June 10, 2011 | By Aaron Jue

DEF CON 19 Getaway Contest Update!

We're pleased to report a great response to our second annual DEF CON Getaway Contest! Now at the halfway point, thirty-one participants have raised over $2,500 so far!

Who will win the mind-numbingly good Grand Prize Package including a standard suite at the Rio Hotel and Casino, two DEF CON 19 Human badges, two tickets to Vegas 2.0's (in)famous kickoff party theSummit, two badges for the ultra-exclusive Ninja Networks Party, AND an EFF Swag Super Pack? With just weeks left, it's all up to you!

Cheers to current first place team Holy Handgrenades with $1,182.04! These veterans from last year's contest are back with a vengeance. ISD Podcast is in second place with $1045.42, and team DoC is in third place with $300. Good work!

Contest registration is still open, and it's anyone's game! The fantastic prizes for first, second and third place are within your reach. Form a team; put a badge up on your blog; get your friends and family to pitch in; spread the word on sites like Twitter, Identi.ca, and Facebook -- there are lots of ways to help EFF and compete for the prizes while supporting our freedom to tinker, explore, and hack. See Official Rules for full details.

Register!

Check back for the latest developments on EFF's DEF CON 19 Getaway Contest. If you haven't already registered, what are you waiting for? It could be you in Vegas!


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