The article will not take long at all to approve. Once we know it's ready to review someone will do that and simply click approve. If you submit an article PM me to speed this process up but turnaround is about 48 hours.
There is a quality threshold, obviously, but its not the focus on this 'competition'. We're just trying to encourage members to submit content and get it recognised. But remember, this is only the first incentive to write articles - as time goes the focus will be more focused on quality or subject matter as well as this prises will become bigger.Surely the quality of the article should count? I'd hate to submit a great, well written article for a DC electronic load for example and find I was beaten to the prize by a blinking LED!