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Lab Madness 2016 Call for Entries is Open!
Feb 24, 2016

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It’s that time of the year again! Get your cables shined and your labs polished for the fourth annual Lab Madness Championship! Each year we host the championship inviting all Juniper fans to submit their finest and greatest Juniper lab setups for a chance to compete in the Lab Madness bracket and claim the title of Lab Madness Champion.

 

Who can play?

You can! All Juniper enthusiasts, fans and partners with Juniper lab gear are invited to send us their photo for consideration.*

 

How can I participate?

To be considered for this year’s competition, submit your Juniper lab photo any time between Wednesday, February 24th and Friday, March 11th. You can submit your photo through the below channels:

 

  • Twitter: Tweet a photo of your lab on Twitter including the hashtag #LabMadness. Upon receiving your tweet, @JuniperNetworks will follow-up with you over DM on next steps including asking you for your name and details about your setup.
  • Facebook: Publish a photo of your image on the Juniper Networks Facebook Page and mention Lab Madness in the post description, along with your name and any details about your lab setup.
  • Email: Send an email to social-media@juniper.net with “Lab Madness Submission” as the headline. Include your name and any details about your lab setup.

The Juniper social media team will select participants and announce the final bracket on Tuesday, March 15th with the first game taking place on Wednesday, March 16th. If you are selected to participate you will be notified through the channel you submitted your image on. All selected participants will be mailed a Juniper Lab Madness 2016 t-shirt after the contest close.

 

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How does the championship work?

Once the final bracket is announced, we will also release the dates of each of the championship matches. A match consists of two submitted images being paired against each other, similar to the image pictured here from last year.

 

How do I vote?

Voting will take place on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. The community is encouraged to vote for the lab setup they think should move onto the next round. Using the below criteria, submit your vote on each platform when daily matches are announced. Each match will begin at 10am PT and end at 9am PT the following day.

 

  • Style
  • Functionality
  • Innovation or Differentiation

 

Who is the Champion?

As players move through the bracket, the final round will determine who the Lab Madness 2016 Champion is. The Champion will receive the following:

 

  • Be invited to participate in a Q&A with a Juniper team member for a blog post
  • Have their lab setup glorified across Juniper’s social channels
  • Indulge in the victory of being this year’s Lab Madness Champion

In addition to potentially winning, your setup will also be considered for the following categories:

 

  • Most Chaotic Setup
  • Most Organized Setup
  • Biggest Setup
  • Smallest Setup
  • Most Likely to Withstand a Zombie Apocalypse
  • Most Colorful Setup
  • Earliest Deployed Piece of Juniper Gear

Ready for the showdown? Let’s get ready to rumble!

 

Key Dates

Activities

February 24

Submission process begins

March 11

Submission process ends

March 15

Final bracket is announced

March 16

Championship matches begin

 

Join the conversation by following #LabMadness on Twitter or finding us on the below platforms: @JuniperNetworks on Twitter

Juniper Networks Facebook

Juniper Networks LinkedIn

 

*Juniper employees excluded. All fans and partners are welcome to play.

 

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