WinVistaClub, in association with Windows Vista – The Official Magazine, is organizing a contest to recognize some of the best Windows Vista Blogs and Websites. If you run a blog or a website, which primarily focuses on Windows Vista you can submit your blog and participate. The blogs will be judged on the basis of quality of content, integrity, along with the frequency of updates.
The Panel of Judges, comprises of:
Steve Sinchak MVP of TweakVista.com,
John Barnett MVP of VistaSupport.mvps.org,
Steven Bink of Bink.nu,
Kerry Brown MVP of Vista-help.ca,
Aryeh Goretsky MVP of Lockergnome.com,
James Stables of Windows Vista Magazine,
Emil Protalinski of Arstechnica,
Barney Tormey Global Moderator at Neowin.net
We invite you to participate in this first-of-a-kind Contest to Judge the Best Windows Vista Blog or Website. So if you run a blog or a website, which primarily focuses on Windows Vista, we invite you to submit your Blog Title, Blog HomePage url along with upto a 4 line description about it. The blog may cover Microsoft & Windows in general, but must also cover Vista in particular. It could focus on Tips, Tutorials, Support Forums, Customization & Themes, News, Views, Media Center or anything which may interest a Vista user.
From among the submissions, the 10 best blogs will be picked up by the Panel of Judges. The blogs will be judged on the basis of quality of content, integrity, along with the frequency of updates.
The top 10 blogs so selected by this Panel will be put up for a Public Vote. No registration will be required for voting. Anyone can vote. The winner and 2 runner ups, will be selected from amongst the top 5 blogs getting the maximum number of votes.
The Winner of the Best Windows Vista Blog Contest 2008 will also get:
Windows Vista Ultimate 32/64 bit DVD Box Pack,
Free 1 year license of ESET Smart Security Suite,
License of Magic Utilities,
License of MagicTweak,
One year subscription to the Windows Vista Magazine
and a link for 3 months on the WinVistaClub Homepage.
The 2 Runners-up will get:
License of Magic Utilities
Subscription to the Windows Vista Magazine each.
The 4th and 5th runners-up, will get a subscription to the Windows Vista Magazine each !
This is a non-profit making initiative and all that is being sponsored here, is being passed on the the winners and participants. The idea behind the contest is to recognize some of the finest Windows Vista Websites & Blogs and in the process have fun too. And as such, winning apart, this should also be a great opportunity for Vista Bloggers to showcase their blogs, as it will be visited by several people from all over the world.
Submissions will remain open from 10th Aug till 25th Aug (IDL). We will be visiting the Blogs after the 24th. So don’t wait till the end to post your blogs. The 10 blogs selected will be put up for vote from
26th Aug to 09th Sept 01st Sept to 11th Sept 2008. The winner & 2 runner ups will be picked up and the announced by around 15th Sept 2008. These dates could vary a bit and are subject to change.
The first 100 participants who submit their Blog/Website’s here will also get a FREE 6 months licence of ESET Smart Security ! Do note that one username would get only 1 license, in case he wins. These personal licenses will be emailed to you after the Contest. Thank you ESET for the fine gesture !
UPDATE: The last date for participation has ended. The Judges may require a few more days than expected. The Top 10 sites should be announced by 1st Sept 2008. Voting has commenced ! Go HERE to Vote !
UPDATE 2 : Meet the Winners HERE.