Here's how to enter:
1. Look around Makers Market / Boing Boing Bazaar and pick out your favorite product of value $500 US or less. You can pick a more expensive product, in which case, if you win, the first $500 is on us.
2. If you're not already following the Makers Market Twitter feed, do so by visiting this link or by tweeting "follow @themakersmarket". Contest winners will be notified using Twitter's "direct message" feature, and if you're not following us, we can't message you, and you can't win.
3. Tweet the URL of your favorite product, and the URL of the contest landing page (http://bit.ly/9p97ad), and make sure you include "@themakersmarket" so we receive your tweet. We recommend cutting and pasting the following text into your twitter window...
Tweet your favorite item @themakersmarket to win it! http://bit.ly/9p97ad Mine is:...followed by the URL of your favorite product. You will probably need to use a URL shortener to make it all fit into a tweet's 140 characters. We find bit.ly works well.
Eleven winners will be selected randomly from among tweets received before 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 15, 2010. One first-place winner will receive their tweeted choice of products from among those for sale on Makers Market having value of $500 US or less. If your favorite product costs more than $500, the first $500 is on us. Ten runners-up will receive $25 toward their choice of products from among those for sale on Makers Market.
Good luck and happy tweeting! Please see the contest landing page for more details, and official rules.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects