Rigorous Review Contest Winners & Q&A

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  1. Doc Sonic profile image84
    Doc Sonicposted 8 years ago

    Hi Simone!
    I just published a couple of reviews of trade paperback collections of comic books (I'll put the links in the other thread right after posting this question). I want to make sure that my images (scans from the books) are acceptable. I assume that they would be considered photos of the products in question. Also, you can't really effectively discuss an artist's style without visual examples. The scans are small, and hopefully you'll agree that the usage qualifies as fair use. If not, could you let me know so I can rework the hubs? Thanks.

    1. Simone Smith profile image95
      Simone Smithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Those scans should be fine, Doc Sonic. Because you are reviewing the books, photos of their images (though copyright) should fall under the "Fair Use" classification. I'm glad you're participating in the contest! big_smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image95
      Simone Smithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Those scans should be fine, Doc Sonic. Because you are reviewing the books, photos of their images (though copyright) should fall under the "Fair Use" classification. I'm glad you're participating in the contest! big_smile

  2. Simone Smith profile image95
    Simone Smithposted 8 years ago

    Hi again everyone!

    My apologies for the wonky winner posting schedule brought on by holiday weirdness. Nevertheless, we have more winners to announce!

    November 22nd's Daily Drawing winner is klanguedoc for the Hub Open Source Wins Over Monolithic Dynasty.

    November 23rd's Daily Drawing winner is spartucusjones for the Video Review of My Luchador Mask and $5 Poncho.

    Congrats, klanguedoc and spartucusjones!!

  3. miscellanea profile image75
    miscellaneaposted 8 years ago

    Hi Simone smile
    When will you tell who wins and who not ? smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image95
      Simone Smithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The final and Grand Prize winners will be announced on Friday, December 7th around 4:00pm. big_smile

  4. Simone Smith profile image95
    Simone Smithposted 8 years ago

    The Weekend Daily Drawing winners are in!

    Saturday, November 24th's Daily Drawing winner is satomko for the Hub Review of Joe Haldeman's The Forever War.
    Sunday, November 25th's Daily Drawing winner is Nettlemere for the Video Things to Do in Blackpool.

    We're so excited to see so many videos submitted in this contest!!

    1. satomko profile image93
      satomkoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the update, Simone.

    2. Nettlemere profile image91
      Nettlemereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hurray for Blackpool! Thank you so much!

  5. Simone Smith profile image95
    Simone Smithposted 8 years ago

    Even better still, I can now announce the Week Three winners.

    It is with great pleasure that I present:

    Where to Go in North Carolina: Sylvan Heights Wildlife Bird Sanctuary in Scotland Neck by Denise Handlon

    How to Save Money on Your Heating Cost Your Home Heater Review by suzzycue

    Best Mobile Windshield Repair and Replacement by chrissieklinger

    Sulky Transfer Pens for Painting Owl Designs on Tee Shirts by RTalloni

    Cassinomagus Roman Archeological Site at Chassenon The Charente South West France by Les Trois Chenes

    Best Digital Camera with HD Video by Global-Chica

    A Review of Organic and Non-GMO Sprouted Grain Manna Bread by AliciaC

    In addition to winning $25, these Hubbers are now candidates for the $50 Best Product Review, Service Review, Restaurant Review, and Place Review Prizes, as well as the $200 Grand Prize.

    You can win one of these prizes too, should you also be chosen as one of the Weekly Prize winners. You may have noticed that not many service reviews have been submitted in our contest, so I strongly recommend giving one of those a go. wink

    To boost your odds of winning even more, check out our judging criteria on our official contest page.

    1. chrissieklinger profile image81
      chrissieklingerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Simone! So excited to win!!!! Congrats everyone!

      1. ThePracticalMommy profile image93
        ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Congrats, Chrissie! And congrats to the other winners as well!

      2. GoodLady profile image95
        GoodLadyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Congratulations on your 2nd win chrissie and to Alicia (my AP buddies) and to everyone!

        1. chrissieklinger profile image81
          chrissieklingerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks GL, the scribesquad is looking good this month:)

    2. AliciaC profile image98
      AliciaCposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much, Simone! Congratulations to the other winners, too!

    3. Global-Chica profile image91
      Global-Chicaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's so awesome! I'm super excited and want to congratulate all the other winners too! smile

  6. profile image0
    RTalloniposted 8 years ago

    What a neat surprise! Thanks so much, and congratulations to all the other winners!

  7. suzzycue profile image91
    suzzycueposted 8 years ago

    Thanks so much. I am thrilled to have won. I want to wish all the hubbers who entered good luck and congratulations to all the other hubber winners, Well done. Thanks to you Simone for all your hard work.

  8. Simone Smith profile image95
    Simone Smithposted 8 years ago

    Hey again y'all!

    November 27th's Daily Drawing winner is tillsontitan for the Hub Photo Books: And Snapfish and Shutterfly.

    Congrats, tillsontitan! You provided an excellent evaluation of the two services. LOVE all the photos you used, and that table is so useful.

    There is only one day of the contest left, so be sure to get those entries in pronto. big_smile

    1. aykianink profile image60
      aykianinkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, Simone, not making fun, just wanted to be sure.  You wrote down "November 17th's Daily Drawing winner..." but I believe today is the 27th.  The announcement you made is for today, right?  For the 27th that is.

      1. aykianink profile image60
        aykianinkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, "There is only one day of the contest left, so be sure to get those entries in pronto." already confirms it.  Dang.  Didn't win.  Thanks for the info though:-)

        1. Simone Smith profile image95
          Simone Smithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Heheh- thanks for that correction! Time is getting ahead of me. wink

    2. tillsontitan profile image80
      tillsontitanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      (Look of amazement on my face)....thank you so much!  I never expected to actually win and am honored to be in such great company!  So glad all my photos were enjoyable....you should see the books wink

      1. ThePracticalMommy profile image93
        ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Congrats! It was a great hub!

  9. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 8 years ago

    Actually, only hours left:
    The final deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 28th at 12:00pm (PT)
    San Diego (U.S.A. - California)    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:00:00 Noon    PST    UTC-8 hours

    Tucson (U.S.A. - Arizona)    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:00:00 PM    MST    UTC-7 hours

    Corresponding UTC (GMT)    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 20:00:00    

    Interactive time zone map here
    http://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/

    1. Simone Smith profile image95
      Simone Smithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing the reminder, ptosis! So helpful!

  10. Simone Smith profile image95
    Simone Smithposted 8 years ago

    The Rigorous Review contest has just come to its end. What an amazing month November has been!

    Our final Daily Drawing winner is chrissieklinger for the Hub Mother and Daughter Trip: American Girl Place New York.

    The American Girl store in NYC around this time of year is really something to behold- I'm glad you reviewed it, chrissieklinger!

    Big thanks to everyone who submitted entries in our contest. The Week 4 winners will be named on Monday, and the final winners on Friday. It'll be fun to see who comes out on top!

    1. GoodLady profile image95
      GoodLadyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Way to GO chrissie!!!!!! x  Congratulations on your gorgeous review!

      1. chrissieklinger profile image81
        chrissieklingerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks! Just writing about the store makes me want to go again soon and like Simone said around this time, seeing the tree lit up at Rockefeller Plaza is amazing!

        1. Natashalh profile image83
          Natashalhposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hooray!

    2. mvoicu profile image70
      mvoicuposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Simone!

      You forgot to anounce the winner for November 22nd's Daily Drawing and I think you draw twice for November 24th.

      Isn't it?

      1. Simone Smith profile image95
        Simone Smithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yikes- sorry for the confusion, mvoicu! The winners for those days are correct- I just named the wrong dates!

        Corrected:

        November 22nd's Daily Drawing winner is klanguedoc for the Hub Open Source Wins Over Monolithic Dynasty.

        November 23rd's Daily Drawing winner is spartucusjones for the Video Review of My Luchador Mask and $5 Poncho.

  11. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Simone, this was a fun contest.  smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image95
      Simone Smithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad you enjoyed it, Denise!

  12. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 8 years ago

    Come on Lady Luck ... Mama needs a new pair of hiking boots ...

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/7428147_f248.jpg


    Weekly Prize winners will be announced on Mondays (starting on the 12th of November and continuing through December 3rd)
    Finalists and Grand Prize winners will be announced on Friday, December 7th around 4:00pm (PT)

    1. ktrapp profile image93
      ktrappposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol

    2. j-matlock profile image62
      j-matlockposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations to all the winners!

      1. tillsontitan profile image80
        tillsontitanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ditto that!

  13. Simone Smith profile image95
    Simone Smithposted 8 years ago

    The last Weekly Prize winners for the Rigorous Review Contest are in!

    It is with great pleasure that I present:
    Things to Do in Blackpool by Nettlemere
    How to Make a Duct Take Tote Bag by VirginiaLynne
    Review of a Fantastic Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit by Bpb Zermop
    Buying Groceries Online with Metro Glebe in Ottawa by renegadetory
    Tips on Bottle Feeding a Newborn Baby by ThePracticalMommy
    Best Electric Lawnmower for Small Garden by rosika
    Detroit Historical Museum: A Visitor's Guide by cardelean

    Congratulations, gang!

    In addition to winning $25, these Hubbers are now candidates for the $50 Best Product Review, Service Review, Restaurant Review, and Place Review Prizes, as well as the $200 Grand Prize, which will be announced this coming Friday.

    1. ThePracticalMommy profile image93
      ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!! What great news! Congrats to everyone! big_smile

      1. Nettlemere profile image91
        Nettlemereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm chuffed to bits with that - thank you!

        1. VirginiaLynne profile image96
          VirginiaLynneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Wow--thanks!  That is the first contest I've won here and I'm especially excited because my daughter Sophie worked with me on that Hub and she will be thrilled.  In fact, I better share that prize with her.  I did buy her a bunch of new duct tape and she has several more projects in the works!

          1. watergeek profile image96
            watergeekposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Congratulations, VirginiaLynne, and I have a suggestion. Is your title supposed to read "Duct Take" or "Duct Tape"?

            1. VirginiaLynne profile image96
              VirginiaLynneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              You are right watergeek!  I had actually already corrected it on the Hub, but it was wrong a couple of days ago.

    2. Bob Zermop profile image80
      Bob Zermopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, thanks! My first contest win smile

    3. renegadetory profile image96
      renegadetoryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for considering my service review Hub!!  That's awesome!

  14. cclitgirl profile image97
    cclitgirlposted 8 years ago

    Congrats to all these wonderful hubbers!  That's fantastic!!

  15. cardelean profile image90
    cardeleanposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Simone!  What a great way to start the week!  smile

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      smile

    2. Danette Watt profile image83
      Danette Wattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations Cara!

      1. Denise Handlon profile image87
        Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        smile

  16. tillsontitan profile image80
    tillsontitanposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations to all winners...its not just winning but knowing that your best was recognized.  It'll be very interesting to see who goes on to win more!  Good luck to all.

  17. chrissieklinger profile image81
    chrissieklingerposted 8 years ago

    What a great contest, so many wonderful reviews, glad I didn't have to pick the best ones, there were sooooo many awesome hubs that came out of this!!!!! Can't wait to see the final winners on Friday smile

  18. GoodLady profile image95
    GoodLadyposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations winners!  Well done!

  19. rosika profile image71
    rosikaposted 8 years ago

    You again made my day Simone...second time I won on hubpages! yey!

  20. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 8 years ago

    Hooray to everybody!

  21. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations to all the winners of the final week's contest hubs.  smile  Best wishes to all in the finals.

  22. sholland10 profile image91
    sholland10posted 8 years ago

    Congratulations to all of you who won with RAVING REVIEWS!!!!  smile

  23. Maria Cecilia profile image85
    Maria Ceciliaposted 8 years ago

    congrats to all winners, I too submitted my review hub, my first contest, but I am not sure If my entry really reached the contest or not.....maybe I did not qualify.....sad..sad

    1. Maria Cecilia profile image85
      Maria Ceciliaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      oh there is thread where hubbers posted the urs of their entries, I failed to do that part..... the thread is already closed for replies....  http://maria-cecilia.hubpages.com/hub/T … so-popular

      1. Simone Smith profile image95
        Simone Smithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Don't worry Maria! Your entry counted!! I'm glad you participated in the contest!

        1. Maria Cecilia profile image85
          Maria Ceciliaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          oh thanks Ms. Simone Smith nice to know that....

  24. Simone Smith profile image95
    Simone Smithposted 8 years ago

    Hello again Hubbers!

    It is with great pleasure that I may announce the final winners in the HubPages Rigorous Review contest.

    The $50 Best Product Review Prize for the best product review goes to Bob Zermop for Review of a Fantastic Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit


    The $50 Best Service Review Prize for the best service review goes to renegadetory for Buying Groceries Online with Metro Glebe in Ottawa


    The $50 Best Restaurant Review Prize for the best restaurant review goes to watergeek for Good Sushi Restaurant in Pasadena, CA


    The $50 Best Place Review Prize for the best place review goes to Denise Handlon for Where to Go in North Carolina: Sylvan Heights Wildlife Bird Sanctuary in Scotland Neck


    Finally, the $200 Grand Prize for the best overall review goes to AliciaC for A Review of Organic and Non-GMO Sprouted Grain Manna Bread

    These Hubs and Videos are truly magnificent. They certainly make me want to take my Hubbing to a new level.

    I so appreciate everyone who participated in this contest- as well as everyone who helped and supported friends and family members who submitted entries. I've never seen such an impressive collection of fabulous online reviews in my life. Thanks for sharing your opinions and research with us and the world at large!

    1. watergeek profile image96
      watergeekposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wahoo! Thank you Simone. Congratulations to all, and especially to Alicia C. I'm going to read through all your hubs and get tips. wink

    2. cclitgirl profile image97
      cclitgirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      All these hubbers did a fabulous job!  Congratulations to AliciaC, too.  I had no idea what manna bread was until reading - and it's truly an awesome hub!!

    3. renegadetory profile image96
      renegadetoryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, I'm so humbled that one of my Hubs was chosen.. thank you Simone and Hub Pages for selecting my Hub, it really means a lot to me!

      Congrats to all the winners of this contest!  Fabulous Hubs definitely worthy of winning!  :-)

    4. Bob Zermop profile image80
      Bob Zermopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, no kidding? Thank you - this has definitely made my day! Congrats to all the other winners!

    5. AliciaC profile image98
      AliciaCposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Simone, thank you so much!!! This is such exciting news! I appreciate the prize very much, especially when there were so many wonderful hubs entered in the contest. Congratulations to everyone else - I'm looking forward to reading your hubs!

      1. ThePracticalMommy profile image93
        ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Congratulations!! How awesome!

  25. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations to all the winners!

  26. profile image0
    GoldenThreadPressposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations, too, to all the winners! Wow those are some great review Hubs. Love the information!--Deb

  27. profile image0
    RTalloniposted 8 years ago

    Congrats, congrats to the finalists!  Fun contest--thanks again!

  28. suzzycue profile image91
    suzzycueposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations to all the top winners. A well deserved honor for great reviews.

  29. chrissieklinger profile image81
    chrissieklingerposted 8 years ago

    Great job everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. aykianink profile image60
    aykianinkposted 8 years ago

    Wow, Denise!  Good for you:-)
    Congrats, everyone!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks  smile   (Bless you, hee hee)

  31. Danette Watt profile image83
    Danette Wattposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations to everyone especially Denise Handlon! big_smile

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Danette-thanks smile

  32. Vellur profile image93
    Vellurposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations everyone!!

  33. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 8 years ago

    Simone-as I mentioned before, this was really a fun hub.  I enjoyed participating in this one more than any of the previous ones-or is it that I'm finally 'getting it' with quality hubs, after two years?  lol   
    I'm delighted that the judges enjoyed the bird hub.

    Thanks so much everyone, for the well wishes, and a huge "Congratulations"  to all the winners.

  34. ThePracticalMommy profile image93
    ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations to all of the winners! Looking forward to the next contest. smile

  35. tillsontitan profile image80
    tillsontitanposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations to all the hubbers who won final prizes!  A great job was done by all and it shows what wonderful things hubbers do!

  36. Mrs. Menagerie profile image93
    Mrs. Menagerieposted 8 years ago

    What awesome hubs!  Congrats to the well deserved wins!

 
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