Contest - Tips

Have you any tips for running a successful contest?

Here are some tips for a successful contest:

  • Write an informative contest brief. Describe what you want in your design and provide sample images or sketches if you can.

  • Consider creating a Guaranteed contest to attract more entrants.

  • Offer an attractive prize amount.

  • Log in every day and respond to comments as often as possible.

  • Give good feedback to designs you like.

  • Provide constructive feedback for designs that are not what you're looking for.

  • Treat everyone with respect.

Have you any tips for attracting contest entries?

Here are some tips to attract more contest entries:

  • Check that your design brief is easy to understand and contains all the information the designers will need. We recommend including examples of what you're looking for such as images and sketches, if possible.

  • Ensure your contest title fits your contest brief and promotes your contest.

  • Consider increasing the prize money or upgrading your contest to Guaranteed.

  • Take advantage of additional upgrades such as Top Contest and Featured upgrades to get more entries.

  • Don't wait for contestants! Use your social networks to spread the word and bring the competition to you. Post a short message and your contest link on your blog, Facebook, and any other social networking site you use. Ask your networks to do the same!

  • Tweet about your design contest and include a short link to it. Ask your followers to retweet it.

  • Check out other active contests that are similar to yours and have lots of entries. Check their contest titles and contest briefs for ideas.

I need help with my contest!

Please contact our friendly Support team for any help with your contest. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Just go to this page, scroll down the bottom, and click the Chat Now! button to start a chat conversation.

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