Win an Apple iPad: Neatorama Upcoming Queue Contest

Hello Neatoramanauts! We're happy to officially kick off Neatorama's first iPad contest. Here's your chance of winning the gorgeous iPad tablet computer from Apple:

The top submitter for May 2010 (measured by the number of frontpaged submissions) on the Neatorama Upcoming Queue will win 1 free iPad. Top submitters #2 to #4 will win $50 shopping-sprees from the NeatoShop.

What is the Upcoming Queue?

It's Neatorama's DIY post system. The Upcoming Queue lets anyone write a blog post on Neatorama. Good submissions are voted up by Neatorama readers, and if they're great, they'll be promoted to the blog's front page. Be sure to read the Upcoming Queue FAQ.

What's the secret to getting my submissions front-paged?

It's actually quite simple: make sure your posts are formatted correctly, and submit a lot of high-quality links from a variety of sources. Don't worry about making minor mistakes as editors will try to help improve your post, though your chances of winning is vastly greater if you make their work easier :)

Please remember that posts with scant descriptions don't do well. And laziness doesn't pay: Copy and pasting the description will get you banned (and while we're at it, cheating or gaming the system through sockpuppetry and other shenanigans will also disqualify you from the contest).

Where can I find out my standings?

The link to the current Top Submitters list is on the right-hand side navigation of the Upcoming Queue. Or you can click here: Top Submitters. Remember that you have until the end of May to be in the Top 5!

Note: iPad is shippable to US destinations only. If the grand prize winner is outside the US, then we'll send the monetary equivalent via Paypal. The shopping spree is shippable to just about anywhere postal service delivers. We reserve the rights to void the prize if cheatin' is involved.

Neatorama Facebook Fans and Twitter followers did get a head start (and we'll continue to posts tips and other hints there), but the field is still wide open.

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