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Update: The finals have started here

Windows Tools, Help & Guides and Windows Forums is running a competition to find the ‘Best Windows Customization website’. A few months ago, Winvistaclub held a competition to find the best Windows Vista site. This was a great opportunity to bring some good websites out of obscurity; this competition aims to do the same.

Enter Here to win the title of the ‘Best Windows Customization Website’ (or read on for more information)

Criteria

If you run a blog/website/forum, which focuses on Windows customization, you are eligible to participate. If you run a website that focuses on other areas, you will be eligible if your website has substantial content aimed at customizing Windows.

Meet the Judges

Judges for this competition have been carefully selected and include:

Judging Criteria

Each judge will choose four (4) websites to be entered into the final rounds by assessing the following criteria:

  • Original content
  • Quality content
  • Consistent content
  • Website design is not necessarily a factor in the competition

Final Public Vote

Each judge will rank their four choices in order. The top eight (8) overall sites, by points, will be entered into the final rounds.

The final rounds will begin with a random slot assignment (1-8.) Two sites will go head to head at a time (think of the world cup finals.) The public will vote for the best site in each ‘match’ and the winner will go on to the next round. Polls will be held here on the main website; you do not need to register to vote.

Key Dates

The competition has the following time schedule:

  • Oct 27 – Nov 27 (7 P.M. MDT) – Application window open
  • Nov 30 – Judges Make final decision and submit four (4) sites each
  • Dec 1 (7 A.M. MDT) – 3 (7 P.M. MDT) – Final eight (8) go head to head in quarter finals
  • Dec 4 (7 A.M. MDT) - 6 (7 P.M. MDT) – Final four (4) go head to head in semi finals
  • Dec 8 (7 A.M. MDT) -13 (7 P.M. MDT) – Final two (2) go head to head in final for the title of ‘Best Windows Customization Website’

Competition Prizes

th boxes [Expired] Best Windows Customization Website Competition (Over $1,100 in Prizes!)

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Fourth Prize

* ReadersZone, maintained by Ajay Pathak MVP, is a PR5 website and is recognized by NTY, WSJ, and Mozilla.

Rules

  • Only one entry per person (even if you have multiple sites)
  • Judges cannot participate
  • Your website must be in English or have an English translation

How to Enter

  1. Enter Here
  2. List the following:
  • Website Title
  • URL of homepage
  • Short description

Good luck everyone! Questions? Please leave a comment.



 [Expired] Best Windows Customization Website Competition (Over $1,100 in Prizes!)

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Comments

  • http://www.intowindows.com Tweakwindows

    Great opportunity to all Windows blogs.

  • http://www.intowindows.com Tweakwindows

    Great opportunity to all Windows blogs.

  • Henley

    good competition!

  • Henley

    good competition!

  • http://www.anewmorning.com MoiN
  • http://www.anewmorning.com MoiN
  • ricktendo64

    AWESOME!!!

  • ricktendo64

    AWESOME!!!

  • http://www.webtlk.com frank

    the link to subscribe doesnt work. the link redirects to the homepage.

  • http://www.webtlk.com frank

    the link to subscribe doesnt work. the link redirects to the homepage.

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  • http://mintywhite.com Rich

    Frank, thanks for the heads up. The links are fixed now :)

  • http://mintywhite.com Rich

    Frank, thanks for the heads up. The links are fixed now :)

  • LJT222

    this is why i love windows guides … because this site kicks butt!! i hope i can find some other cool entrants from this comp.

  • LJT222

    this is why i love windows guides … because this site kicks butt!! i hope i can find some other cool entrants from this comp.

  • WindowsLive

    may the best man/woman/miscellaneous win

  • WindowsLive

    may the best man/woman/miscellaneous win

  • http://www.DemoGeek.com DemoGeek

    Glad to hear the competition. Just submitted DemoGeek.com. Can’t wait for December!

  • http://www.DemoGeek.com DemoGeek

    Glad to hear the competition. Just submitted DemoGeek.com. Can’t wait for December!

  • Gary

    VERY excited for this one! Great initiative Rich

  • Gary

    VERY excited for this one! Great initiative Rich

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  • mona

    AWESOME

  • mona

    AWESOME

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