It would be great to start out the new year with a writing competition. What do you think the chances are?
It would be great to see a list of titles with entry and closing dates for each competition posted at the beginning of each year. What do you think?
I only wanted to pop in to say Hello.
I think you have great ideas.
Who would judge these articles?
I love your beautiful photo of the butterfly.
I'm sure you took that photo.
There is very little you cannot do!
HubPages staff would judge the competition and award the prizes.
I was fortunate enough to win one last year - the most money I have earned in any one month since being on hubpages two years ago - very generous and so lovely to receive the recognition.
Yes, I did take the butterfly image - the little critters are a big part of my life and my macro photography:)
Have a very happy new year DJ
Hi Sally. I think that is a great idea. I love writing contests. Count me in.
Well then, we just need to persuade those over worked HubPages staff that we need a little encouragement to write some quality hubs for them.
I agree. A contest always results in a big surge of hubs, so it benefits HP and all of us. If they do have a contest, I hope there will be more than one or two categories. I would go for poetry and creative writing.
Judges could be picked by the staff - three judges for each category would be about right. The judges would have to be quite knowledgeable and successful in and about the category they judge.
A competition could be really cool! We could definitely have different sections for different types of writing, ie, fiction, how-tos, poetry, etc. I would definitely be interested.
Even for someone without much time to enter competitions, a prepared list of events throughout the year might give me time to at least consider entering. Knowing the subject and time deadline would be a good incentive. Excellent idea.
chef-de-jour Good ideas are sometimes not enough. One can live in hope though - a response from staff would be nice. I certainly appreciate your response and support, thank you.
They keep employing new editors, why not appoint someone full time to organising and running contests?
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