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"Best Thing I Learned at PASS Summit" Contest

Tell us the story of what you've learned at a PASS Summit and you could win free registration or free hotel at Summit 2009!

2009 marks the 10th anniversary of PASS, and to celebrate, we’re launching a contest for all PASS Summit devotees.

We’ve heard you talk about all the great stuff you learned at a PASS Summit that more than paid for your attendance. Praise new technical know-how that was worth its weight in gold. Or rave about awesome sessions and phenomenal speakers. Now’s your chance to turn talk into treasure!

Enter the “Best Thing I Learned at PASS” Contest, and you could win great prizes, including a free Pre/Post-Conference session registration or a full set of PASS Summit 2008 session recording DVDs. One First Prize winner will even get to choose either a free PASS Summit 2009 registration or 4 nights free hotel at PASS Summit 2009! A total of 10 prizes are available.

How to Enter

It’s easy! Publish a blog or email us and tell us about the most valuable technical knowledge, tip, process, advice, training, product, etc… that you gained at a past PASS Summit conference.

Tell your story in 250 words or less for review by our panel of judges, and make sure you describe how what you learned paid off big for you or your organization. You can enter up to 3 submissions to increase your chances of winning one of our great prizes! Email your submission or your blog post link to with the subject line “Best Thing I Learned at PASS Summit”.

Entries must be received no later than July 1, 2009. Click for full contest details.

Want to see a sample story? Check out Bill Graziano's blog post and read some submissions.

What the Judges Want to See

  • What did you learn?
  • How did it help you in your job or career?

Submissions will be judged on the basis of the following:

  • Return on investment (ROI): How much time or money did you save as a result of what you learned? Can you quantify the ROI?
  • Technical merit: Tell us what you learned, and why it was important.
  • Originality and creativity: Express yourself! Show us the love!

Good luck, and we look forward to reading your stories!


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