There are currently two contests promoting the new Bing “decision engine” going on right now. The first one, the Bing Home Page Photo Contest, is in its final stages. This contest allowed photographers to submit their photos to become the main homepage photo featured on Bing.com. There were a ton of great entries but the pool of photos has now been narrowed down to the 8 finalists. You can go and vote for your favorite of the 8 here. Voting closes at the end of the day on July 26th and the winner will be announced the following day on Bing’s Facebook page. The winning photo will appear on the Bing homepage on August 3rd.
The other contest, which just launched, aims to help parents and kids with their back-to-school needs. Thanks to Bing Cashback, seven lucky winners will receive a Bing-branded backpack that includes a $500 Visa cash card which can be used for new school clothes, supplies, or anything else you want. This contest, which begins on July 23rd, is being held exclusively on Twitter. The @bingcashback Twitter account will tweet a Bing-related trivia question daily for a week and everyone who answers correctly via an @reply will become eligible to win. All the correct answers are easy to find using Bing, specifically Bing Shopping and Bing Cashback. To participate, follow @bingcashback on Twitter.