I'd like to announce the launch of the 2011 MacOSXHints contest: The Mac OS X Hints Monthly Best Hint Contest. This is a little contest designed to reward our hint contributors throughout the year. Here are the basics of the Best Hints Contest:
Starting in the month of January 2011 (retroactive to January 1st) the Macworld editorial staff will be choosing the best hints that were published in each month, both overall and in a monthly Featured Category.
The Featured Category for January is Microsoft Office for Mac.
Each month, the winners will receive:
- Best Overall Hint, First Prize: $250.00
- Best Overall Hint, Second Prize: $250.00
- Featured Category, First Prize: $250.00
- Featured Category, Second Prize: $250.00
These are all in U.S. dollars. Unfortunately, this is currently open only to submitters in the U.S. I am sorry about that, and if there is a way to open this up Internationally I will let you know about it right away.
As you might expect, there are rules that go with running a contest such as this one, and we want to make sure everyone reads the Official Rules
prior to submitting a hint. In particular, I wanted to point out that you must include an email address to be eligible (if you're submitting a hint as an anonymous user). If you're a registered user, make sure you've provided a valid email address in your profile, as that's the only way we'll be able to get in touch with you.
It's also important to note that entries must be submitted via the standard MacOSXHints submissions page, not via an email to me (or any other method).
So if you've got a hint in mind, and you've just been waiting for a good excuse to type it up, now you have one! Finally, I'd like to thank Macworld for making this giveaway possible; the opportunity to do things such as this as a way to thank the members of the community.
If you have any questions, please feel free to post them here and I'll do my best to post replies.