MODx Blog Contest Winners

After much deliberation over the entries received for the MODx Blog Contest, I have selected the winners.  I have to admit that it wasn’t an easy task, and this being the first contest that I have held on this blog, I wanted to be sure that I was fair and that the winning entries were chosen based on the criteria that I had set out in the contest post. I wish I had prizes for everyone who entered 🙁

My goal in holding this contest, as stated in the initial post, was to get some exposure to the MODx content management system, to encourage people to participate and to share knowledge and ideas, and to see what people could build using MODx.  This was intended to be a learning experience, and I think I can say that this goal was, and continues to be met.

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Last Call – MODx Blog Contest Closes in TWO Days

OK, this is my last call for submissions into the MODx blog contest.  I think almost everyone who had declared their intent to enter has submitted their entry, with the exception of a couple of people.

So just a quick reminder to all, the contest ends Thursday at 11:59p Eastern Time (U.S).  At that time I will close the comments section of the contest post, and the selection process will begin. The contest winners will be announced Monday May 11th.

We have some pretty cool entries so far so it’s going to be interesting!

MODx Blog Contest Drawing to an End – Less than 2 Weeks!

The MODx Blog contest is now winding down. We have already received some submissions, and we’re counting down… less than two weeks to the end.  If you haven’t  submitted your entry, please make sure to do so before the morning of Friday May 8th.  I will close the comments section to the contest post shortly after that so that we can start the process of selecting the winners.

So make sure you get your entries in on time.  I am looking forward to seeing what people are building with MODx.  Remember that we are looking for more submissions from people who are new to MODx, so no matter what your knowledge level, all you need to enter is a 3 page (at least) website built on MODx and a small write-up :).  There is a series of newbie tutorials on this blog to help you get started, just click onthe MODx category and get started… you have time! 🙂

Some of the prizes include copies of the MODx Web Development book and memberships to the tuts+ network.

Visit the main contest page to learn more and to submit your entry!

Win a Copy of the Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide ebook – Blog Contest

I’m excited to announce a new blog contest at the Coding Pad today!! 🙂 In partnership with Dorien Herremans, author of the Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide ebook, we will be running a blog contest focused on building community websites with Drupal.

I’ve been building a series of Drupal beginner tutorials here, but I’m sure you’re itching to learn more, build more, and explore Drupal’s power past the basics. Well, here’s a suggestion for you – build a community website!! How?  By getting and learning, and working along with an excellent book – Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide ebook!! 🙂

Up for grabs are three copies of this awesome ebook that walks you step by step through the process of building a Community Website using Drupal.  I wrote my inital impressions about this book in a prior blog post (Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide Book – Initial Impressions) –  and since then have continued to be impressed by the author’s approach and the content of the book.

How to Enter:

It’s real easy!

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MODx Blog Contest Update – Free MODx Consultation and Tuts+ Memberships

If you’re working hard on your entry to the MODx contest or wondering if you should enter at all, the bounty just got bigger, and sweeter.

I am happy to announce that we now have two additional sponsors for the MODx Blog Contest:  Shane Sponagle of is offering free MODx consultation services to one of the winners, an opportunity not to be missed.  In addition the Tuts+ network has generously donated two 3-month memberships to the tuts+ network!

You can read more details about these prizes and sponsors on the official contest post.  And remember to leave a comment on that post stating that you’re in!

Many thanks to Shane Sponagle and tuts+ for your support!