This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
You have to annotate your annotation to tell the compiler to keep the annotation in the class file. If you don't, then the compiler will just throw away the annotation and you won't be able to see it at runtime.