- 1st July 2009, 03:21 #1
SUBMIT ENTRIES: Best Windows Website Contest 2009
Hi and welcome
The Windows Club is conducting a "Best Windows Website Contest 2009" to discover and to recognize some of the best Windows bloggers and website owners. If you run a website, including a blog or a forum, which primarily focuses on Microsoft Windows, we invite you, as a site owner, to participate in this Contest.
The blog/site title, Home Page URL, along with a 2-4 line description about the site, should be submitted. The over-riding consideration will be: Does the website have substantial original quality content of interest to Windows Vista & Windows 7 user, and will be judged on content, quality, originality, continuity, presentation and overall impression. The website could be in any language, but it must have a language translator widget. Should you wish to post an image please ensure that it is not a large one. Needless to say, websites talking about or having sections on warez, cracks, etc will not be considered.
The 10 best websites will be picked up by a Panel of 10 Judges, comprising of the following:
Ed Bott, MVP, Ed Bott's Windows Expertise
Lowell Heddings, HowToGeek
Howard Lo, Microsoft Regional Team Manager (APAC)
Emil Protalinski, Ars Technica - One Microsoft Way
Rafael Rivera, Within Windows
Paul Schottland, Microsoft Product Unit Manager
Steven Sinchak, MVP, Tweaks
and representing The Windows Club:
Corrine Chorney, MVP, Security Garden and The Windows Club Moderator
James Fisher, MVP, Windows Talk and The Windows Club Moderator
Anand Khanse, MVP, and The Windows Club Administrator
(MVP = Recipient of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award)
From among the entrants, 10 sites will be short-listed by the Panel and submitted for a community vote. The top 5 vote getters will be judged again, de nova, by the Panel of Judges and the Winner and the 2 Runners up declared. While selecting the final 3, the votes received by the top 5, will not be a considering factor.
The winner of The Windows Club "Best Windows Website Contest 2009" will receive: a free Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade, when it is available, a Windows Vista Ultimate box DVD, Microsoft Office 2007 box DVD, and licenses for Acronis® True Image Home 2009, Diskeeper 2009, ESET Smart Security Suite 4, TuneUp Utilities 2009, SnagIt 9, Glary Utilities Pro, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Extensions For Windows®, PerfectSpeed and WinPatrol PLUS. A I'm A PC tee has also been added.
The 2nd & 3rd runners-ups, will each get, will get a copies of Windows 7 Home Premium and license of Acronis® True Image Home 2009, Diskeeper, TuneUp Utilities, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, PerfectSpeed & WinPatrol Plus.
The 4th and 5th runners-up will each be provided a license for Webroot Internet Security Essentials.
The Windows 7 Upgrade, Windows Vista & Office DVD boxes, however comes to you courtesy WindowsClub. The “I’m A PC” tee comes to you courtesy WindowsTalk.org. The 2 copies of Windows 7 Home Premium for the 2nd and 3rd positions come to you courtesy WithinWindows.com.
All those who enter in the Contest will get a 1 years free license of a-squared anti-malware 4.5 free.
July 1: Contest Announcement
July 5: Submission of entries start, 1.30 PM UTC
July 30: Last date for submitting entries, 1.30 PM UTC
August 1-8: Judges shortlist the top 10 entries
August 9: Open Community Voting, 1.30 PM UTC
August 25: Close Community Voting, 1.30 PM UTC
August 26-30: Judges Decide
August 31: Announcement of Winners.
Time Zones: 1.30 PM UTC converts to 11:30:00 PM AEST, 7.00 PM IST, 6:30:00 AM PST, same date.
The Panel of Judges, and the last years first three winning websites will not be eligible to participate again this year. However last years winning individuals may submit different websites, if they have launched a new Windows website.
Winning apart, this contest would provide recognition and a great opportunity for bloggers to expose and showcase their websites. Do check out what the last years, top 3 winners have to say about this contest. If you wish to discuss anything about Best Windows Website Contest 2009, you can do so here.
If you are not a member, you will have to REGISTER at this forum. Registration is instantaneous and you do not have to wait for an email verification. All correspondence relating to this contest will be carried out at this mail id or via forum PM.
To stay in touch with the Contest developments, maybe you'd like to subscribe to our RSS Feeds.
We at The Windows Club hope you enjoy participating at this Contest as much as we enjoy organizing it!
- 5th July 2009, 12:37 #2New Member
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WinSpark.net is exclusively devoted to tech thoughts on various Microsoft technology products, software reviews, how to’s and troubleshooting tips on Windows.
Whenever the author founds any existence of unknown thing in Microsoft world he instantly blogs about it on this corner. More about WinSpark.net
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Site Name: Seven Forums
Site URL: Windows 7 Forums
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Site Description: Our forum is dedicated to helping you find solutions with any problems, errors or issues you are experiencing with Windows 7. The Windows 7 forum also covers news and updates and has an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.
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