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Tell us what you want to learn, take a stupid photo and (hopefully) WIN!

By Sarah Hawk



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For the last couple of weeks I have been (somewhat excessively) excited about an idea that I’ve been cooking up for a Twitter competition, and the time has come to let it loose on the world.

The basic premise is to get you to tell us what you’d like to learn, while making fools of yourselves. In order to do that, we want you to take ridiculous photos incorporating the SitePoint logo using whatever you want – food, objects, people, yourself, whatever… To demonstrate just how easy that can be I’ve taken one myself – but I have no doubt that you can do better. In fact, my cat could probably do better (he’d probably even get the logo the right way around, and as you can see, he looks great in a SitePoint t-shirt).

SitePointers doing the SitePoint sign

Cat in a SitePoint shirt

We then want you to upload that photo as part of a tweet telling us what you want to learn in a way that will pique the curiosity of your friends. The only rule (aside from attaching a photo) is that you must hash tag #sitepoint somewhere in that tweet in order to be eligible.

The competition will run for 5 days and the funniest/cleverest/most imaginative photo each day will win. Judging is based solely on my personal discretion. (I don’t take bribes but I do find idiocy especially entertaining.)

Winners can select their choice of a SitePoint course and a SitePoint book (print or ePack). To find out what you want to learn and for more information about the SitePoint courses that are available check out our sister site Learnable. For details of the books that you could choose from should you win, check out our bookstore.

So, to summarise:

  • Take a photo that somehow incorporates the SitePoint logo in an entertaining way
  • Tweet that photo telling us what you’d like to learn at Learnable
  • Hash tag #sitepoint in that tweet

Here are some examples:
Here is my cat wearing his #sitepoint t-shirt. He looks smart. He’d be keen to learn CSS3 & I wouldn’t mind joining him http://photourlhere

Thanks to #sitepoint I have the chance to learn HTML5. I have shaved their logo in my back hair and I look hot. http://photourlhere

I have arranged my herd of miniature ponies into the #sitepoint logo! I’m hoping to win a ProBlogger course! http://photourlhere

Formerly a developer in the corporate world, HAWK (known as Sarah by her mother) said goodbye to the code and succumbed to the lure of social media to become the Community Manager for the SitePoint network. Now Hawk is working with Discourse to build their product and community.

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