1 Join HubPages (if you have not already - it’s free and easy!)!
2 Write an entry - keeping in mind the judging criteria! (maximum five per day)
3 Make sure it has the tag: Contest
4 Publish your Hub!
Please read the full Official Rules at the bottom of this page before starting, since you are bound by their terms by participating
$500 Grand Prize (announced Thursday, August 11th)
$100 Social Champion Prize for the winner of the weekly Tug of War challenge (announced every Monday)
$50 Socially Savvy Prize for the weekly Tug of War runner up (announced every Monday)
$25 Popularity Prize for any Hubber to make it to the Fan Faves round on our Facebook page and get at least 25 votes (announced every Friday)
$50 for the random Daily Drawing prizes given to one random entry each day (announced every weekday and Mondays for weekend entries)
(All times are Pacific Daylight Time, UTC - 7 hours)
First time to submit an entry: July 4th at 12:00pm
Entry deadlines: Daily at 12:00pm from July 5th to August 2nd
Fan Faves voting: Tuesdays at 4:00pm through Fridays at 4:00pm
Tug of War voting: Fridays at 5:00pm through Mondays at 12:00pm
Grand Prize voting: August 9th at 12:00pm through August 11th at 12:00pm
Prizes announced: Every weekday at 4:00pm
To vote for your favorite entries during the Fan Faves and Tug of War rounds, visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/HubPages.com
The HubPages Share and Share a Like contest is HubPages’ first ever social contest in which we encourage you to write online articles that your social media friends are likely to read, enjoy, and share. In this contest, we’ve opened up most of the voting to the community and moved it to our Facebook page, making you just as much a judge as you are a participant! You can write about whatever you like- just make sure to add the “Contest” tag before publishing for your entry to count.
In addition to having the chance to win $50 each day with our classic Daily Drawing prize, entries may be selected (based on our judging criteria) to be showcased on our Facebook page for the Fan Faves round (from Tuesday to Friday following each contest week), in which any visitor may vote for their favorite Hub. Any of these Hubs that gets more than 25 votes wins an instant $25.
The two Hubs with the most Fan Fave votes will move on to a Tug of War round (from Friday to Monday) of final voting, with the winner coming away with $100 and the runner up winning $50. The Tug of War winners from each week will enter a final round of voting on August 9th and the Hub with the most votes wins our Grand Prize of $500.read the complete Rules
Include the tag: Contest
Have at least one high quality (and legally used) photo
Be published for the first time on that given contest day
Be a minimum of 500 words
Be entirely original to HubPages
Whether the content is something friends and followers would be interested in reading (is exciting, strange, very useful, very funny, or has some other potential for going viral)
Long-tail, niche topic that has not been extensively covered online
Search-friendly title (mirrors common search terms)
Excellent writing (proper use of grammar, capitalization)
Unique (not copied or paraphrased from elsewhere online, full of details, examples, names, and figures)
Attractive formatting (avoidance of excessive link or Amazon capsule clutter, excessive bolding or italics, and all-caps)
Judicious use of relevant capsules (original photos (especially your own), video, maps, tables, links, news, etc.)