ActionSnippet Contest

I started ActionSnippet last year in October. Excluding the last few months I posted pretty much everyday… resulting in about 350 posts including this one. If you haven’t spent time looking at some of the early posts… I recommend digging around as there are lots of very compact tips and tricks… have a look (scroll down for early posts).

For at least the next two months I’m going to post at least twice a week rather than the original every day… that said, I think it would be nice to post additional ActionScript snippets submitted by readers. This has actually been something that numerous people asked me about when the site first went online. So, if you have a snippet you’d like to submit you can simply e-mail me (bendvent [] gmail) with the subject line “AS3 Snippet”. You should include your full name, link to your website and any other information you would like to be published along with your snippet…. this can include anything from links to work you’ve previously done… to references related to the snippet your submitting. The snippet you submit should ideally be less than 30 lines of code, but can be as long as 100 lines. This snippet submission process will go on for the next month and will end November 1st. On November 8th one of the people who submitted will be chosen as the winner and can choose from either a $300 apple gift certificate or a $300 deposit to their paypal account.

When submitting, it’s important to note a few things:

If you send me a snippet that already exists on the website I’ll e-mail you back and let you know that this snippet is already on the site. If you send me a snippet that doesn’t make any sense, has errors etc… I may not reply at all. If you send me a snippet that I would like to include on ActionSnippet, I will e-mail you back to discuss things that we will include in the post. Only snippets that end up as blog posts on this site will be considered for judging.

Since ActionSnippet is a pretty low traffic site, I’m not expecting for there to be too many submissions, but it would be cool if people who like this site attempt to help spread the word by tweeting and blogging about this contest.

If you have any questions feel free to post comments. I have a feeling that I may need to clarify a few things about the contest.

After the contest is over I may decide to run another contest or create a snippet submission page…. my decision will be related to how well this contest goes.

Currently I’m the only judge for the contest… but there will be at least one other judge announced in the next day or two.

Updates and Contest Rules

You can submit as many snippets as you want… you aren’t limited to just one… and if I like more than one of your snippets you will get multiple blog posts on the site.

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  1. Posted October 6, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Hey Zevan - why’d you decide to stop posting every day?

  2. Posted October 6, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    @Ryan - I just haven’t been able to keep up these past few months and I don’t want to post redundant or boring material on the site… I’d rather just post 2 very solid snippets a week at least for the next two months. After that I will probably start posting everyday again…

  3. Posted October 6, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Awesome. Looks like I’ll be sending you something soon. :)

  4. Posted October 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Can’t see why this contest is not going to end up like by KP. Or maybe you should simply take his domain and continue it there? He offered that, but seems like noone stepped in so far.

    I think wonderfl is more than enough to take snippet submissions, although their “checkmate” thing is very confusing. Not that you need to go that way, you can just ask submissions to be tagged with “” or something.

    I also think small prize will not get you any more response than no prize at all, but that’s me - someone out there may be dying to win some apple gadget.

  5. Posted October 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    @makc3d - I’m doing this contest for a few reasons:

    1) fun

    2) around 20 people have asked me if there is a way they could submit snippets… so this is it - and if the contest goes well I may add a form to the site to allow this snippet submission process to continue.

    3) to generate additional content for this site and to give talented people the opportunity to promote themselves through this site.

    4) I have no problem with people posting something on wonderfl and then e-mailing me… a link and the additional info I requested in the post above. The stuff you do (@makc3D) on wonderfl is awesome… so you should choose one or more and submit it ;)

    5) I don’t necessarily want to do more contests then this and I don’t want a limit of 25 lines… so that’s why I didn’t try to do it as the 25 lines contest.

    6) I just plain like the idea of a prize… even if it doesn’t work as added incentive I think the winner deserves something decent.

    7) I use this site as a teaching resource… some of the less crazy snippets are actually answers to questions that students asked… so I would like to start having other people contribute to this resource…

    I hope that clears it up a bit…

  6. Posted October 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    cool idea! I need to get some snippet action going now

  7. Posted October 7, 2009 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    Re: you should choose one or more and submit it

    take one from

  8. Posted October 7, 2009 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    i’ll be with you, zevan :)

  9. DieTapete
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    I reall like the idea, I must say I visit this site nearly every day and I always learn something new. :)
    best of luck!

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