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Community Promotions

From time to time, communities team up with Stack Exchange, Inc. to celebrate major milestones. When you participate in these promotions, you'll have a chance to win prizes, unlock achievements, and earn our beloved Stack Exchange hats.

Active Contests and Community Promotions

UI Path + Stack Overflow 2018 Contest

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Monday, October 22, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018

Completed Contests and Community Promotions

Amazon + Stack Overflow 2018 Contest

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - Monday, October 8, 2018

Bluemix + Stack Overflow 2016 Contest

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Friday, June 17, 2016 - Friday, September 16, 2016

Tizen + Stack Overflow 2017 Contest

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - Sunday, October 15, 2017

Braintree + Stack Overflow 2015 Contest

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - Monday, April 27, 2015

Amazon + Stack Overflow 2018 Contest

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - Saturday, December 15, 2018

Skyrim vs MW3

Arqade pitted MW3 against Skyrim to see whose questions got the most views.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - Friday, November 18, 2011

Hat Dash

Everyone loves hats! Arqade users sported spiffy headwear to celebrate the holidays.

Friday, December 16, 2011 - Friday, January 6, 2012

Android Food Fight

Ice Cream Sandwich crushed Gingerbread in this clash of the Android OS titans.

Monday, February 27, 2012 - Friday, March 16, 2012

Mass Effect 3 Missions

Arqade's mission: to support Cdr Shepard in making Mass Effect 3's launch awesome.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - Friday, March 23, 2012

The new iPad is here

iPad set the standard for tablet design. Ask Different set the standard for iPad questions.

Friday, March 16, 2012 - Sunday, April 1, 2012

Avengers vs X-Men

When the Avengers fight the X-Men, comics fans win. SciFi determined the true victor.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Diablo III Acts

Diablo fans battled in-game demons and asked Arqade questions to win prizes.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 - Thursday, May 31, 2012

Answerama

Futurama wanted a Q&A partner for their promo event. We said: why not SciFi.SE?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion wowed the Apple community, and Ask Different captured all the important info.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Apptivate

Devs got in on the Windows 8 ground floor. They submitted apps to the Store to win prizes!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Windows 8 Challenge

Super User celebrated the launch of Windows 8 with a super Q&A challenge.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Friday, November 9, 2012

Winter Bash 2012

Celebrate the end of a great year ...with HATS!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - Friday, January 4, 2013

AnswerSwarm

Ask questions. Rise through the leagues. Unlock achievements. Gain vengeance.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - Thursday, March 21, 2013

Winter Bash 2013

Hats return in our annual year-end celebration!

Monday, December 16, 2013 - Friday, January 3, 2014

Winter Bash 2014

The third installment of our hat party. From now on it counts as a tradition!

Monday, December 15, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015

Winter Bash 2015

The traditional Winter Bash hats have come back in 2015!

Monday, December 14, 2015 - Sunday, January 3, 2016

Winter Bash 2016

Like the previous years, 2016 ended with a Winter Bash hat fest!

Monday, December 19, 2016 - Monday, January 9, 2017

Winter Bash 2017

Of course 2017 saw Winter Bash again!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Tuesday, January 2, 2018