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Embrace Your Inner Tutor With the Teach Us Tech Contest

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Embrace Your Inner Tutor With the Teach Us Tech Contest

Our latest contributor contest is all about sharing knowledge. Write your best Tutorial/How-To post for a chance at a $200 Amazon gift card. New writers welcome!

· Writers' Zone ·
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Our latest contributor contest, the "Teach Us Tech Sprint," begins today. This time, the focus will be on tutorials - we can't wait to learn something new! 

How to Win

Time to put your teacher's hat on! For this contest, only tutorials will count. What constitutes a tutorial, you ask? A tutorial is a detailed explanation of how to use a particular tool or solve a specific software-related problem. Typically, they include numbered steps, clear instructions, and code blocks or snippets

All tutorials will be posted at the discretion of the DZone Editorial Team. 

The contest will run from Tuesday, April 4th through Monday, April 17th. At the end of that period, we'll be issuing prizes in the following categories:

  • Most Pageviews: Be the contributor whose original DZone tutorials receive the most cumulative pageviews during the contest period. 

  • Most Tutorials Published: Win by being the most prolific poster of tutorials on DZone during the contest period! 

  • Best Tutorial: To be selected by the DZone Editorial Team and Zone Leaders. 

  • Best Series: Also to be selected by the DZone Editorial Team and Zone Leaders. 

  • Best Discussion: The article with the most lively comments section (as determined by the DZone team) 

The winners in each of these categories will receive an Amazon gift card for $200.  At any time, you can view the contest standings for the Most Pageviews and Most Tutorials Published categories on our Leaderboard. Please allow one business day for the standings to be updated. 

Give Yourself a Boost

Want to win the Best Tutorial or Best Series prize? The winners in those two categories will be selected by the DZone Editorial Team and our awesome Zone Leaders. And they will give extra consideration to tutorials that focus on one (or more) of the writing prompts and hot topics listed in our new Writers' Zone.

Find your favorite prompt (and get inspired) here: https://dzone.com/articles/dzone-writing-prompts-and-hot-topics 

New to writing for DZone or haven't contributed in a while? We have a brand-new Writers' Zone that is just for contributors, and it includes a lot of tips, guidelines, and ideas for inspiration. Some posts you might want to check out are:

Just a Few More Rules!

  • Only articles that are "DZone Originals" will count toward pageview totals. That means that syndicated content does NOT count. That also means that posts copied directly from your blog or website and then submitted to DZone do NOT count.

  • All articles MUST be submitted by the author—no exceptions! 

  • All articles must follow the DZone Article Submission Guidelines, particularly regarding proper English grammar and spelling.

  • All contestants must be registered as DZone members and have an up-to-date and complete profile. By "complete profile," we mean it must have the following: username, bio, current email address, and a photo. 

  • At the end of the contest, before issuing prizes, all finalists will be reviewed for eligibility, including a review for pageview gaming and unauthorized content re-syndication.

FAQs

Why tutorials? 

Because they are our most popular content type on DZone by far! 

When will the winners be announced?

We'll announce the winners of all five prizes on Tuesday, April 18th.

How will you announce the winners?

The winners will be notified via email on Tuesday, April 18th, and announced in a DZone.com contest recap post. 

Is there a limit to how frequently or how much I can post?

Nope! As long you're posting DZone original content, you can post as many articles as you want! In fact, we encourage it. However, keep in mind that our team may not be able to publish all of your posts within the contest time period. 

How will I know that I've been entered?

All original tutorials published to DZone during the contest period will automatically be entered into the running for the contest. 

If you have any questions or concerns, email me at kristenp@dzone.com or leave a comment.

Good luck!

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