The Raspberry Pi elves have been working hard this Christmas, and to celebrate the festivities (and the graduation!) we're going to be giving away a Raspberry Pi to five of this years most revered community members!

In order to choose the lucky winners of this fabulous Raspberry flavoured treat, we'll be hosting a little competition to find the most sweet toothed of you all.

The competition will have five categories, and voting will decide which Raspberry Pi enthusiast is the winner of each. So without further ado...

1. Best new user of 2015!

We've always tried our best to be welcoming, lets say a big thank you to the best new user of the year!

2. Best overlooked question.

There are always good questions that somehow go unmentioned! Dig up those unanswered questions and reward their contribution!

3. Best community contributor.

Stack Exchange isn't just about questions and answers, who has contributed the most to the community?

4. Best original Raspberry Pi project idea.

We love to hear about your projects! But which is the most ambitious, exciting, or downright crazy?!

5.... RNG!

Are you feeling lucky?! One random active user will also have the chance!

However the moderator elections go, we want to say thanks to all of you for making it this far. This couldn't have happened without dedicated and enthusiastic users.

Together we look forward to the future! Good luck everyone!

Love "The Raspberry Pi Pro-tem Moderation team"

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    Jivings, awesome. I don't know how to give my words enough weight, but thanks for all the dedication and the effort put to the site to make it through graduation! – Ghanima Dec 14 '15 at 21:27
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    Thanks @Ghanima, but I'm trying to say it's as much the community as it is any individuals :) We couldn't have done it without you and everyone else. Congrats to all!! – Jivings Dec 14 '15 at 21:28
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    Sure, and that's by extension always the highly dedicated individuals too. – Ghanima Dec 14 '15 at 21:29
  • Just wanted to give another THANKS to @Jivings for the prize ... received it today, all's well. Now off to find a good use for it (shouldn't be a problem :) ). – Phil B. Feb 11 '16 at 3:43
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    @PhilB. You're very welcome :) Thanks for being an outstanding member of the community! – Jivings Feb 11 '16 at 11:52

... and the winners are:

(votes per 31st December 00:00 UTC)

1. Best new user of 2015!

Phil_B (5)

Runner-ups: SlySven (4), PatrickCook (3), PandaLion98 (0)

2. Best overlooked question.


3. Best community contributor.

Joan (8)

Runner-up: Ghanima (7)

Please note that this price will be donated to contributors to our upcoming blog - conditions are to be posted any time soon.

4. Best original Raspberry Pi project idea.

PatrickCook with project Nano (13)

Runner-ups: Jacobm001 (7), SlySven (6), Phil_B (5), VeggieVampire (0)

5.... RNG!

to be announced

The proud and lucky winners will be contacted as soon as referee @Jivings is available again.

  • Thanks for doing this :) I'm back now! – Jivings Jan 11 '16 at 10:56
  • If any of us can help you, just say the word. – Ghanima Jan 11 '16 at 18:14
  • Yaaaaay! Congratulations to everybody! – Piotr Kula Jan 15 '16 at 18:10
  • Just received my prize in the post! Thanks! – Patrick Cook Feb 10 '16 at 22:22
  • @PatrickCook, well then get the project started ;) – Ghanima Feb 10 '16 at 22:33


  • Which model are they?!?

    Plain old Model B Pis. No Raspberry Pi Zeros around yet I'm afraid!

  • What else do I get?!

    Greedy! Well ask and you shall receive! We also have 5 pibow cases to go alongside! I'm also going to try and get some swag that comes with the new site makeover ;)

  • How do I enter?

    You must be nominated for one of the categories by another community member. You can chat about nominations in The Bakery though!

  • Is every one eligible?

    Everyone! Except the mod team of course.

  • When is the deadline?

    The deadline is the end of the year! 31st December 00:00 UTC.

Oh, and here they are :)

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    Jivings, that's a model B! – goldilocks Dec 15 '15 at 16:29
  • ... @goldilocks Oh yeah! :) – Jivings Dec 15 '15 at 21:52
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    Raspberry Pi 1 Model B Revision 2 to be exact. – angussidney Dec 17 '15 at 5:05
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    Given the current Mod elections when is the closing / eligibility deciding date - so those who lose in that could still get a consolation prize from this! 8-P – SlySven Dec 18 '15 at 0:18
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    @SlySven I'll still leave the competition open to new moderators :) – Jivings Dec 19 '15 at 14:05
  • Is this still open? – PNDA Dec 21 '15 at 9:42
  • @PandaLion98, I was thinking the same thing this morning. Jivings, you better put a dead line on this one. Maybe it will motivate people to nominate and vote in a final rush. – Ghanima Dec 21 '15 at 10:25
  • I nominate myself as the... best new user... sigh. – PNDA Dec 21 '15 at 10:28
  • @PandaLion98 You joined in 2015? Your summary reads "Member for 1 year" so one cannot know. – Ghanima Dec 21 '15 at 11:15
  • @Ghanima I'm also not sure. – PNDA Dec 21 '15 at 11:20
  • I'm actually going away for a couple of weeks, so I wouldn't be able to post them off until half way through January. But lets close the voting at midnight NYE :) – Jivings Dec 21 '15 at 16:58
  • UTC? Honolulu? Or anywhere on earth ;) – Ghanima Dec 21 '15 at 16:59
  • @Ghanima UTC :) – Jivings Dec 21 '15 at 16:59
  • @PandaLion98, no self-nominations, that's what jivings said (I tried to nominate myself in the RNG category ;) - didn't work out) – Ghanima Dec 21 '15 at 22:39
  • @Ghanima Teehee – PNDA Dec 22 '15 at 3:48

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