The relevant post is https://superuser.com/a/494936/168055.

It is clear that posts that are closed do not count. What about answers to closed questions?

  • You could always check between the answers you've posted on the windows 8 tag (click on your username - this will add your usernumber to the search, then add [windows-8]), then compare it against the contest page
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Oct 28, 2012 at 23:22

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No it doesn't. Under the Eligibility Section:

Posts that are deemed off-topic and are deleted or closed will not count.

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