional bottles, which charge themselves through solar panels on the lid, and store the energy until you flick a switch. The jars, which can glow for up to six hours, are a minimalistic...

  • ForgetMeNot Africa eTXT Apps Challenge: Win big in Zimbabwe

    If you’re a Zimbabwean tech entrepreneur, this might be of interest to you. A competition launching next week at the Harare Club of JumpStart -- the community driven initiative for tech entrepreneurs -- will enable developers to launch their apps and earn revenue from them on Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s biggest cellular operator with an estimated 6 million subscribers. The competition is called the ForgetMeNot Africa eTXT Apps Challenge. ForgetMeNot Africa (FMNA) is the company that partners with mobile operators to provide internet type services to users who don’t have smartphones or data connections. FMNA provides these services as part of...

  • Win online fashion vouchers with Memeburn and Zando.co.za

    Love online fashion? Want to win one of 10 fashion vouchers to the tune of R100 each? Why wouldn't you? Shopping online is better than walking into an actual brick-and-mortar store. This is the future, baby, and Memeburn and Zando.co.za wants to help you realise your online shopping fantasy. Zando, which went from a humble startup to a successful online clothing store, knows the online arena. It stocks a mixture of local and international...

  • Win tickets to Social Media Bootcamp 2012

    This competition is now closed and the winners are... cohensarah, CopyWriterCPT and calvyndutoit. Congrats! Social media is one of the primary reasons people spend time on the web. Even in an emerging market country like South Africa, 80% of all people have an active Facebook account which is visited twice daily. Social media is a form of instant communication, so would it not make sense that you understood it better? The Social Media Bootcamp is...

  • Win a CyberShot W530 with Sony and Memeburn

    THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED Memeburn and Sony are giving you the chance to win a Sony CyberShot W530 camera just in time to take some amazing pictures over the holiday season. How to enter: Tweet @memeburn your top Sony device and include the #SONYGADGETS. Please note that you MUST be following Memeburn on Twitter to qualify for the competition.The competition runs for one week, from today. Tweet The Sony Cybershot W530 is a 14.1Mp...

  • Win a short course with Memeburn and GetSmarter (UCT)

    THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED Want to up your business savvy? You can with Memeburn, University of Cape Town and GetSmarter, as we are giving away an online course valued at ZAR8200 to one deserving winner. The University of Cape Town (Law@Work) Start and Manage a Small business course, presented by GetSmarter, teaches existing and prospective business owners the practical skills needed to effectively run their own business from conceptualizing an idea through to day-to-day management and growth. This is a 9-week course which starts on 13 February 2012. The competition will end on 28 November 2011. How to enter: If you would...