Friday Giveaway: Five Tickets To TechCrunch Disrupt In NY May 24-26 #CRUNCH

You may have noticed that we’re putting on a new event – TechCrunch Disrupt – for two thousand or so of our closest friends in New York on May 24 – 26.

The event is all about innovation and disruption – lots of new companies will launch and battle it out to a top cash prize of $50,000 and a shower of press attention, and we’ve lined up some of the most interesting and powerful people in the media and Internet worlds to give deep insights into the creative destruction happening right now. Also, we’re putting you, the audience, on stage in most of the panels.

The event will sell out, but we understand that some people just can’t afford the ticket price, plus travel if you don’t live in or near New York City. So today we’re giving out five free tickets to the event. That’s $15,000 worth of tickets that we can give away thanks to sponsors like Yahoo, Second Market, Zoosk, Intuit, Bing, The Ladders and scvngr.

Here’s how to get a ticket: Just fan the TechCrunch Facebook page and then do one of two things: either retweet this post, and make sure to include the #CRUNCH hashtag, or leave a comment below telling us why you must attend this event. The contest ends at noon California time tomorrow, Saturday and the winners will be selected at random at that time. Please only tweet the message once, anyone tweeting repeatedly will be disqualified. We’ll pick the winners tomorrow afternoon and contact you for more details. Anyone in the world is eligible, as long as you can make your way to New York for the event (you can find cheap accommodations at The Standard hotel or via AirBnB). And we’ll throw in a TechCrunch tshirt to each winner.

Update: Ok, contest closed, thanks to everyone who entered. Congratulations to cabo80, elissafink, Antoine, Andrea, and Brad. We will be reaching out to the winners with more information in the next few days.