Lucidchart is giving away Chrome Cr-48 notebooks!
In December, Google selected Lucidchart to be a featured app for the launch of the Chrome Web Store. Thank you to the 20,000 users who have installed Lucidchart, making it one of the most popular Productivity apps!
Continuing on this Chrome kick, we at Lucidchart will be giving away 100 Chrome notebooks! These Cr-48’s are not available for sale, and are only being distributed to a select group of users to help pilot test the new Chrome notebook and provide feedback to Google.
Lucidchart provides the best experience for drawing diagrams anywhere, delivered right in the web browser. There’s no downloading and installing of software; instead, you get constant updates and new features, with your data automatically saved and backed up securely in the cloud. Plus, an unlimited number of collaborators can work together simultaneously on a document. And diagrams are available anytime, anywhere, on any device with a modern web browser. In short, Lucidchart is an example of a web application that is better than desktop software alternatives.
Chrome OS has the same vision: a world in which you don’t need to download software. Data and applications are stored and delivered from the cloud, and connectedness and collaboration is the norm. Chrome notebooks are for people who live on the web.
How can you be one of the recipients?
We will be selecting users from those who create diagrams and share them in the Community Library, starting today until February 12. The steps to enter are:
Create your diagram and share it with the Community by clicking the Community Library icon in the editor! The contest categories are:
- Most Creative Diagram; or
- Most Useful Template
Here are some suggestions of useful templates to create:
- Fishbone Diagram
- Cycle Diagram
- Project Timeline
- Decision Tree
- Funnel Diagram
- Pyramid Chart
- Graphic Organizers (education)
What else can you do?
Ratings and comments will be taken into consideration during the selection process. Some (but not all) Chrome notebooks will be given to those who demonstrate the power or creativity of collaboration. So be sure to share your diagram with family, friends and co-workers through Twitter, Facebook, and your blog. Invite them to come sign up so that they can rate your diagram, join you in building yours, and even make their own to participate!
When will users be notified?
We will notify the recipients by February 21. Recipients will be asked to supply a mailing address to receive their shiny, new notebook! So what are you waiting for? Start diagramming!
For the duration of the contest, we will be removing account limitations (e.g., complexity limit) so you can create whatever you can imagine!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OF AGE OR AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR STATE OF RESIDENCE OR OLDER AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO THE SKILL CONTEST AND A REGISTERED USER OF LUCIDCHART. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Contest ends at 11:59 PM PT on February 12, 2010. See official rules for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I share documents I have already created in Lucidchart?
Yes! We know our users have made countless creative, fun and interesting documents over the last couple years. With just a few clicks, you can share these with the Community and enter for your chance to win.
What are the judging critiera?
- Aesthetic appeal of the diagram (35%)
- Appropriateness to contest themes (35%)
- Demonstration of collaboration (15%)
- Total number of user ratings received and average rating (15%)
Any tips about the criteria?
- Aesthetic appeal of the diagram - Use colors and images to bring your diagram to life! You can find and drag/drop relevant images using IconFinder and Google Image Search integrated within the diagramming editor.
- Appropriateness to contest themes - Remember there are two categories in the contest: Most Creative Diagram and Most Useful Template. For the Most Useful category, think about what you can create that others can expand or build upon.
- Demonstration of collaboration - Invite others to create something interesting together!
- User ratings - Use Twitter, Facebook and e-mail to encourage family, friends and co-workers to come support you with ratings!
Will more entries help my chances?
Not necessarily. One high-quality entry is better than ten mediocre ones, but you are welcome to submit multiple entries.
Does my diagram need to be about Google, Lucidchart or cloud computing?
No. The purpose of the contest is to demonstrate the power of web apps like Lucidchart. Show us what you can do with a tool like Lucidchart - the topic isn’t important!
Do I need to submit a flowchart?
No. Lucidchart can also be used to create website wireframes, iPhone mockups, mind maps, drawings, and many other types of diagrams! We hope users will submit creative, interesting, practical and useful diagrams of all types. Find more shapes to create all of these by adding shape libraries in the diagramming editor.