La RispostaTona di Italiano

Signore e signori…vi presentiamo il primo concorso di Italiano! La RispostaTona 2011 si svolgerà dal 13 al 16 Maggio, 2011. L’obiettivo del concorso è di rispondere a piú domande possibili nello spazio di 4 giorni. Ci saranno dei fantastici premi per i vincitori. Per partecipare, registrati qua.

Congrats: AnswerThon winners announced!

The winners of the 2011 & Beyond 11 Million Answers AnswerThon have been announced! The first contest of 2011 took place over the weekend of January 22-23rd. The aim of the game is to answer the most questions in a 2-day period. And we have some amazing contributors out there who take on the challenge with flying colors!

And the contributors who answered the most questions over the 2-day contest period are:


SECOND PLACE: Anandvijayakumar and Fuzzy Logic

THIRD PLACE: BfmtSnart Gurk, and Mrkbh

FOURTH PLACE: ZachMeyer94Squirrel ManHisPowr4U, and D Devil


As always, thanks to everyone who joined the fun. Looking forward to the next AnswerThon!

How do you pay for college? Here’s an answer…

Use that university noodle of yours and apply for the Scholarship Fund for next year – in short, answer questions to win cash for college.

For the third straight year, is making available a $20,000 scholarship fund for students planning to enroll in undergraduate college during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Here are the basics:

  • The scholarship is open to students attending universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and India.
  • Applicants must answer at least fifty questions in any of the 6,000-plus categories on
  • Prizes will be awarded as follows: a first-place $5,000 scholarship, two $2,500 scholarships, and ten $1,000 scholarships.
  • Candidates can submit online by March 28, 2011 or send a hard copy postmarked by the same date.

And now a word from CEO Bob:

“The goal of is to engage with those who want to gain knowledge on a particular subject or topic. We also encourage our users to take this pursuit of knowledge offline and to never stop looking for answers, no matter what the medium.”

Fun fact: users visit with a science question almost every 30 seconds. So there’s plenty of material to go ’round – better get started!

Get further details on the scholarship program, qualifications, and the application submission process. Good luck!

AnswerThon Extreme starts tonight!

What day is today? Oh! The next AnswerThon starts tonight at midnight, with a new twist – it’s the AnswerThon Xtreme, a chance to see who can answer the most questions over four days, May 14-17.

This is not your mother’s 48-hour AnswerThon. Four days of non-stop answering can win you amazing prizes. As the contest time has been expanded, so have the prizes:

  • The FIRST PLACE winner will receive a $500 gift card.
  • Two SECOND PLACE winners will each receive a $400 gift card.
  • Three THIRD PLACE winners will each receive a $250 gift card.
  • Twenty RUNNERS UP will receive merchandise.

What are you waiting for? Technically, the AnswerThon starts tonight at 12 am (EST). Get a head start by reading through the AnswerThon Xtreme rules.

Are you going to SXSW? Get a lil’ something from!

As folks from across the globe (!) gear up to arrive in Austin, Texas, this week for South by Southwest, is packing its bags with goodies to give out during the SXSW Interactive conference, from March 12-16.

If you’re going to be attending the event, make sure to follow Answersdotcom on Twitter. When questions about SXSW are tweeted, reply to Answersdotcom with your answers and win a prize! You’ll get prize-pick up instructions and walk away the proud of owner of an… well, why ruin the surprise?

Read more about what is giving away at SXSW this year.’s very own Shaya will be at SXSW Interactive too, so make sure to say hi. You can follow her at Pickleshy and get her perspective on the conference, too.

Holiday AnswerThon winners announced!

Winners of the Holiday AnswerThon have been announced. But if you’re too lazy to click that link, I understand (still tired from the Summit?). So I have reprinted them here:

FIRST PLACE: Aggie80 ($500 Amazon gift card!)

SECOND PLACE: Wonderful Wanda and Infinitedrmr ($250 Amazon gift card!)

THIRD PLACE: XwizardgodxEclipse8, and Squirrel Man ($100 Amazon gift card!)

Go Aggie80, go! Not only did he win first place, but he participated in the Answers Summit as well… Aggie, how do you find the time?

Holiday AnswerThon starts tonight!

Reminder, folks: The Holiday AnswerThon starts tonight at midnight (EST)!

The prizes include:

  • The FIRST PLACE winner will receive a $500 Amazon gift card.
  • Two SECOND PLACE winners will each receive a $250 Amazon gift card.
  • Three THIRD PLACE winners will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card.
  • Twenty RUNNERS UP will receive WikiAnswers merchandise.

Review the details (and rules!) and check below for some AnswerThon tips:

  • Find unanswered questions in the qualifying categories by going to the category’s Unanswered Questions page. You can find a link to that under Category Tools in the left hand menu.
  • Do a search for questions relevant to the qualifying categories. If unanswered questions have been wrongly categorized but belong in one of the contest’s categories, you may recategorize it appropriately first and then answer.
  • Make sure to review the rules below before starting the AnswerThon!
Good luck!