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"Due to the volume of PMs I receive you may not receive a reply, but I do read ALL of them! Promise!"

September Contests

Cat | 760d ago
User blog

Hey! You're here! Since you found this blog post, tell me how you think we can help other users find it, too!

Good luck, and to the all the students: we're here for you. ;)

LOYAL READER LOTTERY:
When you visit N4G at least once during every 24 hour period during the month of September you are entered into our Loyal Reader Lottery! If you want to keep track you can follow along with your Daily Visit score*, so if you want to make sure you've logged in during a 24 hour period check this score on your profile!

Prize: 4 Winners - $50 Amazon Gift Card each!

COMMENT LOTTERY:
Each comment you make on N4G during the September contest period (1st-30th 11:59 PM EST) = 1 entry. Comment 25 times? 25 entries. 100? 100 entries. You get the idea? Yeah, you do! (Hey, this includes Forum posts!)

DQ if you pick up a restriction during the contest period, and comments with negative labels (Trolling, Off Topic, etc.) don't count.

Prize: 4 winners - a $50 Amazon Gift Card each!

BEST USER BLOG: 
You must post a User Blog in the month of September! The top 3 User Blogs as voted by cgoodno and me win! There's no limit to how many wonderful User Blogs you can write and enter, anything you author here on N4G during the month of September will be eligible.

Prize: 3 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

BEST USER Review: 
You must post a User Review in the month of September! The top 2 User Reviews as voted by cgoodno and me win! There's no limit to how many wonderful User Reviews you can write and enter, anything you author here on N4G during the month of September will be eligible.

Prize: 2 winners will be chosen and receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST:
 Submit news and get a top News ranking in September and you can win up to $100!

The prizes are:
1st: $100 Amazon Gift Card
2nd: $75 Amazon Gift Card
3rd: $50 Amazon Gift Card
4th: $25 Amazon Gift Card
5th: $25 Amazon Gift Card
6th: $25 Amazon Gift Card
7th: $25 Amazon Gift Card
8th: $25 Amazon Gift Card
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*Just a note: I'm sorry the Daily Visit score isn't more 'every day' instead of its current 'every 24h1m', but that is just the front end tracking for you guys and when we run the lotto we pull from a more accurate list. So for those of you visiting every day diligently but not triggering the Daily Visit score reward, don't stress about it!
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Some Terms and Conditions:
Terms and Conditions
1. Competition is open to all N4G users, except for employees of HAVAmedia and immediate relatives. Contests are not limited to the US/NA.
2. Closing date is 11:59 PM EST 30th September 2012.
3. In the event of unforeseen circumstances N4G/HAVAmedia reserves the right to substitute the prizes for alternatives of equal or greater value.
4. Prizes are not transferrable.
5. The winners of the competition will be notified by N4G ticket on or before October 10, 2012.
6. Failure to reply to ticket notification within seven (7) days results in forfeiture of prize.
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August winners Coming Soon...

-Mezzo-  +   760d ago
Error: Win upto 3 Games in September, should be win upto $100. =]

Thanks for the immediate update.
sdtarm  +   759d ago
i hope i win with this comment
Shani  +   760d ago
Yay for contest.

I also agree that 3 games =/= $100.
And I don't think people need to be directed towards contest page because it is well known on this website.

And Thanks for quick update and great contests.
thebudgetgamer  +   760d ago
The rivers flow through the wicked willows.

Smokey knows what that means.
;)
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HammadTheBeast  +   760d ago
To get more attention, I think that you should make it the top news for 24-58 hours.
Aclay  +   759d ago
"Hey! You're here! Since you found this blog post, tell me how you think we can help other users find it, too!"

One of my recommendations is for the N4G Contest Details to be posted on the Main Page in the News section. There's times when I've seen N4G Beta Key give-a-ways posted in the News Section AND in the Blog Section, so why not do the same for N4G Contests?

When the N4G Contest Details are only posted in the User Blog section, it'll only be visible on the right side of the front page as long as there isn't anymore new blogs posted since only the top 3 most recent blogs show up there. To remedy that, I think the N4G Contest Details should be visible on the right side of the Main Page as it is right now for the entire month.
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ssb3173  +   759d ago
I agree with you, and a +1 bubble for well said.

There is another way, which can be to make a dedicated section for this, such as there is with the Ad which is everywhere. This will help to attract more people willing to take part in the contests and there is a constant reminder about it, rather than just being on the Main Page for 24 Hours; which could therefore lead to some people failing to view it as they were not on this site that day.
Aclay  +   759d ago
Yeah, I think the Ad sounds like a good idea too. Never thought of that. I've seen Ad's for other things on the site on the Main Page and in Pending and I think it sounds like a great idea for Advertising the N4G Contest Details.
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iamnsuperman  +   759d ago
Like others have said putting it on the front page for a set period would help but I think the competitions are advertised very well on this website.
-Mezzo-  +   759d ago
The easiest way to make everyone aware of the Monthly Contest is, whenever the Contest is announced, an automated PM goes out to everyone directing them to this Blog Post.

It was pretty effective back when i used to do it on my Site.
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coolbeans  +   758d ago
Some good ideas mentioned to get posters' attention of upcoming contests.
My take:

For every poster that doesn't click on the monthly "Contest Details" link, they'll get receive an animation of Navi flying around on their screen saying "Hey, listen!" until they come here. Seems fitting for a gaming website. XD
coolbeans  +   758d ago
Corrections
*...that HASN'T clicked on...link YET

Sorry about that.
LostDjinn  +   758d ago
"Hey! You're here! Since you found this blog post, tell me how you think we can help other users find it, too!"

NO DEAL!!

I ask for free stuff. Nothing.
I post crappy blogs. Nothing.
I make inane comments. Nothing.

It's like you expect a minimum level of quality or something. Regardless of the fact that it's me.

Long story short: Gimme the #%@&in' goods Cat. >:(
cgoodno  +   758d ago
Gotta love how some of the biggest winners in the past monthly contests are suggesting ways to reduce their chances of winning :P

Keep up the suggestions and the great content you've been providing the community! I thank you and so do thousands of others here.
coolbeans  +   753d ago
It suggests a sort of...selflessness of those posters. I say a title like "honorary contributor" is in order for them.

;)
CaptainSheep  +   757d ago
I'm going all out this month.
Gonna comment a lot, already submitted my first review. Thinking of a blog idea. MUST WIN SOMETHING. >:D
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