AnswerThons and WikiAnswers Contests

The WikiAnswers AnswerThon is a competition held for contributors from all areas of the Q&A community. During the AnswerThon, participants will answer as many questions as they can in any categories they wish over 48 hours, with the hopes of spreading knowledge — and of course, winning prizes.

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What is the Answers.com AnswerThon?

On a quarterly basis, Answers.com challenges users to an AnswerThon - an organized event designed to foster the sharing of knowledge. During the AnswerThon, participants answer as many questions as they can over 48 hours with the hopes of spreading knowledge and winning prizes.

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When will the Breyer coloring contest results be posted?

Some time after Feb 1st :D I CAN"T WAIT TO SEE THE RESULTS EITHER!

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Is everyone ready for the AnswerThon coming up 1 March 2012?

Not *everyone* is ready. I think a few people in Albequerque, New Mexico, and in Wisconsin haven't even heard of the contest... so you'd better tell them, quick.

A:Everyone is not always ready for the AnswerThon. Some people have work to do, others are in space, and still others are in prison for their wrong doings. Although many are prepared for this AnswerThon, not all are prepared.
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When is the next AnswerThon?

AnswerThons are generally hosted quarterly on Answers.com - Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. For information on an upcoming AnswerThon, check the AnswerThon official page (link below).

The next AnswerThon is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2016 - Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Details here: http://www.answers.com/answerthon

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When is the next answerthon in 2011?

The first Answerthon of 2011 was held on the weekend of 22-23 January 2011. Next One, September 23-26, 2011.

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Can you see your Answerthon statistics?

yes you can if you stand in complete view notices.

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Who are the winners of the April 2009 AnswerThon?

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=== === === === Congratulations to our contest winners and thanks to all who participated! Hundreds of great answers were added and are now available to those seeking wisdom on a variety of topics.

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Check out our answering superstars in the list of winners below! Winners were calculated in two groups, Contributors and Supervisors.

1st Place

Jordang123

2nd Place

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Iluvcake94

Ananddave

3rd Place

Medium2

Poltergasm

Bub3trom

1st Place

Steven Keyman

2nd Place

Aggie80

Rimshakr27

3rd Place

HisPowr4U

Kodiakcathy

Anandvijayakumar

1st Place winners will receive $500 Amazon.com gift certificates; 2nd Place winners will receive $200 Amazon.com gift certificates and a WikiAnswers laptop bag; 3rd Place winners will receive $100 Amazon.com gift certificates and a WikiAnswers logo blanket.

Congratulations also to the Runners-Up, who will receive WikiAnswers t-shirts:

Yonatandoron, Asukamaxwell, Areablue222, IncaBlue, Xtriece, Ljyoung13, JRWADDY, Lalithgeorge, Lisamc57, Jadeacres, Viper1usmc, Squirrel Man, ThatwouldBme, Hobbsy13, Cdonorab, Chongyx, CatRox, Fuzzy Logic, C.Hainsaw, Jwilde222, Oreo73, Doditov, MarianWare, Robbb, Madfuskills, Amo21000, Felicislepus, LookItSasha, MattApril, Tazmcg, David.lt, Woodman66, Studiok, PikeyEngineer, H2045, Ginezumi, Euc, Wikiallyjo, Jponbac, Bluedolphin30, MRA, Jvanderb, Fuadaj, EndTrans, RockandRollPirate, Georgeoverton, SavedByHim81490, and God Hermes.

Want to participate in the next round? If you're a registered user on WikiAnswers, you'll be automatically notified of upcoming contests and opportunities. If you're not yet registered, sign up now!

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How do you enter the AnswerThon?

You participate in an AnswerThon by answering other people's unanswered questions on the Answers.com website during the designated AnswerThon period (usually 48 hours).

To enter the AnswerThon, you'll need to do the following:

  1. If you're not already a registered user on Answers.com, you'll need to sign up on the home page by clicking on "Connect w/Facebook" and create an account.
  2. If there is a scheduled AnswerThon (check the AnswerThon Home Page under Related Links), sign up.
  3. During the scheduled AnswerThon (which is usually 48 hours), answer as many unanswered questions on the site as possible. The answers should be at least 2 sentences long, and should not contain any signature.
  4. Check the AnswerThon Home Page a week after the contest has ended to see who has won!
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How do you sign up for the AnswerThon?

You participate in an AnswerThon by answering other people's unanswered questions on the Answers.com website during the designated AnswerThon period (usually 48 hours).

In order to participate, you'll need to do the following:

  1. If you're not already a registered user on Answers.com, you'll need to sign up on the home page by clicking on "Connect w/Facebook" and create an account.
  2. If there is a scheduled AnswerThon (check the AnswerThon Home Page under Related Links), sign up.
  3. During the scheduled AnswerThon (which is usually 48 hours), answer as many unanswered questions on the site as possible. The answers should be at least 2 sentences long, and should not contain any signature.
  4. Check the AnswerThon Home Page week after the contest has ended to see who has won!
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Who were the winners of past AnswerThons?

Past AnswerThon Winners

August 2016 - Answers Olympic Challenge

Gold:

  • Neogoldman2 1004 answers
Silver:
  • Mr.Quizzical 379 answers
  • Skullcandy88 367 answers
Bronze:
  • Darkwater 318 answers
  • Mattapril 106 answers

2016 Summer Sizzler Answerthon

First Place

  • WNY007 1665 answers
  • Darksyde 1483 answers
  • Aggie80 1335 answers

Second Place

  • Skullcandy88 877 answers
  • Jellybutton 773 answers
  • Dfoofnik 650 answers
  • IncaBlue 581 answers
  • Lifesnadir 567answers
  • Darkwater 546 answers
  • Mr.Quizzical 522 answers
  • Neroxnex 519 answers

Third Place

  • Desdichado 476 answers
  • CrazzyAmmy 454 answers
  • Akanetuk 448 answers
  • MattApril 351 answers
  • Mehtamatics 321 answers
  • Ginezumi 320 answers
  • ChuckSiata 273 answers
  • LindyStar 267 answers
  • Vivekbus34 214 answers
  • Embee Crichton 201 answers

Random winner

  • Redeem 191 answers
  • Janindaboo 51 answers
  • GeekDushyant 36 answers
  • Harsh.vardhan.gp7382 29 answers

May Expert Answerthon 2016 Winners

  • First Place
  • No First Place winners, the threshold was not met.
  • Second Place
  • Skullcandy88 535 answers
  • IncaBlue 529 answers
  • Lifesnadir 506 answers
  • Aggie80 365 answers
  • LindyStar 266 answers
  • ChuckSiata 228 answers
  • Bolognaking 193 answers
  • GeekDushyant 190 answers
  • Akanetuk 180 answers
  • Lakeshia Plum 158 answers
  • Third Place
  • MattApril 135 answers
  • Ck.myvegas 123 answers
  • Debabrata Sengupta 114 answers
  • Dlhalper 90 answers
  • Mehtamatics 89 answers
  • Judy Olmsted 73 answers
  • Prioktan918 61 answers
  • Desdichado 59 answers
  • Galileedawn 51 answers
  • Bozidar 49 answers
  • Random Winners: Hilmarz, Utkarshjp999, Horseychick87, Adamlance, Betty Hinman, KinexMedia, C3shooter, CrazzyAmmy, Ayush.Shrini.gp4947, CaptainAnswers

February "Leap Into Spring" 2016 AnswerThon

  • 1st Place
  • WNY007 1442
  • Lifesnadir 1067
  • 2nd Place
  • Skullcandy88 908
  • Peakaytea 717
  • Dfoofnik 679
  • Neogoldman2 669
  • 3rd Place
  • Akanetuk 457
  • LindyStar 348
  • CrazzyAmmy 347
  • Algolthedemonstar 325
  • Desdichado 279
  • Darkwater 197
  • ChuckSiata 181
  • Zippyo 181 3rd
  • Lakeshia Plum 155
  • Random Winners: MattApril, Neroxnex, XXOathKeeperXx, Will Hoskins, Judy Olmsted, Dlhalper, C3shooter, Fuzzy Logic, Mntnapoet, Phrogster

Winter Chill 2015 Answerthon Winners:

  • Grand Prize:
  • Aggie80, 2398 answers
  • 1st place:
  • Skullcandy88, 2086 answers
  • Vivekbus34, 1316 answers
  • Akanetuk, 1203 answers
  • 2nd place:
  • Peakaytea, 889 answers
  • Lifesnadir, 759 answers
  • Stan.mathers,.338 641 answers
  • CrazzyAmmy, 620 answers
  • AuroraZero, 625 answers
  • Darkwater, 622 answers
  • LindyStar, 620 answers
  • Nemeth.yella, 611 answers
  • Fixit895, 555 answers
  • Dfoofnik, 519 answers
  • 3rd place:
  • Geeta.Taneja.gp9818, 510 answers
  • William Howe, 436 answers
  • Aayushsrivastava14, 435 answers
  • Dr.Q, 255 answers
  • IncaBlue, 361 answers
  • Algolthedemonstar, 347 answers
  • Ginezumi, 334 answers
  • Jigyasa.kohli.16, 319 answers
  • Ayush.Shrini.gp4947, 222 answers
  • ChuckSiata, 185 answers
  • Random Winners:
  • Pyrrha, John.Lee.gp5326, MountEverest53, Janindaboo, Basstrom18

May Marathon Experts 2015 AnswerThon Winners

  • 1st place:
  • Ck.myvegas (1251 answers)
  • 2nd place:
  • Lifesnadir (1019 answers)
  • 3rd place:
  • Skullcandy88 (973 answers)
  • JayJayVay (823 answers)
  • GWILLDE (544 answers)
  • CrazzyAmmy (530 answers)
  • 4th place:
  • Nikhil Ahuja (496 answers)
  • Ayush.Shrini.gp4947 (484 answers)
  • MattApril (302 answers)
  • Lakeshia Plum (205 answers)
  • Mehtamatics (174 answers)
  • LindyStar (167 answers)
  • ChuckSiata (165 answers)
  • Akanetuk (161 answers)
  • Prachi.tejan.1.0794 (137 answers)
  • DrAshok Deshmukh (121 answers)
  • Ireen22 (115 answers)
  • Dlhalper (101 answers)
  • RANDOM WINNERS: Janindaboo, Helping 101, Mr.Quizzical, EldestSon18, Woodman66

March Madness 2015 AnswerThon winners

  • 1st place:
  • WNY007 (2573 answers)
  • Peakaytea (1991 answers)
  • Kanika.khattar.52.3831 (1934 answers)
  • 2nd place:
  • Skullcandy88 (1808 answers)
  • Aggie80 (1628 answers)
  • JayJayVay (1303 answers)
  • Jms jigyasa (1289 answers)
  • Lifesnadir (1010 answers)
  • Prachi.tejan.1.0794 (802 answers)
  • CrazzyAmmy (782 answers)
  • Bogglesho (779 answers)
  • Ck.myvegas (732 answers)
  • Dfoofnik (664 answers)
  • 3rd place:
  • Mr.Quizzical (515 answers)
  • Desdichado (503 answers)
  • Mehtamatics (337 answers)
  • Nikhil Ahuja (305 answers)
  • Cool.sarthakjain.fb2449 (233 answers)
  • Algolthedemonstar (323 answers)
  • Ayush.Shrini.gp4947 (254 answers)
  • Fivejeagle (228 answers)
  • Aslam gondal (227 answers)
  • Lugia2453 (208 answers)
  • Runner-ups: Eweeks (193 answers), LindyStar (185 answers), Lakeshia Plum (171 answers), Prioktan918 (139 answers), ChuckSiata (144 answers), Ginezumi (142 answers), Darkwater (132 answers), DrAshok Deshmukh (127 answers), Flukey (114 answers), Franary (107 answers),
  • RANDOM WINNERS: 77Mike777, Splashen, Judy Olmsted, Rathore Ramkishore, Robmixon

December Experts 2014 AnswerThon Winners

  • Grand prize:
  • Kedar bc (3791 answers)
  • Aayushsrivastava14 (3185 answers)
  • Rajataroraipod.0318 (2986 answers)
  • 1st place:
  • CrazzyAmmy (2693 answers)
  • TexAlex94 (1318 answers)
  • 2nd place:
  • JayJayVay (861 answers)
  • Darkwater (788 answers)
  • Vigorouschemist (702 answers)
  • Mg42 killer (701 answers)
  • Prachi.tejan.1.0794 (636 answers)
  • Jabirshah (622 answers)
  • Lifesnadir (550 answers)
  • Jv anand2k4 (540 answers)
  • Aggie80 (527 answers)
  • 3rd place:
  • Darksyde (386 answers)
  • Skullcandy88 (356 answers)
  • IncaBlue (316 answers)
  • Mehtamatics (281 answers)
  • MattApril (278 answers)
  • Imo pop (219 answers)
  • Montyred (209 answers)
  • Jesse.Willman.fb4623 (171 answers)
  • LindyStar (169 answers)
  • Ptorquemada (153 answers)
  • John.Bevan.gp2407 (146 answers)
  • Kanika.khattar.52.3831 (143 answers)
  • DrAshok Deshmukh (135 answers)
  • Runner-ups: Rdrsh (102 answers), Starrskitchen (96 answers), Dynotech (92 answers)
  • RANDOM WINNERS: Will Muller, Wildrosebeef, Horseychick87, Docjason, Ritu nair

November Rumble 2014 AnswerThon

  • 1st place
  • Aggie80 (1835 answers)
  • CrazzyAmmy (1646 answers)
  • WNY007 (1543 answers)
  • 2nd place
  • JayJayVay (1396 answers)
  • Skullcandy88 (1281 answers)
  • Prachi.tejan.1.0794 (1096 answers)
  • Kanika.khattar.52.3831 (1021 answers)
  • Ginezumi (994 answers)
  • Dynotech (741 answers)
  • Lifesnadir (725 answers)
  • Dr.Q (708 answers)
  • Jabirshah (678 answers)
  • Peakaytea (672 answers)
  • 3rd place
  • Stan.mathers.338 (662 answers)
  • Mg42 killer (658 answers)
  • GeekDushyant (620 answers)
  • Lugia2453 (534 answers)
  • Darkwater (476 answers)
  • Harsh.Lahiri.gp2625 (434 answers)
  • Starrskitchen (407 answers)
  • Snart Gurk (403 answers)
  • William Howe (325 answers)
  • Fivejeagle (313 answers)
  • Runner-ups: Dfoofnik (287 answers), Aayushsrivastava14 (232 answers), Anjana Narayanan (194 answers), Jmowreader (190 answers), Mehtamatics (165 answers), Flukey (164 answers), LindyStar (161 answers), MountEverest53 (154 answers), Mary.Drager.fb9512 (146 answers), LauraLF1 (138 answers)
  • RANDOM WINNERS: Phrogster, CFirg, ChuckSiata, Rdrsh, Sgongola

Summer Sizzler 2014 AnswerThon Winners

  • 1st place:
  • WNY007 (1822 answers)
  • CrazzyAmmy (1703 answers)
  • Jabirshah (1446 answers)
  • 2nd place:
  • Skullcandy88 (1054 answers)
  • JayJayVay (1023 answers)
  • Dfoofnik (817 answers)
  • Peakaytea (712 answers)
  • Lifesnadir (582 answers)
  • GeekDushyant (548 answers)
  • Prachi.tejan.1.0794 (527 answers)
  • Darkwater (519 answers)
  • Nemeth.yella (500 answers)
  • 3rd place:
  • MattApril (450 answers)
  • Desdichado (439 answers)
  • Ginezumi (384 answers)
  • Lugia2453 (305 answers)
  • LincMad (281 answers)
  • Lakeshia Plum (275 answers)
  • Mr.Quizzical (265 answers)
  • Mg42 killer (261 answers)
  • PinkiePieJr (248 answers)
  • Elosery (225 answers)
  • Flukey (216 answers)
  • Runner-ups: Anuradha.dubey.gp6143 (202 answers), Starrskitchen (185 answers), DrAshok Deshmukh (183 answers), Dynotech (181 answers), Lysdexia (169 answers), Pyrrha (168 answers), Dlhalper (149 answers), Prioktan918 (145 answers), Snart Gurk (145 answers), ThatwouldBme (125 answers)
  • RANDOM WINNERS: Tschear, NajN, Galileedawn, LWOPP, Musdan77

Spring Fling 2014 AnswerThon:

  • 1st place:
  • WNY007 (2069 answers)
  • Aggie80 (1598 answers)
  • Dfoofnik (1486 answers)
  • 2nd place:
  • CrazzyAmmy (1109 answers)
  • Skullcandy88 (1081 answers)
  • Darksyde (904 answers)
  • TexAlex94 (874 answers)
  • Ck.myvegas (594 answers)
  • Darkwater (516 answers)
  • Nemeth.yella (500 answers)
  • 3rd place:
  • Jabirshah (444 answers)
  • Peakaytea (428 answers)
  • Montyred (355 answers)
  • Muffindk (336 answers)
  • Starrskitchen (300 answers)
  • Radioactivesmurf (284 answers)
  • MattApril (256 answers)
  • Fivejeagle (249 answers)
  • Kanika.Khatar.52.3821 (211 answers)
  • Lakeshia Plum (192 answers)
  • Desdichado (188 answers)
  • Mr.Quizzical (188 answers)
  • 5thValley (169 answers)
  • Flukey (160 answers)
  • Runner-ups: Dlhalper, LincMad, Ahjteam, Rajataroraipod.0318, DrAshok Deshmukh, Aslam gondal, Ha014, Kenwd0elq, Xnicola, Marilyn.lewis.7792.7089
  • Random Winners: C.Hainsaw, Vsad, Dani Robbins, Violin12713, 124C41

February 2014 - Answers Olympic Challenge

  • 1st place
  • Aggie80
  • Neogoldman2
  • 2nd place:
  • Fish247
  • Darkwater

Fall Frenzy 2013 AnswerThon:

  • 1st place: Kedar bc (2227 answers)
  • 2nd place:
  • Supervisor - Ironnica (1382 answers)
  • Contributor - WNY007 (1527 answers)
  • 3rd place:
  • Supervisor - Aggie80 (1277 answers)
  • Supervisor - Rushabhy (1245 answers)
  • Supervisor - Fixit895 (1055 answers)
  • Contributor - JayJayVay (869 answers)
  • Contributor - CrazzyAmmy (594 answers)
  • Contributor - Cyberchief (484 answers)
  • 4th place:
  • Supervisor - Dfoofnik (995 answers)
  • Supervisor - Fuzzy Logic (985 answers)
  • Contributor - Nemeth.yella (453 answers)
  • Contributor - Ck.myvegas (333 answers)
  • Runner-ups: Anandvijayakumar, Natural Val, EldestSon18, Xnicola, Mg42 killer, Darkwater, Peakaytea, Starrskitchen.com, Skullcandy88, Desdichado, Rnp 279, Fivejeagle, Flukey, MountEverest53, Aayushsrivastava14
  • Random Winners: Darksyde, Crigby, ThatwouldBme, Imthegirl, The Lionheart

Summer Scorcher 2013 AnswerThon:

  • 1st place: Xnicola (1120 answers)
  • 2nd place:
  • Supervisor - Aggie80 (980 answers)
  • Contributor - Quizzical Mind (859 answers)
  • 3rd place:
  • Supervisor - Skullcandy88 (685 answers), Fixit895 (442 answers), Natural Val (440 answers), Peakaytea (375 answers)
  • Contributor - Radioactivesmurf (694 answers), JayJayVay (442 answers), Janitha Hashan (406 answers)
  • 4th place:
  • Supervisor - Mannydlr (258 answers), Dfoofnik (256 answers)
  • Contributor - Kedar bc (249 answers), Desdichado (246 answers)
  • Runner-ups: Elosery, KrazE, Nurudeen Ahmed, Lakeshia Plum, MattApril, LincMad, Ahjteam, DrAshok Deshmukh, Elizabeth.corbell.9, Msaeed77, Fivejeagle

Spring '13 AnswerThon

  • 1st Place: Aggie80
  • 2nd Place: Roshanandnaimeh and Xnicola
  • 3rd Place: Kedar bc, Cyberchief, Janitha Hashan, TexAlex94, Peakaytea, HisPowr4U
  • 4th Place: Coinlvr11, Kevineering, Skullcandy88, At32296
  • Random prizes: Sidewaysrob, Pr77x, Penpencil22, Lindaloulou, Fish247
  • Runner ups: Sudont, Lakeshia Plum, Sukotto, Starrskitchen.com, MattApril, Jponbac, TSD -RAVEN-, Apepper, Dfoofnik, Docjason

July 2012 (Sizzlin' Summer AnswerThon)

  • 1st Place: Fuzzy Logic & Runciblette
  • 2nd Place: Mannydlr & Debabrata Sengupta
  • 3rd Place: Snart Gurk & Coinlvr11

February 2012 (Leap to Win Answerthon)

  • 1st Place: Aggie80 & Cyberchief
  • 2nd Place: Fuzzy Logic & Phelikx
  • 3rd Place: Anandvijayakumar & ZachMeyer94

January 2011 Winners (2011 & Beyond 11 Million Answers)

  • 1st Place: Aggie80
  • 2nd Place: Anandvijayakumar and Fuzzy Logic
  • 3rd Place: Bfmt, Snart Gurk, and Mrkbh
  • 4th Place: ZachMeyer94, Squirrel Man, HisPowr4U, and D Devil

May 2010 Winners

  • 1st Place: Fuzzy Logic
  • 2nd Place: Steven Keyman and HyperX
  • 3rd Place: Aggie80, TexAlex94, Squirrel Man

December 2009 Winners (holiday edition)

  • 1st Place: Squirrel Man, Aggie80
  • 2nd Place: Wonderful Wanda, XWizardGodX, Hyper X, Infinitedrmr
  • 3rd Place: Eclipse8

October 2009 Winners

  • 1st Place: Blue
  • 2nd Place: Aggie80
  • 3rd Place: Fuzzy Logic, Porkchop1802, Steven Keyman

April 2009 Winners (Xtreme)

Contributors:

  • 1st Place: Jordang123
  • 2nd Place: Iluvcake94 and Ananddave
  • 3rd Place: Medium2, Poltergasm, Bub3trom

Supervisors:

  • 1st Place: Steven Keyman
  • 2nd Place: Aggie80 and Rimshakr27
  • 3rd Place: HisPowr4U, Kodiakcathy, Anandvijayakumar

November 2008 Winners (how-to edition)

Contributors:

  • 1st Place: Cobber43
  • 2nd Place: Ljyoung13, Jordang123, and Crabcake123
  • 3rd Place: Mister ss, Shou74292, Bub3trom, La dorothy, Mcgrumpy, Huffnhustel

Supervisors:

  • 1st Place: Hispowr4U
  • 2nd Place: Kharrima, Jadeacres, Amlove32
  • 3rd Place: IncaBlue, FriPilot, Doditov, Idisjunction, Takamo, Kodiakcathy

July 2008 Winners (charity-edition)

  • 1st place: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • 2nd place: ArtWorks
  • 3rd place: CaringBridge

March 2008 Winners

  • 1st place: Aggie80
  • 2nd place: Steven Keyman
  • 3rd place: Zanbabe
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How do you participate in the AnswerThon?

You participate in an AnswerThon by answering other people's questions on the Answers.com website during the designated AnswerThon period (usually 48 hours).

In order to participate, you'll need to do the following:

  1. If there is a scheduled AnswerThon (check the AnswerThon Home Page link below), sign up.
  2. During the scheduled AnswerThon (which is usually 48 hours), answer as many unanswered questions on the site as possible. The answers should be at least 2 sentences long, and should not contain any signature.
  3. Check the AnswerThon Home Page 1 week after the contest has ended to see who has won!
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How many questions did the last person to win the WikiAnswers Answerthon have to answer to win?

The winner of the most recent AnswerThon, October 2009, answered over 1600 questions in 48 hours.

That's over 33 questions per hour non-stop. Assuming ~20 hours of sleeping, eating, breaks, etc. that's about one question per minute.

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Can there please be an AnswerThon soon?

Yes, there can! ;)

The next AnswerThon is scheduled for Thursday, July 17 - Sunday, July 20, 2014. To stay current on AnswerThon news, check out the AnswerThon home page (link below).

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What Answers contests are there?

There are the WAmmy's, which are a voting contest, a take off on the Oscars or Emmys. Answers and contributors are nominated throughout the year in the Community and Supervisors' Forums, voting occurs in January, and the awards are announced on March 1st.

AnswerThons are one of the regular contests, usually held two or three times a year. A period of time, typically 48 hours, is selected and the persons that answer the most questions in that period get prizes. Some of them are specialized, such as the Holiday AnswerThon to answer questions in specific categories.

There have been a variety of other contest including De-flagging and Recategorization. A good way to see most of them is to visit Aggie80's Profile page and look at the contests that he has won prizes in! See the link below.

Prizes are typically Amazon gift cards for top winners and Answers.com merchandise for others.

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How do you get a user name for the AnswerThon?

Your AnswerThon user name is your Answers.com user name, by default. When you register for an AnswerThon, it automatically registers your Answers user name.

More information can be found about the AnswerThon by going to the AnswerThon home page.

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Can you win prizes on WikiAnswers?

WikiAnswers hosts events that encourage contributors to do certain things on the site (such as categorization, editing, answering etc.) from time-to-time. These events will always be advertised on various sections of the site, including the Community Forum.

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When is the AnswerThon held?

AnswerThons are generally hosted quarterly on Answers.com - Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. For information on an upcoming AnswerThon, check the AnswerThon official page (link below).

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How do you restart the AnswerThon?

You cannot restart the AnswerThon. It only happens for two days, and then that's it. If you couldn't answer many questions, then you couldn't answer many questions. You'll have to wait until the next AnswerThon to try again.

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What is the How-to AnswerThon on WikiAnswers?

The How-To AnswerThon was a special edition AnswerThon held November 8-9 2008. The goal was to answer as many How-To questions as you could in 48 hours.

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AnswerThons and WikiAnswers Contests

Why do people want to be in the AnswerThon?

Well, you could think it's because people love to contribute to the best Q&A community in all the land... But let's be honest: it's the prizes! There are some pretty great prizes for the top answerers in every AnswerThon, and Answers.com merchandise for the runner-ups! Check the AnswerThon home page for the dates, rules, tips, and prizes for the next AnswerThon!



For the AnswerThon happening over April 20-21, 2013, the prizes are as follows:

Over $2000 in prizes will be awarded to 28 AnswerThon winners, including 5 lucky RANDOM participants! We are awarding BONUSES if an AnswerThon winner is registered on Answers.com through a Facebook connected account!**


One 1st place winner will win a $200 Amazon eGift card ($100 bonus if the winner is Facebook connected!)


Two 2nd place winners (1 Supervisor, 1 Contributor) will win a $150 Amazon eGift card ($50 bonus if the winner is Facebook connected!)


Six 3rd place winners (3 Supervisors, 3 Contributors) will win a $100 Amazon eGift card ($25 bonus if the winner is Facebook connected!)


Four 4th place winners (2 Supervisors, 2 Contributors) will win a $50 Amazon eGift card ($25 bonus if the winner is Facebook connected!)


Five random registrants will win a $25 Amazon eGift card if they answer 10 or more questions ($25 bonus if the winner is Facebook connected!)


Ten runner-ups will receive awesome Answers.com merchandise!

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What was the GhostWriters Challenge?

During October and November of 2008 a contest was held whereby the WikiAnswers community collaborated on writing a scary story. Contributors voted on which chapters they liked the best and the winning chapters formed the story. See the related question at the bottom of this screen for more information and the actual scary story that was created!

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Can you compete in the Answerthon if you are a new contributor on Wikianswers?

All registered users, new and old, can participate in an Answerthon. You must sign up for the Answerthon by the deadline, and you must be logged in during participation in order for your contributions to count.

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AnswerThons and WikiAnswers Contests

What competitive events does WikiAnswers have?

The competitive events are:

  • AnswerThon
  • Mission Recategorization
  • Operation Unflag
  • etc
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How will Operation Unflag get someone's gift card to them?

Usually we mail them... although with some gift cards it is possible to email them. That would have to be worked out on an individual basis.

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