And by “kittens” we mean “software.” Image courtesy of Flickr user Simon Lieschke. Licensed under CC 2.0 BY-NC.First off, election day is tomorrow. If you haven’t voted yet, do so! (You can even check in on Foursquare.)

In addition, we’re having a contest. A few weeks ago when Emily went to the Microsoft Open House, they kindly gave HackCollege a copy of Office Professional Academic 2010 for Windows 7. And Cinch, the Mac-only window locking program we covered a little while ago, has given us two free licenses to give to readers. So, if you want to compete for some swag, here’s what to do:

For Cinch: Tell us your favorite Mac OSX feature. You can get as creative as you want in showing it to us–make a video, take a photo, do an interpretive dance, or just leave us a comment. Either comment on this post or send us a tweet tagged with #GimmeCinch.

For Office 2010: Tell us what cool projects you’re planning on coming up with using Office. Do you publish a newsletter with Publisher about your college club? Are you writing a paper on why college costs so much? Making a budget spreadsheet to show your eventual world domination? Tell us what you’re working on. Just like with the Cinch contest, you can be as creative as you want with how you present it. Either comment on this post or send us a tweet tagged with #HackOffice.

Bonus New York Contest: As part of the Microsoft Open House, we were given a tour ticket to one of those sightseeing buses. If you live in NYC or will be visiting sometime soon and want the tickets, send a note to [email protected]. The first person who asks can have it. (EDIT: The tickets have been won! Thank you to everyone who emailed about them.)

The first two contests will be open until next Monday, when the judging will take place. Good luck!