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Holiday Gift-Away Vote-Off: You Decide

December 15, 2010 —
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Contestants in Wolfram|Alpha’s Deck the Halls with Facts & Knowledge Holiday Gift-Away have been busy submitting their favorite Wolfram|Alpha fun facts, assembling their free Wolfram|Alpha Spikey paper sculpture kits, and snapping photos for the vote-off. Now you get to decide who will win!

Now through January 3, 2011, you can vote once per day for your favorite entry. Your votes will help the 500 contestants win great gifts, such as Mathematica Professional (value: $2495), an iPad, Wolfram mobile apps, and much more! Oh, and you could be one of the random lucky voters to win one of the newly inked Wolfram|Alpha Spikey T-shirts—not available anywhere else—in our daily drawings!

Contestants, here are a few helpful tips to help your entry climb the charts. First, be sure to vote every day! Then use the built-in sharing tools to ask your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites to vote for your entry once per day, every day! Be sure to let them know how they can win, too!

If you are a contestant who’s still waiting for your Spikey to arrive, no worries; you can upload your Spikey photo to the gallery anytime through January 3, 2011.

Wolfram|Alpha Spikey paper sculptures in action

Winners will be announced here and on the website on January 5, 2011. Now jump over to the gallery to vote for your favorite entry!


The submit function doesn’t work. And I have a whole gallery of spikey photos to choose from!

Posted by Jonathan December 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm

So, we basically spam all our friends and family about this awesome website then tell them to vote for our pictures?
Sounds fun!

Posted by juketay December 19, 2010 at 1:02 am

How do I “submit my favorite Wolfram|Alpha fun fact”?

Posted by Jordan December 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Hi Jordan,

    The first 500 people to submit a fun fact received paper spikeys to enter in the photo gallery, and we were happy to receive so many entries in such a short time. Unfortunately, the contest is now closed to new entries as we were able to give away all 500 spikeys.

    Thank you,
    The Wolfram|Alpha Team

    Posted by The PR Team December 22, 2010 at 11:09 pm

So I get home yesterday, and there is this package in the front door (i guess it arrived a little late but who cares :D), i quickly assembled my spikey and it looks freaking amazing and i love it.
Thanks for the great gift Wolfram Team, you made my day.

Posted by Mehdi March 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm