Contest: Show Us Your Left 4 Dead

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[Update - 11:40am CST on May 18] With the day upon us, we've announced the winners.

[Update - 12:15pm CST on May 11] Submissions for the art contest are now closed, but you still have until 11:59pm EST / 10:59pm on May 17, 2010 to leave a comment below for a chance to randomly win some other Left 4 Dead swag.

We'll announce the winners on May 18.

[Original] Want to win a custom-painted Left 4 Dead 2-styled Xbox 360 and some other swag? If you said (or thought) yes, then we've got a contest for you thanks to the fine folks at Valve and Shacknews parent company GameFly.

For a chance to win the custom-painted console, submit an image of your Left 4 Dead-inspired artwork to contests@shacknews.com between April 26 and May 10, 2010. In addition, please make sure to include your name and phone number.

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A look at two of our twenty finalists. Some other entries here and here.

Your image can be a digitally-created work, a la Garry's Mod or Photoshop, a picture of something physical like cosplay, a cross-stitch, or just about anything else. Whatever you decide to send along, just make sure it's in .JPEG format and under 10MB.

Once the submissions period has ended, our panel of judges will choose the winner of the custom-made console, with four runner-ups getting an assortment of other prizes, including GameFly subscriptions. For all the details, check out the official rules.

We'll also be sporadically updating this post with notable submissions and rewarding some randomly-selected commenters with additional prizes, so be sure to keep checking back and let us know what you think. Should you want to share your creation the world, don't forget about our own image hosting service Shackpics.

NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR SUBSCRIPTION CONTRACT NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN. A PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR SUBSCRIPTION CONTRACT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING: Shacknews SHOW US YOUR LEFT 4 DEAD Contest and Sweepstakes begins 12:01 P.M. EST on April 26, 2010 and ends 11:59 P.M. EST on May 17, 2010. Last day to submit an entry is May 10, 2010. Open only to legal residents of 50 U.S./D.C., 18 years and older as of the time of entry. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received regardless of method of entry, one entry per person. Void in P.R. and where prohibited or restricted by law.