Best Windows Website Contest 2009 Announced

Like the last year, this year too, The Windows Club is organizing its Best Windows Website Contest 2009, to discover and to recognize some of the best Windows bloggers and website owners.

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If you run a website (which includes a blog or a forum) which focuses primarily on Microsoft Windows, we invite you to participate in this Contest.

The overriding consideration will be: Does the website  have substantial original quality content of interest to Windows Vista & Windows 7 user? The websites will be judged on content, quality, originality, continuity, presentation and overall impression.

The Website Title, Home Page url, along with a 2-4 line description about it, should be submitted here. The thread for the thread for submitting entries, will be opened on 5th July 2009, 1.30 PM UTC.

The 10 best websites will be picked up by a Panel of 10 Judges, comprising of the following:

Ed Bott, MVP, EdBott.com
Paul Schottland, Product Unit Manager for Microsoft
Steve Sinchak, MVP, Tweaks.com
Lowell Heddings, HowToGeek.com
Rafael Rivera, WithinWindows.com
Howard Lo, Microsoft’s Regional Team Manager (APAC)
Emil Protalinski, Ars Technica – One Microsoft Way
Corrine Chorney, MVP, Security Garden and The Windows Club Moderator
James Fisher, MVP, Windows Talk and The Windows Club Moderator
Anand Khanse, MVP, The Windows Club Administrator.

From among the entrants, 10 blogs would be short-listed by the Panel and put up for a community vote. The top 5 vote getters would be judged again, de nova, by the Panel of Judges and the Winner and the 2 Runners-up declared.

Prizes

The Winner of  The Windows Club’s Best Windows Website Contest 2009, will get a Free Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade (when available), Windows Vista Ultimate dvd box, Microsoft Office 2007 dvd box, and licenses of ESET Smart Security Suite 4, TuneUp Utilities 2009, SnagIt 9, Acronis True Image Home 2009, Diskeeper 2009, Glary Utilities Pro, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Full, Extensions For Windows®, PerfectSpeed & WinPatrol Plus. A “I’m A PC” tee has also been included.

The 2nd & 3rd runners-up, will each get, will get a copies of Windows 7 Home Premium and license of TuneUp Utilities, Acronis True Image Home 2009, Diskeeper, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, PerfectSpeed & WinPatrol Plus.

The 4th & 5th runners-up will get a free license of Webroot Security Essentials.

The first 50 to submit their entries would get the paid version of a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 absolutely FREE!

This is a non-profit making initiative and the prizes here are being sponsored directly by the respective companies. The Windows 7, Windows Vista & Office DVD boxes, however comes to you courtesy TheWindowsClub.com. The “I’m A PC” tee comes to you courtesy WindowsTalk.org. The 2 copies of Windows 7 Home Premium for the 2nd and 3rd positions come to you courtesy WithinWindows.com.

The Panel of Judges will not be eligible to participate. The first 3 winning websites from the last years Contest will also not be eligible to participate.

Winning apart, this contest would provide recognition and a great opportunity for bloggers to expose and showcase their websites.

You may submit your entries here. Do also check out what the top 3 winners of the last year, have to say about this contest.

UPDATE : The Winners have been announced.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com and a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

22 Comments

  1. Mr. Spark

    and i think… This time there will be tough competitors.

  2. Cool contest! Great judges!

    Smart opportunity to showcase Windows related websites.

  3. @Anand,
    Two things:
    1. Contest opens 5th June 2009, 1.30 PM UTC? Isnt it July?
    2. Winner gets Windows Vista? Shouldnt it be Windows 7 Ultimate?

  4. 1. Thanks for pointing out the typo, inspite of taking all precautions, something will go wrong somewhere… is’nt there a Murphy’s Law which says something to this effect?

    2. Windows 7 not released. Hence a Vista. One can always upgrade with it to W7 at minimal costs. More than the prizes, think of the fun in participating. The Judges will be visiting all the participating websites, so winning & prizes apart, this contest would provide recognition and a great opportunity for bloggers to expose and showcase their websites.

    Windows 7 … next year 🙂

  5. May be you can also provide the upgrade in October 😉

  6. Jason

    Couldn’t have asked for better judges. Heard of most. An impeccable list.

  7. shraqs

    Really nice one. Like Nirmal said, why the prize is Vista?… Whatever it is, thanks for sharing about this opportunity

  8. Sid

    Excited!! look at the judges woah !! This time its gonna be fun and awesome competition.

  9. unitechy

    Nice judges.. but i would’ve preferred it to be windows 7. Never mind.

  10. Ian

    Great idea for a competition – I’m looking forward to entering! I’ll make a link to this from twitter too 🙂

  11. Bill

    Just trying to get us entered but I haven’t been able to find where to add W7C to the list of sites.

  12. As mentioned in the post : The Website Title, Home Page url, along with a 2-4 line description about it, should be submitted at http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/forum-offers-contests-giveaways/28199-submit-entries-best-windows-website-contest-2009-a.html . The thread for the thread for submitting entries, will be opened on 5th July 2009, 1.30 PM UTC.

  13. mobydick

    nice opportunity, but would like to see a w7 box among the prizes 😉

  14. Ok folks, you have your W7 now as a prize 🙂

  15. gopal tathe

    it’s so good

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  17. just read it today i am gonna enroll myself today thanks windows club for such competition

  18. Great competition.
    There are many valuable web sites related with Windows and serving resources for the followers
    Waiting for the result to see the winner

  19. Business News Headlines

    Looks good.