Zerotherm, who are Korean
thermal solutions company, is running a unique contest for budding Industrial
Designers to come up with their own unique low noise desktop processor or
videocard heatsink. The heatsink design challenge runs till July 31st
2008 and first prize is a cool $3000 cash prize (2nd place is $1000).
Entrants need only submit a visual or CAD representation of their novel
heatsink design to enter. The judges decision is announced August 15th, so
I know a lot of thermal engineers and industrial
students read Frostytech, so I hope you'll
dedicate a few hours of playtime to ProE, AutoCAD or 3DSMax and come up with
your own innovative thermal solution and enter the contest... you might just win
For the overclocking enthusiasts in the house - you know better than most what would
make a great heatsink for your CPU or videocard, so sketch it up and take a
stab at three grand in cold hard cash!
Acceptable file formats for your vision of the next best heatsink are:
AutoCAD, 3DSmax, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or JPEG image.
Online Submission form here (files
under 10MB in size) or
Submissions to email@example.com. (+10MB
Official ZEROtherm "Unleash the Creativity Within" Contest
Creative Cooler Challenge Encourages Community to Design Next Generation
Coolers With $5000 in Cash and Prizes!
July 1st, Daejeon, Korea: In an
effort to empower the budding creative minds within the enthusiast community,
ZEROtherm is taking an unprecedented measure to help aide the development of THE
next generation CPU and VGA coolers. Sponsoring the first ever "Creative
Cooler Challenge", ZEROtherm is determined to tap into the unharnessed dreams of
the hardware tweaker and help those dreams become a reality.
ZEROtherm understands that hidden inside the mind of the enthusiast there
lays the raw untapped desire to create the next monumental advancement in
performance enhancing hardware. A need to push hardware beyond its limits
resonates at the core of the hardcore! Amidst the countless mathematical
equations processed while attempting to reverse engineer various software and
hardware constraints in the pursuit of tweaking ones PC, there erupts a
singular passion and solution to break the performance barrier… a thermal
solution! The time has come to unleash the creativity within and take a
shot at making your mark as a driving contributor to the overclocking
community! For a chance to be the winner of the $3000 grand
prize, a $1000 2nd place prize or one of three lucky 3rd place winners,
please take a moment to examine the below contest details.
Design Registration : 1st of
July ~ 31st of July
Judging will take place from: 1st of Aug. ~ 10th of
Winner Announcements : 15th of Aug
a) 1st Place : $3,000
b) 2nd Place
c) 3rd Place : Nintendo WII (3
Registration & Inquiry:
http://art.zerotherm.net or via mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Design Guide & General
a) Design for CPU or VGA Cooler
b) Number of
Design submissions: No limitation per person.
c) File Type
Submission: File type to be submitted must be in one of the following
formats : AutoCAD, 3dsmax, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or JPEG
d) Disqualification Terms: published design for public
view, the design is in use by another company
e) Copyrights, Right
of Use and Notice: the exclusive right of use for the designs chosen as
winners are awarded to APACK, Inc. APACK, Inc. may use the submitted
designs for any promotional exercises. Should the design/s be determined to
be pirated, copied or legal problem/s, APACK may cancel the award and the
designer must return the prizes.
: Is the design new and unique?
b) Mechanical/Technical Ability :
How is the design enhanced (in cooling performance) with new technologies?
c) Aesthetics : Does the appearance enhance the appeal of the
d) Market viability and Manufacturability : Who does this
design appeal to and what are the target markets? Also consider
manufacturability including mainboard compatibility (CPU Cooler), graphics card
compatibility (VGA Cooler)
e) Noise Reduction : No noise causable
components will score more
Amidst an industry where performance is
king and speed is everything, ZEROtherm® has carved out a niche where the only
true way to remain aggressive in cooling is to focus on passive solutions.
ZEROtherm products are engineered with the primary objective being that of
decreasing noise into the "ZERO" range while effectively addressing thermal
issues. ZEROtherm products are optimized cooling solutions that effectively
reduce both noise and heat without sacrificing either for the other. Our core
thermal packaging technology (including heat pipe technology and micro electro
mechanical technology) is the basis for all ZEROtherm products and has received
ZEROtherm® is a division of APACK, INC. APACK is a heat
pipe technology based thermal solution provider which provides customized
designing and engineering solutions and, ultimately, provides best-of breed
thermal solutions. We seek to exceed consumer expectations by developing,
designing, and producing "best-of-breed" solutions from our extensive
technological, manufacturing and engineering capabilities. Visit ZEROtherm®
online at: www.zerotherm.net. APACK, INC at: www.apack.net