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Hubbalicious Contest Official Thread (NO Daily Puzzles here)

  1. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

    This is a thread that will stay open during the course of the Eat, Drink, and Be Hubbalicious contest. Feel free to ask questions, and chat about the contest here. I will post the Daily Drawing winners here, as well as stats about the number of submissions.

    Note: The Daily Puzzles will be posted in their own, unstickied, threads in the Forums, at about noon Pacific every day through the 28th.

    Have fun, everyone, and good luck! smile

    BTW, it's 9:51am on June 1st now, so the contest begins in just over 2 hours.

    1. soni2006 profile image46
      soni2006posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the info Jason.

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      abeysomoneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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    3. barryrutherford profile image34
      barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

      Guees what it is June (2)the second here...tongue

      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, the Antipodeans will have to step back in time a bit, so to speak. smile

        Remember, we run off Pacific time only here in the HubPages office and for the contest. You can always check the date and time for the contest here:
        http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=224

        The contest page will also have a countdown timer for each day, starting at noon today.

    4. barryrutherford profile image34
      barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

      just as well i am a fan of Dr Who !  smile

    5. Jason Menayan profile image60
      Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

      The contest is hereby kicked off! You'll see on the contest page, via the countdown timer, that you have just shy of 24 hrs to publish, for the first time, up to 5 Hubs on the topic of Grains, Pulses, Rices & Beans (as cooking ingredients).

      To be clear: we're not looking for recipes this week. Your Hubs should be about cooking ingredients this week. Hubs could include information about the varieties of ingredients in each category, how/where to buy them, how to select them, how to store them, any nutritional benefits, etc. A Hub for today, for example, could be titled "Black Beans information" and have extensive information about the varieties of black beans (Black Magic, Domino, etc.), nutritional benefits (a discussion on its vitamins, protein, fiber, etc.), how to pick black beans at the supermarket (what to look for), what they're good substitutes for in recipes, etc.

      1. barryrutherford profile image34
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This is my first hub on the topic

        1. charanjeet kaur profile image60
          charanjeet kaurposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Jason I cannot include my favorite recipes of black beans is it in the hub. Just curious thanks for a heads up.

          1. Jason Menayan profile image60
            Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Recipes should not be the centerpiece of a Hub in this category, but if you really want to include a black bean recipe on a Hub about black beans as an ingredient, there's nothing wrong with that.

            1. barryrutherford profile image34
              barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Jason,  I was going to say with so many prospective foow writer in this competition the sub ject of rice and grains will soon dry up after about 20 hubs... get my drift ?

              1. Jason Menayan profile image60
                Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Trying to discourage the competition? wink

                There's always beans and pulses, too!

                1. charanjeet kaur profile image60
                  charanjeet kaurposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes thats one of my entry (wink) it fits the hubmob so should i follow the hubmob directions first and post the link in this thread.

                  1. Jason Menayan profile image60
                    Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    You shouldn't post a link to your Hub here, although you should to the HubMob thread.

                2. barryrutherford profile image34
                  barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  no just saying how many times can you write about the sorts of rice & how to grow rice there willl be overlap & duplication if it is restricted to that alone...smile

                  1. Jason Menayan profile image60
                    Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    You can certainly go far more specific. I can easily imagine great award-winning Hubs on:
                    - Wild Rice
                    - Red Rice
                    - Arborio Rice
                    - Basmati Rice
                    - Jasmine Rice
                    etc.

                    1. barryrutherford profile image34
                      barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                      ok five hubs on each there is 25 hubs how many people have enrolled in the competition ?

                      1. Jason Menayan profile image60
                        Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                        We won't know until the tally tomorrow, and that's only for Day 1's contest. People enter automatically by publishing an eligible Hub in the right time window.

      2. Sandyspider profile image43
        Sandyspiderposted 6 years ago

        I'm still trying to get the hang of the forums. When we had the March Health contest I didn't join any HubMobs or forums. I feel I lost out.

        This is my first one for the June contest. I hope I am doing everything right. http://hubpages.com/hub/Bean-Onion-Sala … h-Benefits

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The forums are just for discussion, and for guessing the Daily Puzzle, which is optional.

          I'm afraid this Hub would not be eligible, as it's not a Cooking Ingredient Hub, but a Recipe Hub. It should have been published on June 16, 20 or 21.

          1. Sandyspider profile image43
            Sandyspiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I didn't realize I messed up. Thanks for pointing that out.

      3. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

        Sorry, there's no RSS for the contest.

        However, you can always pull in the separate RSS feeds for each day's topic. For example:

        http://hubpages.com/topics/food/cooking … atest/?rss

        You just look at the "Latest" view for the topic, and append ?rss to the end of the URL.

        1. rmcrayne profile image95
          rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Jason, I think I'll include each day's topic RSS feed/s in the roundup hub, which I hope to have published in 48 hours or less.

          1. Jason Menayan profile image60
            Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            That's terrific, Rose Mary! I'm sure a lot of people will enjoy referring to it. smile

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        Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago

        Okay. So maybe I broke a little sweat writing five hubs in one day. But, I gotta tell ya, it felt like the old days behind the 'firing' line of the kitchen. I really enjoyed getting back in the game, reading the competition after and getting the food to the window in good time, great condition. Speaking of game, is there going to be a week on Game Meats? Don't know if I overlooked it on the list. (my 'bean' is little 'couscous-ed' at the moment -sorry bad kitchen joke)

        -James

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Nice job! Five Hubs within the first 5 hours of the contest day...you'll have a head-start on queuing up tomorrow's Hubs.

          On meats:
          starting Friday, there's Meat & Poultry as ingredients
          on June 11, there's Meat cooking techniques
          on June 17, there's Main course recipes
          and the final week has a wide range of cuisines that could involve meat.

          smile

      5. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

        Are we to enter this contest only under the 'HubMob' banner, link and subsequent etc?

        If not.... (under that banner) where are entries to be lodged or are they just identified by the publishing time, date and subject?

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If you want to enter the contest, you only have to categorize it correctly and publish it in the right time window. I have a report that pulls up all the Hubs published in the right category at the right time.

          Of course, you can participate in both the HubMob and the contest at the same time. You follow the directions for the HubMob, but then make sure you categorize the Hub correctly for the day and publish it in the right time window. (It looks like there are 13 hrs and 35 minutes left to publish a Hub on either rices/grains or beans/pulses)

          1. Pearldiver profile image87
            Pearldiverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks Jas... 13 hours left. hmm  It's funny that as it is 6.00 pm June 2rd Here. smile

      6. soni2006 profile image46
        soni2006posted 6 years ago

        When the winner for today's contest will be announced.

        1. rmcrayne profile image95
          rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Today's topic does not close for 12 1/2 hours.  Announcement cannot be before then.  March contest daily winners were announced pretty promptly.

      7. Paige Masters profile image84
        Paige Mastersposted 6 years ago

        Congrats to Lily Rose for winning today's puzzle!

      8. soni2006 profile image46
        soni2006posted 6 years ago

        Thanks God, I was able to publish 5 hubs in today's topic in the time frame.

        1. rmcrayne profile image95
          rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wow soni!  As usual, you are a machine!  You know you can start your hubs through Princessa's link, and your hubs will be HubMob and contest.

          1. soni2006 profile image46
            soni2006posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Dear, actually I wrote 4 hubs on around 7 days back and they were just in unpublished status. The fifth hub which is the latest one, I have written and published today only and that comes in HubMob category too.

            I am ready with 4 unpublished hubs in Dairy products and cheese topic for today. Will write one more tomorrow and complete 5 entries for June 2 also. I have also got 3 hubs for spices and flavorings and 3 hubs for meat poultry and seafood in the pipeline. Will finish them and publish on the specific dates. My idea is to publish as many hubs possible in this month. It's two years now and I want to reveal the magic and ultimate benefits of publishing article on hubpages.

            1. rmcrayne profile image95
              rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I hear ya soni.  Give us periodic updates on your HP strategy and success.

            2. calicoaster profile image50
              calicoasterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Woww...you are a true inspiration here soni!! ... smile

      9. soni2006 profile image46
        soni2006posted 6 years ago

        Thanks a lot for the support friends. Lets rock the contest with targeted content.

        1. queen cleopatra profile image86
          queen cleopatraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Whew! I was able to post 2 on rices and grains. And I'm feeling giddy because of the timer. I hope I won't be a nervous wreck by June 28. lol But--really--I enjoyed the pressure. It's been a long a time. Thank you, HubPages, for a chance to ride a mental roller coaster smile

          1. rebekahELLE profile image92
            rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            wow, queen cleopatra, those are some amazing hubs!! good luck!
            smile

            congrats akirchner!!

      10. soni2006 profile image46
        soni2006posted 6 years ago

        Now it's time to post hubs in dairy and cheese. I have 4 hubs available unpublished. Will do some finishing touches and start publishing in 15 minutes.

      11. liswilliams profile image61
        liswilliamsposted 6 years ago

        thanks for the timer, guys  it's really helpful!

      12. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

        The first day was very successful! We had 129 entries to the contest, and 3 won by Lily Rose's winning guess on the Daily Puzzle for yesterday, so 132 entries going into the random drawing.

        The winner: akirchner!
        Check out her winning Hub here:
        http://hubpages.com/hub/Culinary-Basics … sing-Beans

        She is the lucky winner of $50!

        Keep in mind that all of the eligible entries will enjoy a thorough reading for the weekly Best Hub (as judged by our panel of judges) and People's Choice (as judged by you).

        Today's topic, which began about 40 minutes ago, and will continue for approx 23 hrs and 20 minutes, is Cheese & Dairy (as ingredients)

        Keep on cranking! tongue

      13. soni2006 profile image46
        soni2006posted 6 years ago

        Published my 4 hubs in the today's topic. Now it's time to sleep, it's 1:22 A.M. in Delhi, India right now.

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Impressive!

          Pleasant dreams (hopefully not only about yogurt, cheddar, and buttermilk)!

          1. soni2006 profile image46
            soni2006posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I love buttermilk. It's always in my dreams but I don't have it in the afternoon. It makes me really sleepy more than my beer.

      14. Princessa profile image85
        Princessaposted 6 years ago

        congratulations akirchner!

      15. K9keystrokes profile image91
        K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

        Good (pacific coast) afternoon. As a new hubber, the contest's really interest me. Just to be sure I am understanding correctly, to enter you simply need to enter your hub during the correct time line, under the correct topic. No other action need be done? No drop windows? No key-word to include for entry? Just publish your hub? 
        Looking forWORD to contest play....Let the games begin!
        Thanks for your time!

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          K9: Yes, that's correct. The topic/category is selected from a series of drop-down menus when you set up your Hub. (Which you've done 100% correctly for your Quinoa Hub yesterday; it did show up in my report among eligible Hubs)

          1. K9keystrokes profile image91
            K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Fantastic Jason! Thank you soooo much for the reassurance. The whole newbee syndrome can bring some uncertainty. Thanks for putting on the contest and for keeping us on the WRITE path.
            Best of the day to you~

          2. soni2006 profile image46
            soni2006posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Jason, can u please tell me that my hubs are coming in the eligible ones or not?

            I published 5 on 1st day and 4 on 2nd day. Will publish more for 3rd topic.

            1. Jason Menayan profile image60
              Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, that's exactly what I see - 5 for yesterday, 4 for today. Keep it up! smile

      16. Paige Masters profile image84
        Paige Mastersposted 6 years ago

        Big congrats to akirchner!!!

      17. lakeerieartists profile image80
        lakeerieartistsposted 6 years ago

        That's amazing, and I am pleased about my measly one per day.  wink

        1. Anamika S profile image73
          Anamika Sposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Me too! My Busy schedule does not give me much time to concentrate on writing too many hubs.

      18. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

        The second day is complete, and on the topic of Cheese & Dairy, we had 111 entries! Great stuff. big_smile

        So, among the 114 drawing entries (111 for Hubs, 3 to PhoenixV for being the first to guess yesterday's Daily Puzzle correctly), we have one winner:

        liswilliams!
        Her winning Hub:
        http://hubpages.com/hub/Cheese-and-Wine-Pairing

        Congratulations!

        About 45 minutes ago, the 3rd contest day began, with the topics Herbs & Spices, or Extracts & Flavorings. You can publish up to 5 Hubs in either of those categories until noon Pacific tomorrow (about another 23 hours and 15 minutes).

        Rock on!

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          Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Em, not to complain. I saw the article -which  I think is great about wine-cheese pairing,- but according to the rules, it should be about:

          .

          My curiosity is how does wine pairing fit into that?
          Are the cheeses selected based on wine then?

          1. Jason Menayan profile image60
            Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I think it fits. In this case, cheese isn't being used in a recipe or in a particular culinary technique; it's being used in its unchanged form.

            I was just giving some examples to think about the first week's topics as ingredients (and not within the scope of a recipe or a cooking technique), but that wasn't an exhaustive list.

            If you need any more clarification, I'm happy to oblige. smile

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              Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              No worries, J. Not a big deal. smile
              -ps, not to scare you, but your photo reminds me of someone I knew who lived in North Bay.

      19. liswilliams profile image61
        liswilliamsposted 6 years ago

        seriously, told you you rock,

        thanks Jason smile

      20. melbel profile image93
        melbelposted 6 years ago

        I pre-wrote a hub for later in the month. I will probably just edit it and made it pretty for the day that I release it. I will also work on another hub for the contest later in the month. I am glad there is a contest, it has given me the motivation that I need to write more hubs.

      21. Paige Masters profile image84
        Paige Mastersposted 6 years ago

        I have a question or two about what encompasses today's topic.  Some things I've considered writing about may or may not fit the bill in terms of seasonings and flavorings.  I've gone back and forth, so I'm just going to ask.

        Would writing about specific types of vinegars or oils fall under the umbrella of the topic at hand?  Not sure, but I suspect yes.  Could you let me know?

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Paige,

          Yes, absolutely. You can focus on a specific type of vinegar, for example. It's almost impossible to go too narrow; it's better to be too specific than too broad.

          1. Paige Masters profile image84
            Paige Mastersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, that was my plan, to write about a specific kind of vinegar.  Off to hub.  smile

            1. PhoenixV profile image80
              PhoenixVposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol

      22. rebekahELLE profile image92
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

        congrats liswilliams. sounds like my kind of hub!! wine and cheese. smile

      23. liswilliams profile image61
        liswilliamsposted 6 years ago

        Hey Guys ,

        what actually is the definition of a recipe because I thought it was giving exact ingredients with amounts and directions.

        Isn't ok if it's 2 lines with an example of something because I wouldn't say that's a recipe, otherwise the hub is so dead

        Thanks a lot

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, a recipe should list ingredients, directions, and describe the transformation of the ingredients into a final dish. (But that's for week 3 - no recipes before then, please!)

      24. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

        The third day of the contest is behind us, and we had 120 fantastic entries on the topics of Herbs, Spices, Extracts and Flavo(u)rings.

        And on to the Daily Drawing...with 123 entries (120 via Hubs, and 3 to Paige Masters for guessing caraway correctly yesterday in the Daily Puzzle), the winner is:

        Sheila Wilson!
        Here is her winning Hub:
        http://hubpages.com/hub/Types-of-Pepper

        Congratulations, Sheila!

        And for everyone: today's topics, Meat, Poultry and Seafood (remember! as ingredients, not descriptions of culinary techniques or recipes) began about a half hour ago, so you have well over 23 hours to get your Hubs in!

        Rock the Hubbah!

      25. Paige Masters profile image84
        Paige Mastersposted 6 years ago

        Congrats, Sheila!

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        Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago

        congrats Sheila; really nice hub.

      27. K9keystrokes profile image91
        K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

        Congrats Sheila!

        1. Sheila Wilson profile image86
          Sheila Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you!

      28. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 6 years ago

        I put a recipe in my calimari hub - my mistake.  Does that mean my hub won't be included in today's contest entries?

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, I'm afraid so. That hub could be either a recipe Hub or a cooking technique (for June 11) but would not qualify for an ingredient Hub. I'm sorry.

          1. oceansnsunsets profile image88
            oceansnsunsetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            For June 8 contest, and the whole week, could recipes be used for cooking techniques?  I hadn't seen it originally as an option in the list of examples.  It sounds like a recipe though, would be a technique according to the above conversation?  Thanks Jason

            1. Jason Menayan profile image60
              Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              No, they should not include recipes. You should discuss different cooking techniques, but not include recipes.

              For example, today's topic is beans & grains.
              You can discuss (these are just examples):
              - soaking and cooking beans vs cooking immediately
              - sprouting beans and grains
              - refrying beans
              - raw preparation
              - boiling vs steaming

              1. oceansnsunsets profile image88
                oceansnsunsetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Ok, thanks Jason

      29. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 6 years ago

        yeh, that was a dumb question.  sorry to bother you busy people!

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Not a dumb question!

          Unfortunately, it won't show up in my report for those contests since it's already been published. I would delete it and port over the content to a brand new Hub, and not publish it until June 11's contest day begins.

      30. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 6 years ago

        That's ok - I'm not much of a pro at contests, too many rules for me~  guess I'll just keep my freedom and forgo the competitions!

      31. barryrutherford profile image34
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

        mm pease read with bi-focals the instructions !

      32. soni2006 profile image46
        soni2006posted 6 years ago

        Published 3 hubs in Herbs and Spices and Extracts and Flavorings yesterday. Publish one for Meat and Poultry topic for today.

      33. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 6 years ago

        I just finished posting my 4th hub for meat, poultry, and seafood! Whew!

        1. Anamika S profile image73
          Anamika Sposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Congratulations on your win habee!

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        Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago

        Me eyes went blurry and i missed posting my shrimp hub. lol.
        poor little crusts -maybe next time.

      35. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

        Is the Meat section Over and Finished Now???
        I've had a power outage in NZ... so I guess I've missed with my work on seafood. ???????????

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
          prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Just post it anyway, PD sorry it is done 24 minutes ago, make some hubs about fruits and vegetables for todays entry,

        2. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yup! We're on to Fruits and Vegetables. You can always see the countdown clock on the contest page below the Daily Topic.

      36. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

        Or.... How much more time is left?

        Well done Holle... I knew that damn bean as well sad

      37. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

        COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOl ..... I mean Bugger!

        Thanks for your prompt reply Jas.... fair wilted my cucumber.. so best I don't do anything with that Veg lol

        Hava good day mate. Thanks.

      38. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

        Happy Saturday!

        For our 4th day of the contest, on the topics of Meat, Poultry and Fish as cooking ingredients, we had 76 Hubs submitted, really great stuff. Along with Twenty One Days's 3 bonus entries, we had 79 eligible entries into the Daily Drawing for $50. The winner.... (drumroll please)

        Kathryn Vercillo!
        You can check out her Hub here:
        http://hubpages.com/hub/Shopping-for-Fi … nd-Fillets

        Congratulations, Kathryn.

        Now we're on to Fruits and Vegetables (as ingredients, not cooking techniques or recipes), which you'll have about another 23 hours and 30 minutes to publish for the first time. Looking forward to it!

        And the Hubbing goes on... tongue

        1. Kathryn Vercillo profile image86
          Kathryn Vercilloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks to all who have congratulated me on the win. It's a lot of fun participating in this month's contest!

          1. soni2006 profile image46
            soni2006posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You deserved this win Kathryn. I have commented something on your hub. Check out. Congrats again.

            By the way, I was only able to publish one hub in Meat and Poultry topic but today I have been able to write 3 hubs in Fruity category.

            1. relache profile image88
              relacheposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Do you actually understand what the Daily Drawing is? 

              It's whoever wins by having their name pulled out of the pool of eligible Hubs, which is just based on chance, not opinions or quality of Hub.

              1. barryrutherford profile image34
                barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Yes I see that then why would they have a panelof 4 to judge the hubs or maybe that for later in the contest when the daily winners are compared !

      39. liswilliams profile image61
        liswilliamsposted 6 years ago

        I agree, habee, this is tiring. This is a busy week, world cup and all that! so I have to write extra this weekend

        well done on the win, Kathryn

      40. abidareacode profile image49
        abidareacodeposted 6 years ago

        Congratulation to the winners so far.Let me to know how I will know whether my hub is considered for the contest or not?
        Also where can I see the daily puzzle?

      41. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

        relache is correct: the Daily Drawing is simply a 100% random pick of the eligible entries (Hubs and bonus entries for winning the Daily Puzzle). Hubs must meet the minimum requirements to be eligible for the contest, nothing more. Of course, the Daily Drawing winners have all been of great quality, but this was not the criterion for winning.

        The Best Hub (judges' pick) and People's Choice, however, are based on quality, not a random pick. Our team reads all entries over the week, and comes up with 10 finalists. The 10 finalists are judged by the community from Tuesday through Thursday and the one with most votes wins the People's Choice.

        In parallel, the panel of judges rates the finalists and comes up with a winner.

        Both the Best Hub and People's Choice winners for the week win $100.

        1. habee profile image91
          habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          So the judges will never see all the entries, right? Just the top 10 entries from each caregory?

          1. Jason Menayan profile image60
            Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            The People's Choice panel will have 10 finalists, and the Judge's Panel will have 5 (a subset of the People's Choice finalists). Our team reads each and every Hub, but we have to be mindful of the commitment we ask of our judges, so we give them 5 finalists each week, which they've indicated they can manage to read and judge in time.

            1. habee profile image91
              habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Gotcha! I wondered how in the heck the judges would read all the hundreds of hubs entered!

      42. rebekahELLE profile image92
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

        winning the daily contest is exciting, even if it's only a daily drawing! people check out your hub and it's always fun to win $50.00!

        1. Jason Menayan profile image60
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I have a good time with it, and apparently so do the participants. smile

      43. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

        OK, the 5th day of the contest is complete, and we had 106 Hub entries on the topics of Fruit and Vegetables as ingredients. Along with the 3 bonus entries won by habee for guessing cranberry beans in yesterday's Daily Puzzle correctly, we had 109 entries going into the Daily Drawing.

        The winner is...
        debweave!
        Here is her winning entry Hub:
        http://hubpages.com/hub/Fun-Onion-Facts

        Congratulations, Deb!

        And about 40 minutes ago, Day 6 of the contest began, with the topics of baking-related ingredients (there are 3 eligible categories). It's important to restate here that we're looking for Hubs discussing the ingredients, "raw materials" and supplies, NOT baking techniques or baked good recipes.

        Onward, Hubbers!

        1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Conratulations - interesting hub!

      44. lakeerieartists profile image80
        lakeerieartistsposted 6 years ago

        Sorry I missed this deadline.  I have not been feeling well today.  Had one started, but congrats to debweave.  I will work on one for tomorrow.

      45. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 6 years ago

        Or is that 10 hubs from an entire week?

      46. Jason Menayan profile image60
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

        Hello everyone,

        Day 6 is complete and with 42 entries on baking-related topics for the day, and 3 extra bonus entries won by Anamika S, we had 45 contest entries going into the Daily Drawing.

        The winner? Twenty One Days!
        Here's his winning Hub:
        http://hubpages.com/hub/Let-Them-Eat-Brioche

        Congratulations, James.

        About 48 minutes ago, the final ingredients-related contest day began, on the topics of condiments, vinegars, shortenings, and oils. I look forward to seeing the entry, and you have approximately 23 hours and 12 minutes to publish them!

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          Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No way?! Right on.

          Thank you Jason, and everyone!

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            Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Congratulations!

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              Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you!

      47. barryrutherford profile image34
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

        When will the peopples choice start judging from each day or will we asked near the end to try iand wade through the lot in a few hours ?

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          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The first week's finalists will be up for judging by you, the community, starting tomorrow at noon and continuing for 48 hours. There will be 10 finalists to read through and vote on, not all 600+ entries. smile

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            barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            thats sounds goo i like that  smile

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              barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              only one thing perhapa there were many other hubs that were not randomly selected a bit like the packers prize here in Sdney for the Art Gallery of NSW  Archibald Prixe.  There are probably a few gems that were not randonly selected by your system tongue

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                barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                surely the hubbers choice could come from hubbers not part of your randon selection 7 then we could do a vote on say thirty of the unseelcted hubs by you ?

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                  barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  A way of filtering them down could be those say 20 hubs,  with the highest hub score ?

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                    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    It just seems to me that it will not be a real selection by us if all we are doing is  selecting a hub out of ten which was actually randomly selected by this system that oyu see as being efficient

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                      Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                      Barry,

                      Please reread the methodology which I explained. The finalists for the People's Choice and Best Hub awards are not selected via random drawing. The Daily Drawing is the only instance in which we use a random drawing.

                      http://hubpages.com/forum/post/1041090

         
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