Summer is finally well under way and we are looking forward to getting a chance to appreciate the great outdoors and soaking up some summer rays. Any of you who have been reading Inhabitat for awhile probably know that we love to run contests here on this website, and now its time for a new one – in honor of summer!

For the next two weeks, we are going to be giving away a bunch of fabulous summer-related prizes on Inhabitat to our loyal subscribers: including a Voltaic Solar Power Backpack (retail value $250) and hand-crank lanterns (for camping and other outdoor activities), along with Inhabitat tote bags and T-shirts for all your beach going. Who doesn’t love free stuff – right? Interested in winning an awesome solar-power backpack that can charge all of your gadgets on the beach? Read on….

Voltaic solar power backpack

Because we love our loyal Inhabitat readers, through the next two weeks, we will be giving away a host of great prizes to randomly selected inhabitat subscribers. You have to be a Inhabitat newsletter subscriber to be eligible for this competition, and we will announce all winners in our weekly newsletter on Thursday, July 3rd. If you are not currently an Inhabitat subscriber, you can sign up here:


Remember, WE WILL ANNOUNCE WINNERS IN OUR NEWSLETTER ON JULY 3rd, so you will have to actually open and read the newsletter to find out if you have won! If your name is selected and we don’t hear anything from you, we’ll give your prize to someone else… so you will need to stay tuned to our weekly newsletter in order to claim your prize.

Inhabitat Organic green t-shirts


We will also be giving away Inhabitat T-shirts and/or tote bags to the first 5 readers who sign up to subscribe to our newsletter today. So if you aren’t currently a subscriber, what are you waiting for? Sign up today:


1ST PRIZE: Voltaic Solar Powered Backpack – stuffed with an Inhabitat T-shirt and tote bag (you specify the color and size)
(Thank you to our friends at Voltaic for sponsoring this competition)

2ND PRIZE: Freeplay hand-crank LED Lantern
Two lucky second prize winners will get Inhabitat Tote bags with hand-crank LED Indigo outdoor lanterns, made by Freeplay.
These lanterns are totally human-powered and require no batteries, so they are great for camping, emergencies, etc
2nd prize winners will also get their choice of Inhabitat T-shirt.

3RD PRIZE: Inhabitat T-shirts and Totes
Five runners-up will receive their choice of Inhabitat T-shirt or tote bag.

+ Voltaic Solar Powered Backpacks
+ Freeplay Indigo Lanterns
+ Inhabitat Tote Bag
+ Inhabitat T-shirts

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1. Prizes will only be given to recipients in the US and Canada. Sorry international readers, but its really tough for us to ship overseas and deal with customs and all that!

2. You can only sign up for our newsletter ONCE, so this basically limits entries to one per person.

3. All winners will need to get in touch with Inhabitat within ONE WEEK of announcement of winners in order to receive their prizes. Failure to respond to email or newsletter messages that you have won a prize will result in forfeiture of that prize to someone else.