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Finding the Con in Contests

Fame and fortune await thee! BBC would like someone to help reboot the site design and focus. For your efforts, you would receive an Apple laptop. Slashdot is wanting a new look as well. If you win that redesign contest, a new laptop is your prize. Possibly the instigator of this design contest fever, The Big Noob is holding a t-shirt design contest, offering $150 to designers that get chosen.

Is something in the water? Are there some cosmic rays or sunspots appearing that make websites do design contests in late April?

The Con

I think these contests are a total joke …

To continue reading what Brian Warren of Watchtan has to say on the subject, go to Finding the Con in Contests.

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