Win $1,500 in Guru Awards 2009! Easy as 1-2-3!

Written by Gabe Anderson — Posted in Guru Awards

Submission is now closed. Learn more about the Guru Awards 2009 Winners.

Here’s your chance to be an Articulate Guru. You’ll win prizes, be famous, and the chicks (or dudes) will dig you!

Articulate Guru Awards 2009

Welcome to the Articulate Guru Awards 2009… think you have what it takes to get past our panel of experts?

It’s easy to participate:

Step 1: Fire up your Articulate Studio ’09 products. You don’t even need to own a copy; you can download a free, fully functional 30-day trial.

Step 2: Create an e-learning course using any combination of Articulate Studio ’09 products. Judges are looking at the following criteria:

  • Effective use of Studio ’09 products and features
  • Effectiveness of course content to transfer knowledge
  • Use of compelling media (graphics, audio, video, etc.)
  • Broad use of authoring tool features
  • Bonus for integrating Presenter ‘09, Quizmaker ’09, and Engage ’09 into one course, but we’ll also accept courses authored using a single Articulate tool or combination of our products

Step 3: Submit your files to enter the contest.

That’s it!

If you don’t have a course you can share, create one. It can be about anything. The subject matter isn’t that important. We’re just looking for great courses.

Check out the previous winners.

Got great Articulate authoring skills, but don’t have any non-confidential courses that you are able to share? Create a new course on a topic you’re an expert on! Choose a subject that’s fun to you such as gardening, running, technology, rock climbing… whatever!

Here are some some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

You’ll have the opportunity to win:

  • Grand Prize: $1,500
  • 2nd Prize: $500
  • 3rd Prize: $250

All prize winners will also receive:

  • Two licenses of Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio ’09 Pro donated to the school or charity of their choice.
  • Fame, prestige and recognition by being featured on our website.

Winners will be announced at a special Articulate event on March 9, 2009. Stay tuned for more information on that in this blog! Enter as many items as you like before the submission deadline of February 18, 2009.

Next Steps:

It’s easy to get started. Just review the official rules, create your e-learning course, and then submit your content.

22 responses to “Win $1,500 in Guru Awards 2009! Easy as 1-2-3!”


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Can you submit more than one course?

Rebecca // Posted at 9:34 am on November 25th, 2008

Hi Rebecca- Yes! You can enter as many times as you’d like before the deadline.

gabe // Posted at 9:35 am on November 25th, 2008

Hi Gabe,
My kids want to enter this (ages 8 and 10), but “a participant must be at least the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence.” My daughter, Mae, wants to know if this is just for old people, and I don’t know what the “age of majority” means?

Todd McQuage // Posted at 12:31 pm on December 3rd, 2008

Hi Todd- That’s great your kids want to enter! Yes, that would be fine if they want to. Should they win, you’d just need to sign on their behalf as their guardian.

gabe // Posted at 5:51 pm on December 4th, 2008

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» Blur Your Course Into Focus The Rapid eLearning Blog // Posted at 3:42 am on January 20th, 2009

I have a series of 5 modules running on an LMS. Should I try to send one of the modules or see if my company would allow you to check out the whole training upgrade package? This was designed to teach experienced techs a new system so that they did not need to travel. It has worked very well.

I have never seen any examples of real high tech instruction on your previous examples. I am having very good success in using the software for this purpose. (with tests, certificates etc…)

John Nein // Posted at 11:24 am on January 20th, 2009

Hi John- We’ll look forward to seeing your training! Either way is fine – if you want us to login to your LMS to check it out, just create an account for us and send us the info via this form.

gabe // Posted at 4:46 pm on January 20th, 2009

Hi Gabe

I wanted to enter in the contest but I don’t know if this contest is prohibited where I stay – “Void in the Province of Quebec and where otherwise prohibited by law.” Is there a way I can check?


MP // Posted at 4:11 am on January 22nd, 2009

Hi MP- Where do you live?

gabe // Posted at 9:51 am on January 22nd, 2009

sorry, I missed mentioning that! I stay in New Delhi, India.


MP // Posted at 11:06 am on January 22nd, 2009

Hi MP- Although we can’t speak to your local laws, we see no reason why someone from New Delhi, India wouldn’t qualify to win, from our perspective.

gabe // Posted at 5:43 pm on January 22nd, 2009

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Are you an Articulate Guru? « LINGOs Learning Tool Blog // Posted at 1:51 pm on February 10th, 2009

Better like this?
Or like this?

Hint: “/sponsorship” version was dressed up with Articulate Studio

I entered at the 11th hour and did not think to include the “source” materials for a BEFORE and AFTER contrast.
After reading through one of the Word of Mouth blog entries, I decided I would offer up the BEFORE and AFTER comparison AFTER the deadline for entries.

Jack McCarty // Posted at 9:16 am on February 20th, 2009

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When can we submit an entry for the next Articulate Guru Awards?

Thank you!

Arman // Posted at 10:24 am on November 16th, 2009

Hi Arman- we haven’t announced details of the next awards, but if you subscribe to this blog or follow us on Twitter, you’ll get all the latest Articulate news.

gabe // Posted at 1:00 pm on November 16th, 2009

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