Snoop Dogg and Norton Announce 'Hack is Wack' Video Contest To Raise Cybercrime Awareness

Winner Receives Chance of a Lifetime Meeting with Snoop's Management

Sep 01, 2010, 00:01 ET from Norton

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ --


Superstar rapper Snoop Dogg and Norton are encouraging Snoop fans, rap enthusiasts and everyone who wants to take a stand against cybercrime to enter the "Hack is Wack" cybercrime rap video contest.  

The contest, which runs through Sept. 30, 2010, asks participants to create and upload a two-minute rap video at showing off their lyrical skills on the subject of cybercrime.  Entries can rap about topics including hacking, identity theft, computer viruses, and why it's important to protect yourself from online crime.  Check out Snoop's original rap on now! Snoop will make the initial call for entries through his Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.  The official Twitter hashtag for the contest is #SnoopNorton.

The winner will receive round trip airfare for two to Los Angeles along with two days and two nights hotel stay for a chance of a lifetime for aspiring rappers to meet with Snoop's management, learn more about his business and get tips on how to make it to the top.  Additionally, the winner will receive; two tickets to a Snoop Dogg concert; and a new laptop with Norton Internet Security 2011.  Snoop's management team will judge the top five videos and pick a winner from those finalists.  The winner, to be announced on Oct. 20, 2010, will be selected based on overall creativity, rapping and performing skills, and delivery of a compelling anti-cybercrime message.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The Norton "Hack is Wack" Cybercrime Rap Contest is sponsored by Symantec Corporation. Open to legal residents of the U.S. & D.C., and must be the age of majority or older. Begins 12:01am ET on 9/1/10 and ends 11:59pm ET on 9/30/10. For Official Rules, visit


See contest rules at for who is eligible to participate.  


Contest begins Sept. 1 and ends Sept. 30.  Winner will be announced Oct. 20.


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Corey Martin

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