HubLove

Congratulations - Stacie Naczelnik!

Congratulations to Stacie Naczelnik, the winner of the HubLove Contest. Stacie will enjoy the Killer Hubbing and Blogging Package, worth almost $5000!

Thank you, Clue Sponsors

Thank you to our HubLove Clue Sponsors, for hosting clues and judging the finalists for each day's contest cycle:

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Each day will be a challenge to test your mind (by figuring out a clue) and heart (your love for writing and publishing).

Check HubPages for clues to the day’s topic (one new topic every day), and publish high-quality Hubs on that topic. Bonus points for being the first to solve the day’s clue, and for publishing the best-quality Hub for the day.

The eligible entrant with the most points at the end of the 30-day contest wins a Killer Hubbing & Blogging Package, worth almost $5,000! In the final 10 days (March 5-March 14), there will be a daily prize winner of $100 too!

What's HubPages?

HubPages is a site where you can easily create your very own wiki-like pages (what we call Hubs) on anything you know well and love. Share detailed information and advice, and easily add relevant pictures, YouTube videos, links and news feeds. You even generate ongoing earnings through the ads automatically delivered on your Hubs.

Here are some examples created by some of our great Hubbers:

How do I enter the HubLove Contest?

  1. Create a HubPages account, if you don’t have one. It costs nothing, and only takes a minute. And you only have to do it once!
  2. Find out the day’s topic. Look for a link to the day's clue in the table below. If the clue hasn’t been solved yet, try to figure out the clue and leave it as a comment--if you’re the first participant to do so, you win a bonus. (Only one guess per day per eligible entrant is allowed, so guess carefully! No do-overs!)
  3. Publish new, original Hubs, before noon PT the next day, on that topic. You MUST include a tag on that exact topic (be careful you don’t make a typo, or write a variant of the word instead), it MUST be a minimum of 300 words and completely original, and it MUST be truly related to the topic (and not only vaguely-related to the topic).
    Every eligible Hub, up to a maximum of 10 per day, published on the right topic, with the right tag, before noon PST the next day, will earn towards your point tally. In addition, each day the best-quality Hub on the topic will be selected, and will win a point bonus.
  4. Final Stretch Bonus Prizes: During the final 10 days of the contest (March 5-March 14), every point will count as an entry into a random drawing for $100!

An ongoing tally of points and a leaderboard will be updated here daily.

See official rules (below) for complete details. Contest open to residents of the U.S. only.

What can I win?

Killer Hubbing and Blogging Package

There will be one winner: the eligible entrant with the highest number of points at the end of the contest period. Any tie will be broken by HubScore at 12 noon PT on March 15, 2008.

The winner will win The Killer Hubbing & Blogging Package!

  • MacBook Pro: 15-inch, 2.4 GHz (MSRP $1999)
  • iPod Touch: 8GB (MSRP $299)
  • Digital Camcorder: Sony Handycam HDR-SR5 (40GB) (MSRP $920)
  • Digital SLR camera: Canon EOS 30D with 18mm-to-55mm lens (MSRP $1721)

The Killer Hubbing & Blogging Package is valued at $4939.

In addition, during the last 10 days of the contest (March 5-March 14), the winner of a random drawing from among the day's points will win $100! (Payable via PayPal at the conclusion of the HubLove contest)

Points awarded to eligible entrants:

Days 1-10 of the HubLove Contest
  • 1 point for each eligible published Hub, up to a maximum of 10 Hubs per day per participant
  • 1 point for being the first eligible entrant to guess the day’s clue correctly (by leaving the first comment with the correct clue specified in the Hub)
  • 5 points for the best-quality published Hub for the day, as judged by HubPages or a HubPages-appointed judge
Days 11-20 of the HubLove Contest
  • 1 point for each eligible published Hub, up to a maximum of 10 Hubs per day per participant
  • 2 points for being the first eligible entrant to guess the day’s clue correctly (by leaving the first comment with the correct clue specified in the Hub)
  • 5 points for the best-quality published Hub for the day, as judged by HubPages or a HubPages-appointed judge
Days 21-30 of the HubLove Contest
  • 3 points for each eligible published Hub, up to a maximum of 10 Hubs per day per participant
  • 3 points for being the first eligible entrant to guess the day’s clue correctly (by leaving the first comment with the correct clue specified in the Hub)
  • 15 points for the best-quality published Hub for the day, as judged by HubPages or a HubPages-appointed judge
In addition, participants acting as the day's judge will receive 5 points, since they will be ineligible to win the best-quality Hub award.


HubPages HubLove Contest – Official Rules

No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

Contest Description

Contest begins at 12:01 P.M. (PT) on February 14, 2008, and ends at 12:00 P.M. (PT) on March 15, 2008 ( the “Promotion Period). One prize, the Killer Hubbing and Blogging Package (the “Prize”) will be awarded (the “Awarding”) to the eligible entrant with the highest number of points among all eligible entries received over the Promotion Period in accordance with these Official Rules.

ELIGIBILITY:

CONTEST OPEN TO INDIVIDUAL LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY WHO ARE OF MAJORITY AGE IN THEIR STATE OF RESIDENCE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. Entrants must participate by way of an Internet Service Provider or other method of Internet access and have a personal e-mail address. Employees of HubPages Inc. and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members and/or those living in the same household as such employees are not eligible to enter or win. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited and restricted by law.

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter, visit http://hubpages.com/help/hublove and follow the directions. All eligible Hubs, up to a maximum of ten (10) per day, that are published for the first time between 12:00 PM (PT) on one day and 11:59 PM (PT) the subsequent day during the Promotion Period are automatically awarded points for the Awarding. Each eligible Hub is only awarded points for the day on which the Hub is first published. Eligible entries can only be awarded points one time. To be eligible for point award, the Hub must be written on the day’s topic, must have a tag with the exact topic term, must have a minimum of 300 words, and must be significantly unique from other Hubs and other Web pages. To be eligible for point award, the Hub must have been created and published in accordance with the HubPages Terms of Use and must otherwise comply with the terms of these Official Rules. Comment bonus must be the first correct comment in the Hub with the day’s clue (or link to clue), and the only clue entry by the eligible entrant for the day. Best Entry bonus is awarded to the best-quality Hub from among the day’s eligible entries, as judged by HubPages or a HubPages-appointed judge.

HubPages Inc. is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, or incomplete entries, technical or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete or delayed electronic communications. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any winning entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the record holder of the e-mail account from which the entry originated. Use of any automated or robotic devices to create Hub pages is prohibited and such entries shall be void. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt.

AWARDINGS/PRIZES AND ODDS:

The Awarding will be conducted on or about noon (PT) on March 15, 2008, from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning the Awarding depend on the number of eligible entries and points received for that Awarding. Each Winner will receive a Killer Hubbing Package, consisting of an Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.2 GHz), Canon EOS 30D with 18mm-to-55mm lens, Sony Handycam HDR-SR5 (40GB), and iPod Touch 8GB (total estimated MSRP $4939). Winner will be required to have a shipping address (no P.O. boxes) in order to receive the prize. Winner will be notified by e-mail at the e-mail address associated with the HubPages account. Winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligiblity, Liability, and where legally permissible publicity release within seven days following attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

Additionally, a winner of a $100 cash-equivalent prize will be given for the winner of a random drawing held during the final 10 days of the contest (March 6 through March 15). Each eligible point counts as an eligible entry into the drawing. The winner will be paid at the conclusion of the contest via PayPal, after confirmation of eligibility. Winner must have a functional PayPal account, and will be responsible for any and all fees and taxes associated with the cash transfer.

PARTICIPATION/ACCEPTANCE OF RULES:

By participating, entrants agree to the Official Rules and Terms of Use and agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of HubPages Inc. which shall be final and binding.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

HubPages Inc., in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person who tampers or is suspected of tampering with the entry process or who is otherwise in violation of the Official Rules and void all associated entries. CAUTION; ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, HUBPAGES INC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OR OTHER RELIEF FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

If, for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized, intervention, fraud, technical failures, human intervention, technical, human or other error, or any causes beyond the control of HubPages Inc. which corrupt or affect the administration, security fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, HubPages Inc. reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. In the event of cancellation or termination, HubPages, Inc. reserves the right to select the winner for the Awarding impacted from among all eligible entries received prior to termination or cancellation. In no event will HubPages Inc. be responsible or liable for more than the number of prizes stated herein.

All federal, state and local taxes associated with the acceptance of the prize, are solely the responsibility of the winner.

No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted. This contest will be governed by the laws of the State of California. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this giveaway must be brought in the State or Federal Courts in San Francisco, California.

By participating in the giveaway, each participant agrees to release and hold HubPages, Inc. and its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize.

WINNER:

The winners’ usernames will be posted on the HubPages.com website, on this page.

Sponsored by: HubPages Inc., 95 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94105.