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Congrats to the 2017 Kickoff Contest Winners!

It's time to announce the winners of the first DZone contributor contest of 2017. Drumroll, please…

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We launched the 2017 Kickoff Contest on January 16th and got ready to read some fantastic submissions from our talented contributors. We were not disappointed!

From January 16th through February 12th, we tallied the number of pageviews received by each unique contributor. Posts to our new Security Zone counted for double the pageviews for extra excitement and motivation. 

The ten contributors whose content received the most views over the full four-week period of the contest are listed below. Congrats! 

Prize Rank Name Total Pageviews
$250 First Grzegorz Ziemonski 87,256
$200 Second Tim Spann 69,277
$150 Third Sumith Kumar Puri 67,289
$125 Fourth Dan Newton 62,158
$100 Fifth Niklas Wuensche  43,501
$75 Sixth Sibanjan Das 32,488
$50 Seventh Sean Toner 31,660
$50 Eighth Daniel Stori 29,032
$50 Ninth Dmitry Slepov 27,386
$50 Tenth Ekaterina Novoseltseva 24,177

In addition to the monthly grand prizes, we also offered weekly prizes for the most pageviews received during each individual week of the contest. Each week, a second Zone (in addition to Security) counted for double the pageviews. Below are the weekly winners.

Week 1 Winners: Cloud and Security Bonus Zones 

First Place: Sean Toner

Second Place: Ekaterina Novoseltseva

Third Place: Scott Willson

Fourth Place: Sibanjan Das

Week 2 Winners: IoT and Security Bonus Zones 

First Place: Dan Newton

Second Place: Niklas Wuensche 

Third Place: Sumith Puri 

Week 3 Winners: DevOps and Security Bonus Zones 

First Place: Grzegorz Ziemonski

Second Place: Dhiraj Ray 

Third Place: Sumith Puri 

Week 4 Winners: Big Data and Security Bonus Zones

First Place: Grzegorz Ziemonski

Second Place: Tim Spann 

Third Place: Sumith Puri 

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks to everyone who took part in the competition. More than 200 DZone contributors entered the contest, and their submissions totalled over 330 individual posts. More than 1.6 million pageviews were attributed to contest articles! 

Stay tuned for our next contributor contest announcement. 


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