SysAdmin Day Contest 2013 FAQ

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    Looking to participate in the 2nd Annual thwack SysAdmin Day Contest?  This document should answer all of your questions.  If not, post your remaining questions in the comments below.  And just as a note of good sportsmanship... please refrain from voting down entrant submissions.  If you aren't a fan, do not vote.  We will disqualify any submissions from users who engage in this type of activity.  If you've already voted down someone's submission and wish to remain in the contest, please correct your votes.  I would highly suggest encouraging people to come and vote for your submission vs. lowering the vote count of your opponents.  Thank you!

     

    When does the contest start?

    July 1st, 2013 @ 6:30 AM CST

     

    When does the contest end?

    July 25th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM CST

     

    What are the prizes up for grab this year?

    1st place: Microsoft Surface RT + Touch Cover (red)

    2nd place: Samsung Chromebook 3G

    3rd place: $100 ThinkGeek.com gift card

     

    When will the winners be announced?

    The top three meme submissions will be announced at 12:00 PM CST June 26th, 2013 which marks the 14th annual Sysadmin Day.

     

    How are the winners chosen?

    Community members will vote on their favorite meme submissions.  The 3 submissions in either category with the most votes will win the respective prizes.  1 prize awarded per person.

     

    How many times can we submit to the contest?

    Entrant may submit an unlimited number of memes in each category to increase their chances at winning.  Although, each entrant will only be eligible to receive one prize.

     

    I see there are 2 meme categories...  Will there be winners in each category?

    No.  The 3 submissions with the most votes overall will be our winners.

     

    I shared my submission(s) on Facebook or Twitter.  When will I receive thwack points for my share(s)?

    Provided that you used the hashtag #swsysadminday on each of your shares, please allow 48 hours for the points to reflect on your profile.  50 thwack points will be awarded for each of your shares throughout the contest window (July 1 - July 25).

     

    Will I receive a badge in my profile for participating?

    Yes.  The badge will be added to your profile at the end of the contest.

     

    What are the instructions to submit to either category?


    Category 1 Instructions

    Category 2 Instructions

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    Step 1

    Click here to create your meme for category 1. Insert 6 of your own pictures and edit the text below each picture to show us what your friends, family, your boss... or anyone else who still doesn't understand what it is that SysAdmins do.

    Step 1

    Click here to create your meme for category 2. Insert your text on the top and bottom of the picture to show us just how witty you are.

    Step 2

    Take a screenshot of your newly created meme and click here to submit your meme for the community to vote on.

    Step 2

    Take a screenshot of your newly created meme and click here to submit your meme for the community to vote on.

    Step 3

    Share a link to your submission on Facebook and Twitter. Ask your friends to come vote for your submission to better your chances at winning the big prize! Make sure to use the hashtag #swsysadminday and earn 50 points each time you share (points will be manually added within 48 hours).

    Step 3

    Share a link to your submission on Facebook and Twitter. Ask your friends to come vote for your submission to better your chances at winning the big prize! Make sure to use the hashtag #swsysadminday and earn 50 points each time you share (points will be manually added within 48 hours).