June 30, 2011 | By Aaron Jue

DEF CON 19 Getaway Contest - DAYS LEFT!

With only a few days and a 4th of July weekend left, our second annual DEF CON Getaway Contest is getting down to the wire! Thirty-seven participants have raised nearly $4,500but it's not over!

You have until 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 to win the 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. The Second Place Winner will receive two DEF CON 19 Human badges and two tickets to the Vegas 2.0 Party. The Third Place Winner will receive one DEF CON 19 Human badge and one ticket to the Vegas 2.0 Party.

JUST ADDED! We are happy to award an EFF DEF CON 19 t-shirt to all team captains raising $300 or more! This limited run of 325 shirts will only be available to DEF CON 19 Getaway Contest participants, and on site in Las Vegas this summer!

Currently in the lead is ISD Podcast with $1,913.37, followed by team Holy Handgrenades with $1,317.04! ArtC has just edged into third place with $465. Do you have what it takes to win?


Contest registration is still open, so why not commemorate America's independence by rallying support for EFF? 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 extending our freedom to tinker, explore, and hack. See Official Rules for full details.

Check back for our final results next week. Thanks to everyone supporting EFF and spreading the word about the defense of online rights!

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