Please note: This information applies to tips published on October 28, 2013 and later.
Cadalyst awards prizes to authors of tips published in the Cadalyst Tips & Tools Weekly e-newsletter (tips and tricks for AutoCAD and other CAD software) and by “Hot Tip Harry” (AutoLISP and other customization code for AutoCAD).
What Can I Win?
Prize values are $25 for Tips & Tools tips, and $50 for Hot Tip Harry tips. In addition, beginning with the fourth quarter of 2013, one $150 winner will be randomly chosen from the tips published each quarter. Tip authors will receive all prizes in the form of an Amazon gift card, issued electronically.
How Will I Know if I’ve Won?
Following publication of your tip, you will receive an e-mail notification from Cadalyst. This notification may be sent up to eight weeks after publication; if this much time has elapsed and you have not heard from us, please contact the Cadalyst webmaster.
How Can I Submit a Tip?
Submitting a new tip to Cadalyst is easy! Visit Cadalyst’s CAD Tips site to review Tip Submission Guidelines. Please submit only tips or code that are your original work. By submitting tips, you agree that your tip is your original work, and you grant Cadalyst the right to print and distribute your tip in print, digitally, and by other means. Cadalyst and individual authors retain all rights to the code; published code is not to be used for commercial gain. Tips are tested using the latest software version.
- Tips for Cadalyst Tips & Tools Weekly. This popular Cadalyst e-newsletter (click here to subscribe free) publishes tips and tricks for AutoCAD and other CAD software, including shortcuts, undocumented features, workarounds, and more. Note: Tips judged to be commonly known and/or documented may be published as “reminders” or “classic tips,” but are not eligible for prizes. Tips already published elsewhere are not eligible for prizes. Submit original tips to the Cadalyst webmaster.
- Hot Tip Harry. Cadalyst’s code detective, Hot Tip Harry, tests out readers’ AutoLISP, hatch pattern, and other customization code for AutoCAD. Please review the Tip Submission Guidelines, then submit your original tip to Hot Tip Harry.
Cadalyst will acknowledge receipt of your tip by e-mail. Tips are typically published within 1–4 months of receipt. Cadalyst will contact you following the publication of your tip regarding your prize.
Where Can I Get a Cadalyst T-Shirt, Mug, or Mousepad?
Visit the Cadalyst Store to view the latest selection of Cadalyst-branded merchandise. These items are not available as prizes at this time, but are available for purchase.
What if I Have a Question?
If you have a question about submitting a tip, or about tip prizes, contact the Cadalyst webmaster. Please allow eight weeks to receive notification of your prize before contacting Cadalyst.
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