05 July 2010

How You Can Be a PL/SQL Challenge Winner

We are updating the Rules page on PL/SQL Challenge today with the following information.

There are many ways to win a prize in the PL/SQL Challenge.

Weekly Winners

Two prizes are awarded each week:
  • Correctness: To qualify, you must have played at least four days in the week and your percentage of correctness must be at least as high as the #1 ranked player that week. The winner is then picked randomly from all qualified players. The prize is a US$50 Amazon.com gift card.
  • Raffle: For every day you played that week, you are entered into a random drawing to win an O'Reilly ebook. In other words, the more you play, the higher the chance you have of winning. We choose a single winner.

Monthly Winners

Four prizes are awarded each month:
  • Correctness: To qualify, you must have played at least sixteen (16) days in the month and your percentage of correctness must be at least as high as the #1 ranked player that month. The winner is then picked randomly from all qualified players. The prize is a US$100 Amazon.com gift card.
  • Raffle: For every day you played that month, you are entered into a random drawing to win an O'Reilly ebook. In other words, the more you play, the higher the chance you have of winning. We choose three winners.

Quarterly Winners

Each quarter, we hold a championship playoff. For more details on the playoff process, please refer to Quarterly Championships in Rules. Here are the prizes you can win in the championship:
  • First prize, highest ranking in championship: US$1000 or another prize of similar value.
  • Second prize, second-highest ranking in championship: US$500 or another prize of similar value.
  • Third prize, third-highest ranking in championship: full set of O'Reilly Oracle ebooks or another prize of similar value.
  • Place in the top ten by ranking (after the first three): prize is an O'Reilly ebook.

Other Prizes

If you are the first person to identify a mistake in a quiz that affects the ability of players to answer correctly (typos, for example, may not apply), then you will win an O'Reilly ebook.

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