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The Helpful Health Hubs contest: Official Thread

  1. Jason Menayan profile image61
    Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

    Hey everyone,

    We're excited to announce our fourth contest at HubPages: the Helpful Health Hubs contest, which begins this coming Monday, March 1st!

    Every day, from March 1 through March 28, there will be a new subcategory topic within a broader subcategory topic, to write on. For example, the first week's subcategory topic will be Alternative Health, while a particular day's topic could be Homeopathy & Naturopathy. You can publish up to 3 Hubs in the day's topic (make sure you classify it under the right subcategory).

    There will be a daily drawing for $50 among the day's eligible Hubs, which is completely random, so the more you publish (up to 3 per day), the greater your chances of winning.

    Additionally, we'll have weekly winners ($100 each) of the "Best Hub" (chosen by our judges) and the "People's Choice" (chosen by you, in a poll on the Health page, that will run Monday noon through Wednesday noon after each week). From among the 4 Best Hub winners, a grand prize winner will be chosen by our judges for an award of $1,000.

    Full details at the Health community page, including instructions and the official rules

    Our judges:
    * Hemi Weingarten, owner of Fooducate (which has a terrific blog on eating healthy)
    * Tom Held, reporter for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and blogger for their Off the Couch fitness blog
    * George Guerin, blogger for the Newark Star-Ledger's Health & fitness section, and founder/president of PPTS Wellness

    Before you begin... please read the official rules at the bottom of the contest page. You must be 18 years or older and a legal resident of one of the following: US (50 states and DC), Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), UK, the Republic of Ireland, Australia or New Zealand.

    You can publish up to 3 eligible Hubs per day, which must:
    * be categorized in the day's topic subcategory
    * be about the day's topic directly, not only tangentially
    * be completely original, your own work, and unique to HubPages and the Web
    * have a minimum of 300 words

    Here's a converter you can use to determine the starting and ending time for each day's contest, relative to Pacific Time here in San Francisco, California, USA:

    Time Zone Converter

    The start of a contest day is at 12 noon in San Francisco, and ends the subsequent calendar day at 11:59 am in San Francisco (all Pacific time).

    There's $3,200 in prizes up for grabs, so good luck!

    This is the official contest thread, so feel free to ask questions and cheer each other on here. smile

    1. hublim profile image78
      hublimposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, great contest idea.

      Is it only the hubs that are published on the day which are considered?

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        danial11posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        HI all
        I,Mike Gordon,a new member. Hope to share a good time.

        1. kcinmors profile image61
          kcinmorsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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          1. Lily Rose profile image83
            Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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            1. rmcrayne profile image94
              rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              LR don't quote the spammer!  They still get the link when their actual posts are snipped.  Maybe you can go back and call him/her out for his ridiculously prolific spamming to this forum, but not "quote" him, which perpetuates his link.

              1. Lily Rose profile image83
                Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Oops!  I didn't realize that - thanks for pointing that out to me, Rosemary!

        2. Pamela99 profile image84
          Pamela99posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sounds great. I like writing about health. I'll bet we'll have some outstanding posts.

          1. easylearningweb profile image92
            easylearningwebposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Wonderful idea! It's also a great way to boost incentive for hubbers to write about health topics.

            Where are the winners posted?

            Thanks!
            :-)

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              B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thank You for the info...I too, will be entering, but I wil not have a hub published until  Sunday. I have many pages to go through and I got pushed back due to an allergic reaction that caused a seizure yesterday and mt good friend had a baby, at home alone, last week.
              So, admist the set backs, I will , for certain, be entering this contest...if I do not win ..great..I would like to though, as would all of us..

              lets have fun and enjoy it..I have a writing style that prevents me from making a daily hub, but my goal now is to have one published by every Sunday.

              Thank you for the info and encouragement...

              Kerry  smile

              1. hqtan2003 profile image60
                hqtan2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hi, whee I could take part in?

              2. Hub Llama profile image79
                Hub Llamaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Late to the party, but I might have to try this out.

            2. Internetwriter62 profile image88
              Internetwriter62posted 6 years ago

              Sounds fantastic, and right up my ally, I love doing health articles. I'll be ready on March 1st. Thanks, the prizes are a great intensive.

              1. Research Analyst profile image79
                Research Analystposted 6 years ago

                Great idea!

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                  wordscribe41posted 6 years ago

                  That's fantastic, Jason.  I'm all over it.  I'll be a hubbing fool...

                  1. Green Lotus profile image60
                    Green Lotusposted 6 years ago

                    Terrific. I better get thinking creatively as I already have a few topic related Hubs published already. I know it's sometimes possible to move a Hub over to a Hubmob, but I'm assuming, since this is a real live paying contest, that HP is looking for new material smile Correct me if I'm wrong! Thanks.

                    1. rmcrayne profile image94
                      rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this



                      It is NOT possible to move a hub over to a HubMob, unless you are referring to deleting the hub, and copying it over to a new hub, started from Princessa's link.

                      1. Green Lotus profile image60
                        Green Lotusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                        I started a contest by clicking on the daily topic from within the official contest page, (as per the instructions), so I think (hope) this is one instance when we do not have to begin from Princessa's link.

                        1. Jason Menayan profile image61
                          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                          Actually, the process is reverse. You should start via the HubMob link, and then simply categorize it correctly with the daily topic for it to be eligible for the contest as well.

                          Here's Princessa's post about this:
                          http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/37236#post847097

                          1. Green Lotus profile image60
                            Green Lotusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                            Oh my. I have written two hubs, one yet to be published, but I can't remember which one was started from Princessa's Hub. What is the quickest way to find out if my published health hub is official?
                            Thanks so much!

                            1. Jason Menayan profile image61
                              Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                              Green Lotus: I did see Chinese Medicine, Chinese Style among the eligible Hubs for yesterday's contest (Chinese Medicine). If that's the one you're thinking of, it was eligible!

                              1. Green Lotus profile image60
                                Green Lotusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                Whoohoo! thanks Jason!

                            2. Lily Rose profile image83
                              Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                              That's only if you want to participate in the HubMob as well as the contest, right? 

                              Otherwise, if it's just for the contest, then starting the hub through the contest page's topic link is correct, right?

                              1. Jason Menayan profile image61
                                Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                Yes, absolutely.

                                The links that we provide on the contest page are not even necessary. They just autocategorize the new Hub for you, so you don't have to select Health > Alternative Medicine > Chinese Medicine from the category drop-downs; it saves you a step.

                      2. janiek13 profile image80
                        janiek13posted 6 years ago

                        Is anyone eligible? I was under the impression that hubnuggets were for those who have been on hubpages 2 months or less.

                        1. Sally's Trove profile image99
                          Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                          There's confusion here.  Is this contest separate from the HubNuggets entries or not? That banner that appeared on the "my account" page earlier today linked to a discussion of HubNuggets.

                        2. Fawntia profile image
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                          Fawntiaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                          Everyone is eligible (as long as they live in one of the geographic areas listed by Jason, and are old enough. See the official rules for details.) I think there was some mistake earlier that caused the confusion with HubNuggets, but HubNuggets is a totally separate and unrelated thing.

                        3. kerryg profile image87
                          kerrygposted 6 years ago

                          Ooh, excellent. I enjoy writing health hubs!

                          Do we have to start them on the day of the topic, or just publish them on that day?

                          1. Jason Menayan profile image61
                            Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                            You can start writing them now if you like - you can see the full topic calendar on the contest page - but you should take very good care not to publish them until the eligibility period. We will only count those Hubs that were first published during the contest. So you should only save them unpublished until then.

                            So, for example, if you write a Hub on home remedies, be sure not to publish it even a second before noon (Pacific) on Tuesday, March 2nd, and not a second after 11:59 am (Pacific) on Wednesday the 3rd.

                            1. kerryg profile image87
                              kerrygposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                              Thanks! I'm expecting a busy March, so it will be helpful to have a little bit of a head start. smile

                              1. rmcrayne profile image94
                                rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                I'm totally on your wavelength kerry.  Thanks for asking the question!

                            2. PegCole17 profile image90
                              PegCole17posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                              This is my first contest so please guide me . . I created and published my Home Remedies Hub this morning using the contest tab and choosing the link to Tuesday's category.  Is there anything else I need to do? Like post a link to the hub??? Here?

                          2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
                            Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

                            This contest should really be a good one and I look forward to reading everyone's Hubs in it!

                            1. Internetwriter62 profile image88
                              Internetwriter62posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                              I look forward to reading your health hubs as well, you write fantastic health hubs, I'm sure you must have something very informative in the works.

                          3. alexandriaruthk profile image50
                            alexandriaruthkposted 6 years ago

                            this is a very nice idea

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                            Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

                            I just saw that when I logged in. Very cool idea, guys. And for those who enter good luck! not my thing but I know that there will be plenty of hubbers hubbing on these topics you have provided. Have fun!

                          5. Sufidreamer profile image81
                            Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago

                            Damn - not eligible. I have a few half-finished health hubs, too. sad

                            1. shazwellyn profile image84
                              shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                              I think you are eligible...it is open to everyone, is it not?  It is open to the UK x

                              1. Sufidreamer profile image81
                                Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                Hey Shaz  - How are things?

                                Hopefully someone might clear up the legal definition - although a British citizen, I am not resident in the UK.

                                1. Jason Menayan profile image61
                                  Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                  Sufidreamer - I think you're a resident of Greece, right? If so, I'm afraid you're not eligible.

                                  Legal residency is the requirement for eligibility, not citizenship.

                                  Our first 3 contests were limited to US residents only, so this represents the first foray into non-US eligibility. With subsequent contests, we hope to open eligibility to more countries, but it will be done on a country-to-country basis to ensure we are equipped to deal with their rules.

                                  1. Sufidreamer profile image81
                                    Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                    Hi Jason,

                                    Cheers for the quick response

                                    No worries - hopefully it will be sorted out in the future. smile

                                  2. Purple Perl profile image82
                                    Purple Perlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                    I love health hubs,but unfortunately the contest does not include Indian hubbers like me! Waiting to enter the next contest at least! smile

                                2. shazwellyn profile image84
                                  shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                  Awww... Sufi.  Come home! The UK needs YOU! x

                            2. cashmere profile image81
                              cashmereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                              Same here not in an eligible geographic location!

                              1. emievil profile image83
                                emievilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                Same here sad. Was so excited to read about the contest then I read about the eligibility rules. Definitely disappointed sad.

                                1. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
                                  Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                  Emie lets fly to one of these locations. How about New Zealand? big_smile

                                  1. emievil profile image83
                                    emievilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                    lol Australia's nearer.

                                    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
                                      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                      lol

                                      1. GeneralHowitzer profile image61
                                        GeneralHowitzerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                        You are not the only whos is disppointed so I am hehehehe. How is it going emie and UH too.

                                      2. cally2 profile image59
                                        cally2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                        New Zealand's nicer

                            3. frogdropping profile image85
                              frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

                              Are you permanently in Greece Sufi? I spend quite a lot of time in the UK (more than 3 months out of the last five for instance) and have a residence there. As in - I don't need to use hotels and the like smile

                              I go back again the start of May. Not sure whether you do the same?

                              1. Sufidreamer profile image81
                                Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                Cheers FrogDropping

                                Haven't been back for well over two years - for some strange reason, my family all want to come over here to visit. Can't work that one out hmm

                                @Shaz - mmmm... Swap the sun, sea, beautiful scenery, ancient history and Ouzo, for cold, rain, and working in a supermarket.

                                Tempting, but Greece just shades it.

                                I am sure that the UK will do just fine without my moaning and complaining big_smile

                              2. EFPotter profile image60
                                EFPotterposted 6 years ago

                                I am SO excited for this contest! I wrote all the days and topics out on my whiteboard and I'm already planning. And that planning process helped the juices get flowing and come up with some other hubs! I think this contest is going to be great for the experience and hub count, and learning, as well as the nice little cash incentives. I feel like it'll really give me a chance to thicken my hub portfolio.

                              3. Karina S. profile image59
                                Karina S.posted 6 years ago

                                Great idea!

                              4. glendoncaba profile image82
                                glendoncabaposted 6 years ago

                                I must have penned at least 10 hubs on health and fitness, and would dive right in, but for the following:

                                ELIGIBILITY:
                                CONTEST OPEN TO INDIVIDUAL LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC), THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND ONLY WHO ARE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.

                                1. darkside profile image84
                                  darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                  Whereabouts do you live?

                                  1. glendoncaba profile image82
                                    glendoncabaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                    None of the above. sad

                                    Paradise.  smile

                                    Jamaica.

                                2. darkside profile image84
                                  darksideposted 6 years ago

                                  Brilliant! I also like the fact that you've explained what's expected each day and it's not a complete surprise on the day of each competition what the topic is.

                                  I think that will make for better thought out and planned content.

                                3. glendoncaba profile image82
                                  glendoncabaposted 6 years ago

                                  One thing you can't change: country of birth. 

                                  BTW if I could I would have picked Switzerland or Egypt.  Neither of which qualifies.

                                  1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
                                    Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                    Country of birth matters naught.  It matters where you legally reside now.

                                    1. glendoncaba profile image82
                                      glendoncabaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                      Wanna sponsor me a green card????  I should think not. 

                                      OK then.  Happy hubbing in the contest.

                                      Birth is a predictor of residence.

                                      A most exclusive contest on an otherwise inclusive platform.  Dilutes the global flavour of hubpages. 

                                      Hey!  Get on with it!  It's a start.  Sooner or later diversity will be facilitated in eligibility.

                                4. slosiowski profile image61
                                  slosiowskiposted 6 years ago

                                  Contests on hub pages are so sweet. That would be sick if i won this lol

                                5. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
                                  mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago

                                  How frustrating. I am away from 1st to 17th March on holiday, so won't be able to enter. Will there be a regular monthly competition now, or are they only going to feature occasionally???

                                  1. soni2006 profile image44
                                    soni2006posted 6 years ago

                                    I am really sorry. I am not eligible but still I will do the health hubs which I have been doing for the last month. Lets see what traffic it brings in.

                                  2. jimmythejock profile image82
                                    jimmythejockposted 6 years ago

                                    Fantastic News Lol A Hubpages Competition that Jimmythejock is actually elligble to enter, woo hoo!!! I wont win but I always have great fun in the hubcontests and i urge everyone to have a go.....jimmy
                                    P.S Contest hubs are usually great for getting visitors
                                    good luck and thanks Jason and the hub team I look forward to this one

                                  3. Sue Adams profile image92
                                    Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago

                                    So what is the situation with those of us who spend half their time in the UK and the other abroad? Are we still eligible?

                                    1. Jason Menayan profile image61
                                      Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                      It depends on where you are a legal resident during the time of the contest (March 1-29 is when you would be publishing your Hubs).

                                  4. Sue Adams profile image92
                                    Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago

                                    On Timing:
                                    Londoners then will have to get up at 4:30am to start publishing their hubs before 4:30am the next day. Not sure if this is good for my health  hmm even if I was eligible. sad

                                    1. Jason Menayan profile image61
                                      Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                      You can begin working on your Hubs whenever you like. They just have to be published for the first time during each day's contest period. I believe London is 8 hours ahead of Pacific time, so your contest period local time would be 8pm to 7:59pm the next day.

                                      Everyone has to sleep around 7 hrs a night, right? People in the UK will just have less time to publish before heading to bed, and more time after they wake up in the morning. smile

                                      1. Sue Adams profile image92
                                        Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                        ok thank you Jason.

                                      2. Lily Rose profile image83
                                        Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                        This is probably a stupid question, but just to clarify - if I've already started writing something for the contest, I can go ahead and create the hub now and save it as unpublished, then publish it on the appropriate day (at the appropriate time) for the contest and that would be okay?

                                        These hubs can, like all others, include links, pictures and/or videos?

                                        1. Marisa Wright profile image92
                                          Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                          Yes, definitely.  That's very clear in the instructions.



                                          I don't see any reason why not - HubPages wants good quality proper Hubs, and this contest is designed to stimulate that.

                                          1. Lily Rose profile image83
                                            Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                            Thanks you for answering me, Marisa!  I thought that was my understanding but needed someone else's reassurance that I understood it correctly!

                                            Thanks again!

                                        2. rmcrayne profile image94
                                          rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this



                                          Hi Lily!  I know Marissa answered you, but, just wanted to point out Jason has covered this as well.  If you scan for his posts, he's addressed this twice.

                                          1. Lily Rose profile image83
                                            Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                            Thanks, RM - guess I didn't scan too well!

                                      3. thisisoli profile image66
                                        thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                        Just figured this out, we actually can't post our hubs till 8PM (PT) is 8 hours behind gmt, so noonPT time is actually 8pm our time!

                                    2. jimmythejock profile image82
                                      jimmythejockposted 6 years ago

                                      Just a note lol, this is the fourth Hubpages contest that has been held since I Joined the site and it is the first that I have been elligible to enter. but even if I was not I would still as I always have done take part, it does not matter where you are from the hubs that you write for these contests usualy get a lot of visitors and you make money long term from them.
                                      I still reap the rewards from hubs published during the other contests and I consider myself a winner even though my entries were inelligable.
                                      Write your hubs, and reap the rewards from them and before long the prize money will be there in your earnings from the hubpages affiliates.
                                      you have everything to gain and just a few minutes of your time to lose so even if you are inelligable you can still be a winner by taking part.....jimmy

                                      1. Sue Adams profile image92
                                        Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                        OK that's good news.

                                        1. Jason Menayan profile image61
                                          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                          We are really glad you can participate this time, Jimmy!

                                          We truly wish we could open the contest to everyone, but various countries' and jurisdictions' laws prevent us from doing so. Just for an example, here's why the Province of Quebec was excluded.

                                          And for those at home for a partial month, keep in mind you can still win a daily drawing for those days you are publishing, and there are weekly contests you can participate in.

                                          1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image75
                                            JYOTI KOTHARIposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                            Does Indian law not permit?
                                            Thanks,
                                            Jyoti Kothari

                                            1. darkside profile image84
                                              darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                              If I were in your situation Jyoti, and if I were able, I would seek out the laws that apply and find all the relevant information, and along with the source links, send it to HubPages HQ so they've got a head start in figuring it out before the next competition comes along.

                                              1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image75
                                                JYOTI KOTHARIposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                Hi Darkside,

                                                I have never heard about such law in India. However, I am not a lawyer and find myself unable to understand the legal matters.
                                                Hubpages have big infrastructure and they have also studied the law before starting the contest.

                                                There may be some lawyer from India in the Hubpages who can also throw light on this issue. The forum is for enhancing knowledge and not every body do the whole lot of work.

                                                It is better to ask the Hubpages authorities about the exact situation. They can easily clarify the legal situation. If it is legally not permitted in India it is perfectly all right to keep Indians out of the competition.

                                                And if Indian law does not restrict such competition hubpages authorities should allow them to take part in the competition.

                                                Thanks,
                                                Jyoti Kothari

                                                1. darkside profile image84
                                                  darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                  I think you'll find that HubPages don't have a big infrastructure and they can't do everything at once. The first competition they ran (Hub Love) was only open to US residents.

                                                  Since they've managed to expand the allowed countries by looking into the specific laws pertaining to each country. Some countries require registration of a competition that involves prizes. And sometimes it depends on the criteria of the competition.

                                                  Competitions with the winners based solely on luck in Australia requires registration by the competition promoter for each state. You can't sell raffle tickets at school fetes in Australia (though there is a loop hole if they include a 'guessing competition' on each ticket, guess the missing letters in this word).

                                                  Seeing that the preparation and planning has been done for this competition I can't see HubPages being able to include any countries that are not already mentioned in the list.

                                                  1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image75
                                                    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                    I thought that Hubpages have big infrastructure. It will be better if they include other countries in the competition.

                                                    May some lawyer point to the question, not my cup of tea.
                                                    However, i have never heard of a law preventing any competition with prize money in India.

                                                    Thanks,
                                                    Jyoti Kothari

                                                    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
                                                      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                      Jyoti, HubPages does not have a big infrastructure - it has only a very small staff. 

                                                      Many other websites restrict their contests to US residents only - in fact, several other much bigger websites won't even pay non-US residents.  They have to be very careful not to break any laws and it's not always easy to get accurate information about a foreign country's legislation.  The absence of information (which is all you're offering) doesn't necessarily mean it's OK - if they want to avoid prosecution, they need positive confirmation.  What do you want them to do, hire a lawyer in every country?

                                          2. glendoncaba profile image82
                                            glendoncabaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                            Thank you Jimmy for your optimism.  Well, more than that really...you've got the goods...the experience. 

                                            In fact, HubPages may want to come up with incentives for ineligible participants.  Perhaps share 2.5% of their sponsorship revenue from the hubs during the contest period.  smile

                                          3. Purple Perl profile image82
                                            Purple Perlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                            Thanks for sharing Jimmy. But did you click the contest button to publish your hubs when not eligible. Does that not disqualify you?
                                            Sure glad you can participate this time! smile

                                          4. Princessa profile image86
                                            Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                            Great advice Jimmy.  We'll work something out for all of us (includiong me) who are not eligible.  Like you say, this is a perfect occassion to join in the fun and earn views, publicity and passive income for the rest of us.

                                        2. jimmythejock profile image82
                                          jimmythejockposted 6 years ago

                                          lmao, Sue go for it girl you got an admirer, who said hubpages wont change your life hahaha.....jimmy

                                          1. Sue Adams profile image92
                                            Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                            Thanks Jimmy, I might just do that.

                                        3. lender3212000 profile image85
                                          lender3212000posted 6 years ago

                                          Sounds like fun! Time to do a little brainstorming...

                                        4. heart4theword profile image59
                                          heart4thewordposted 6 years ago

                                          Read about this last night!  This morning woke up with a whole list of topics to right on related to health:)  Excited and challenged to be creative!  Thank you Helpful Hubs:)

                                          1. Dao Hoa profile image61
                                            Dao Hoaposted 6 years ago

                                            Thanks Hub Pages staff. It will be fun to write next month!

                                          2. shazwellyn profile image84
                                            shazwellynposted 6 years ago

                                            Can we put the hubs toward the 30 day hubchallenge as well as the contest?

                                            1. Fawntia profile image
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                                              Fawntiaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                              I think that's fine.

                                          3. ripplemaker profile image90
                                            ripplemakerposted 6 years ago

                                            This is a wonderful idea! Way to go Hubpages!  We can't join officially but we can still write big_smilesmileD)  woohooo good luck to all the contestants!

                                          4. megs78 profile image61
                                            megs78posted 6 years ago

                                            well, I'm out.  That sucks, but I'm used to it, Quebec is excluded from everything.

                                            1. IzzyM profile image87
                                              IzzyMposted 6 years ago

                                              I haven't read this thread all the way through,so apologies if its been discussed already.
                                              I am living in Spain, but hold a UK passport. I also have a permanent address in the UK as well as here. Am I banned from joining in?

                                              1. IzzyM profile image87
                                                IzzyMposted 6 years ago

                                                Oh just found it earlier in the thread. I am NOT a legal resident of Spain.

                                              2. IzzyM profile image87
                                                IzzyMposted 6 years ago

                                                Ah well....I'm just an in-betweeny so I guess I'm out.

                                                1. Sue Adams profile image92
                                                  Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                  I'm in the same situation Izzy. Nice to find another xpat in Spain anyway.

                                                2. Corinne Floyd profile image60
                                                  Corinne Floydposted 6 years ago

                                                  Read about the contest last night and have been planning today.  Great idea.  I look forward to writing.

                                                3. Cassidella profile image85
                                                  Cassidellaposted 6 years ago

                                                  So excited to enter this contest! The topic provides all the motivation needed! Now just need to get into the flow of it all. Looking forward to the great hubs that will be generated by this wonderful idea! May we all have fun with the challenge!

                                                4. Mama Sez profile image84
                                                  Mama Sezposted 6 years ago

                                                  Huhuhuhu I'm not eligible sad  Hope HP will come up with something that includes ASIA (I'm from the Philippines)

                                                5. soni2006 profile image44
                                                  soni2006posted 6 years ago

                                                  Excellent contest, though I am not eligible but then also I will take part just for writing excellent hubs.

                                                6. khmohsin profile image61
                                                  khmohsinposted 6 years ago

                                                  It sounds great but the geographical limitations are disappointing.

                                                  1. Sue Adams profile image92
                                                    Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                    I agree. Why have the limitations anyway?

                                                    1. chinweike profile image45
                                                      chinweikeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                      is a legal stuff

                                                7. Sue Adams profile image92
                                                  Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago

                                                  Also, why aren't there any female judges?

                                                  1. chinweike profile image45
                                                    chinweikeposted 6 years ago

                                                    wishing all that qualifies to participate the best since am a Nigerian that currently reside in Nigeria. Hoping that subsequent contests will accomodate Nigerians

                                                    1. shazwellyn profile image84
                                                      shazwellynposted 6 years ago

                                                      Can anyone tell me if I can put hubs in the contest toward the hubchallenge as well?

                                                      1. darkside profile image84
                                                        darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                        Any hub you produce (be it for this competition, hubnuggets, etc) can most certainly count as being towards your personal hubchallenge tally.

                                                        1. shazwellyn profile image84
                                                          shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                          Thanks DS and congrats on your e! X

                                                    2. Phoenix Files profile image60
                                                      Phoenix Filesposted 6 years ago

                                                      I have a question: what about something on portion size of food? where would that fit?

                                                      1. rmcrayne profile image94
                                                        rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                        My suggestions, and I have no "authority" here, just another hubber/contestant: 

                                                        Week 2, Healthy Diets
                                                        Week 2, Weight Loss Tips and Advice
                                                        Week 4, Nutrition Tips and Advice

                                                    3. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
                                                      Zsuzsy Beeposted 6 years ago

                                                      Fantastic News...A Hubpages competition that we in Canada are eligible to enter. Thank you hub team.
                                                      I look forward to this months writing.

                                                    4. wrenfrost56 profile image82
                                                      wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago

                                                      Well if this doesn't keep me motivated next month nothing will. Thank-you for this, it's really cool. smile

                                                    5. Phoenix Files profile image60
                                                      Phoenix Filesposted 6 years ago

                                                      What about something on portion size of food when controlling your diet?  Where would this fit in?

                                                      1. rmcrayne profile image94
                                                        rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                        Was my previous post not helpful?  It is 3 posts above.

                                                        1. Phoenix Files profile image60
                                                          Phoenix Filesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                          Hi rm, you know me--lol--ok so week 2?

                                                          1. rmcrayne profile image94
                                                            rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                            Week 2 or week 4. 

                                                            What the heck happened?!?!  Is that account closed?  I couldn't find it.

                                                            1. Phoenix Files profile image60
                                                              Phoenix Filesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                              If you mean the wsp2469 account--yes it is closed.  Another account under w. scott phoenix was also banned.  This current account is a tribute account to wsp2469.
                                                              All i can say here is that I have access to a bunch of unpublished wsp2469 material that i hope to publish here as time goes on.
                                                              wsp2469 was officially banned after asking admin to review changes made to a flaggedhub.
                                                              the hub was flagged over a month ago n corrections were made and submitted for approval a month ago .
                                                              a month later after making three requests to have the edited hub revfiewed n republished the account was banned.
                                                              that's all i was
                                                              uh
                                                              told
                                                              n this account will be publishing further wsp2469 material that had not been published but was intended for HP.
                                                              wsp2469 has officially moved on to his own website and or back to his column on the todaysrecipepro.com website
                                                              i am phoenix files and thats all i can tell you now

                                                              1. rmcrayne profile image94
                                                                rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this



                                                                Wow, I was going to ask wsp a question/request a hub.  Something I thought would be right up his alley...

                                                                1. Phoenix Files profile image60
                                                                  Phoenix Filesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                                  Ask away and I'll see what I can do.  He may be "dead" to HP but he HATES the fact that the banning deleted his fan base.  He really liked the people here more than he admitted. 
                                                                  Right now he is working on a piece on The Beatles for his column on his boss' website.  He is also working on putting some of his poetry--published and unpublished--on his very own website.  He has to write at least one piece a month to cover the cost of his website and doesn't have to deal with advertising!

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                                                        pen2010posted 6 years ago

                                                        I really realize this topic

                                                      3. alexandriaruthk profile image50
                                                        alexandriaruthkposted 6 years ago

                                                        I am sure going to read lots of hubs, and I hope I can put a one or two and join the contest!

                                                      4. rebekahELLE profile image92
                                                        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

                                                        I just browsed the topic subcategories to see what has already been written. some groups have more hubs than others. might be helpful to check out titles, etc.

                                                        good luck everyone.

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                                                          The Curmudgeonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                          Apparently there hasn't been sufficient forethought invested in this contest before its announcement.

                                                          Granted, I'm a "Newbie" here -- but I've been writing for years -- even if only bits and pieces were published.  Some work doesn't automatically and spontaneously spring forth from the brain -- and research may help to boost quality and usefulness.

                                                          One's best work shall but rarely be rushed !!!

                                                          Ever hear of PLAN AHEAD ????

                                                          If you'd pre-determined the Daily Topics and incuded the schedule in your announcement, those of us who are "Plodders" might  have been better served !!

                                                          1. Marisa Wright profile image92
                                                            Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                            They were pre-determined and they've been on the official contest page for the last 4 days.

                                                      5. world of the wise profile image22
                                                        world of the wiseposted 6 years ago

                                                        If i was legible, i would have won everything

                                                        1. Lily Rose profile image83
                                                          Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                          You probably meant to say eligible, right?  Well, I'm guessing, based on your post and your arrogance that, if your were eligible, you would probably be illegible!

                                                          1. chinweike profile image45
                                                            chinweikeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                            hehehe

                                                            1. GeneralHowitzer profile image61
                                                              GeneralHowitzerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                                                              Rofl on that really! big_smile

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