5th Annual 2008 Great Mac Mod Challenge Sponsored By iFixit

Today MacMod announces the beginning of the 5th annual "Great MacMod Challenge" sponsored by iFixit. MacMod is home to Apple Macintosh computer users who modify their computer and software, in sometimes extreme cases.

Atlanta, Georgia - Today MacMod announces the beginning of the 5th annual "Great MacMod Challenge" sponsored by iFixit. MacMod is home to Apple Macintosh computer users who modify their computer and software, in sometimes extreme cases. The Great MacMod Challenge 2008 is the fifth of the annual event where computer "modders" submit their creations for a review by a panel of judges for over $2000 worth of prizes.

Each contestant is allowed to submit up to three mods and will be judged by a panel of influential Mac community members on the level of difficulty, creativity, integration, and functionality. The first thirty contestants will receive a gift set valued at over $90, including the Booq Venom Pulse bag, Speck See -Thru MacBook cover, and an iFixit multi -purpose tool.

All contestants get a commemorative Great MacMod Challenge 2008 T -shirt. The top three mods will be in the running for a great set of prize packages sponsored by iFixit, Griffin Technology, and HostingOutfitters.

Grand Prize "The Mechanical Modder", sponsored by iFixit.com
* Mac Mod of the Year title
* Macintosh component upgrades
* Computer upgrade and repair tools
* MSRP $1000

1st Runner Up: "The Musical Modder", sponsored by Griffin Technology
* All the essentials for your iPod from Griffin Technology.
* MSRP $500

2nd Runner Up: "The Mobile Modder", sponsored by HostingOutfitters.com
* 3G iPhone
* $50 iTunes Gift Card
* MSRP $250

All entrees must be based around a Macintosh or Apple product. All submissions must be emailed to modguide@macmod.com by August 31st, 2008 11:59:59pm EST. Entrees can be submitted in one or more of the following categories:

* Internal Mods
* External Mods
* Lighting Mods
* Peripheral Mods
* Software Mods
* Misc. Mods

Winners will announced in September at MacMod and all entrees will be on display at the Great MacMod Challenge 2008 photo gallery at MacMod.

MacMod: http://macmod.com
iFixit: http://www.ifixit.com
Booq Bags: http://www.booqbags.com
Griffin Technology: http://www.griffintechnology.com
Hosting Outfitters: http://www.hostingoutfitters.com
Speck: http://www.speckproducts.com

MacMod is a community dedicated to providing Apple users with the resources they need to personalize, customize and modify their Apple products. The site, launched in 2004, features detailed mod guides, product reviews, forums and news feeds. It is also the home to the annual "Great MacMod Challenge" where contestants from around the world compete for the "Mac Mod of the Year" award.

iFixit's goal is to empower people to do repairs themselves by giving them the knowledge, tools, and parts to do so. iFixit is the Mac+iPod do -it -yourself company. iFixit launched in 2003 and instantly became the leader in the Mac laptop part industry, and introduced iPod parts in 2006. iFixit is dedicated to helping people everywhere keep their Macs and iPods running longer. So far, iFixit has helped over 30,000 people repair their computers and iPods. For more information, visit their website or call 1 -866 -61 -FIXIT.

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