Also keep in mind that: *Contest start and stop times adhere to Pacific Time *Winners for Saturdays and Sundays will be announced on Mondays *You must be enrolled in the HubPages Earnings Program to receive prize money *Hub Answers to Weekly Topic Inspiration Questions count as contest entries *Hub Answers to Questions that have been removed can still win, but the Questions will not receive prizes (and your chances of winning a non-random prize are probably lower- typically because Hubs answering Questions that end up getting moderated don't do to well when held up to our judging criteria)
If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask them in this thread!
Please, though- don't share links to your entries. You can share your submissions in this thread.
Simone, It seems as if that blue line disappears after working on a hub. Is there another way we can be sure the hub we produced is entered in the contest? It's a little disconcerting thinking that a hub we wrote for the contest, might not actually be entered IN the contest (not that the work would be in vain...still...) Would posting our contest hub in the thread help to insure its entry? I apologize if I missed this information. Cheers!
I am assuming the answer to Gordon Hamilton's question is "yes" as that is what I have been doing. I was going back to add links to the person's name that asked the question and noticed two that are apparently no longer with HubPages. Since their questions were still there, I am hoping that my answers still count.
Hi Peggy, I am assuming the answer is yes also to Gordon's question, as the question is still out there, able to be answered. I think all questions, no matter how old they are, if out there on the questions part of HubPages will still count for a contest entry when answered with a hub.
I agree with what many others are saying about wanting a place where the entries are listed. Or as an alternative, it would really help us writers to have some sort of confirmation that our own entries have been successfully submitted into the contest.
The status of all my HubPages Earnings Program Settings is listed as "Active" except the eBay Program, that reads "Application Pending" . . . I'm waiting for a confirmation from them - if that never happens, if my eBay Program status never gets to "Active" does that make me ineligible for the contest?
Ddear Simone, Greetings and salutations. Hope you are having a wonderful day. I have a question for you. I am enrolled in the Hubpages Ad program, but I do not have it listed as active, since I have done better with Adsense Ads turned on. Do I have to make my HP Ads "active" to be eligible or will I still be eligible to win prizes since I am already enrolled?
After reading the official rules, I see there is prize $ for the questions that produce a winning answer hub. How does that work if someone chooses to answer a HubMob weekly question, since HP asked the question; and that answer hub wins?
Is it better to answer questions from other hubbers?
It does sound fun, I think I'll find a good question.
How can you find out if someone answered one of your questions? I saw a hub where someone answered one of mine, and it got me wondering if anyone else did. I can't seem to find out how to do that. Ideas?
I replied to quite a few questions with posts but didn't realize i had to post them here. Am I able to pull them from my hubs and post them here? If so, what do I do? If not, what can i do? How do I add future ones? Thanks, Catzgendron
am i eligible? my adsense was pre-approved but still under review for final approval. They said they'll get back to me in 4 days. However, I've activated my ad program and was successful. It is now active. So, am I?
1. Is it absolutely necessary to have a Google Adsense account in order to be eligible for the money prizes? Right now I have the Amazon module activated, and I linked my Paypal account with HubPages. Is that ok?
2. Can I answer a question that is 3 months old? Or I have to answer a question posted only after the 1st of March?
1. You need to connect your HubPages account with your AdSense account and sign up for the HubPages Earnings Program if you want to qualify for the contest. 2. Yes, you can answer older Questions- all Questions (that meet our site standards for questions) count!
You technically can- the only thing we disallow is people asking and answering their own questions (e.g. through separate accounts).
Though keep in mind that the spirit of the contest focuses on answering real Questions people ask. If, say, you want to ask a family member to write a Hub on something you really want advice on, that's perfect! If, however, you have an idea for a Hub you want to write as an entry in the contest and ask someone you know to ask that Question... it's technically OK, but it's not the point of the contest, hehehe ^_^;;
It isn't a specific question for a specific person, that just happens to be the winner. For example perhaps 20 people answered that same question, but the one answer which won is the one Simone has posted.
Simone, Would a hub be eligible for the contest if it answered a subset of the question. If, for example, someone asked how to publish a brochure and didn't specify which type, could the title of the hub that answers this question be: "How to Publish an E-brochure"? I'm assuming the hub would need to state briefly the difference between the two, why the e-brochure might be a choice, and then how to do it. Or would this be considered not answering the question accurately? Thank you so much for your time!
That would work so far as I'm concerned! The extent to which a Hub adequately answers the original Question is definitely taken into account during the judging process, but a more specific Answer to a broad Question could certainly still be viewed as having addressed the Question well- especially if you share reasons why publishing e-brochures is preferable.
Just a note to Simone. I only just noticed that on the Know it All contest rules it states:
'$1400 in $50 Daily Drawing Prizes awarded to a randomly selected Hub Answer from the entries submitted each day of the contest
$280 in $10 Daily Drawing Prizes awarded to each Question that the Daily Drawing Hubs Answer"
I don't get the maths on this as the competition began on the 1st of March and finishes on the 30th March. Surely this is 30 days, so 30 entries and 30 questions. Shouldn't the figures be $1500 and $300 or am I missing something??
Hey mistyhorizon2003! The contest runs for 28 days, actually. The final deadline on the 30th (at noon) is actually the overlap for completion of the final contest day (for which entries are first accepted at 12:00pm on the 28th). The timing looks weird because our deadlines happen in the middle of the day instead of at midnight.
Congrats everyone and what an amazing contest. I have turned into a ? asking junkie!!!! With that being said I have a question Does it matter when the question was written as to my answering and writing a hub about it. I mean what if I answer/hub a question that was written last week can I still enter it in the contest or does it have to be written that day? I looked at the rules but didn't see a time limit.
Thanks everyone for absolutely incredible hubs and ?s