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Total Prize Pool: $9,000

The Linux Writing Contest
by Linode & HackerNoon

Submit a story with the

#linux tag on HackerNoon

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1st Place

1,250 USD

2nd Place

1,000 USD​​

3rd Place

750 USD​​

Submissions open


Submissions close

August 31st, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Result Announcements

Every Month

What is The Linux

Writing Contest?

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Linode & HackerNoon are excited to host a Linux Writing Contest! Here’s your chance to win money from a whopping $3,000 monthly prize pool! It could be any story on #linux operating system. It could be your opinion piece, an expert interview, or a tutorial - anything that’s related to Linux.

About Linode

Accelerate innovation with simple, affordable, and accessible Linux cloud solutions and services. Linode brings $100 worth of credit and 60-day free trial for HackerNoon writers!

Prizes Awarded​ Each Month


1st Prize: 1,250 USD 

2nd Prize: 1,000 USD 

3rd Prize: 750 USD

The Linux Writing Contest

Rules & Guidelines


Who Can Enter the Contest?​


Anyone over the age of 18. There are no location restrictions.

Can I Write Under a Pen Name?


Yes! You can use your real name on your HackerNoon profile, a fake name, or even create a persona to write under.

How Long Will the Contest Run?​


Round 1: June 1 - June 30, 2022
Round 2: July 1 - July 31, 2022
Round 3: August 1 - August 31, 2022

Can I submit more than one entry to the contest?


Of course. Each story submission shall be considered a new entry into the writing contest.

How are the winners selected?


Each month, we’ll take the top 10 story submissions that generated the most traffic.

Those 10 stories will be voted on by HackerNoon staff and the 5 stories with the most votes win.

Can I win more than one prize?


Yes! If you submit multiple stories, each has the chance to win.

Nominees are selected by total traffic each month and then voted on by our team. If 2 of your submitted stories that month are in the top 10 most-trafficked that month, both of them are eligible to win a prize.

Meaning you could potentially bag both first and second place in the contest if 2 of your stories make it to the top 10.

If I win a prize in round 1, can I still submit another entry into round 2?

Absolutely! Please feel free to enter each round of the competition.

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