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Frightful and delightful: Haiku winners announced

Congratulations to our Frightful Computer Haiku Contest winners! Your submissions were delightful, with some even raising the hairs on our neck.  There were so many scary submissions that we nearly pulled our hair out trying to select three winners. Truly, the creativity was sufficiently creepy. Of the many submissions, the following were selected as being a slash above the rest. Each will receive a $50 gift certificate for their award-winning haiku.

Winner:
Lightning flashes down.
Hard drive’s dead, but Mozy screams:
Alive! It’s aliiiive!
Daniel Gibby

Winner:
he killed my hard drive
but my files, like zombies, creep
back with a vengeance.
adaenn

Winner:
Dark and “cloud”less night
Beware the hard drive killers
Better get Mozy
Glen McAfee

Again, congratulations to our three winners. We hope to continue our Frightful Computer Haiku Contest next year, so if you didn’t win a gift certificate, there’s always next year! Five…seven…five…I can do this… Until then, remember that by using Mozy to back up and protect your files, you’re already a winner.

Frightful Computer Haiku Contest v4.0

Did you just feel someone—or something!—tapping you on your shoulder? That’s just a scary reminder that it’s time for this year’s Frightful Computer Haiku Contest. It kind of just creeps up on you, doesn’t it? Well, we wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, there’s no better time of the year than Halloween to create a scary computer haiku. The more clever, the better. A $50 gift card will be awarded to each of three individuals with the most frightful computer haikus.

Maybe you’ve forgotten how to write a haiku. No worries; it’s not difficult.

Haikus are composed of three lines. Simply follow this frightfully foolproof formula to create your haiku: Line one is five syllables. Line two is seven syllables. And line three is five syllables. Haikus that do not meet the 5-7-5 criteria will be disqualified and fed to the werewolves.

If you need a little more help, perhaps last year’s winning haiku will get your creative juices flowing (Dracula is already salivating):

Great-Grandma’s pictures–

Gone–but now back from the dead!

Wish she was back, too.

Oooo, does that not send shivers up your spine?

The winning haikus will be featured on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

To enter, simply comment on this post with your frightful computer haiku.

Frightful Computer Haiku Contest Rules:

-Your haiku must be original. Don’t just copy one of the ones someone submitted last year (or this year), because that’s just lame. Our gaggle of goblins will be keeping an eye on you to ensure compliance.

-Your haiku must be awesome, but that goes without saying.

-One entry per person. Please do not submit the same haiku over and over again because that too is lame and aggravates the judges.

-Submit your haiku by October 31, 11:59 p.m. MDT in the comments below. The winners will be announced on Friday, November 3.

That’s it! Pretty easy, right? So get your haiku on and submit away! Like this contest? Click here to tweet it!

Mozy Summer Photo Contest 2014 winners announced

You’ve heard it a thousand times before: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” That’s because it’s true. A picture can often express emotion better than words. Just take a look at the winners from our recent Mozy Summer Photo Contest 2014.

Some of the photos made us smile, others made us laugh out loud, while others made us contemplate the wonders of nature. But all of them helped us to see the beauty that’s all around us.

After tallying the votes, we awarded one grand prize winner and three consolation prizes:

  • Grand Prize: “Flying High” by Jackie Linder
  • Consolation Prize winners:
  • “Deep in the Canyon” by Rita Meistrell
  • “Interested Observers” by Lauren Ward
  • “Perfect Sunset” by Jenine Reed

Our grand prize winner will receive a $50 gift card. Each of our consolation prize winners will receive a $25 gift card. Congratulations to each of you!

Thanks to all of you for your submissions. And thanks to everyone for voting for your favorites. We’re already looking forward to our next photo contest, so keep taking great pictures of your favorite subjects!

 

Mozy Summer Photo Contest 2014

Summer is in full swing in the northern hemisphere!

We know you take incredible photos and trust Mozy to keep them safe. To thank you for that trust we are happy to feature our 2014 Summer Photo Contest. Take a great shot, attach it to this blog post, and you could be the winner of one of three $25 gift cards, or the grand prize winner of a $50 gift card!

To submit your summer photo, please follow these steps:

  1. Make sure it is your own original work. No copycats!
  2. The photo should be appropriate for all ages.
  3. In the comments section below give your photo a title and then click on the photo icon below the text box () to upload your photo.
  4. You will also need to sign in to post. You can use your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, or Google login.
  5. Then just wait! Your photo will be reviewed and then posted.

Once it’s live, you may also want to share it with your friends and family. Photos that have more “likes” will certainly get our attention.

Photos will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Originality
  2. Has a distinct summer feel
  3. The “Aww” factor, as in “Aww, cute!” or “in awe” of the scene.

Entries must be submitted before August 18, 2014. Winners will be announced in the August newsletter and posted on this blog.

Good luck! We’re excited to see your amazing photography skills!

*Void where prohibited by law.

Frightful Computer Haiku Contest v 3.0

Our annual “Frightful Computer Haiku Contest” is back. If you have submitted before and haven’t won, now’s your chance! The third time’s the charm, right? Comment on this post with your haiku to enter to win $200!

Mozy Frightful Haiku Contest 2013

Haven’t written a haiku since 3rd grade? Don’t worry, it’s easy to do. Haikus are composed of three lines. Line one is five syllables, line two is seven syllables, and line three is five syllables. Haikus that don’t meet this criteria will be disqualified, so make sure your haiku has the right arrangement of syllables.

Here is an example:

I now understand
why hard drives and coffee mugs
don’t mix very well

Our four favorites will win, and here are the prizes you could earn:

  • Grand prize: $200 Amazon.com gift card
  • Three runners up will receive $50 Amazon.com gift cards.
  • We’ll also select a few honorable mentions, who will win a Mozy Saved My Bacon frisbee.
  • The winning haikus will also be featured on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

To enter: Simply comment on this post with your frightful computer haiku.

Rules:

  • Your haiku must be original. Don’t just copy one of the ones someone submitted last time (or this time), because that’s just lame. And we will be checking.
  • Your haiku must be awesome, but this goes without saying.
  • One entry per person. Please do not submit the same haiku over and over again.
  • Submit your haiku by Oct. 31, 11:59 PM MDT. Winners will be announced on Friday, Nov. 1.

That’s it! Pretty easy, right? So get your haiku on and submit away! Like this contest? Click here to tweet it!

Mozy Pet Contest Winners

It’s raining cats and dogs here at Mozy! We had a bunch of very cuddly entries in our pet picture contest from our August newsletter. Each entry wins a Mozy Saved My Bacon frisbee. See all of the amazing entries here:

 

In the end it was an extremely tough choice but we were able to narrow the field down to our five favorite furry friends. The five winners below win $25 Amazon.com gift cards.

We’ll be reaching out to the winners via email to help them claim their prizes. Here’s a picture of the great Mozy Saved My Bacon frisbee:

Mozy Saved My Bacon Frisbee

Mozy Tritanium Contest Winners!

We’re excited to announce the winners of our Tritanium video contest from our May 2013 newsletter. We had hundreds of entries, and we’re grateful to everyone who participated. We asked you to watch the new Mozy Tritanium video and answer three questions:

  1. How many birds hit the Mozy Tritanium cloud?
  2. What three things set the Mozy cloud apart from the rest?
  3. What slogan is written on the closing slide?

And here are the winners:

$50 Gift Card winners

  • Carrie Stavropoulos
  • Jeff Antone

$25 Gift card winners

  • Ron Ablang
  • Larry Rohs
  • Kurt Wallinger
Once again, here’s the video:

Thanks again to all who participated, and stay tuned for our next contest! Winners – please email stories@mozy.com to claim your prize.

Mozy Madness 2013!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament begins today. Over the next three weeks, millions of people will watch as carefully selected brackets are turned into meaningless scratch paper by amazing upsets and tournament drama.

Business productivity will suffer (to the tune of either $4 billion or $192 million nationwide, depending on who you believe) and millions of cubicle dwellers and desk jockeys will spend their time watching, instead of working.

While your bracket might be worthless after the first weekend, and your 14th seeded alma mater might not make it past game one, Mozy is giving you a chance to still be a winner during this tournament.

Every weekday during the NCAA tournament (beginning Thursday, March 21, running through Monday, April 8), we’ll tweet out an NCAA tournament trivia question with the hashtag #MozyMadness. If you know the answer, reply and include the #MozyMadness hashtag. Follow @Mozy on Twitter to make sure you see the questions.

You can also find the questions updated on this blog post. You can also enter by commenting on this post with your answer.

Each tweet/comment with the correct answer will be entered into a drawing to win a Mozy Madness prize, complete with an office basketball hoop and matching ball, a commemorative faux leather Mozy basketball, and two headbands for your epic games of cubicle 1-on-1:

Mozy Madness Basketball Prize

Each basketball hoop winner will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a pair of custom Nike Zoom KD V iD basketball shoes (in Mozy colors, of course), along with a 94Fifty Bluetooth basketball and a free year of MozyHome.

Nike Zoom KD V iD - Mozy colors

We’ll be posting the questions here on the blog as well, so if you’re not on Twitter, bookmark this post and come back daily for a chance to leave a comment and win. Everyone who answers correctly (whether on Twitter or by commenting on this post) will be considered eligible to win. We’ll update each question with an answer and winner after one has been chosen. Best of luck, this could be your one shining moment!

Contest rules and info: No purchase necessary. Limited to US residents only. Nike is not a sponsor of this promotion and does not endorse it. Shoe sizes available in men’s 7-18, women’s 5.5-15.5, and kids 4Y-6Y. Shoe design may be different from appearance in picture.  94Fifty Basketball is a Kickstarter project. If it is not fully funded and/or the product is not available, Mozy reserves the right to offer a different prize of similar value. Mozy reserves the right to alter, change, or discontinue this promotion and its associated prizes at any time. Participation in this promotion signifies understanding of and agreement with the above rules and guidelines. Mozy employees and contractors and their families are not eligible for this promotion. Previous winners are not eligible to win again. 

Trivia Questions – comment below with your answer to enter to win!

1 (Thursday, March 21): What are the odds of filling out a perfect bracket?

Answer: 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (9.2 quintillion). Winner: @Steel_By_Design

2 (Friday, March 22): How many teams were in the inaugural NCAA tournament in 1939?

Answer: 8 teams Winner: @EricBfromCLE

3 (Monday, March 25): Number 1 seeds have won how many of the last 14 NCAA tournament championships?

Answer: 10 teams Winner: @GeekDad248

4 (Tuesday, March 26): What university hosted the first NCAA men’s basketball tournament?

Answer: Northwestern University Winner: @curtislu

5 (Wednesday, March 27): Who is the only coach to have won an NCAA and NBA championship?

Answer: Larry Brown Winner@KrisJano99

6 (Thursday, March 28): Who holds the record for most points scored in a single tournament game (61)?

Answer: Austin Carr, 1970 Winner: @StaceyLClark23 

7 (Friday, March 29): Which team won both the NIT tournament and the NCAA tournament in the same year?

Answer: The City College of New York Winner: @JohnSpielmann

8 (Monday, April 1): What team has the longest streak of consecutive NCAA appearances?

Answer: North Carolina, 27 (1971 – 2001) Winner: @jteek2000

9 (Tuesday, April 2): What four teams have at least 40 appearances in the NCAA tournament?

Answer: North Carolina, Kansas, UCLA, Kentucky Winner: @sperls13

10 (Wednesday, April 3): Which coach has the most NCAA tournament wins?

Answer: Mike Krzyzewski, 79 wins Winner: @leah_bh

11 (Thursday, April 4): How many different coaches have won national championships with the University of Kentucky?

Answer: 5 (Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, John Calipari) Winner: @ukfan4life66

12 (Friday, April 5): What school has the most appearances in NCAA national championship title game?

Answer: UCLA, 12 appearances Winner: @DeejDrake

13 (Monday, April 8): How many combined championship game appearances do Louisville and Michigan have?

Mozy Winter Wonderland Photo Contest Winners

We put out a call for some pictures showcasing winter and we received some incredible winter wonderland photos taken by our talented customers. We’d like to thank everyone that contributed their photos. We feel honored that you would share a piece of your life with us.

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the “Winter wonderland” contest:

First place is “Leaves in Frozen Lake” by Mikkel Houmoller

Leaves on a frozen lake

Second place is “Winter Birds” by Christina Carlson

Winter Birds

Third place is “Snow Dog” by Chris Nodder

Snow dog

 

Remember to subscribe to the Mozy blog, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter to stay in the know – our next contest is right around the corner and the winner could be you!

Mozy Winter Photo Contest

Mozy Winter Picture ContestPhotos: you take them, Mozy backs them up! Here is your chance to show off your photography skills by highlighting some of the pictures you’ve taken this winter. Find your favorite shot and upload it in the comment section below by March 1, 2013. Images must be less than 1 MB in size and will be approved before they are posted, so if you don’t see your comment right away check back later. We’ll select our favorite and the winner will receive a $200 Amazon gift card. Two runner ups will receive $50 gift cards.

Judging will be based on:

  • How “wintery” the picture makes us feel
  • Originality
  • The “Awe” factor – As in “awe cute” and or “in awe” of the scene.

The photos must be your own work. By submitting them to our contest, you agree to let Mozy post them on our website. Of course, we’ll give credit where credit is due.

This contest is open to Mozy and non-Mozy customers alike. If you’re not a Mozy customer, you may want to consider our free Mozy account and the accompanying Stash and mobile app.

Best of luck to all and we look forward to seeing your amazing work!