Contest ideas

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Re: Contest ideas

Postby Alex555 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:13 pm

I also like the idea of a limit. I guess I like everything that is strictly hardware only, no software. When might we know what the new contest is?
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Re: Contest ideas

Postby sqkybeaver » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:14 am

The first contest had about 80 great entries, the judges did a good job considering how open ended it was, and the sponsors were fantastic, not to mention the DP crew backing it up. organizing things and getting information to and from the judges and sponsors quickly between 4 continents was an interesting challenge. hundreds of emails, over 100 blog entries, a special page dedicated to the contest, making sure things are spelled correctly, and looking good.

This year I was not expecting as many entries and I am glad to be proved wrong. In order to try to keep things fair, I suggest not releasing any clue about the constraints of the next contest until announcement. There are many good ideas that would work for the next big contest. Any ideas for next year would have to be over the top, but allow entrants to complete their entries in an 8 to 10 week(subject to change) time frame, and also have a clear focus where there is no questions about what would constitute a valid entry.
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Re: Contest ideas

Postby t0mpr1c3 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:17 pm

Ian mentioned one possibility on the Amp Hour? ;)
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Re: Contest ideas

Postby ian » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:30 pm

I think we should go ahead and "claim that" (as much as an idea can be claimed), and set a next-year deadline. I'll be cruising for a clever domain name tonight.
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Re: Contest ideas

Postby Alex555 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:00 pm

When might we know of the contest so we can start building whatever it is we are building?
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Re: Contest ideas

Postby arakis » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:14 am

Alex555 wrote:When might we know of the contest so we can start building whatever it is we are building?


Contests are usually announced 2 months before deadline...but this might be exteneded
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