A few days ago, Dropbox began its annual contest Dropquest, an internet scavenger hunt that leads to participants getting free cloud storage. DropBox describes the contest:
Dropquest is a multi-step scavenger hunt that has you solve a list of puzzles (inspired by the likes of MIT’s mystery hunt or notpron [though not nearly as time/effort-consuming]). Everyone who completes Dropquest will get at least 1 GB of space (even if you participated last year).
Apparently, it’s not just for super techies. “We were very surprised by the cross-section of participants,” says Dropbox designer Jon Ying. Last year, nearly half a million from all over the world completed the inaugural Dropquest and the top finishers were a fashion consultant and a graphic designer.
Prizes are listed as follows:
- 1st place (1): Dropbox employee hoodie, LIMITED EDITION Dropbox Hack Week t-shirt, Dropbox drawing signed by the entire Dropbox team, invitation to help write the next Dropquest, 100 GB for life!
- 2nd place (10): Dropbox employee hoodie, Dropbox t-shirt, 20 GB for life!
- 3rd place (15): Dropbox t-shirt, 5 GB for life!
- 4th place (50): 2 GB for life!
- 5th place (100): 1 GB for life!
Dropquest started on Saturday May 12th and quickly had a winner, but according to Dropbox’s last update on Twitter, there were still plenty more prizes to give out.
“We’ve got a whole trove of ideas and puzzles that will require a discerning eye and tons of creativity to solve, and many of this year’s puzzles will require you to go several layers deep (think Inception),” says Ying.
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