One of Firefox's key strengths has always been the strong add-on ecosystem. The advantage endures even as other players, notably Chrome, have developed a solid ecosystem of their own.
But add-ons depend on contributors even more than the browser itself which is why Mozilla is asking add-on users to contribute a review for the chance to win an Android tablet.
The scope of the contest is to spur more users to review the add-ons they use. Reviews are quite important, they provide a neutral point of view for a user interested in an add-on and they also prove useful when trying to determine whether the add-on really is what you're looking for.
"In 200 words or less, tell us how your favorite Firefox Add-on makes your day more productive, saves you money, or just makes you happy. A special panel of judges will pick 10 finalists, and the AMO community will pick 3 winners. Each winner will receive an Android tablet and be featured on the AMO homepage!," Mozilla explained
The contest will run until June 24, 2012 and any review is eligible. It doesn't even have to be a new or completely original review, edits, updates and even older reviews can be submitted via this form
. Up to three reviews per account can be submitted.
A panel made up of Mozilla employees and top contributors will determine the best reviews based on several criteria.
The story behind the review has to stand out, it's not enough just to say that you liked an add-on, you have to explain how exactly are you using it and how it's improving your browsing.
Finding new or interesting ways of using an add-on is also an advantage. Finally, the review has to "capture the spirit of the AMO community."