The 2009 edition of the contest will continue beyond the original deadline of September 1st 2009, but not by much.
New deadline: September 14th 2009
In the original contest announcement, I said that the contest would be extended if there are many entries. With a few more guest posts appearing on JobMob this week and staying in competition until next week, the prize winners will now be announced on September 14th instead of September 1st.
If you're curious to see how the competition is going, check the contest rankings.
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