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SYTYCWO Official Contest Thread (Week 4 Winners Posted)

  1. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/x/promos/sytycwo_496.png

    Heya Hubbers!

    So, you think you can write online?  PROVE IT!  Join in on HubPages' April contest and put your online writing skills to the test.

    All you have to do is (after March 31st at 12:00pm PT) publish new Hubs (max five per day) that are completely original, longer than 400 words, and tagged with the WritingContest tag.

    To check out your competition, you can view all contest submissions here.

    For more information on the contest (including the all-important judging criteria), visit the So You Think You Can Write Online contest page.  If you would like to turn your April contest participation into a 30 Day Challenge, loop in and declare your participation in the official contest challenge thread.

    Good luck!!

    P.S. For extra tips on how to WIN in this contest, check out...
    Official contest judge Brittany's tips on our blog
    Official contest judge Robin Edmondson'stips on our blog

    and Visit the HubPages Learning Center!
    (More tips to come big_smile)

    Note: PLEASE do not post links in this thread

    1. sid_candid profile image60
      sid_candidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Simone,
      Its exciting that a new contest will start shortly. Can we have a clock at the contest page to know exactly how much time is left for contest to start . I always get confused with Time Zones.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi sid_candid- I'm so glad you'll be joining in on the contest! 

        We won't have a countdown clock this time around since there are no daily or weekly themes, so here is a Pacific Time Zone clock for reference: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-z … ific-time/

        For the duration of the contest, just be sure to not publish more than five contest entry Hubs in a 25 hour period big_smile

        1. Froggy213 profile image34
          Froggy213posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          This is a great program and I thank you for it--quality hubs and a possible reward.
          I believe I have a winner for the first day--but God knows there are some GREAT hubbers out there.

        2. manmade76 profile image60
          manmade76posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Great to know the time ,I am thinking of giving a try

    2. Maltese-er profile image81
      Maltese-erposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, so basically you write max of 5 hubs between 12am (pt) and 12am (pt) , and then publish again at 12pm (PT)right?

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Right-o!

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      CollBposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm looking forward to this challenge!  I'll try to write a hub a day but that depends on time and the topics so I'll just write as much as I can and post in AprilHubChallenge!

      The very best of luck to everyone!

    4. HRoger profile image61
      HRogerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Simone, can you give us a light on which are the Bonus topics that we can write about? Thanks a lot in advance for all your replies.

      Roger

      1. melbel profile image93
        melbelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        There are no bonus topics for this particular contest. Just write and publish hubs to your heart's content.

      2. rembrandz profile image88
        rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Simone and all who are in for this challenge!

        This Writers Contest has been a great experience for me while it lasted.
        But I don't think I am cut-up for this as I am unable to do full justice to my writing.

        My focus in hubpages is to be an art writer to share/teach about what I think I am good at and help widen my artistic horizon eventually  promote my services online. 

        But for this challenge I found myself going away from art  just because I needed more content. Being an art writer takes a lot of time, adding supporting artwork and photographs which I am unable to do at this rate.
        Moreover, my work commitments makes this all the more challenging.

        Thank you for everyone's support. And wish you all the luck for this April challenge.

        Kind Regards

      3. elizabeth21 profile image41
        elizabeth21posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I made a hub with all my effort and published it forgetting to add the tag "WritingContest" . But I realized it the next moment and put the tag. Will there be a problem?

      4. Mammas7 profile image74
        Mammas7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi, I have a question, my hub posted on the first day contest, "Growing up on the field" does not appear, and my hub for April 2nd shows as my first. What happened to my first hub published? Thanks.

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        ForYourInfoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Awesome post to encourage writing. It would help a lot.

    5. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 5 years ago

      I am also in the contest. I think sid is right. We need a countdown clock because sometimes it's really confusing for people who live in other parts of the world.

      Actually we need a countdown clock so that we don't publish more hubs than required for a particular day.  That will be easier for us if you can do that.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this
        1. soni2006 profile image45
          soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Simone. I have following that since last three contests and doing the same now. I was worried about others and you have solved the problem.

    6. thranax profile image60
      thranaxposted 5 years ago

      If we have hubs created (maybe not written) but titles and links all made (but never published) will they count in the contest?

      Example:

      On March 8th I made:

      How to tame Dog Fur
      http://hubpages.com/hub/tame-dog-fur

      During March I wrote 2 paragraphs. If I finish it up with pictures and other elements and hit publish on April 2nd, will it count as an entry for April 2nd?

      ~thranax~

      1. soni2006 profile image45
        soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Until and unless they are never published before publishing in the contest, they will count in the contest. If you have hit the published button anytime before, that will not count.

      2. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's right.  So long as the Hub has never been published before, it should be OK.

    7. nasus loops profile image79
      nasus loopsposted 5 years ago

      Looking forward to this contest.  Open house, so we should see some interesting and unique hubs. Thanks HP.

    8. waynet profile image47
      waynetposted 5 years ago

      Going to really have ago at this, seeing as we can write anything and really to try and write useful quality hubpages is the key here. The challenge is there, just will have to go on the potty first, then let the writing commence! big_smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yay!!!

      2. lakeerieartists profile image81
        lakeerieartistsposted 5 years ago

        I think this contest will be the most fun for me personally.  Some of the others were not in niches that I cared to write about.  smile  Looking forward to seeing what others come up with too.

        *Deep breath*

        No rest for the wicked!

        1. PegCole17 profile image91
          PegCole17posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm with you on this. Having an open topic for the contest is a lot more fun and lends to the imagination. It's also nice to have the dates of the contest posted. Clears up any confusion.  :-)

          1. Simone Smith profile image92
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That's what we were going for! big_smile

      3. Will Apse profile image91
        Will Apseposted 5 years ago

        Its good to see a competition that aims to reward good research and detailed facts and figures.

        I'll be following with interest and, if the early winners give me hope, I will throw in a what I can.

        1. viking305 profile image91
          viking305posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes looking forward to the start of this competition.  The fact that we can write on any subject we choose is the best rule for this competiton. 

          But it would, as one hubber pointed out,be a lot easier for us in Europe if you had a countdown clock.  Maybe you might think about it?

          1. Simone Smith profile image92
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            For reference, you can check any PT clock online.  Here's a link to one: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-z … ific-time/

      4. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 5 years ago

        it's a long time since i wrote anything other than poetry, but i feel this is just what i need to get me into the groove once more..... great idea.

      5. Purple Perl profile image81
        Purple Perlposted 5 years ago

        This contest is going to be fun and exciting for everyone. No complain of writer's block-pick any topic. Wow, thanks hubpages and Good Luck everyone!

      6. David 470 profile image87
        David 470posted 5 years ago

        I think I actually might give this a go. Never did any of these contests before. Just have to stay consistent smile

        1. Simone Smith profile image92
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, so glad you're joining in!  You're right - quality is the ultimate thing that matters big_smile

        2. Cindy's Thoughts profile image60
          Cindy's Thoughtsposted 5 years ago

          I joined the 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge yesterday.  Then I got news of this writing contest in the newsletter, so I'm going to join in too.  Thank you!  : )

        3. Froggy213 profile image34
          Froggy213posted 5 years ago

          I have noticed that the WritingContest tag will automatically go to all small case--W&C--I hope you all notice this, as I noticed it was distinctly a capital W and C

          Thought I should point that out

          1. Simone Smith profile image92
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It's fine that it comes out as "writingcontest" instead of "WritingContest"  - no worries there!

        4. sunflowerbucky profile image60
          sunflowerbuckyposted 5 years ago

          Looking forward to being a part of the contest!

        5. Mrs. Menagerie profile image82
          Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago

          I am working on a hubmob answer; can I tag it for the writing contest too or is that cheating?

          1. Simone Smith profile image92
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Nope, it's not cheating big_smile

            1. Mrs. Menagerie profile image82
              Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I published and tagged this one with "writing contest" last night but it never showed up in the contest.  Maybe it couldn't be hubmob and writing contest after all?  (BTW, I'm not talking about the Absinthe hub that DID show up. Woohoo!)

              1. soni2006 profile image45
                soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                The tag is "writingcontest" without space in between and not "writing contest" that you put in your hub. I hope it clears your problem.

                1. Mrs. Menagerie profile image82
                  Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Oooops!  Yup, that is where I went wrong.  Thank you Soni.

        6. JoanneDoubtfire profile image72
          JoanneDoubtfireposted 5 years ago

          I'm concerned; I just submitted a hub to this contest but it is not showing up on the tagged results or the link to all entries. I started this hub a few days ago but didn't publish it until today - could that be the problem? The hub is as follows:

          http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-Radioactive-Pollution

          Thanks for any help!

          1. sid_candid profile image60
            sid_candidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It may take a while before it shows up. Make sure you have your hub published and come back and check after an hour or two and it should be there.

          2. Simone Smith profile image92
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Your post is showing up in my official report, JoanneDoubtfire.  Not to worry.  Best avatar ever, BTW.

            1. IzzyM profile image85
              IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You are so right! I forgot to say to MrsDoubtfire that the expression on that cat's face is priceless!

        7. Longtail profile image79
          Longtailposted 5 years ago

          I'm in!

        8. Maltese-er profile image81
          Maltese-erposted 5 years ago

          oh, and 1 more questionn..all you have to do is include writingconstest in your tags? I'm asking because I'm very interested in joining, I published one hub for the writing contest but I'm not sure it's with the rest of the entries ...(I'm new to Hubpages sorry!)

          1. Simone Smith profile image92
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That's right - all you have to do is include that tag big_smile
            Easy peasy, no?
            Of course, to have a qualifying Hub, it must be published for the first time that day, completely original to HubPages, and longer than 400 words, but that's a piece of cake.  Welcome to HubPages!  We're glad to have you with us!

            1. TNk leathers profile image61
              TNk leathersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              that's a great news am excited big_smile

        9. BlissfulWriter profile image87
          BlissfulWriterposted 5 years ago

          I submitted my first entry to the content ...
          http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-a-Retirement-Job

          I added the tag "WritingContent" as instructed in the instructions.  But when I hit the publish button, I saw that HubPages automatically changed my tag to be "writingcontent" without the capital letters.

          1. Froggy213 profile image34
            Froggy213posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That question was already answered earlier in this thread--it's no problem

        10. Tenerife Islander profile image91
          Tenerife Islanderposted 5 years ago

          I want to see my site doing better so am going to enter this!

          1. Simone Smith profile image92
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Excellent!

        11. chasemillis profile image87
          chasemillisposted 5 years ago

          this is going to be a tough challenge.

        12. Mark Ewbie profile image82
          Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

          I've posted my entries but haven't seen a cheque arrive yet?  Now OK I've been out some of the day but surely the postman would just put it through the letterbox, unless it was one of those huge five feet cheques with two bikini clad ladies either side of it.
          Anyway, if you could redeliver tomorrow - I'll stay in and wait.

          1. Simone Smith profile image92
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Well, delays are a must- those oversize checks take FOREVER to print @_@

            http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4856165_f248.jpg

            1. manmade76 profile image60
              manmade76posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Great to see this type of checks

        13. Chaya Parmessur profile image79
          Chaya Parmessurposted 5 years ago

          OK I will give it a try!

          I will take you hubbers around the world with me in 30 days.
          So everyday you will read about my travel experience in a different country.

          Hope you like the idea!

          1. soni2006 profile image45
            soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That's an excellent idea. I love traveling I am with you.

            1. Chaya Parmessur profile image79
              Chaya Parmessurposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Hi soni,
              Please feel free to have a read at my travel pages, 3 done already and 27 to go and any feedback and comments more than welcome.. BTW I will be doing a feature on India (one of my favourites since my ancesters came from India) so watch the space.
              Ps I like some of your hubs but have not had too much time to read as much as I would normally.

              1. Tweetmom profile image75
                Tweetmomposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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            2. rembrandz profile image88
              rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Look forward to seeing it! All the best

          2. prairieprincess profile image97
            prairieprincessposted 5 years ago

            Hi ... I just noticed that you have a place for all the contest entries. Such a great idea!

            I was just wondering why my entry from yesterday was not up there, yet? I tagged it, and everything, and it was submitted yesterday afternoon. Thanks!

            1. prairieprincess profile image97
              prairieprincessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I hope it's okay to put my link (because it pertains to the question?) ....

              http://hubpages.com/hub/Graphic-Novels- … hakespeare

              1. Simone Smith profile image92
                Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Hiya prairieprincess - only your Student Loan in Canada one shows up in today's report right *now* but there is sometimes a bit of a delay, and I won't be reviewing entries until about an hour from now, so you should be OK.

                1. rembrandz profile image88
                  rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  HI there Simone I sent you an email earlier today on not seeing my submissions.

                  Sorry but thank you for I just saw mine now.  Am just getting a hang of it yikes)

          3. Froggy213 profile image34
            Froggy213posted 5 years ago

            I really think people think they need to post their own link when staff is already doing that for this contest.--I accidently posted this in the 30-30 thread too--but I am speaking of this contest.

            1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
              Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Ah, I hadn't noticed the link that's handy.

              Bit worn out now, just been through and flagged most of them.

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                lynnechandlerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                lol I wondered after I saw your post. I wonder no more.

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                  Von Haul Richyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  i think you might make me to be a creative in effective writings.

            2. rembrandz profile image88
              rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you for the insight MarkE

            3. rembrandz profile image88
              rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you for the insight MarkE

            4. rembrandz profile image88
              rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you for the insight MarkE

              1. rembrandz profile image88
                rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Sorry key error

          4. Peggy W profile image92
            Peggy Wposted 5 years ago

            This may be a silly question but here goes...
            Since the contest started mid-day, are new submissions to be after each 24 hour period of the first submission or is the calendar day a new day?  I don't want to accidently submit 2 hubs on one day since it will be hard enough writing one for every day of the contest.  Thanks for an answer!  :-)

            1. IzzyM profile image85
              IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              It's after each 24 hour period, so the new day in the contest will start 12pm California time or whatever its name is. Its 9pm my time, that's all I know smile

              1. Peggy W profile image92
                Peggy Wposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks!

            2. Simone Smith profile image92
              Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              That's right. Just go by this clock: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-z … ific-time/

              1. Longtail profile image79
                Longtailposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I shall be bookmarking that. Thank you.

              2. Peggy W profile image92
                Peggy Wposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks Simone.  I'll be sure and publish late afternoon just to be sure since we are in the Central time zone.

              3. rembrandz profile image88
                rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Hello Simone
                I am in the Dubai region, so I maybe submitting it a few hours ahead of the day. Will that be a problem to get considered? yikes/ For instance I submitted the 2 April submission several hours before it would've struck 12 at your side.

          5. Simone Smith profile image92
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

            Alright, folks.  First, you are all insane.  I've NEVER seen such amazing Hubs.  I mean... wow.  I.. there just are no words.  So I'll ahead and name our first winners:

            Staff Pick: Len Cannon for My Computer's Fan Is Making Weird Noises! Diagnosing and repairing CPU fan problems

            His topic is super niche, plus he shares some expertise that not everyone has.  It's a super useful Hub, and on a subject that does not already have extensive good coverage online.  The photos are original, his language is great, and his title is search-friendly and illustrative.

            Daily Drawing: Kathryn Vercillo for How to Crochet an Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

            BTW, KV has just written 1,000 Hubs.  1,000 HUBS!!!!  O____O

            Honorable mention is due to some additional Hubs here:

            http://hubpages.com/hub/dog-garden (the runner up for Staff Pick)
            http://hubpages.com/hub/Stuffed-Roast-C … free-range (Wow)
            http://hubpages.com/hub/Innovation-is-D … one-Before
            http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Y-Chromosom … g-of-a-Man
            http://hubpages.com/hub/visiting-scotland-on-vacation
            http://hubpages.com/hub/Most-Dangerous-Airports
            http://hubpages.com/hub/Mori-in-Uttaran … near-Delhi

            The list could go on and on.  Seriously.  And a lot of these Hubs are going to be featured in the future in our brand new podcast series (see the HubPages blog for more details).  So props to all of you for the amazing Hubs, and pace yourselves - if you want to increase your chance of winning Staff Pick, I recommend publishing later in the contest, when all the early birds are pooped wink

            Congrats to Len Cannon and Kathryn Vercillo!

            1. Green Lotus profile image60
              Green Lotusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Wow. Amazing hubs, incredible turnout, terrific challenge. I'm thrilled to place as runner up to the Staff picks! It means a lot:) Thank you so much and a hearty congrats to today's winners.

            2. SimeyC profile image89
              SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Really confused Hubber here - I thought it was an April contest? How come there's an April 1 winner even though April 1 isn't over? Or did the contest actually start March 31 and I missed it?!?!?!?!

            3. soni2006 profile image45
              soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you so much for the honorable mention of my travel hub Simone. Congratulations to all the winners.

            4. melbel profile image93
              melbelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Feels awesome to know that I am a runner up for my hub on dangerous airports, it was so much fun to write. smile

            5. rembrandz profile image88
              rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Congrats to the winners!

            6. Hyphenbird profile image95
              Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Congratulations to all of you! The Hubs are amazing and fun to read.

            7. Kathryn Vercillo profile image88
              Kathryn Vercilloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks to everyone who has commented on my milestone of reaching 1000 hubs. How exciting that I was a daily drawing winner on the same day!

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              Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              looks like some really interesting submissions - wish I had time to read them all (and write some and do all the other stuff I have to do)

          6. IzzyM profile image85
            IzzyMposted 5 years ago

            Well done Len Cannon and Kathryn Vercillo smile

          7. K9keystrokes profile image92
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

            congrats to the winners!

          8. emilgen2011 profile image80
            emilgen2011posted 5 years ago

            Good day everybody... I am afraid I might not finish the April HubChallenge but since I am in a two months vacation, I can be able to join on this exciting contest.

            Here is my first hub for the WritingContest:
            http://hubpages.com/hub/Angel-Aldueger- … ine-Azkals

          9. whaturmissing profile image86
            whaturmissingposted 5 years ago

            This is my first Hubpages Writing Contest. 

            Here's my first one.  Will it go on the list of all submissions?  Not sure if I tagged it right but here it is:
            http://hubpages.com/_1plzcgponbfe0/hub/ … cebreakers

          10. Peggy W profile image92
            Peggy Wposted 5 years ago

            Congratulations to the winners of day 1 of this contest!

          11. WannaB Writer profile image93
            WannaB Writerposted 5 years ago

            I thought I saw something in the contest announcement about some daily bonus topics and they would be published on the contest page.I haven't been able to find them. What am I missing? Am I just blind? Is there a direct link to them?

            1. Miss Mellie profile image91
              Miss Mellieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I was just searching for the bonus topic also, and thinking the very same thing as you. I'll second the question: is there a direct link to the daily bonus topic?

          12. Michael Willis profile image77
            Michael Willisposted 5 years ago

            I decided to publish a hub for this that I have had stuck back in my computer memory for a while. Never found the right time to publish it.
            Figured I would add a little different flavor to the writing contest.

          13. fayx24 profile image59
            fayx24posted 5 years ago

            I'm confused. Are we supposed to link our Hubs that we have written? I saw a thread that did just that but since I didn't post a link, does that mean my Hub won't be inluded in either challenge?

            1. Michael Willis profile image77
              Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Add the tag "writingcontest" to the hub you wrote for the contest.

              1. fayx24 profile image59
                fayx24posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks. I did that but I saw a thread where people were adding their links. As long as it's not a prerequisite, that's ok. Thanks smile

                1. Michael Willis profile image77
                  Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  After I published my hub, I went to the link provided in the OP posts and saw where my hub showed up. You can follow that link also and check on yours.

                  1. Bible Studies profile image81
                    Bible Studiesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Thanks for pointing out the link was there. It was easily over looked.

          14. rembrandz profile image88
            rembrandzposted 5 years ago

            Hi there

            I am quite excited to join the April Writing Contest and 30 day challenge. I already posted on 1st April and for the 2nd April one. But I think I am not doing it right even though I have placed the right tags. Must I post my hubs in a particular space to get recognized as a participant?

            I think I have missed something....but as I see the April Writing Contest hubs posted here....I think I'll include it here
            April 1st - http://hubpages.com/hub/Childrens-Illustration
            April 2nd - http://hubpages.com/hub/An-artists-day-out

            Sorry to sound so naive. Though I am 13 months old here, I have not been able to be around too often and never participated in hub contests.

            Thanks in advance.

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
              Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              The rules tell you everything you need to know:

              Join HubPages (if you have not already - it’s free and easy!)!
              Write an entry - keeping in mind the judging criteria! (the maximum number of entries is five per day)
              Make sure it has the tag: WritingContest
              Click the “Publish!”

              Keep in mind that all entries MUST...

              Include the tag: WritingContest
              Be published for the first time on that given contest day
              Be a minimum of 400 words
              Be entirely original to HubPages

              1. rembrandz profile image88
                rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks UW for your counsel
                I just saw my submissions here: http://hubpages.com/reports/sytycwo
                I did all of that. But when I posted this question, I guess my submission was yet to reflect on the above link.

                1. fayx24 profile image59
                  fayx24posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I just went to view this link but couldn't see my submissions on any date. Is this the official report forum or is there another link? Am I not posting on the incorrect dateline because I'm overseas or have I been deemed invalid because perhaps I forgot to do something?

                  1. IzzyM profile image85
                    IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Fay I couldn't see you on the list either, so I went and looked at your hubs. The tag is writingcontest - all one word without a space in the middle. Change your tags and you'll be fine smile

                    1. fayx24 profile image59
                      fayx24posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      I can't believe how stupid I was! Now I'm not in the running for either contest! GRRR!
                      Thanks guys for the help.

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                      wendy87posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      I think writingcontest works in my case izzyM there is no need to add space between "writing " and contest.writingcontest is right tag to add to enter contest see following hub with just  writingcontest as tag not writing contest.
                      <snipped link>

                      1. IzzyM profile image85
                        IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        Wendy, you know damn well I wrote the correct tag. Stop spamming your own links here.

                  2. rembrandz profile image88
                    rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Hello Fay Sorry for the delayed reply. Thanks to the different time zone.
                    IzzyM is right. You should be fine after the tag is adjusted.

          15. workingmomwm profile image85
            workingmomwmposted 5 years ago

            I just wanted to say "nice job, everyone," and congratulations to the winners. smile

            1. SimeyC profile image89
              SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Great job to the winners. Great pages - really nice niches AND you know how to read the rule properly LOL Maybe one day I'll be able to read the rules - it's because I'm a computer gamer and always throw away the rules before playing the game!

              Anyway, keep up the great work - good to see so many talented writers on here!

          16. emilgen2011 profile image80
            emilgen2011posted 5 years ago

            Good day again guys...

            My second hub in the WritingContest...

            April 2 http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Alamid-Civet-Cat-Coffee

            BTW emilgen = generalhowitzer

            1. Denise Handlon profile image88
              Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Hi emilgen-glad to see that you are part of this challenge.  Did you know there is a separate place to post your hubs?  It is in the thread started by Darkside--well, you know where it is, LOL  It's the other thread where you've been posting your challenge work previously.   smile

          17. annmackiemiller profile image83
            annmackiemillerposted 5 years ago

            where do I see the winner?

            1. rebekahELLE profile image90
              rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/71729?p … ost1564776

              Do you have the forums in chronological order or threaded?
              It helps if you select chronological, it's much easier to follow. smile

              Congrats Len and Kathryn!

          18. Charlu profile image84
            Charluposted 5 years ago

            I can't believe I put a space in the tag. What an idiot  So much for all that work

          19. Denise Handlon profile image88
            Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

            Finally!  Hub #2 done. Boy, at this rate I will be way behind.   Oh well. Sometimes it works like that.

            1. cardelean profile image88
              cardeleanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Hey, at least you're getting it done!  Keep up the good work.

            2. rembrandz profile image88
              rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I know! This is tough. I posted #3 and and already feel drained but my motivation is stronger. I am looking forward to wearing my new glasses because I am not used to being a daily writer. Am loving this so much also because there are so many participants and everyone helping each other.

          20. Rosie2010 profile image83
            Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

            Congratulations to the April 1st winners and runner-ups! Great job!

            1. WorkinItOut profile image61
              WorkinItOutposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Where are the April 1st winners posted? I only l see a posting for the very first day here?

              1. IzzyM profile image85
                IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                It's the weekend. Normal service will be resumed on Monday smile

                1. WorkinItOut profile image61
                  WorkinItOutposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Okay, got it! I saw someone say congrats to the winners and thought I must be missing something smile

          21. ByChanceTV profile image60
            ByChanceTVposted 5 years ago

            Hey Guys!
            So, does the Tag 'WritingContest' automatically get you in the contest?
            or do you have to post a link here too?

            This hub is on an Amazing & Intriguing destination...
            http://hubpages.com/hub/Bishop-Castle-Colorado

            Thanks!

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
              Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I don't know why people are posting links here, no one said you had to. People usually put a link in the challenge threads so I guess they want some of that free advertising here smile They will find your hub as long as you put "writingcontest" as a tag.

          22. davidkaluge profile image73
            davidkalugeposted 5 years ago

            I have published three hubs in April and I don't know if there are in the contest. I clicked contest and signed in after " you think... " showed up. I did not see any tag to tag the hub as contest and I did not add writingcontest to the hub title so I just don't know the position of the hub now. Can you advise on how I can link it to the contest. I did not see any publishing changes for the contest except "contest" on the top pages. I have other hubs to publish but it seems I have to wait.

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
              Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              When you first write a hub you will be given the choice to add tags at the beginning. After that if you look at the grey box on the right of the screen in the edit screen you can choose the tags, summary, etc.

          23. Howard S. profile image84
            Howard S.posted 5 years ago

            To those who are unsure whether their submission registered:

            1. Look at http://hubpages.com/reports/sytycwo where you will find all qualified hubs listed. I believe this is only updating hourly, and then not until several minutes past the hour. So don't sweat it until, say, 15 minutes past the top of the hour after your submission time.

            2. Entries there are listed sequentially, first chronologically by "contest date" and then alphabetically by "username." If your submission isn't where you expect, look the day before or after. If you find it there, you need to study the time zone difference from where you live.

            3. If you don't find your submission after all the above, then go back to be sure you used the "writingcontest" tag (no space--I know fingers might rebel). If you add or correct that and you're still within the 24-hr contest day, it will count. If you didn't catch it until past the day's cut-off time, there's no second chance. Write a new article for tomorrow.

            4. No, there is no theme of the day as mentioned in the detailed rules. That's just fine print legalese that applied to a previous contest, but not to this one.

            I don't speak officially for the HUbPages team here--just my observations.

            1. Longtail profile image79
              Longtailposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Perhaps not, but an excellent round-up nonetheless!

            2. Simone Smith profile image92
              Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Howard S.! What you say is correct big_smile

          24. rembrandz profile image88
            rembrandzposted 5 years ago

            Hi there

            I am wondering where the 2nd April winners are announced?

            Thanks

            1. IzzyM profile image85
              IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Here.

            2. sid_candid profile image60
              sid_candidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Winners for the contest are not announced on weekends. You will know about 2nd April and 3rd April winners on Monday.

              1. loveSpaces profile image62
                loveSpacesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks - good to know this!

              2. Mark Ewbie profile image82
                Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                OK, well I'm sat in my pram with my toys waiting for the announcement.

          25. HRoger profile image61
            HRogerposted 5 years ago

            I have been looking for the Bonus topics guys but I haven't found it anywhere. It was mentioned that we would be able to publish Hubs on bonus topics, any Light in here?  Thanks in advance.

            1. Simone Smith profile image92
              Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Heya HRoger - there are no bonus topics in this contest - it's totally freeform! big_smile

              1. HRoger profile image61
                HRogerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Hi Simone,

                I am referring to what is mentioned in the contest rules in this section:
                "In addition, all submissions categorized within the Daily Bonus Topic, which is specified on the contest page, within 24 hours of the topic’s posting....." But I am assuming this wont be part of the contest at the moment.

          26. loveSpaces profile image62
            loveSpacesposted 5 years ago

            Here are my submissions so far for the

            On 31 March:
            <snipped links>

            On 01 April:
            <snipped links>

            1. loveSpaces profile image62
              loveSpacesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              My last submissions for the 'WritingContest' :
              On 02 April:
              <snipped links>

            2. HRoger profile image61
              HRogerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              loveSpaces I don't really know why you replied to my question with this post, as it seems more like spam than sharing. There is no need for you to put all your links here as you publish your Hubs, we all can see all the submissions in this link http://hubpages.com/reports/sytycwo.

              The forums rules and Faq also have terms against excessive links in forum threads that lead to hubs unless they have a true meaning and add on to the topic being discussed, well I just wanted to mention it, don't get me wrong I don't mean to be mean or rude in anyway, take care.

              1. loveSpaces profile image62
                loveSpacesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                You're right. And sorry - I did not intend to reply to your post - it was by mistake. As I saw others publishing here theirs contest articles - I was doing the same.

                I was reading your question before publishing my contest hubs and I am interested in the reply too.

                I have no idea that there are Bonus topics?!

          27. elayne001 profile image46
            elayne001posted 5 years ago

            Here is one I wrote today:

            Beauty Secrets from Europe

            <snipped link>

          28. elayne001 profile image46
            elayne001posted 5 years ago

            <snipped link>

            This I posted yesterday.

            Beauty Secrets from Ancient Egypt

          29. PegCole17 profile image91
            PegCole17posted 5 years ago

            Guess I must have missed something as I was just checking the submissions and do not find mine among them.

            I wrote a hub for the contest
            on April 1st and included Writing contest as a tag. Should I have done something else?

            Would appreciate knowing what to do before I submit other hubs. Thank you.

            1. loveSpaces profile image62
              loveSpacesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              It is "writingcontest" tag (no space)!!! Isaw that others were doing this similar mistake - so - please remove the space and check in the next hour if your article appear in the list. It should.

              1. PegCole17 profile image91
                PegCole17posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thank you for answering my question. I've added the writingcontest tag and hope to see my submission in the list soon. It is too late for the daily drawing, but I still would like to be considered in the big pick.

                hmm

                1. loveSpaces profile image62
                  loveSpacesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  It is not too late - there are 3h30 left for today till 12P.M.... look here:
                  the PT clock for reference:http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/usa/pacific-time/

                  1. katiem2 profile image61
                    katiem2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Thanks you just answered my question as well. smile

           
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