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ContentBox and Ortus Solutions Want to Help Stuff Your Christmas Stockings

Posted by Brad Wood on 11/14/2012 12:08:00 AM

In celebration of our ColdBox LITE release and to get everyone in a holiday mood, we are announcing a Christmas ContentBox contest sponsored by Ortus Solutions, and Computer Know How.  The winner will receive a Kindle Fire to put under the tree for a loved one, or keep for themselves.  Runner up will receive gift certificates to iTunes and Amazon.  The winners will be announced just one week before Christmas, giving just enough time to add gift wrap and bows!

So, what's the contest?  Glad you asked.  We're looking to help build up community support for our new CMS, ContentBox which is a powerful and modular content management engine built on the ColdBox framework that can be used for blogging, or building entire web sites.  It is highly extensible and comes wired into our code sharing depot, ForgeBox.  From there, ContentBox can download and use themes and modules from the community.
You must build a new theme or cool module for ContentBox, register your project in ForgeBox by December 16th, 2012 and send us your contest entry to  The winners will be announced the following week in our ColdBox Connection on Dec 18th.  
Here's what you need to do to enter the contest.  Complete the following steps by the Dec 14th deadline:
  1. Download & Install ContentBox (Check out our ContentBox Express install!)
  2. Create a new ContentBox theme or a module that does something cool and useful
  3. Publish your code on github or a public repository so anyone can download it
  4. Submit your entry to the Forgebox code-sharing depot (
  5. E-mail us your submission to
The entries will by judged by members of Team ColdBox using the following guidelines:
  • If it is a theme, it should look good and be entirely your own work
  • If it is a module, it should do something productive that people will find useful
  • Use of best practices
  • Portability
  • Documentation (You had that one coming!!) 
  • Be creative!
  • Make sure it works!
First prize ($209 value)
  • Kindle Fire 8GB
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
 Runner Up ($50 value)
  • $25 iTunes gift card
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card
You may retain your rights to any code you submit, and by entering this contest you also agree to let ColdBox and Ortus Solutions distribute your code publicly for free on ForgeBox.  You also agree to allow your name to be used in promotional materials.  Contest is open to all residents of Planet Earth who are not directly affiliated with ColdBox or Ortus Solutions.  Prizes are non-transferable and no prize substitution or cash redemption allowed.  Winners will be announced in the Dec 18th ColdBox Connection as well as contacted via E-mail on that same day.  Any prize not claimed with 30 days will be forfeited.




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