Sunday, February 27, 2005

First Photo Contest

Zodiacs Around The World is giving you a chance to win some great software for your Zodiac courtesy of the fine folks at Class Action, GPS Pilot, and Resco. If you're a Zodiac enthusiast and you have a digital camera, take your Zodiac out for a photo shoot around your hometown, at a famous landmark, or far away at an exotic location. The three contestants who send in the most interesting, unique and high quality photos will win some software for their Zodiac with "around the world" and photo themes.


Grand Prize Winner
Titan Class World 5 in 1
Resco Photo Viewer
Resco Explorer
GPS Pilot Compass

2nd Prize Winner
Titan Class World
Resco Photo Viewer
GPS Pilot Compass

3rd Prize Winner
Titan Converter
Resco Photo Viewer

How To Enter:
  1. See the Submission Guidelines.

  2. Limit of two photo entries per person.

  3. Photos must be emailed or added to the Group Pool no later than Saturday March 12, 2005 11:59PM EST (UTC -5:00). Emailed entries must have "Photo Contest" in the subject line. Flickr users: Please allow up to 24 hours to be added to Group Pool membership, so give yourself enough time.

  4. Emailed entries must have a city/town, state, and country included for the location of each photo. Photos sent to the group pool must be tagged with your city/town, state, country, and the tags zodiacusers, and contest. Your tags should look something like this:

    smalltown ohio usa zodiacusers contest

  5. Photos will be judged by yours truly based on image quality, originality, and composition.

  6. Winners must be available via email for prize fulfillment.

  7. Prize winners will be announced and featured during the week of March 13, 2005.
So browse the gallery for some ideas, pack up your camera and Zodiac, start taking some photos and send in your best shots. Good luck!

Prizes provided by Class Action, GPS Pilot, and Resco.

View the Competition | Photo Contest Map

Space CowboyDuty FreeFat Man and Little BoySigning Process
PathfinderWatersportsRalph KramdenHello Kitty on the HudsonSelf Discovery
Rocky Mountain HighSunsetNew York City!CyberspaceFull Bloom

Update: The submission deadline for the Zodiacs Around The World's First Photo Contest has expired. Thanks to everyone who participated. The winners will be announced in a few days.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Featured Photo: Washington, D.C.

Innovator meets Innovation, originally uploaded by Mr.Geek.

Washington, D.C., USA | Submitted by CyberGeek

Taken in the Wright Gallery (209) at the National Air & Space museum in Washington D.C. on February 19, 2005.

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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Featured Photo: Around The World at Epcot

Originally uploaded to Flickr by woodnjeep.

Orlando, Florida, USA | Submitted by Click

A Zodiac 2 goes on a virtual "around the world" tour at Disney's Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. See all 18 Epcot photos at Flickr.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Featured Photo: Golden Gate Bridge

Marin Headlands, CA, USA | Submitted by Oliver Steinmeier

A Zodiac 2 overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco from Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Sunday, February 20, 2005

Featured Photo: Methuen, MA, USA

Methuen, MA, USA | Submitted by SkinnyMonkie

A few of my favorite things.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Featured Photo: Mannheim, Germany

Mannheim, Germany | Submitted by Hans Schmucker

An original Puzzle Bobble arcade machine and Zodiac team up for some classic bar room fun.

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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Featured Photo: New Jersey, USA

grass closeup final
New Jersey, USA | Submitted by speedy064

A pair of Zodiacs become one with nature.

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Providence, RI, USA

Rhode Island Capital
Rhode Island State House | Submitted by Brian

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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Submission Guidelines

Have a picture of your Zodiac that you'd like have posted in the Zodiacs Around The World gallery? Please adhere to the following guidelines.

  1. Snap some photos of you and your Zodiac somewhere in the world, inside or outside, the more interesting the better. Please refer to iPods Around The World and Newtons Around The World for examples and ideas.
  2. All submitted images should be either high quality JPEG, TIFF, or native Photoshop (.PSD) formats. Please, no GIF images. Image dimensions should be 640 X 480 or bigger.
  3. Please provide a short description for each photo, and provide a location including the city, state, and country and zip code if possible. GPS coordinates would also be cool. This will put your photo on the map at Mappr! (for the US) as well as the worldwide map.
  4. Tell us your name as you'd like it to appear with your photos. If you have a personal website you'd like to include, please supply the URL and we'll link it to your name.
  5. Send your submissions to zodiacsaroundtheworld[at] Your email address will remain private.
  6. Obscene or inappropriate material, and fake or falsified photos will not be published.
  7. Photos submitted by email become the property of Zodiacs Around The World.
Flickr Users: Upload your photo(s) to your photostream, then tag them with your town/city, state, and country along with the tags "zodiacusers" and "mappr". Combine two words like "New Jersey" into one word "newjersey". Join the Zodiacs Around The World Group, then add each photo you'd like to send to the Zodiacs Around The World Group Pool by clicking "Send to Group" above your photo. Please only send photos to the group that have the "Zodiacs Around The World" theme.

Last Updated: 2/20/05

Welcome to Zodiacs Around The World!

Hi, my name is Brian and I'm a Tapwave Zodiac owner. I'm also a staff writer at Tapland, a website owned and created by Scott Raulinaitis and dedicated to the Zodiac. I created this site as place where Zodiac owners can submit and share their photos. Zodiac owners take their faithful digital companions with them wherever they go, whether it's around their hometown, on vacation at an exotic location, visiting a famous landmark, or anywhere in between. They're a proud bunch, more numerous and widespread than you'd think. Zodiac owners aren't afraid to show off and use their Zodiacs in public, whether it's checking email, listening to MP3s while sipping away at a cappuccino, or enjoying some wireless multiplayer action with a group of fellow Zodiac owners.

Zodiacs Around The World will serve as a family photo album for Zodiac enthusiasts, a place where they can display their Zodiac in the wild and share photos with other dedicated Zodiac users from around the world. This site was inspired by the user-submitted photo galleries at Newtons Around The World, iPods Around The World, and the AlphaSmart Customer Gallery.

So, it's time to show off your Zodiac to the world and prove that Zodiac owners are everywhere. Please see the submission guidelines and send them in!