Do you work in or near a Disaster Desk at work? Show us your disaster desk and you win an iPOD or a swag of developer books on hand.

This month’s competition is to find the biggest Disaster Desk amongst developers in Australia. Whether it’s Coke cans piled to the ceiling, a Harbour Bridge replica made out of straws, or downright filth, we want you to show us your best examples of workspaces that should be condemned.

Prizes for the most outlandish desk will be judged by the laughs from our editorial team and the Builder AU community. Photos must be received by November 24 to be in the draw. We will be posting the best pictures online.

To enter, e-mail your Disaster Desk photo to

Grand prize for the giveaway is an iPOD Shuffle, with runners-up receiving technical books from McGraw Hill, including:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer’s Guide by Michael Otey
  • Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 by Brian Larson
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Stored Procedure Programming in T-SQL & .NET by Dejan Sunderic
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services 2005 by Brian Larson

We also have copies of developer tools, and even more technical books to give away.

Here are some samples to get you started: