TeachMac is a searchable library of multimedia lessons for Mac users. Now the site is featuring the “Everyone Wins with TeachMac Giveaway and Contest,” which will culminate at Macworld Expo and will reward all entrants $100 in prizes.
The multimedia lessons are viewable using the free, downloadable TeachMac application, and range in topics from Apple iApps to Cocoa, Getting the Most Out of Your Mac, Introduction to Pages, Photoshop Elements, Rapidweaver Plug-ins and much more. The prices of individual modules vary from free to $15 each, though TeachMac users can purchase an annual subscription that provides access to all content for $49.
The contest — involving shareware authors and peripheral vendors as well — encourages users to create new modules to help expand TeachMac’s library. Modules can be on any computer related subjects — examples the service cites are favorite Finder tips, strategies for building the ultimate Civilization, how to optimize a World of Warcraft character.
“Somebody, somewhere, wants to know what you know. Everyone teaches, everyone learns, everyone wins with TeachMac,” said the service.
TeachMac and the co-sponsors of the contest are offering gifts to everyone who submits a module from now until January 11, 2007. Authors get a free copy of iShowU, a complementary TeachMac subscription and a third prize from Belkin, Freeverse Software, MacAlly or TypeIt4Me (redeemable at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Calif. next month). Authors will also receive royalties for their creations.
A “Grand Prize” will also be awarded to the author of the module judged the best, including a full set of RadTech laptop protective gear and a $500 cash prize.