We've finalized the prizes!
These are the folks who do the best overall. This prize will be awarded in mid-June.
The overall winners from both the Advanced and Beginner events will win a free pass (travel expenses not included) to TechEd North America 2014 or TechEd Europe 2013 - your choice. We realize the TechEd Europe dates are pretty close to when this prize will be awarded... so we'll try and intervene and make it a 2014 pass, if we can.
Second place overall winners will receive a SAPIEN Software Suite 2012, valued at $699, from SAPIEN Technologies.
Third place overall winners will receive 5 ebooks (per person) from Manning.
These folks place top in each event, with one prize available per track. We'll award a free ebook from Manning. In addition, the top placer in Event 6 (which is the toughest) will win a copy of PrimalScript 2012 from SAPIEN, and the top placer in Event 5 will win a copy of PowerShell Studio 2012 from SAPIEN.
Second-place for each event will win 6 months of free video training library access from Interface Technical Training.
Third-place for each event will win a free year of Phoneominal cloud-based phone line service from Start-Automating.com.
For the competitors who earn the top CrowdScore vote in each event, we'll award a free ebook from Manning.
Prizes for Community Voting
Each time you vote on an entry, whether your competing or not, you earn a chance to win a prize. See - you can win without even trying hard! We'll be awarding a total of four $50.00 gift certificates to the SAPIEN Technologies online store, and a total of 20 ebooks from Manning, along with 12 one-month passes to the Interface Technical Training video training library. So that's 36 chances to win! We will award these prizes in batches after voting closes on each event (meaning we'll award about 6 prizes per event - we will not be resetting pointlet counts, so any pointlets earned will count toward prizes in each event).
In addition, our top two voters will receive a complimentary pass (no travel included) to the PowerShell Summit North America 2014. That's pretty impressive! We will be looking at the quality, consistency, and fairness of your votes - so if you do bubble up to be a top voter, you'll be scrutinized to make sure you were voting fairly. We'll also be weighting votes that are accompanied by comments (good, useful comments, not gibberish or two-word "nice script" comments), meaning commenting is more likely to make you a winner!