Welcome to Nikon Forums!
As part of our site launch, we are hosting a giveaway featuring a Nikon D610 or a D7100 (your choice*) as a grand prize, sponsored by B&H photo! We've designed this giveaway so that almost everyone who joins our site has a small chance of winning, but users who are very active in our community will be many times more likely to win.
The giveaway is esentially a very big raffle. You earn raffle tickets by being active in our community. After about two months (on December 10th, 2013) we will calculate the number of raffle tickets that each member is entitled to, and the winner will be drawn. Update as of December 10th: the giveaway has been extended until the end of January (1/31/2014) due to low participation.
The link above will show you all the ways in which you can enter!
The idea behind this setup is that users who regularly come and visit our site will have an increased chance of winning. Of course, there will be those who actively try to post more in order to increase their chances of winning, but we've set things up so that there's a cap on the number of raffle tickets you can get based on everyday activities such as posting and commenting. If you want to greatly increase your chances of winning, consider adding some lens/camera reviews, maintaining a personal blog, or submitting a few guest posts to our homepage.
It's clear that while many people will enter the giveaway, only one person will be able to win the grand prize. However, we'd also like to be able to reward everyone that tried hard in the giveaway. Therefore, if you are one of the top 5% raffle ticket holders (or top 50, whichever is smaller) at the end of the giveaway, you will receive a premium forum account. We may also give out other prizes along the way, such as t-shirts, gift cards, and other logo gear.
If you end up being our winner, the only thing we ask is that you upload an unboxing video to youtube after receiving your prize, or that you blog about your new camera on our homepage or in a personal blog.
I'd like to wish everyone good luck, and I hope you enjoy the site!
Important: If you have any questions about this giveaway, please DO NOT post them in this thread. >>>>> Use this topic instead <<<<<
*the winner of the giveaway can choose to apply up to a $2000 credit toward any one Nikon camera at B&H. For instance, if you wanted to get a D800 instead of a D600, you would pay the difference after subtracting $2000 from the selling price. You are limited to a single camera or kit and you cannot combine multiple products.
- Giveaway is open to users worldwide
- No purchase necessary to participate
- Shipping within the US is included
- Winners outside of the US will be responsible for duty/customs fees and may need to cover the shipping cost
- Meaningless posts made solely to increase your raffle ticket count will not be tolerated. If we become aware of such activity, will be warned or disqualified, at our sole discretion.
- Limit one forum account per person. If you create multiple accounts in an attempt to increase your chances of winning, you will be disqualified from the giveaway and banned from future promotions on NikonForums.com.
- Terms and conditions subject to change
Update: as of 10/8/2013, the grand prize in this giveaway will be a Nikon D610, rather than a D600.
Update: as of 10/11/2013, the number of raffle tickets given for forum posts has been increased
Update: as of 10/14/2013, the giveaway will be managed via a widget on this page. The terms of the giveaway have not changed
Update: as of 12/9/2013, the giveaway has been extended until 1/31/2014