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Keyboard of the Month
April and May '15



Welcome to OCN's Keyboard of the Month competition, here you can enter your modded keyboards against other people's in a poll to see who has the "best" modded keyboard for the month.

This thread serves as a place for you to show off your board before the poll opens and to vote when the poll opens.

You are welcome to upload more pictures of the board you have entered before or during the competition, however the pictures must be of the same exact board, that means you can't change the case, the keycaps or even the cable out. This rule has been introduced because you are only permitted to enter one board per month, any altering of the board in photos may get your entry votes that it otherwise wouldn't have.

NOTE: Distribution methods for the prizes are currently being revised, so the delivery of prizes will be delayed for the near future. However, your name will still be recorded, and you will receive your prize as soon as everything is back to normal.

A reminder of the rules for submitting entries and info about the competition in general:

How The Competition Works: (Click to show)
  • At the start of the month I create a Keyboard of the Month (KOTM) thread.
  • You can use the dedicated KOTM thread to post pictures of your keyboard that you are entering (optional) and to submit your entry for that month via the Google Docs form.
  • Entries are accepted until the last week of the month, after which entries for that month are closed.
  • I will then put up a poll in that thread of all the submissions and the poll will stay up for 1 week to let people from all over the site vote.
  • After the voting closes, I will announce the winner for that month, their name will be added to the list of winners, a picture of their board put in the Mechanical Keyboard Club OP to show off their work, and they will be able to claim a limited edition OCN Keyboard of the Month keycap as seen below.
Competition Rules: (Click to show)
  • You must enter your own board, I reserve the right to ask for proof of ownership of any board I think may not belong to you.
  • You can enter at most 6 times per year with one board or different ones, however if you win with one of your entries, then you cannot enter that board again.
  • You can win at most three times in a single year, and not two months in a row.
  • You can only win once with a given board, if you win twice with a board appearing to be the same, proof of the differences between the two will be required.
  • Only one image will be put up as your entry's poll picture, if you submit two images then I will pick which one.
  • You may change your entry once before the competition starts, any subsequent entries by you for that month will be ignored. Your entry cannot be changed once the poll is up.
  • You can request the poll picture in the KOTM thread be changed once.
  • I reserve the right to permanently exclude from the competition anyone submitting an entry in violation of the competition rules and/ or the OCN ToS e.g. submissions clearly meant to advertise.
Tips for entering: (Click to show)
  • Get inventive: You're unlikely to do well if you're just changing out a few keycaps.
  • Provide a good picture: The picture is what sells your entry to voters, so do your best to make it look good, for some tips see this thread.
How To Claim Your Prize If You Win: (Click to show)
To claim your prize if you have won, send me a PM with the following info so the staff can organise your prize.
Quote:
  • Competition thread link:
  • Prize Won:
  • Full OCN Username:
  • Full Name:
  • Full Address & Post/Zip Code:
  • Tankguys Email Address:


NOTE: You MUST create a Tankguys account and fill out your shipping info in the account info! If you don't, we cannot ship the prize out to you!

https://www.tankguys.com/customer/account/login//

In addition to this, please also include a link to the post where I declare you the winner for my benefit, to make verifying you as a winner easier.

Trying to claim a prize when you haven't won the KOTM competition will get you banned from all future KOTM competitions.


The prize:





The form to submit your entries:


Edited by Paradigm84 - 5/21/15 at 4:31pm
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Ugh I sold it, I'll have something better next month haha.
Edited by kbros - 4/9/15 at 7:07am
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Originally Posted by kbros View Post

Entered. Here's some more pics.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Very clean! I like the short keys and the color combination is simple but effective. thumb.gif

So far, off to a nice start for this month!
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Due to lack of entries, the KOTM for April was cancelled, so I've merged April and May into one KOTM and will be pairing up months in the future due to lack of competition.
Edited by Paradigm84 - 5/21/15 at 4:33pm
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post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbros View Post

I'm entering!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
That whole setup is beautiful! The board, the wrist rest, the carbon fiber desk mat. Awesome job! thumb.gif
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post #7 of 8

Yah, that's really nice!  Too bad I don't have any cool keyboards left to enter. :sad-smile 

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Thanks guys! I hope more folks enter so it can actually be held.
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