Backblaze Halloween Contest


Want to win an iPad Mini or a Nexus 7?
We’re having a scary video contest! Want the rules? Read below, and don’t forget to check out the example video at the bottom! Oh, and hurry! The contest ends October 29th!

How to Enter the Contest:

        1. 1. Prepare a short, 30 seconds or less, video recreating your favorite horror movie scenes using your computer or

      hard drive

        as the victim.
      1. 2. Insert the following image at the end of the video (right-click and save as):


      1. 3. Upload your video online, to YouTube for example.
      1. 4. Post a link to your video on the

Backblaze Facebook wall

      1. or on


    1. with the hashtag #Backblaze so we can enter it in to the contest. Or, link to it in the comments below!
    1. 5. Share your video with friends.

General Questions:

      1. 1. How many people can be in the video?


      1. Answer: However many you need in order to recreate the scene!
      1. 2. Can I make it longer than 30 seconds?


      1. Answer: Maybe 32 seconds, but that’s it. If you want to make a longer “director’s cut” we’d love to see it, but the contest video should be close to 30 seconds. Please keep it short and scary.
      1. 3. Can I record it on an iPhone, Android, iPad, Camera, etc.?


      1. Answer: You can use whatever device you wish to record your video.
      1. 4. Can I submit multiple videos?


    1. Answer: If you have multiple favorite scenes, make a vignette! But only please submit one video.


  • You must use a valid Facebook account and comply with all Facebook rules for age, content, copyrights, etc. to post a link to your video on the Backblaze wall.
  • We reserve the right to remove and not consider as a valid entry any videos which we deem inappropriate.
  • We reserve the exclusive right to determine what is inappropriate.
  • Backblaze reserves the right to use your video for other purposes.
  • The contest will end on October 29, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The winner will be announced on October 31, 2013. The winner will be determined by Backblaze.
  • One 16GB iPad Mini or one 16GB Nexus7 will be awarded to the winner. The winner will determine which they would like (either an iPad Mini or Nexus7). The prize will be mailed to the winner in a timely manner once it becomes generally available to the public.
  • Please keep the content of the post PG rated—no cursing or extreme gore/violence.
  • By submitting a video you agree to all of these rules.

Want an example?

That’s it! Have fun!


About Yev

Yev Pusin is the senior director of Marketing and sometimes Marketing chief of staff at Backblaze, which he joined in 2011. Yev has a degree in business and communications from the University of Iowa, where he developed an alliteration affinity. Yev enjoys writing in an amusing way about the "why" of things and how decisions are made, so that readers can learn and be entertained all at once. Follow Yev on: Twitter: @YevP | LinkedIn: Yev Pusin