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September 10, 2013 4:34:59 PM

Tutorial Contest Winners!

Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of December 23rd to December 30th
Updated: 12/31/2013
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• Krazeee - 5 tutorials - $60 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $270.00
• Moroz Academy - 4 tutorials - $10 for ranking in the Top 10, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $330.00
• alberthrocks - 4 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top tenas well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $20
• Sevenator - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• adity8522 - 1 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $40
• satyat90 - 1 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• Killergamer - 1 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• IllustoryLawyer - 1 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• StickyJamGamer - 1 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• ganon11000 - 1 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $20

Congratulations to all the winners of the last week of the Tutorial Contest! The Grand Prize winner for the month of December will be tabulated after New Years and announced. Happy New Year to everyone, and thanks for competing!

And a big huge, MAJOR congrats to Moroz Academy for winning the Google Nexus Tablet 7 for the month of December! This concludes the Tutorial Contest for 2013!

Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of December 16th to December 22nd
Updated: 12/24/2013
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• ewok93 - 7 tutorials - $50 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $60.00
• yourhighness - 4 tutorials - $10 for ranking in the Top 10, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $40.00
• Moroz Academy - 3 tutorials - $10 for ranking in the Top 10, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $310.00
• Krazeee - 3 tutorials - $10 for ranking in the Top 10, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $210.00
• Blankie440 - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• thatfancypenn - 1 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $40
• TheAterix - 1 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• Tom Hetto - 1 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• xboost - 1 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• TechYCity - 1 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10

Congrats to all the winners for this week, and there's only one week left, so last chance to win the tablet! Happy Holidays to all!


Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of December 9th to December 15th
Updated: 12/17/2013
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• Krazeee - 6 tutorials - $50 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $190.00
• yourhighness - 3 tutorials - $10 for ranking in the Top 10, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $20.00
• Moroz Academy - 3 tutorials - $10 for ranking in the Top 10, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $290.00
• wrathofdragon - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• Kingpin007 - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• Stjohn Russell - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $20
• Razerium - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $20
• Rammy - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• Geef - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• epicoverclock - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10

Only a couple more weeks in December, and some hardcore competition has emerged for the top 10. Good luck all, we're on the home stretch!


Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of December 2nd to December 8th
Updated: 12/10/2013
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• Moroz Academy - 3 tutorials - $50 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $270.00
• NormH - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• PonnambalamK_Tuticorin_TN_INDIA - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• arges86 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• The_Prophecy - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• Krazeee - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $130
• thatfancypenn - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $30
• Louis Andrei Suba - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• geofelt - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• UNCLAIMED RANK

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A quarter of the way through December, and no clear winner yet visible for the monthly grand prize. Prize fulfillment for November's winners is underway - winners, please keep an eye on your inboxes and private messages for notifications on how to claim your winnings.

Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of November 25th - December 1st
Updated: 12/3/2013
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• Krazee - 14 tutorials - $50 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $120.00
• Moroz Academy - 3 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $210.00
• Stjohn Russell - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• thatfancypenn - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $20
• corcorand82 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• bharathbigb - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• Razerium - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• levicho - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• rcsavi98 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10

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Lots of great new tutorials to be thankful for over last Thanksgiving week! Lots of newcomers and of course, December is now upon us and a new opportunity to win a tablet has emerged! Congrats to the winners, and good luck to all this month!

Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of November 18th - November 24th
Updated: 11/26//2013
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• Krazee - 6 tutorials - $50 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $60.00
• Moroz Academy - 4 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $190.00
• BigBoss91 - 3 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $50.00
• hunter315 - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• NormH - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• 8350rocks - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• Frenzy Designs - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• mjrobisch - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• ganon11000 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• CplusPlus2 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10

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A great week for tutorials, with tons of newcomers and a lot of stiff, new competition to score in the top 10. There were more than 10 tie-breakers! As a reminder, if you tie with another contestant for the number of eligible tutorials submitted, the "Read" count is what is used to break the tie. Good luck, and the tablet for the month of November is *still* anyone's game!


Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of November 11th - November 17th
Updated: 11/18//2013
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• Moroz Academy - 3 tutorials - $50 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $170
• superfreestyleer - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $50
• ExoGram - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• harryjacobs - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• SR-71 Blackbird - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• BigBoss91 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $30
• peterzhu2118 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
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Three unclaimed ranks this week! Any qualified tutorial submitted would have ranked in the top 10 and achieved a prize. Users ewok93 and ombonyo - I sent you a message about making sure to add at least one image or screenshot to your tutorial submissions. If you do so by this week's end, we'll extend eligibility constraints retroactively and qualify your entries as valid.

Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of November 4th - November 10th
Updated: 11/18//2013
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• Nubly - 6 tutorials - $50 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $60
• superfreestyleer - 4 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $40
• Moroz Academy - 3 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $110
• lp231 - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $30
• Jake Wenta - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• power2015 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• BigBoss91 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $20
• apcs13 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• rcfant89 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $40
• shadow32 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $20
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Community Manager's Note: Due to an issue with forum date filters and an upgrade mid-week, the winners for the Week of 11/4/2013-11/10/2013 had to be re-counted, and the previously excluded date, Sunday, November 10th, was factored into the recount with a correction issued . Tutorial read count was used in determining tie-breakers where this was a factor. Please note that the contest week runs from Monday to Sunday each week until the contest ends on December 31st.

Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of October 28th - November 3rd
Updated: 11/5//2013
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• inzone - 5 tutorials - $50 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $300!
• superfreestyleer - 4 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $20
• Moroz Academy - 3 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $90
• rcfant89 - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $30
• lp231 - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $20
• P1nnacle - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• BigBoss91 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• himnextdoor - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• Doubleugee - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• g-unit1111 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10

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And a big huge, MAJOR congrats to inzone for winning the Google Nexus Tablet 7 for the month of October! November 1st counts for a reset for all the tutorials up to this point, so November is anyone's game in terms of winning the tablet. Good luck to all!


Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of October 21st - October 27th
Updated: 10/30/2013
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• inzone - 6 tutorials - $50 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $240!
• ebrusky - 3 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $80
• Moroz Academy - 3 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $70
• sc2pro - 3 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $30
• lp231 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• grebgonebad - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $20
• jimthenagual - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• boppingmoose - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• mattygaga2013 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• thatfancypenn - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
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Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of October 14th - October 20th
Updated: 10/21/2013
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• inzone - 7 tutorials - $50 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $180
• ebrusky - 3 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $40
• Moroz Academy - 3 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $50
• rcfant89 - 3 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $20
• burritobob - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $40
• sc2pro - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• taplamp - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• grebgonebad - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings: $10
• UNCLAIMED RANK
• UNCLAIMED RANK
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Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of October 7th - October 13th
Updated: 10/14/2013
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• inzone - 10 tutorials - $50 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $120
• ebrusky - 9 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials.
• Moroz Academy - 3 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $30
• burritobob - 3 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials. Total Winnings: $30
• AngSanley - 2 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten.
• ddbtkd456 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten. Total Winnings $30
• richi3d10 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten.
• USAFRet - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten.
• jaytechgaming - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten.
• ethanolson - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten.

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Top 10 Tutorialists for the Week of October 1st - October 6th
Updated: 10/7/2013
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• inzone - 5 tutorials (tie won by tutorial popularity) - Won $50 for coming in first place, as well as a bonus of $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials.
• ddbtkd456 - 5 tutorials - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten, plus $10 for authoring 3 or more tutorials.
• burritobob - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten.
• Adam Ferrick - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten.
• littleleo - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten.
• shadow32 - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten.
• Juanjostorreshernnde - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten.
• Moroz Academy - 1 tutorial - Won $10 for ranking in the top ten.
• UNCLAIMED RANK
• UNCLAIMED RANK
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The Tutorial Contest

From October 1st to December 31st, every Monday, Tom's Hardware will award prizes to the Top 10 tutorial authors that week. The rankings will be available here in this thread and will be updated frequently with names of winners and how much and what they've won so far. The singular consideration is the number of quality tutorials created, with tie-breakers based on the number of Reads.

The topmost tutorial author of the week receives a $50 Amazon gift card, and 9 that follow receive $10 Amazon gift card each. A bonus $10 is applied to any in the Top 10 who wrote more than 3 tutorials in that week. At the end of the month on the 30th, the participant who wrote the most tutorials wins a Google Nexus 7 tablet. There is no limit to the number of gift certificates you can win, but you may only win one Google Nexus 7 tablet throughout the duration of the contest.

Before being awarded for a tutorial, the tutorial must be approved by the Community Manager and Senior Moderators. If your tutorial is rejected, it will be removed. Any deleted tutorial is not considered as a valid entry. To meet these guidelines for eligibility, please review the Guide to Tutorials, as well as the tips above. Tutorials must be authentic and genuine, and plagiarism is not permitted. It must be useful and meet a need of our community and written in easily understood English. Duplicate tutorials will not be accepted.

When: October 1st through December 31st
Where: The Tutorials Section
Who: Any registered Tom's Hardware user
How: Post a Tutorial!
What: Prizes are-

• Google Nexus 7 Tablets
• $50 Amazon Gift Cards
• $10 Amazon Gift Cards


Happy posting, and good luck to all participants!

What is a Tutorial?

A tutorial is a post type here on Tom's Hardware that answers a popular, frequently asked question by our community. It may concern hardware, software, phones and mobile tech, video games, programming language or more.

A good tutorial explains in a simple and detailed way, step-by-step, how to solve a problem. Check out the Guide to Tutorials for tips on creating a good tutorial.

To enter the Tutorial Contest, the title of your tutorial should be explicit and contain a minimum of 3 words (ex: How to update your graphics card). The description should be illustrated with steps (usually numbered or bullet points) and screenshots. You'll need to add keyword tags to the tag box below as well, to make sure your tutorial gets noticed in the associated categories.

To add video to your tutorial, insert the bbcode [flash = length, width] Link to the video [/ flash]. Ex: [flash = 560.315] http://www.youtube.com/v/21zBvL7ZLaI [/ flash]

You can share your tutorial entries on Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide by quick-selecting it as a reply in the drop-down next to "Add solution". You can also convert your previous posts and threads into tutorials by using the option to convert to tutorial you find at the bottom of the post. If you do, be sure to enhance the text with pics and make sure the steps are clear and well-formatted! Tutorials are held to a much higher standard than typical forum threads.
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