p>With less than two days left, the Defcon 18 Getaway Contest has raised over $5,000 to help EFF protect digital civil liberties! But it's not over yet. Contestants have until 11:59:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 to raise as much as they can through their referral links and compete for our amazing prizes!

What are the current standings you ask? In the lead is online freedom lover Art Conklin with an impressive $1,430. The next contender is Holy Handgrenades with $850! Nodes holds steady at $500, with Nat Mokry edging closer and closer with $425! Special thanks to the honorary Ninja Networks and Friends team for being one of our contest sponsors and raising $1,380. (Note that the Ninja Networks and Friends team is not eligible to win.)

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In addition to the three top prize packages, EFF will award a limited edition Defcon 18 "Things to Hack" t-shirt to ALL fundraising captains who raise more than $200! This is hands-down one of our coolest shirts and it's an exclusive opportunity for contestants only. This shirt will not be available to the general public until Defcon 18 in Las Vegas, and it will not be available as a standard online member t-shirt!

The Grand Prize includes:
~ two Defcon 18 Human badges;
~ a standard room at the Riviera Hotel for the nights of July 29-31;
~ two tickets to the Vegas 2.0 Party at the Top of the Riv on July 29;
~ two tickets to the iSEC Partners Party (date and location TBD); and
~ two badges to the Ninja Networks Party, location TBD, on July 31

The second place winner will receive two Defcon 18 Human badges, two tickets to the iSEC Partners Party, and two tickets to the Vegas 2.0 Party; the third place winner will receive one Defcon 18 Human badge, one ticket to the iSEC Partners Party, and one ticket to the Vegas 2.0 Party. Those top three winners will receive an EFF Swag Super Pack, including EFF stickers, hats, posters, and more. It's almost yours!

Check Official Rules for full details. See you in Vegas!

Thanks to our Defcon 18 Getaway Contest sponsors: