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Cisco Invites Consumers to Enter the 'Digital Cribs: Heaven or Hell' Video Contest for an Opportunity to Win US$10,000

Supporting Media Date: October 28, 2008 Highlights/Key
Oct 28, 2008

Supporting Media

Date: October 28, 2008

Highlights/Key Facts:

  • Today, Cisco announced the "Digital Cribs: Heaven or Hell" video contest to find the coolest uses of personal technology and home networks as well as the most frustrating stories of technology gone awry. The contest is part of Cisco's "Digital Cribs" Web series, which demystifies the home network and inspires conversations about how consumer technology and the network contribute to a digitally enhanced lifestyle.
  • Participants 18 years or older are invited to enter a three-minute video explaining why their home network is a technology "heaven" or "hell" for an opportunity to win US$10,000.
    • Participants living in digital "heaven" can showcase the interesting and unique uses of consumer technology and their home network. Those living in digital "hell" can show the home technology experiences where devices do not connect or communicate with ease, wires abound and media are not easily shared throughout the home.
    • Two Grand Prize winners will each receive US$10,000. There will be a winner for the best "Heaven" submission and a winner for the best "Hell" submission. Ten finalists will receive $500 gift cards.
    • Participants can enter the contest online through Nov. 26, 2008.
    • Video submissions will be posted on the contest Website at for the public to view and rate from Oct. 28 through Dec. 5, 2008. Winners will be determined by the number of views, average rating and a panel of judges from Cisco. The earlier videos are received, the greater the number of possible views and votes. Winners will be announced on Dec. 8, 2008.

  • Cisco's "Digital Cribs" Web series takes viewers inside the homes of Internet, entertainment and sports enthusiasts to reveal the interesting ways they are using consumer technology.
    • Each three-minute episode of "Digital Cribs" explores the stars' connected-life experiences at home and in their day-to-day activities. Cisco's "Digital Cribs" Web site also includes several extra episodes as well as a chance for visitors to interact with the enthusiasts' "cribs" and get more details on specific experiences.
    • Episodes available online offer an inside look at the homes of NBA basketball star Shane Battier of the Houston Rockets, NonSociety video blogger Meghan Asha and video artist Lincoln Schatz.

  • Visit to enter the "Heaven or Hell" contest and to check out the latest "Digital Cribs" webisodes.
  • For contest terms and conditions, please visit:


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  • Ken Wirt, vice president, Consumer Marketing, Cisco
  • "Based on the popularity of 'Digital Cribs' to date, we expect a growing number of online viewers will find inspiration in the webisodes and learn about new ways that they can access digital content throughout their homes. The 'Heaven or Hell' contest is a way for consumers around the world to participate in 'Digital Cribs' and fuel additional conversations by showing us how hooked-up or outdated their homes are."


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