December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever!

379 posts Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 02:28 AM edited Dec 1, 2021 at 06:58 PM in Topcoder News & Updates

We know you want more, so our team at Topcoder is delivering for the fourth annual December’s Big Give! Just days removed from TCO21 filled with live broadcast videos, photos, and more, we are back and ready to give our members, and newbies, more Topcoder fun!

The goal of December’s Big Give is to give weekly rewards for our community members just for competing! That means by coming to Topcoder, participating in a challenge of any kind, and submitting, you’re being entered into a drawing for cash. All Topcoder challenges (including Marathon Matches and Single Round Matches) within the week count with the exception of tasks which are excluded from this contest.

Plus we have ways to earn just by submitting articles and referring friends for our freelance gigs.

DETAILS

December’s Big Give will kick off Wednesday, December 1 and every Wednesday we’ll select a winner.

Timeline:

Week 1:
December 1, 2021 at 00:00 – December 7, 2021 at 23:59
Winner announced December 8, 2021

Week 2:
December 8, 2021 at 00:00 – December 14, 2021 at 23:59
Winner announced December 15, 2021

Week 3:
December 15, 2021 at 00:00 – December 21, 2021 at 23:59
Winner announced December 22, 2021

Week 4:
December 22, 2021 at 00:00 – December 28, 2021 at 23:59
Winner announced December 29, 2021

Week 5:
December 29, 2021 at 00:00 – January 4, 2022 at 23:59
Winner announced January 5, 2022

Prizes:

  • Four randomly selected challenge submitters win $50 each week.
  • All first time challenge submitters win $50!
  • All first time challenge submitters who joined our community and submitted a passing submission from December 1 - 31, 2021 will each earn $100.

OTHER WAYS WE’RE GIVING

Share your knowledge and write an article for our educational center, Thrive, and you can earn!

We are on the lookout for specific articles for our December's Big Give. Articles based on the following topics earn double prize!

Topics include:

  • Low-Code, No-Code
  • Web 3.0
  • Decentralized Website Information
  • NFTs
  • Crypto wallets
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Fintech
  • Next.JS
  • Metaverse

Also, we are looking for some specific types of learning path articles. These ones are worth double the usual rate! $150! Check out what we want here.

To see some sample topics and view the overall process for submitting an article, please go here.

GIG WORKER REFERRALS

$1,000 cash is yours for every Topcoder member that gets hired for a gig between December 1 – 31, 2021 because of your referral. That is double the current rate - WHOA!!! See gigs to refer here.

ELIGIBILITY

In order to qualify to win a prize during December’s Big Give, you must meet the general eligibility criteria of the Topcoder Terms & Conditions.

HOW TO GET STARTED

Participate in Topcoder challenges and submit to challenges. That’s it! Find all our competitions here.

Refer friends to our freelance gigs with your custom link.

Write for Thrive.

Looking forward to seeing you rock December at Topcoder. See winners and updates here.

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Comments

  • jivkossjivkoss Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    56 posts Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 08:12 PM

    Hey, are there any topics on UI/UX Design that we can write on Thrive?

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  • jmpld40jmpld40 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jivkoss)
    379 posts Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 11:32 PM

    Always! Any topic for design is appreciated. I also know that we can use learning paths for design. The other topics can have design aspects as well!

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  • kiril.kartunovkiril.kartunov Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jivkoss)
    64 posts Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 09:11 AM

    @jivkoss said:
    Hey, are there any topics on UI/UX Design that we can write on Thrive?

    Please, avoid writing about basics of design or what we already had article in the past (check Thrive before you start writing). Possible design topics include but not limited to:

    • Motion Design
    • Augmented Reality Design
    • Internet of Things
    • Data Visualization
    • UX Design Patterns
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  • srakishor.gsrakishor.g Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    2 posts Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at 03:59 PM

    Thanks for providing this opportunity. I had a question, will we have to submit the articles for the topics mentioned above and learning path articles also at this website https://gitlab.com/topcoder-thrive/article-submit/-/issues? And should we provide some different topic tags, other than the usual ones?

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  • VrishchikVrishchik Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    3 posts Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 04:50 AM

    Hey @kiril.kartunov @kkart i wrote a article on Nov 2nd 2021 which is still in ready for review then how come december articles would be considered for the december big give ,if they dont even get attended in december ?

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  • VrishchikVrishchik Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by kiril.kartunov)
    3 posts Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 04:53 AM

    Hey kiril i wrote a article on Nov 2nd 2021 which is still in ready for review then how come december articles would be considered for the december big give ,if they dont even get attended in december ?

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  • fornaxxxfornaxxx Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by kiril.kartunov)
    4 posts Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 07:55 AM

    Hii there is no activity on the gitlab.com/topcoder-thrive/article-submit/-/issues previously moderater used to handle the articles on the daily basis but from past few months there is hardly any activity, once or twice a week. There are about 40+ ready for review articels and many unattended, a writer need motivation for writing but this approach doesn't serve any. If you can please state the reason for such approach.

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  • jmpld40jmpld40 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by fornaxxx)
    379 posts Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 11:50 AM

    We got a bit busy with TCO but we are workng on going through the articles and the all matter to us. Thank you!

    Any article submitted during December regardless of any delay still earns extra rewards as per the promotion.

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  • jmpld40jmpld40 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by srakishor.g)
    379 posts Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 11:51 AM

    Yes submit there. Use the usual tags and others based on what you write. Thanks!

    +1
  • srakishor.gsrakishor.g Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    2 posts Thu, Dec 9, 2021 at 08:35 AM

    Where can we see the winner list of weekly winners that gets released on wednesday?

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  • fornaxxxfornaxxx Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    4 posts Thu, Dec 9, 2021 at 08:57 AM

    Where can we see the winner list of weekly winners that gets released on wednesday?

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  • jmpld40jmpld40 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    379 posts Thu, Dec 9, 2021 at 11:21 AM

    Wednesday, December 8 winners $50 winners!

    Congratulations!

    See the winner reveal from Wednesday on Instagram here.

    Will announce again there next week and here as well. Thanks everyone!

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  • jmpld40jmpld40 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    379 posts Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 06:49 PM

    Wednesday, December 15 winners for week 2!

    $50 to:

    Congratulations!

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  • webexpwebexp Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    61 posts Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 09:05 AM

    @jmpld40 how you are selecting these 4 winners ?

    +2/-1
  • jmpld40jmpld40 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by webexp)
    379 posts Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 02:54 PM

    A big wheel! All successful submitters from that week are added.

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  • jmpld40jmpld40 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    379 posts Thu, Dec 23, 2021 at 02:27 PM

    Wednesday, December 22 winners for week 3!

    @AlbaM
    @eulerscheZahl
    @universo
    @y.f.topcoder

    $50 for each of you!

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  • jmpld40jmpld40 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    379 posts Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 11:58 AM

    Wednesday, December 20 winners for week 4!

    @SayantanDey
    @ap31
    @nkj_98
    @highjump

    $50 for each!

    +2
  • nepo1504nepo1504 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    2 posts Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 12:56 PM

    when will rookie srm 7 winners will be announced? its been 2 months! :(

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  • Bit_Master_2205Bit_Master_2205 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by nepo1504)
    3 posts Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 01:03 PM

    Same question still the rank list havent been released and tshirts were said to be provided to top 20 rank scorers! Nothing has been posted regarding that :(

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  • jmpld40jmpld40 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    379 posts Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 02:59 PM

    Wednesday, January 5 winners for week 5:

    @Lina7
    @viyaviya
    @iaminfinite
    @simonjc092

    $50 for each!

    Final winners for the other December prizes will be announced soon! Thanks all for your December participation and hope to see you continue being an awesome member!

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  • ufo_believerufo_believer Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    57 posts Wed, Feb 2, 2022 at 12:16 PM

    First time submitters earned $50
    @vasudeshwal
    @my_goodness
    @kerkenez
    @harshitsaini15
    @flaming-cl
    @enigma34
    @denilson.l65
    @aditya.ak
    @Vinida
    @SashaKuharuk
    @AngshumanM
    @AlexandruMot
    @AlbaM
    @Akash007

    First time submitters who joined Topcoder in December earned $100
    @hrtj123
    @nobagel
    @striver_89
    @timea
    @vcdesign
    @ziiqoos

    Congrats!

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  • fornaxxxfornaxxx Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by ufo_believer)
    4 posts Wed, Feb 2, 2022 at 12:21 PM

    why is my name not consider for this giveaway!!
    I joined in December and even got my article published

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  • jmpld40jmpld40 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by fornaxxx)
    379 posts Wed, Feb 2, 2022 at 01:43 PM

    Those winners were simply for submitting to challenges and is not related to Thrive article submissions. I apologize for that not being clear. Check the top of this thread for the details. If your submitted articles were accepted, you'll get paid.

    Thank you for submitting articles and welcome to our community!

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  • hrtj123hrtj123 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    1 posts Wed, Feb 2, 2022 at 03:30 PM

    thank you @jmpld40 Looking foward in doing more challenges.

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  • fornaxxxfornaxxx Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    4 posts Sun, Feb 6, 2022 at 03:12 PM

    Hii there is no activity on the gitlab.com/topcoder-thrive/article-submit/-/issues previously moderater used to handle the articles on the daily basis but from past few months there is hardly any activity, once or twice a week. There are about 60+ ready for review articels and many unattended, a writer need motivation for writing but this approach doesn't serve any. If you can please state the reason for such approach.

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  • 3blue3blue Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by fornaxxx)
    1 posts Sun, Feb 6, 2022 at 03:24 PM

    Yeah, we'd love to know what might be causing delay in Article processing? And when can we expect the process to get back on track.

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  • kiril.kartunovkiril.kartunov Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    64 posts Mon, Feb 7, 2022 at 06:18 PM

    Hey @here,
    Processing of the articles can take up to 6 weeks and payment comes as soon as the article is published on the website. We moderate and process articles as fast as we can however sometimes due to higher capacity, article publishing and payment can take longer. We appreciate your patience on the payment and process side and encourage you to reach out to support@topcoder.com if it has been past 6 weeks of your article submission.

    Thank You!

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  • VanitaWVanitaW Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    80 posts Mon, Feb 7, 2022 at 06:42 PM

    Thank you Kiril for the information. This helps in setting expectations (I publish the articles I write on Medium after Topcoder publishes them). Now, I feel better about submitting more articles on a regular consistent basis. I consider writing articles for Thrive and Medium my self-employment job.

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  • vcdesignvcdesign Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    1 posts Tue, Feb 15, 2022 at 01:10 PM

    Hello Admins,
    When we will receive the prize amount ?

    Thank You

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  • jmpld40jmpld40 Re: December's Big Give: It's Back and Bigger Than Ever! (response to post by jmpld40)
    379 posts Tue, Feb 15, 2022 at 01:41 PM

    2 days!

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