Your chance to win some great Flash books!

We at have teamed up with the good people at Friends of Ed to bring you the "Friends of Ed ActionScript Competition". Up for grabs are nine great new books from Friends of Ed, including three copies of each of Foundation Flash MX, Foundation Actionscript for Macromedia Flash MX and Flash MX Upgrade Essentials.

The Categories
Submissions for the competition are to be broken down into two categories: Tutorials and Open Source. All submissions must include some level of Actionscript. The topics covered need not be Flash MX specific but, having said that Flash 4 tutorials aren't likely to win.

The winner of the Tutorial Competition will receive one copy of Foundation Flash MX and one copy of Foundation Actionscript for Macromedia Flash MX. Submissions for this category must provide not only source code with a particular purpose but also a description of what the code does and/or how it does it, and any relevant instructions as to how to get the code to work.
We welcome tutorials which explain specific techniques (such as how to create a certain menu-system) as well as tutorials which cover more general topics such as how to use the new Event Model. Tutorials which cover a topic already discussed in an existing tutorial may not be considered. If you wish to write a tutorial to further examine a concept which is already discussed in an existing tutorial, email Jesse first to check if your submission will be considered. A good tutorial will include a sample file which implements the techniques taught in the tutorial.

Open Source:
Two copies of Foundation Flash MX, two copies of Foundation Actionscript for Macromedia Flash MX and three copies of Flash MX Upgrade Essentials are available to the seven top submissions in the Open Source competition. The winning entrants may choose which title they receive as their prize from the books available, with the competition winner to choose their prize first, the first runner up to choose their prize from the remaining titles and so on.

All content must be received by June 30th, 2002 (GMT) to be eligible for consideration as an entry. Tutorials should be submitted to Jesse via email and should include the tutorial text body in plain HTML and any relevant example files or images. Please be sure to include your name and email address at the very least so we can contact you if you win!
Open Source submissions should be made via the standard open source uploads page. Submissions will be recorded when they are checked by an administrator. Submissions too large to be submitted via this form, and submissions which make use of backend components such as PHP scripts may be emailed to Jesse. Please be sure to include all the information required by the online submission form.
Again, please ensure your email address is correct as it's the only method we will have to contact you should you win a prize!
You are welcome to enter both competitions. Participants who submit more than one piece will be consider on the merits of their best entry, so feel free to submit multiple entries to increase your chances! No participant may win more than one prize.

Small Print:
Submissions must be entirely your own work and must not breech any third party patents, copyright or intellectual property in any way. By submitting your content you grant the owners and operators of the irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide rights to make publicly available the submitted content as they see fit. By your submission you warrant that you are entitled to grant such rights.
Submitting your content does not guarantee that it will be posted on the site. We reserve the right to reject any submission without explanation.
The judges' decisions with regard to the winning entries are final and will not be debated.