From the I-reall-need-to-find-thestuff-in-my-home-office-piles-of-paperwork, Vern Yip of Trading Spaces fame is teaming up with Microsoft and HP for a contest to set things right...

"Tell us about your home office and you might win a makeover from Vern Yip, Microsoft and HP. The grand prize winner will receive a home office makeover and technology prize package valued at $25,000. See Prizes for details on the grand prize and prizes for the three finalists.


"Enter before July 4, 2007. See Rules for complete details.


"In 250 words or less describe how a Microsoft Home Office Makeover will create an overall positive change in your personal and/or business life. Submit one photograph showing the entrant in the home office space that needs the Microsoft home office makeover."

If you're bold enough, you can also submit a video clip highlighting the space that should be (or was) your your home office in need of a makeover.


BTW, employees of Microsoft and various sponsors and agencies are NOT eligible ;) nor are immediate family members. So call your cousins and neighbours.