Experts Fall 2014 Article Contest Winners

Experts Fall 2014 Article Contest Winners

We would like to extend a big congratulations to the winners of the Experts Fall 2014 Article Contest! You can view each of the winning articles below.

Contest judges based their selections on the Angie's List Experts Fall 2014 Article Contest criteria that winning articles exhibit consumer-focused, useful information in a well-written and original way.

If you have questions about your article contribution or about the Experts Contributor Program in general, please check out the Experts FAQ page or email

Grand Prize Winner (1st Place), $1,000 prize:

“My Neighbor's Tree Fell on My House! Who Pays?” by Claudia McClain of McClain Insurance Services in Everett, Washington.

Whether it's a strong wind storm or a freak accident, a falling tree limb can cause serious damage. What do you do if the tree lands on your house? McClain offers insightful information on a number of different scenarios to help homeowners navigate this scary situation. Read the article.

First Runner Up (2nd Place), $500 prize:

“How to Survive an IRS Audit” by Marc Adams of MCA Certified Tax Preparers in Bergenfield, New Jersey.

Everyone fears an audit from the IRS, but what do you do if you find out that you're being audited? Adams shares helpful tips to help guide you through the auditing process to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Read the article.

Second Runner Up (3rd Place), $250 prize:

“4 Unusual Sources of Lead in Your Home” by Samantha Dalsing of Testudo LLC in Madison, Wisconsin.

Unbeknownst to you and your family, there could be lead lurking in your home in the most unexpected places. Dalsing shares where you can find it and why you should be concerned about the presence of lead in your home. Read the article.

From the Editor: Thank you to all the expert contributors who participated by submitting articles with consumer information about their trade or profession. Learn more about how to become an Expert at the Experts Contributor Program home page and get answers to frequently asked questions about the program.

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