Article Writing Competition 2011 - Win Rs. 21,000 cash & 3,24,778 worth gifts

Posted on:4/18/2011 2:00:28 AM


Dear Member,

On 19-Apr-2011, DotNetFunda.Com has completed its 4th year of excellent track record of serving the .NET community. We had started from 1 article and now we have grown many folds with thousands of articles, interview questions, career advices and other useful content. We are one of the fastest growing website related with .NET Technologies. 

DotNetFunda.Com is visited by .5 million people from more than 181 countries and territories every month and this count is growing every day. Of course, we have achieved all this with the help & support from you, the valuable member and visitors. 

On the occasion of our fourth (4th) anniversary, we are organizing "Article Writing Competition 2011" from 19-Apr-2011 to 29-Jun-2011 where you will have opportunity to win real cash prizes (no joke) as well as bundle of exciting prizes from our sponsors.




Choose any topic of Web or Windows development in Microsoft .NET technologies. Go to the "Articles" section and Submit article by clicking Submit Article link.  Your article should be properly explained and should contain code snippets, images and demo application (if applicable). Once approved, your article should be listed in "Articles" section, if your article is not listed after 24 hours of submission, please contact us

All submitted & published articles in between 19-Apr-2011 and 29-Jun-2011 shall be eligible for this competition.

The more votes your article gets by the readers the more chances you will have to win. For more details on how the winner will be selected, read the Rules section.

We take this opportunity to give away some more prizes to those who shall spread the words. You can do this by 
Members who are already following on Twitter, Liked in Facebook and into our LinkedIn network are already eligible for this.

Winners categories


The winners shall be declared in several categories, and they are

For Article writing
  1. 1st Prize (The winner of the competition)
  2. 2nd Prize (Runner up winner)
  3. 3rd prize
  4. Editor's choice
  5. Best problem solving article
For spreading words
  1. Ten Twitter followers - follow us
  2. Ten Facebook members  who liked us - like us
  3. Ten LinkedIn members who added DotNetFunda to their Network - add into network
Some more surprise gifts to be distributed

All winners shall get an on demand winning Certificate from DotNetFunda.Com that may help in boosting their resumes. Winners shall be declared on DotNetFunda.Com


What you can win?


Below are the prizes details that you can win.

1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Editor's choice
Best Problem Solving Article

Cash Prize

Cash prize of
Rs. 10000 or $225

Cash Prize

Cash prize of 
Rs. 5000 or $111

Cash Prize 
Cash prize of
Rs. 1500 or $31

Cash Prize

Cash prize of
Rs. 1000 or $21

Cash Prize

Cash prize of 
Rs. 1000 or $ 21
  1. NDepend dev license worth $421
  2. Nevron chart for .NET Lite worth $299
  3. 1 Nukeation's themes  Ultimate subscription worth $399
  4. 1 Pluralsight's   one year subscription worth $149
  5. 1 LearnVisualStudio.NET's  one year subscription subscription worth $59.46
  6. FPS Gauges for WPF license worth $199
  7. 1 10Tec's  iGrid.NET license worth $269
  8. 1 Questpond's  .NET Interview kit subscription worth $52
Total $225 cash and $1847.46 worth gifts

  1. NDepend dev license worth $421
  2. Nevron chart for .NET Lite worth $299
  3. 1 Nukeation's themes  Ultimate subscription worth $299
  4. 1 Pluralsight's   one year subscription worth $149
  5. FPS Controls for WPF  license worth $129
  6. 1 10Tec's  iGrid.NET license worth $269
  7. 1 LearnVisualStudio.NET's  one year subscription subscription worth $59.46
  8. 1 Questpond's  .NET Interview kit subscription worth $52
Total $111 cash prize and $1677.46 worth gifts
  1.  Nevron chart for .NET Lite worth $299
  2. 1 10Tec's  iGrid.NET license worth $269
  3.  FPS Gauges for WPF license worth $199
  4. 1 Questpond's  .NET Interview kit subscription worth $52
Total $31 cash and $819 worth gifts
  1.  Nevron chart for .NET Lite worth $299
  2. 1 10Tec's iGrid.NET license worth $269
  3.  FPS Gauges for WPF license worth $199
  4. 1 Questpond's  .NET Interview kit subscription worth $52
Total $21 cash and $819 worth gifts
  1.  Nevron chart for .NET Lite worth $299
  2. 1 10Tec's
  3.  iGrid.NET license worth $269
  4. FPS Controls for WPF  license worth $129
  5. 1 Questpond's  .NET Interview kit subscription worth $52
Total $21 cash and $749 worth gifts
Twitter followers
Facebook members
LinkedIn members


Total $10.50 cash and $329.90 worth gifts
Total $21 cash and $598.90 worth gifts
Total $21 cash and $598.90 worth gifts





This competition starts from 19-Apr-2011 and ends on 29-Jun-2011. The winners shall be declared on 3-Jul-2011.



Official sponsors of this Competition


Thanks to our Sponsors of this Competition, without them it would have been difficult to organize this Competition. Please click on each Sponsors logo and browse through their websites to know about them and their awesome products ! We are sure these products would be helpful in your day to day life at work.

Sponsors name
Prize details
NDepend is a Visual Studio tool to manage complex .NET code and achieve high Code Quality. With NDepend, software quality can be measured using Code Metrics, visualized using Graphs and Treemaps, and enforced using standard and custom Rules.

Hence the software design becomes concrete, code reviews are effective, large refactoring are easy and evolution is mastered.
Nevron Software is a global leader in component based data visualization technology for a diverse range of Microsoft centric platforms. Built with perfection, usability and enterprise level features in mind, our components deliver advanced digital dashboards and diagrams that are not to be matched. Today Nevron components are used by many Fortune 500 companies and thousands of developers and IT professionals worldwide.

Designed by professionals for professionals, Nevron Data Visualization technology delivers rich functionality with exceptional features to your Presentation, Scientific, Financial and Business Intelligence applications.

Nukeation , established in the late 1990s, Nukeation is one of the world's leading User Experience technology studio. Our small, but very talented team consists of designers and developers that are pioneers in the UX world, centered around Microsoft technology.

Entire themes library subscription type

  • One Ultimate subscription for 1 Year  ($399 * 1 = $399)
  • One Ultimate subscription for 6 months - ($199 * 1 = $199)

10Tec


10Tec Company is devoted to creating great, exclusive ActiveX and .NET components and developer tools. iGrid is our flagship grid control for the COM/ActiveX and .NET Framework platforms.

Pluralsight.com provides high-quality training solutions for Microsoft .NET developers that can fit any schedule or budget. The revolutionary Pluralsight On-Demand! training library provides developers with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by industry authorities. See what you can learn at pluralsight.com and join the @pluralsight community on Twitter.

LearnVisualStudio.NET LearnVisualStudio.NET focuses on Visual Studio technology. Our videos are designed to teach you to program real-world applications.  When you're done, you should be able to use what you've learned and apply it to create the projects that you need.  If you like, you can find an entire list of all our videos at http://www.learnvisualstudio.net/AllVideos.aspx

fps FPS Components works with a methodology of customer development rather than product development.  Our customers envision the products, including the required features. Accordingly we develop and provide the tools and components to the customer. Every product comes with an annual subscription for new releases and support from the company.  We currently develop components with Silverlight and WPF frameworks. WPF Components and Silverlight Components are highly flexible and are used to create custom users controls.  These technologies are widely supported by Microsoft products.  See the list of available products below.

Questpond provides Interview questions and answers for .NET,VB.NET,SQL Server,C#,Design pattern,Sharepoint,WCF,WPF,WWF,Silverlight,reporting services,java,tester,software testing
ITFunda.Com is an e-commerce website that furnishes a platform to the interested buyer and seller to interact and transact for the software or software related services. We typically host study materials, software products / services for buying/selling. 



Panel of Judges


Sainath Sherigar Sainath Sherigar, PMP, ITIL V3F, COBIT 4.1F is a practising Project Manager and has diverse experience in leading global projects from inception to final delivery and closure. 

He also maintains a Project Management website http://www.ugain.info
Kapil Siddhartha Kapil Siddharth has experience of more 16 years in IT industry. In this 16 years, he has worked with many large MNCs and also few small StartUps. He has managed and architected projects using multiple arena of specialization/expertise which includes Java, JEE (2 & 5), .Net, PHP, PERL, Web Services, Mobile, Telephony and legacy applications on AS/400.  His domain expertise includes eLearning, Retail,Mortgage and Consumer Banking, Travel, Insurance, Retail, Telecom and various other domain like Oil Drill, CRM etc. Currently, he is working as a Solution Architect in large IT Giant...

Find more about him at his blog http://blogmylearning.blogspot.com/
Rajesh Pillai loves programming in C#, asp.net, sql server, sharepoint, SOA, AJAX, Jquery, TDD, asp.net mvc and the list goes on. Presently he is building an open source app in asp.net MVC.  He has about 11+ years of experience in the above technologies beginning with foxpro, vb to .net... Most of his current work involves designing and architecting applications which ranges from recommending correct design patterns, app performance improvement, security, framework development, recommending technology across verticals like banking, retail etc..

Find more about him at his blog http://geekswithblogs.net/rajeshpillai/
Shivprasad Koirala Shivprasad Koirala, is a Microsoft MVP for ASP/ASP.NET and currently a CEO of a small E-learning company in India. He is very much active in making training videos, writing books and corporate trainings.

He can be reached at his company website http://www.questpond.com
Sheo Narayan Sheo  Narayan, is the founder of http://www.dotnetfunda.com. He is an author, writer, mentor & architecting applications since year 2001. He is also the winner of "Start Entrepreneur Award".

He can be reached at his family website http://www.snarayan.com




General Rules



  • No stealing contents or codes, only original and first time published article will be considered for the Competition. Articles participating in this Competition must not be published on other websites.
  • A participant can submit more than one article to increase the chance of winning.
  • This Competition is open for all DotNetFunda.Com registered members (if not registered, register here) from any parts of the world.
  • The cash prize shall be given to the winners through Cheque in India (in INR currency) and through PayPal outside India (The cash prize amount in INR shall be converted into winner's local currency) .
  • The prize gift, if any will be either dispatched by us directly to the winners address or may be ordered online that will be delivered to winners address by the vendor.
  • Prizes offered by our sponsors will be given to the winners by the Sponsors directly with their terms and conditions. Winner has to provide all necessary details to the Sponsor via us in order to receive the gift. 
  • Article writing winners shall be decided based on the quality of the content, readers vote and our panel of Judges decision.
  • Spreading words winners shall be decided by randomly choosing from the list of Twitter followers, list of Facebook members who have liked us and List of LinkedIn members who have added DotNetFunda into their network.
  • Decision of our panel of Judges will be final. Once prizes are declared, it will not be changed and no argument will be accepted in any case.
  • One participant shall win only one category of the prize, however it may not be the case in case of spreading the words. 
  • Cash prize can be converted into gifts if opted by the winner, however gifts can not be converted to cash. In case the same winner has won in two different categories  with same gifts, he/she will be given only one gift and other shall pass to following winner.
  • By participating in this Competition you agree to the rules and agree that your name, member profile information, article contents can be used for promotional purposes.
  • The copyright of the article/any contents participated in this competition will be transferred to DotNetFunda.Com and author should seek our permission before re-publishing the content any where in any form.
  • DotNetFunda.Com reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual if found tampering with the rules of this competition or the website in any manner. 
  • Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the Internet as part of this competition will be done at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data resulting from such download. 
  • DotNetFunda.com does not warrant the use, validity, accuracy, reliability, or the results of the use of the materials downloaded related with this Competition or any sites linked to this competition.
  • DotNetFunda.Com has all rights to suspend this competition in an unforeseen circumstances and no obligation in this regard will be accepted. We shall try to compensate the author of good articles by giving some token amount that will be decided by the DotNetFunda.Com management at that time. Rules and prizes are subject to change/revise without any notice. For website terms and conditions please click here.


Disclaimer and Limited Liability


Any Entrant of this competition agrees that in any cause of action, the Competition Entities' liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Competition, and in no event shall the Competition Entities be liable for attorney's fees. An Entrant does not hold the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. To the maximum extent permitted by law, DotNetFunda.com and its parent company, affiliates, sponsors and its management accept no responsibility whatsoever for any damage, loss, death or personal injury that may occur as a consequence of your participation in this Competition. For website terms and conditions please click here.

Spreading words winners prizes are in no way related/linked with Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn websites/companies. It is just a token of appreciation to our followers on these websites.

For any question or clarification related with this Competition, please contact us (select "Contact Us" from Category dropdown).

Images displayed here are for reference purpose only. Total prize amount in USD or INR is indicative, the exchange amount between USD and INR varies on day to day basis.


NOTICE: In view of this Competition, the regular monthly competition has been cancelled till the month of June 2011.