The HubPages Editor's Choice Bonus

Monthly, 2015

HubPages is the #1 spot online to write high-quality, long-format beautiful, informative magazine-style articles. Bring your best game for a chance to win the Monthly Editor's Choice Bonus. Simply write an exceptional Featured Hub on any topic during 2015, and you'll have a chance to win a $50 bonus during the month your Hub is first published. For more information, check out the Editor's Choice Bonus page.

The HubPages Grow the HubPot Challenge

February/March 2014

HubPages is the best place to write about what you know, love, and are passionate about. The Grow the HubPot contest allows you to write about just that; there are no restrictions on topics! Simply enter by publishing a Featured Hub on any topic between February 24th and March 2nd, and you'll have a chance to win prizes based on the number of Featured Hubs written during the week! For more information, check out the Grow the HubPot contest page.

Winners

Winners

The HubPages Rigorous Review Contest

November 2012

As you go about your regular life, visiting restaurants and staying in hotels, getting manicures and car repairs, and shopping for day-to-day goods (not to mention holiday gifts!), we encourage you to take photos and write reviews of these places, services, and products. Our Ratings Capsule makes online reviews more polished and search-friendly, and to encourage Hubbers to make use of it (as well as to write great online reviews), we created the Rigorous Review contest.

Winners

The HubPages Cookbook Contest

June 2012

The HubPages Cookbook Contest is designed to encourage you to make the most of our new Recipe Capsules, which help to make your Recipe Hubs easier to read and more search-friendly. Simply enter by publishing a recipe Hub utilizing these new capsules between June 1st and June 28th, and you’ll have a chance to win one of 62 prizes worth $3,600!

Prizes

  • $1400 in $50 Daily Drawing Prizes awarded to one randomly selected recipe entry every day of the contest
  • $1400 in $50 Weekly Prizes awarded to the seven best recipe Hubs each week
  • $600 in $50 Weekly Prizes awarded to the best Hub Answers of each week
  • $100 Best Dessert Recipe Prize for the best dessert recipe Hub
  • $100 Best Drink Recipe Prize for the best drink recipe Hub
  • $100 Best Family Recipe Prize for the best family meal recipe Hub
  • $100 Best Healthy Recipe Prize for the best healthy recipe Hub
  • $100 Best Budget-Friendly Recipe Prize for the best budget-friendly recipe Hub
  • $300 Grand Prize for the best overall recipe Hub

Judges

  • Jennifer Farley: Recipe developer, food writer, and food photographer with Savory Simple
  • Joanna (Joey) Lee: Kids Cook Monday manager and food writer with Monday Campaigns
  • Hillary Mickell: Chief Tastemaker and CMO of Foodily
  • Jess Kapadia: Assistant Editor, Recipes Editor and test kitchen chef with Food Republic

Winners

The HubPages Know It All Contest

March 2012

The HubPages Answers feature is a dual tool for people in need of quick advice and writers looking for great Hub ideas. The HubPages Know It All Contest made the most of this feature of HubPages by encouraging Hubbers to both ask Questions AND write Hub Answers.

Prizes

  • $1400 in $50 Daily Drawing Prizes awarded to a randomly selected Hub Answer from the entries submitted each day of the contest
  • $280 in $10 Daily Drawing Prizes awarded to each Question that the Daily Drawing Hubs Answer
  • $600 in $50 Weekly Prizes awarded to the best Hub Answers of each week
  • $300 in $25 Weekly Prizes awarded to the Questions that each winning Weekly Hub Answer
  • $500 First Place Hub Answer Prize
  • $100 First Place Question Prize for the Question that inspires the First Place winner
  • $250 Second Place Hub Answer Prize
  • $50 Second Place Question Prize for the Question that inspires the Second Place winner
  • $100 Third Place Hub Answer Prize
  • $25 Third Place Question Prize for the Question that inspires the Third Place winner
HubPatron of the Arts Contest

November 2011

Because HubPages has such a vibrant community of poets, fiction writers, and artists, we created the HubPatron of the Arts Contest to let their beautiful work shine! Over the month of November, we invited writers, poets, and photographers to submit their work and win over $3000 in prizes.

Prizes

  • Smashwords Prize: The opportunity to have a collection of the author’s work formatted, published, and distributed as an ebook awarded to one of the three Grand Prize winners (chosen by HubPages staff judges)
  • $500 Grand Prize for the First Place Fictional Poems and Poetry, Creative Writing, and Image Gallery entries
  • $100 for the Second Place Poems and Poetry, Creative Writing, and Image Gallery entries
  • $50 for the Third Place Poems and Poetry, Creative Writing, and Image Gallery entries
  • $1050 in $50 Daily Drawing Prizes awarded to a randomly selected entry from each category each day of the contest

Winners



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Smashwords Prize Winner:

  • Marlin55
Clogs to Coins

August 2011

Sponsored by Drano, the Clogs to Coins contest is going to be focused entirely in our Plumbing category. We encourage you to document your own plumbing projects and turn them into helpful online guides that can help those who follow in your handy DIY path! To enter, publish a (500+ words, completely original, containing at least 1 legally used image) in the Plumbing category any time between August 21st, 2011 at 12:00pm (PT) and September 4th at 12:00pm (PT)

Prizes

  • $500 Grand Prize
  • $100 Pro Plumber Prizes for each best entry published in the Clogged Drains, Tubs and Showers, Plumbing How-Tos, Plumbing Fixtures, Sinks, Faucets, and Drains, and Water Heaters and Plumbing categories.
  • $50 Staff Pick prize awarded to the best Hub of the Day (determined by HubPages staff members referring to the official contest judging criteria)
  • $50 Daily Drawing prize awarded to a randomly selected entry each day

July 2011

The HubPages Share and Share a Like contest is HubPages’ first ever social contest in which we encouraged Hubbers to write online articles that their social media friends would be likely to read, enjoy, and share. In this contest, we opened up most of the voting to the community and moved it to our Facebook page, making the contest more social and democratic than ever before!

Prizes

One $500 Grand Prize four weekly $100 Social Champion Prizes, four $50 Socially Savvy Prizes, $25 Popularity Prizes for all Fan Favorite contenders who get more than 25 votes, and 28 $50 Daily Drawing Prizes.

April 2011

So You Think You Can Write Online was a challenge to all online writers to see if they have what it takes to make waves in the new world of digital publishing. The contest received 3,963 entries from 973 unique participants and covered subjects ranging from audiograms to a day in the life of a 1950s housewife.

Prizes

28 daily drawing prizes of $50, 28 best-Hub prizes of $50, four weekly Best Hub and four weekly People's Choice prizes of $100 each, and one Grand Prize of $250.

Judges

Grand Prize Winner

E. A. Wright for a beautiful Hub on Where To Find Flowers In Central Park In April

January 2011

Money Grows on Hubs was a contest about writing useful Hubs on personal finance, including budgeting, investing, and all things related to preserving and growing your nest egg. The contest got over 5,700 entries!

Prizes

28 daily drawing prizes of $50, 28 best-Hub prizes of $50, four weekly Best Hub and four weekly People's Choice prizes of $100 each, and one Grand Prize of $500.

Sponsor

I Will Teach You to Be Rich

Judges

Grand Prize Winner

JillKostow for her very helpful Hub Confessions of a Welfare Recipient - Assistance for Low-Income Families

September 2010

HubPages Marks the Spot was all about revealing local treasures using the HubPages Map Capsule, which enabled writes to embed a map for the places they described and recommended within their Hubs.

Prizes

28 Treasure of the Day prizes of $50, 28 Daily Doubloon Drawing prizes of $50, four Best TreasureHub and four Pirate’s Choice prizes of $100 each, and one Grand HubBuccaneer Prize of $500.

Sponsor

Outside.in

Judges

Grand Prize Winner

Les Trois Chenes: for the fantastic Hub on Where to Buy Porcelain in Limousin, France

June 2010

The Eat, Drink, and Be Hubbalicious contest was a foodie’s dream. Hubbers published Hubs on ingredients, techniques, recipes, and world cuisines.

Prizes

28 Daily Drawing prizes of $50, four Best Hub and four People’s Choice prizes of $100 each, and one Grand Prize of $1,000.

Judges

Grand Prize Winner

habee: for her epic Hub on The Cuisine of the Creole Gullahs

March 2010

Helpful Health Hubs gave Hubbers the opportunity to share their knowledge on a variety of useful health-related topics ranging from natural and alternative health to diet and weight loss, exercise and fitness, and nutrition.

Prizes

28 Daily Drawing prizes of $50, four Best Hub and four People’s Choice prizes of $100 each, and one Grand Prize of $1,000.

Judges

  • Hemi Weingarten, Entrepreneur, Foodie, and blogger at Fooducate - eat a bit better™
  • Tom Held, Reporter, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and Blogger, Off the Couch
  • George Guerin, Blogger, Newark Star-Ledger, and Owner, PPTS Wellness
  • Dr. Jan Gurley, Physician, Blogger, San Francisco Chronicle, Author, Owner, Live For Wealth

Grand Prize Winner

wordscribe41: for his Hub, Free Weight Loss Tips from a Recovered Dieter

February-March 2008

For the HubLove contest, Hubbers published Hubs on a different topic every day to build up their repertoire, sharpen their online writing skills, and earn points toward fantastic prizes.

Prizes

The Killer Hubbing & Blogging Package consisting of a MacBook Pro, an iPod Touch a Sony Handycam HDR-SR5, and a Canon EOS 30D with 18mm-to-55mm lens and valued at $4,939, as well as Final Stretch Bonus Prizes - $100 given as a drawing to participants every day in the final ten days of the contest.

Sponsor

Mashable

Grand Prize Winner

Stacie Naczelnik: for an amazing accumulation of 400 points

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