May 8, 2012 | By Aaron Jue

The Third Annual D(EFF)CONtest Begins!

Protect Coders' Rights!Heads up, hackers — if you want to help support EFF’s Coders’ Rights Project and do DEF CON right, then go all in with our Third Annual D(EFF)CONtest. You could hit the jackpot with a stay at the Rio, DEF CON 20 Human Badges, passes to the exclusive Ninja Party, and so much more.

EFF is proud to support the information security community, and we want to help our strongest supporters roll in style at DEF CON 20. Spread the word about EFF’s work defending coders’ rights, and you may just find yourself party-hopping at exclusive DEF CON events, while staying in a complimentary Vegas suite!


The Grand Prize Package:
• A standard suite at the Rio Hotel and Casino for the nights of July 26-29;
• Two DEF CON 20 Human badges;
• Two passes to Vegas 2.0’s (in)famous kickoff party, theSummit, on July 26;
• Two badges for the ultra-exclusive Ninja Networks Party; and
• An EFF Swag Super Pack.

The Second Place Package:
• Two DEF CON 20 Human badges;
• Two tickets to the Vegas 2.0 Party; and
• An EFF Swag Super Pack.

The Third Place Package:
• One DEF CON 20 Human badge;
• One ticket to the Vegas 2.0 Party; and
• One EFF Swag Super Pack.

All contest participants who raise $500 or more are eligible for a free EFF DEF CON 20 Scriptkitty T-Shirt!


Simply register for D(EFF)CONtest, and receive a personalized referral link to send out to your network. (Registration is free; please don’t spam.) If your invitees sign up to become EFF members, you will be credited with the amount they donate through your personalized link. Unlock a Script Kitteh trophy for every $250 you raise! The contestant to raise the most money between now and July 4, 2012 will win the Grand Prize Package, and the runners up will win Second and Third Place Packages.

Join the likes of the Holy Handgrenades and other past winners who have heeded the call to support EFF and earned fabulous prizes for their valiant efforts. You can join with others to form a fundraising team — but just remember you’ll have to divide the bounty.


Here’s the basic rundown: Airfare and other travel expenses are not included, winners are responsible for all incidental costs, and contestants must be 21 years of age or older. Additional rules apply, so please visit the Official Rules page for details. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law, and referred donors will receive tax acknowledgment letters for their donations.

Many thanks to DEF CON for providing the room and DEF CON badges, Vegas 2.0 for providing the party tickets, and Ninja Networks for providing the Ninja Party badges!


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