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Tips & Tricks Competition

You could win an iPod® touch

Create a tip or trick and the highest rated wins!

Ever had a great tip or coding trick you wanted to share but wasn't big enough to justify a full article? Our Tips & Tricks section is their new home. Tips & Tricks live and work within the Quick Answers system, effectively being a question that answers itself. Any Tips & Tricks are listed in the latest articles pages and will appear in the main search page.

Post your tip or trick and you not only help your fellow developers but you earn points for yourself that count towards your overall reputation.

The contest begins February 1st, and runs until February 28th

Here's how:

  1. Create a helpful code tip or trick in any language offered at the Code Project
  2. Post it in our new Tips & Tricks section here.

At the end of the contest, we will choose from the highest rated Tips & Tricks and choose a winner, who will receive a new iPod touch!

What You Could Win

iPod® touch!

  • 3.5-inch 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Supports: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Access to the App Store with thousands of games

Prizes will be awarded to the top tip or trick based on member voting and the Code Project judges’ final selection.

The Rules

  1. Tip & Tricks must follow the guidelines listed above.
  2. The articles can use any programming language.
  3. No cheating, lying, stealing code, swashbuckling, or biting.
  4. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  6. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  7. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your name, member profile information, article, code and any other submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by The Code Project.
  8. By entering your tip or trick in the contest you agree that The Code Project can link to your tip or trick and all accompanying data or information for promotional purposes.

iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contest Entries and Requirements

  1. The contest begins on February 1, 2010 and will end February 28, 2010 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Tips & Tricks must follow submission guidelines.
  3. The tips and tricks can use any programming language.
  4. No cheating, lying, stealing code, swashbuckling, or biting.
  5. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  7. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  8. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your name, member profile information, tip, trick, code and any other submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by The Code Project.
  9. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

www.codeproject.com members can vote on your tip or trick. The tip or trick that are highest-rated by members will be rated by our judges to determine the final winner.

Eligibility

This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of The Code Project or of Microsoft or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

Determination of Winner

All entries will be posted on The Code Project website for review by members of The Code Project. In addition, all entries will be reviewed by judges appointed by The Code Project. A winner will be determined by the judges, after taking into consideration the comments and ranking of entries by members of The Code Project, on the basis of which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth below.

Judging Criteria

  • Rank and popularity on The Code Project
  • How tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including article focus and scope
  • Broad applicability to a wide variety of developers
  • Overall tip or trick quality, coherence, and structure

How to Enter

Entry is by the normal article submission process or as described above. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting your entry.

Lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries will be disqualified. Any entry containing content that The Code Project deems objectionable for any reason will be disqualified. All decisions of The Code Project with respect to any aspect of the competition, including, without limitation, the eligibility of entries, are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this competition. The Code Project reserves its right to modify the Rules.

All entries become the property of The Code Project who assumes no responsibility for lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, e-mail or any computer errors or malfunctions. No correspondence will be entered into with entrants.

The Code Project does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason, in the opinion of The Code Project in its sole discretion, the competition is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the competition is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond its control, The Code Project reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the competition including cancelling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously received eligible entries. The Code Project reserves its right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the competition or to be acting in violation of the Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. The Code Project reserves its right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law for any attempts to deliberately damage the competition web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this competition. The Code Project shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the competition including any damage to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this competition or from downloading any material from the competition website where applicable.

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1 Feb - 28 Feb 2010