The 4th Annual Hubbie Awards: The Polls Are Open!

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Let the voting begin! Voting opens today for the 4th Annual Hubbie Awards, woohoo!

The Prizes:

This year’s Hub-based award winners will receive a stylish and comfy official HubPages t-shirt, and Hubber-based award winners will get a personalized HubPages mug just like the ones the HP staff use in the office. The lucky winners of the Best All-Around Hub and Best All-Around Hubber awards will each receive a mug AND a t-shirt.

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The Rules:

Before you cast your vote, there are a few ground rules to keep in mind. Each Hubber may only vote once, so make sure you’ve got your list of nominees ready to go. Nominations submitted after Monday, September 1st at midnight will not be counted. If you don’t have a Hubber or Hub to nominate for every single category, don’t worry. Just leave those spaces blank when you submit your form.

If you’re ready, you can visit the Official 2014 Hubbie Voting Form, or if you need more time to consider your vote, you can always browse the categories again before making up your mind:

Best of the Best

Best All-Around Hub
Best All-Around Hubber

Awards for Hubbers

Most Likely to Become a HubPages Employee
HubPages Class Clown
Best Avatar
Best Community Activist
Most Helpful Hubber
Most Supportive Hubber
Most Cheerful Hubber
Best Teacher
Most Likely to Go Viral
Best Fiction Writer
Best Poet
Funniest Hubber
Most Political Hubber
Most Religious Hubber
Most Likely to Become a Millionaire
Forum King
Forum Queen
Best Photographer

Awards for Hubs

Most Interesting Hub
Most Useful Hub
Most Beautiful Hub
Most Informative Hub
Most Awesome Hub
Funniest Hub

Have your candidates picked out? Visit the Official 2014 Hubbie Voting Form or come back when you’re ready. Happy voting!

Squidoo and HubPages

I have some very exciting news to announce today. HubPages is acquiring key content from Squidoo, creating the world’s largest site of its kind.

Squidoo and HubPages have been cousins over the years. We shared the same desire to provide a platform for individuals to share their knowledge and passions with the world.

We want to thank Seth, Corey, Gil and the rest of the Squidoo team that  have worked tirelessly for nearly a decade to innovate, adapt, and grow a wonderful community of incredible Lensmasters that have generated millions of lenses and billions of visits. I’ve been a big fan of Squidoo, their mission, their Lensmasters, and their team for many years.

By combining HubPages with the best of Squidoo, we will be able to invest more in our site and community, and make HubPages a place that Hubbers and Lensmasters deserve for years to come.

We have been working together with the Squidoo team to make this transition as smooth as possible. We plan to complete the migration by October 1st. In the meantime, we put together a FAQ on the content acquisition and migration that we plan to update regularly. In addition, there will be a new forum dedicated to Squidoo transition issues, along with more announcements in the near future.

Please welcome the Lensmasters–our new Hubbers–to our community!

Get Ready for the 2014 Hubbie Awards!

August is here again, and in keeping with HubPages tradition, that means it’s almost time for the 4th Annual Hubbies! YOU nominate and vote for your favorite Hubbers and Hubs in a variety of categories. Winners will be awarded the rarest, most coveted Accolade on HubPages; the Hubbie Accolade (plus some really cool prizes).

Voting will begin on Monday, August 18th and last for 2 weeks, ending after Monday, September 1st, so start thinking about the Hubbers and Hubs you’d like to nominate. This year’s awards are listed below:

Best of the Best

  • Best All-Around Hub

  • Best All-Around Hubber

Awards for Hubbers

  • Most Likely to Become a HubPages Employee

  • HubPages Class Clown

  • Best Avatar

  • Best Community Activist

  • Most Helpful Hubber

  • Most Supportive Hubber

  • Most Cheerful Hubber

  • Best Teacher

  • Most Likely to Go Viral

  • Best Fiction Writer

  • Best Poet

  • Funniest Hubber

  • Most Political Hubber

  • Most Religious Hubber

  • Most Likely to Become a Millionaire

  • Forum King

  • Forum Queen

  • Best Photographer

Awards for Hubs

  • Most Interesting Hub

  • Most Useful Hub

  • Most Beautiful Hub

  • Most Informative Hub

  • Most Awesome Hub

  • Funniest Hub

Happy Hubbing!