AVAST, YE SCURVY DOGS!
Ye needn't be clickin' away in the forums when instead you can be readyin' yer hub drafts and settin' sail for adventure on September's high seas for the HubPages Marks the Spot contest- a (treasure)map-capsule-filled adventure of location-based hubs.
Details can be found on our contest page, but I'll tell ye right now this be a different kind of adventure in several ways:
-First, MORE LOOT FOR THE LOT OF YE! That's right. This month, there are TWO daily $50 winners- one for the Treasure of the Day (the best location-based hub published in a 24 hour period) and one for the Daily Doubloon Drawing). We also have eight total weekly winners (Pirate's Choice and Best TreasureHub) winning $100, and one Grand HubBucaneer winner, scoring $500.
-Second, instead of offering extra entries in our Daily (Doubloon) Drawing to the person who answers a trivia question, we're offering extra entries to anyone who writes a hub on the Daily Bonus Topic and shares a qualifying link to it on Twitter or our Facebook Post by noon the next day.
-Finally, and most importantly, this contest is not just about the Travel and Places category, it's about our new map capsule, so this is the perfect opportunity for you to better familiarize yourself with this awesome tool!
I sure hope you'll be joinin' the HubPages crew as we map out local treasures this coming month. If you're really hankering for some contest booty, check out our weekly topics and you can get yer drafts started before we even shove off!
Ye can see more details & the rules of engagement here: http://hubpages.com/topics/travel-and-places/5482
Tis no test for the lily-livered to be sure. As of now I be' raisin' my creative killick by way of preparin' for this 'ere competition by makin' myself as loaded to the gunwhales as possible.
Here's to ye all, splice the mainbrace!
Arrggghh, Swashbucklin' Simone!
I be LOVIN' yon Map Capsule and tink the contest is the most fun in 100-year, since I cain't get steady work as an explorer. Ain't September "Talk Like A Pirate Month" at least for a day? Or be I blotto? Don't be answerin' that 'un...
Mainsa'ls up! I cain't wait!
Hoist the mainsails, ye matey! Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Ye olde landlubbers must be addled. Ye bettr' bring ye best guns. Aye Aye. If ya plans on beatin me in ye contest of the best I suggest ye bring ye olde ironsides with enough firepower to break up ye Black Pearl because me brinin the old gal with me.
Belay your rif-raff and swab de poop deck.
Pillage the doubloons is me plan!
Corsair Thranax, the jack-o-coins be in my sights, and yer pilfered doubloons shall walk the plank along with ye addled ambitions.
Avast! Or ye be begging a short drop and a quick stop.
I be eyein my blunderbluss, know ye what I be mouthin'?
One eyed willy and all that stuff!....might actually enter this compo!! Seaman stains hoist the flag....eh? what did he say?
Darn! Can't comment using 'pirate talk' (although I have a mean avatar here I used last year for pirate day ). Just want to ask - is there a link on the contest rules and can anybody post it here?
1. Can't WAIT to see the avatar
2. Silly me! I completely forgot to include the link in my initial post. I'll post that link up top and here it is again: http://hubpages.com/topics/travel-and-places/5482
Contest is welcome! I published a hub 2 days ago on a detailed Hubpages Video Tutorial on the use of the Map hub tool and what types of hubs can benefit from it. Couldn't have timed it better.
GOOD LUCK, everybody!
ARRRrrr me hearties, Sounds like an interesting contest, I don't speak pirate, but am happy to dig for treasure. Looking forward to participating in the hunt.
I live in France, run painting courses, a B&B and gite so the map capsule was a godsend for me. One feature, though, that I could do with is to be able to mark a route. Any chance??
Ahoy - I don't speak pirate either! Sounds like a great contest!
mmm I thought this was an ad for Jonny Depp's pirate movie - treasure maps are always fun.
Gar, ye have pirate stuff me lad. Many been swabbin` them decks, ere and fine-ly been given their ship leave. May the bounty of treasures near and far bring riches ya all! And if ye have the rum in kind, do send a wench -er two- me way!
Quick question. Can we grab our URL's now or do we need to wait until the contest starts - in other words can we write the hub now and save it as unpublished until the contest start date?
I also need to answer to Jane's question. Hello Simone where are you.
Really looking forward to this contest! Swore never to speak "Pirate talk," again, the last time I was made to walk the plank for drinking the Captain's rum - but will certainly enjoy this experience, nevertheless.
A quick question I have is whether it is compulsory to have 3 to 5 locations on each Hub, or whether a Hub will still qualify and receive equal consideration if it is built around only one location? The reason I ask is that I live in a semi-rural area and would find it difficult to include 3 to 5 popular locations of the same type lumped together - I can't imagine how those who live in extremely rural areas will cope, in this respect. I feel that I would have to sacrifice quality to some extent in the name of quantity.
Thanks for organising another great contest, Simone, and all at Hub Pages. The simple act of taking part can be great fun and a welcome break from the norm.
I am in a rural area.... I've just published my first hub for this 'event', and am now here to find out "the rules".... hadn't realised there was a 3-5 ruling... yes, that does make it difficult.
I've just done a maize maze .... and I could do the pub it's behind ... but after that the village doesn't even have one horse and there's absolutely nothing whatsoever around it for about 7 miles
We say "ideally" - it's not mandatory to write about multiple locations- you can do just one of you want to
That said, even if it's a rural area that you're in, you can still write about multiple locations- for example, you can write about the Best Hardware Stores on Cornwall UK or you can profile local hangouts or grocery stores or historical spots or good places to park... the options are endless!
One more thing - the contest doesn't start until September 1st, so any hubs published before that aren't eligible. I recommend you start writing drafts, but that you don't publish until the contest starts.
Also, be sure to publish within the theme of each week (See the contest page for details) to make sure you qualify.
Hope that clears some things up!
So we can create the hub now & leave it unpublished, right? Just want to make sure I can grab my urls now.
Same here. Not that anyone else lives in Jupiter, Florida =P
Clears it up, perfectly, Simone - thanks!!
can i participate without having a adsense?Also my hubs get published after reviewed by the admins.
I like the logo... Should be made into a cool HubPages t-shirt design. Ha
Leave it to James to make HubPages stuff look AWESOME!! We should seriously make a shirt of this >_<
Yep... I could see it on a Charcoal gray shirt, with the gray background on the design a little darker than the shirt. My dad has plenty shirts that are a medium gray with darker gray designs. They look good. I'd buy one. Ha.
Jane, more than likely, there's not a problem doing that. I've done that with the past contests without problems.
Unfortunately, I won't be in this one. I generally write my location hubs as I go there or try out the food. I have written many for Florida malls and Atlanta restaurants.. Well, not many but a few.
ahh nice, I have the swashbucklin area of the Buccaneers to write about. ahoy, matey. sounds like a good time.
Pass me ye ole bottle of demon rum...argggg. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Im happy to share the treasure... where's my eye patch gone?
Hmmm, so what do you mean by 'include the week's keyword, such as hmtswk1.' Include it where? I be baffled! AAARG!
The contest starts at noon PT... right now it's 8:23am PT so... a little over three and a half hours?
I am looking forward to this one. Thanks for organizing another great contest
Published five hubs for the contest - the fifth one is for the bonus topic - best vegetarian restaurants in your area.
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