Because the last contest went so well, I'm excited to announce the details of our new summer contest! Ideally, we'll be running contests every two or three months to give back to the community and allow you to win some money. The last contest had members submit tutorials and guides, and while it was a great contest it did isolate those who aren't as familiar with or capable with servers to be able to do advanced write-ups and tutorials. Because of this, I wanted this contest to be something everyone can participate in. Cash Prize: $250 (paid to you via PayPal or Amazon GiftCard, your choice) How to enter the contest: Write a detailed review of your service provider(s). (See below for what we would consider a proper entry, and what we would consider to be a poor and invalid entry) Respond to this thread with a link to your review that you are entering. Contest Rules This contest is for existing members only, anyone who signs up after 6/21/2014 at 2PM EST will not be eligible to win. You must provide proof of being with with said provider. Due to the nature of this contest and to prevent abuse from providers, we may require you to submit proof beyond what WHT would require. (Since providers can simply create fake WHMCS profiles/dates/invoices/etc) Your review must be for a service older than 3 months old to be valid. You can enter as many reviews as you wish, assuming they're for different providers. If you have 3 VPSes for one provider, do not create 3 separate reviews for them. Mention those 3 VPSes in one review. If you have 3 VPSes with 3 different providers, feel free to review them individually. Please be as detailed as possible. For an example of what is a good, well written and detailed review, see anything @wlanboy has written in the review section. An example of a bad review, one that would be disqualified is because of the lack of any useful details). Be as detailed as possible! Edit: When I say 'good' and 'bad', I'm not referring to the service itself, but rather the quality and content of the review. You can write a review about a bad service, just make sure it's a detailed, 'good' (well written) review. Hope that makes sense. Useful information to include is: Common benchmarks What the VPS is used for, and how it performs serving that function. How long you have had the VPS Your experience with interacting with the company via the helpdesk or any support channel they may offer. Service location, datacenter, etc. Etc. It's a review. Be detailed, because your review should help others. Do not just write two sentences. The contest will end 08/01/2014 at 1AM EST. That gives you a month and a week to submit your entries. We will select one winner at random, this will be done by adding a URL to an entry to a single line of a text file. Each line will have a different entry, and will be entered in the order they're linked to in this thread. I'll use a tool like http://andrew.hedges.name/experiments/random/ or something similar to choose a number at true random between 1 and X, with X being the number of entries. Whatever the number is, will be the line in the text file to the winner. Simple. Questions? Comments? Let us know! EDIT: Old entries are not valid for submission, only entries from today forward are eligible. Also, @wlanboy can't enter because his reviews are already sponsored by vpsBoard (We pay for the VPS servers and let him use them, in return he reviews them).