What is an XP contest?
Obviously, I'm wondering what the heck an XP contest is and how you participate in one. I actually signed up for one but I don't know how to participate. At first, I got the feeling that you answer questions, maybe about a language, to get xp/lingots, but it now seems like you just wait for them to give you Lingots like maybe a draw? Please someone explain to me! Thankss, kariBrie
An XP contest is a contest where participants try to get as many XP as possible in a certain amount of time. The winner is the person with the most XP gained in that time period by the end of it; the prize is usually lingots.
These contests are held by individual users, not by Duolingo itself. Some of them are scams to get a bunch of lingots, so be wary of which ones you enter.