Two Days Left To Enter Guest Author Contest

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We would like to remind you that the deadline for our guest author contest is approaching. Best guest articles will be published on Smashing Magazine with the link to the author’s site. The best guest post will be awarded with Apple MacBook Air. Apart from that then further writers will be awarded with designer laptop sleeves, bags and books.

MacBook Air

Participation is easy. To get a chance to win one of the prizes it’s enough to submit a short discussion article (max. 1200 characters) or an original and beautiful top-10-list. Further details, rules and awards can be found in the original article. We have received 90 entries so far. Thanks to all participants!

The main idea behind the contest is not to get as many guest articles as possible, but to find talented guest authors who will want to work with us after the contest and get properly paid for their work. If you would like to write for us beyond the contest — drop us a line, we’ll figure something out.

Two days are left. You can submit your article and top-10-list until 23:59, 5th of August 2008.

Get creative, folks!

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    I can’t wait to see who the winner is :-)

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    Darn, if only I wasn’t a complete writing/graphic design/photoshop/everything noob.

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    Mohiuddin Parekh

    August 3, 2008 7:55 pm

    I have finished and submitted my article last night, but haven’t got any acknowledgment or Auto reply.

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    Sandie Sørensen

    August 3, 2008 10:42 pm

    I have no idea what to write about!
    Don’t know if I could do it… But could be fun! I’ve noticed it’s a whole industry…
    Perhaps that’s a topic for writing???(!)???

    Love to see the different articles. :)

    Will you only publish the articles, that win prices, or will you also publish articles, that gain nothing?

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  5. 5

    Hey,

    Just to clarify, how many articles have been published already? Are the oens that are published by the end of the contest the entries.

    Thanks

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    August 4, 2008 4:31 am

    @Sandie Sørensen: we’ll select most interesting articles, we’ll publish them and then we’ll see how our readers react, whether discussions take place etc.

    @Lachy G: 0 articles from the contest have been published already.

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    is it 23:59 GMT?

    would really like to take part – but time is very short atm

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    August 4, 2008 5:40 am

    @ j w: well, according to TimeandDate.com (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=282), Apia (the capital of Samoa) has the biggest time shift (UTC/GMT -11 hours). We’ll accept all entries which will come until 23:59 UTC/GMT + 11.

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  9. 9

    Awesome, I am actually excited to see all the submissions.

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  10. 10

    90 entries isn’t bad – I just know this is going to be a sweet next couple weeks. ;)

    I’ll see if I can’t get something to you guys before tomorrow.

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    Wow, anybody can emulate you guys, as far as posting link roundups to good stuff but to actually write something useful, takes a little inspiration and some skills.
    I got some inspriation, skills and time are in high demand.

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    I submitted my article a few days ago. It was somewhat over the 1200 character limit, even though I almost cut it down by half of its original size. I hope you guys will still consider it, it’s written professionally and includes nice pictures.
    We all like nice pictures.

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    Hi – I just noticed this competition today – damn, i’ve been away from this site for far too long! Apologies! I’m a web developer who specializes in finance / wall street type websites and could guest write for you regarding these topics:

    1. 10 ways how NOT to design a financial website
    2. 5 ways to impress the wall street whores and make them money.
    3. 10 really beautiful financial websites and why they are profitable.

    I can go on – let me know if there is still time and I’ll send you a quick article asap. You can reach me via email (you already have it) or visit my site: Pallian

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  14. 14

    Will submit something shortly. I’m in EST time, so it’s only 12 noon here! Looks like you’re 4 hours ahead.

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    Good luck to everyone that entered. ;)

    I’m looking forward to reading the entries as well.

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  16. 16

    I didn’t receive an Auto Reply either. I sent to …… Hopefully that is correct.

    hey,
    there is no auto reply. this is a personal email account. and please please please dont mention emailadresses in comments or elsewhere. (Sven)

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    Just turned in my article the last night when i coincidentally ran into this post when I was looking for how to get a laptop for free. Weird huh? =)

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    Roland Rodriguez

    August 5, 2008 12:33 pm

    Very exciting. Wondering when we can expect to start seeing articles on the site? Tomorrow? Next week? Just give us a clue to ease the anticipation please! ;-)

    - Roland

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    Michael Fortier

    August 5, 2008 2:36 pm

    What’s your timezone?

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    Sweet, got my post in time. Maybe I should do another one in 15 minutes :)

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  21. 21

    And the winner is …. :-)

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  22. 22

    Sven! When do you think we are able to see the articles from participants? and How long you will keep them for judging to announce the final winner? We are anxiously waiting!!!

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    This has been the only contest where i have been compelled to enter and felt that I had something to contribute. Great job! It has been fun participating. Now hurry up with the results! :)

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    Patience, young padawans. On that note, the word “padawan” isn’t in my dictionary. What sort of archaic dictionary doesn’t have Star Wars words in it? It’s 2008!

    Let’s hope they don’t post them too late tonight; us Euro’s might not have as much opportunity to spurn discussion on our relative articles… ;)

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    Wondering how many Post you guys would have received, around 200!

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    August 8, 2008 2:53 am

    @all: we’ll start posting the articles next week. All posts will be published at the same day and on weekdays, so everybody has the same chance of winning. We have come up with a large list of criterion to rate the post; we’ll use them to assign the prizes accordingly.

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    August 8, 2008 2:54 am

    @PrabhakaranG (#25): we have received over 260 entries.

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  28. 28

    “prizes” ? There are multiple prizes?

    [Now I wish that I entered.]

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    Hi webmaster!

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    The short story is great though. ,

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