DoS poster prizeAs part of our fifteenth birthday celebrations this weekend, we have an exciting competition for you all — and a stunning prize!

We will be awarding one clever, imaginative Ringer, a The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster — signed by Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Martin Freeman and Evangeline Lilly (see the photo of it just to the right).

You could win this poster, with signatures from Thorin, Smaug, Bilbo, Bard and Tauriel!

To be in the running for this amazing prize, simply show us your new Desolation of Smaug DVDs and Blu-rays!

Here’s what we want you to do:

  1. Take a picture of your The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug DVD or Blu-ray box. You can be holding the box, or someone else might be holding it, or it can be on its own somewhere. We want you to get imaginative — think interesting locations, inventive composition, and so on.Consider where it might be fun or unusual to see a Desolation of Smaug DVD — location or context! — and take your picture there. Indoors or outdoors, we’re looking for creativity: you and your DVD might be eating second breakfast, checking out the Grand Canyon, or even Scuba diving…
  2. Then follow @theoneringnet on twitter, and tweet your photo to us, with the phrase ‘Here is my entry!’ and the hashtag #wheresbilbo

You must submit your entry before Sunday May 11, midnight UTC. So you have two weeks to get thinking and submit a photo!

Now for the competition rules:

This competition is open worldwide.

Entrants must be 16 or older; and anyone shown in the photos must be 16 or older.

Please, nothing crude, explicit, offensive, etc in the photos. Keep them family friendly! Any photos with offensive content will be automatically disqualified.

A panel of judges (made up of TORn staffers) will choose the winning photo. They will judge based on creativity, inventiveness, originality and entertainment. Judges’ decision is final.

By tweeting an entry to @theoneringnet, entrants agree to be bound by all competition rules; confirm that they and anyone shown in the photos are 16 or older; and accept that the judges’ decision is final.

You also agree to give a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use your photo. (Now that might sound scary and terribly legal, but basically, all we want is to be able to re-post it on our website, Facebook page, and on our twitter stream to show the world just how clever you, the entrants, are!)

The winner will be notified on Friday 16th May, via a Twitter private message. Winner then has 24 hours to contact to claim the prize. If the prize is not claimed within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

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That’s it! Get that camera out, grab a The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray or DVD, and get busy! The entries which entertain, impress or amuse us the most will be shown on TORn  – we’re hoping for a ‘Smaugasbord’ of goodness…