A Contest will provide friendly competition that will boost creativity. I am not sure how many people need this creative boost as much as I do but I am pretty sure many of us will appreciate the contest.
We had a writing contest a few years ago and it was great fun. Creative Writing and Poetry were two of the categories, I think Photography was one also. HubPages chose several judges to read every hub in the contest and voted on the best one for each category. It really brought the community together in a good and fun way.
I hope HP considers doing this again.
Edit: There were a few judges for each category, so those judges did not have to read every hub, only hubs in the category they were judging.;
Cardisa, I am wondering if this thread was under "Getting Help for HubPages" or "Improving Traffic for HubPages" if we would get more attention and a reply from Kristy - who would be the one to create a contest. Maybe she will come along here anyway. What do you think?
I am already starting a journal on ideas for creative stories and poems in case Kristy does open a contest for us.
I would love it. The constant "quests" at Squidoo is what I miss most. They were pretty much the equivalent of contests.
They often provided material fodder and a platform for gaining more views when the top whatever number for that quest was announced. Further, they were great for hooking up with others interested in that topic.
For HP, such friendly and constructive competition would go a long way towards uniting what is currently still two divided groups of authors into a more cohesive whole. Lastly, I think such types of "games" help keep us motivated many times, can give us a common goal and a friendly way to learn, produce and interact on a greater level.
I don't know for sure but if I remember right from when I was here before they run for significantly longer than they did on Squidoo. Right now, I would love a contest with a meaty prompt. It occurs to me that creating such contests, outside this venue, would be a good business opportunity for anyone looking. HM.
I imagine they would send it out in HP weekly. There's also a link to check for contests I think in the learning center. Some hubbers have done mini versions of their own which are always fun but it would be great to see HP do more. Were it up to me, which it isn't, I would like to see a contest for each category every week. As the Olympic games bring together the world, such contest could bring together all of us.
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