We've been asking our readers to show off the IT hardware they're hoarding, whether at home or in the office.
Rounds one and two of our Hardware Hoarders photo competition have now closed. The winners were Eric Jukes and Jane Williams. There'll be another round later in the year for a further chance to win.
In the meantime, you can still view the readers' photo gallery and share your photos with other readers in our Flickr Group. Read on for some tips on how to do this, and please note that if you do submit any photos, you will be deemed to have accepted our terms and conditions of submission. So check them out first!
Taking your photo
You can take your photograph with any digital camera - including your mobile phone.
Be as creative as you can! Show off your hardware in context. Show how tiny it is by picturing it next to a postage stamp cupped in the palm of your hands. Demonstrate how much technology has moved on in the last decade or so by photographing your vintage IT equipment next to its modern-day equivalent. Video yourself showing your kit to an admiring and envious friend. Include yourself gazing adoringly at your item. Your creativity counts as much as the actual stuff featured - maybe more!
Submitting your photo by Flickr
Use the title and description fields of your photo to enter any further details like how old the kit is, how big it is, why you love it, why you're hoarding it.
Tag the photo 'hardwarehoarders'.
We'll use your Flickr name as your credit if we publish your photo online or in print.
Submitting your photo by email
You can also submit your photo by email to [email protected].
If you're emailing us an image, please send it in jpeg format.
In the email accompanying your photo, make sure to include:
* your contact details (in case we need to get in touch with you)
* your 'screen name', if different from your actual name (we'll use this to credit your photo if we publish it)
* a brief description of your photo, with any interesting details about the item.