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Closing your Internally Judged Contest
 

Closing your Internally Judged Contest

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This guide is for those running Strutta-powered contests....

This guide is for those running Strutta-powered contests.


Strutta's Internally Judged Contest option is best for contests with high valued prizes, award shows, business competitions, etc.

When the submission round ends, you have two options to close your internally judged contest. In this guide we’ll walk through OPTION 1.

We’ll also take a look at some creative ways to showcase your contest winners!

To create your own contest using Strutta's platform or for more information, visit: http://strutta.com

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    Closing your Internally Judged Contest Closing your Internally Judged Contest Presentation Transcript

    • T O N E ST C SK ON L IL TI BA O SED PROM Closing yourInternally Judged Contest
    • When the submission round ends, you have three options to close your internally judgedcontest. In this guide we’ll walk you through OPTION 1. We’ll also take a look at somecreative ways to showcase your contest winners!OPTION 1 Strutta Automated Notification & Site Update1. Click Set up Judges2. Confirm Winners3. Click Send Winner Notifications: email to notify winners4. Winners claim their prizes5. Site updates automatically to reflect winnersOPTION 2 Manual Notification & Strutta Automated Site Update1. Click Set up Judges2. Confirm Winners3. Click Skip this Step: publish winners immediately; site updates automatically to reflect winners4. Manually notify winnersOPTION 3 Manual Notification & Site Update1. Take no action in the Admin Dashboard2. Judge entries offline3. Manually notify winners4. Manually update site to reflect winners 1 Closing Your Internally Judged Contest
    • Set Up Judging > Confirm > Claim > Site UpdateWhen the submission round comes to a close, take action inyour Admin Dashboard > Timeline.Click Set up Judging.While the judges pick a winner on the back end, your livesite will be updated to reflect the closed submissionround: submission capabilities removed, buttons andtimeline messaging updated.NoteWinners will not be published to the site through oursystem at this point.The judges must first pick the winners. You’ll also havethe chance to review & confirm the winners before anywinners are published to the live site. 2 Closing Your Internally Judged Contest
    • Set Up Judging > Confirm > Claim > Site UpdateWe’ve streamlined the judging process for you and your judges.When the time comes, just go to your Admin Dashboard >Timeline.If you have not named judges yet (in the Content > Details sectionof your Strutta builder), you can add judges now.Customize the pre-populated message and then send out the e-mails.NoteDo not remove the <link> placeholder! It will be replaced in the e-mail with a unique link that will lead each judge to their personaljudging interface.Example Received E-mail 3 Closing Your Internally Judged Contest
    • Set Up Judging > Confirm > Claim > Site UpdateJudging InterfaceEach judge will be directed to a judging interface where theywill review their favorite entries and rank them. Judges candrag and drop the ranking of their shortlisted picks.Judges do not have to submit their picks in one sitting. Oursystem will automatically save their shortlist so they can leaveand return to their work at their connivence.You can track judging results in your Admin Dashboard >Timeline. 4 Closing Your Internally Judged Contest
    • Set Up Judging > Confirm > Claim > Site Update Once all judges have submitted their picks, you’ll need to take action: Click Review & Confirm. If your contest has more than one winner, you can drag and drop the winner rankings. Click Replace to select another entry for each winners spot. Click Confirm to proceed to the Prize Claiming round. 5 Closing Your Internally Judged Contest
    • Set Up Judging > Confirm > Claim > Site UpdateYou’ve confirmed your winners. Now it’s time to let them know whatthey’ve won!Click Send Winner Notifications to close your site through oursystem. The site will post the winners when all winners haveclaimed their prize. Remember this is OPTION 1 OF 3. With thisoption, this winners must claim their prize before automaticallyupdating the site to reflect the winner.You can also click Skip This Step to publish winners immediately.The site updates automatically to reflect winers. You must notifywinners manually.Assign any listed prizes to each winner and personalize themessage.Do not remove the <link> placeholder! It will be replaced in an emailwith a unique link that will lead each winner to their prize claimingform. 6 Closing Your Internally Judged Contest
    • Set Up Judging > Confirm > Claim > Site Update Winners will click through to the prize claiming form. Track who has claimed their prizes and collect contact information in your Admin Dashboard > Tools > Export Data. Once all winners have claimed their prizes, your contest will close. In OPTION 1 your contest will close & winners will be published only after all winners have claimed their prizes. 7 Closing Your Internally Judged Contest
    • Review & Confirm > Notify > Claim > Site UpdateOnce all winners have claimed their prizes, your contest willautomatically close and your site will update to reflect the winners! 8 Closing Your Internally Judged Contest
    • Other ways to display yourwinnersBefore you send out the good word on Facebook,in blog posts, tweets, e-blasts and othercommunications, make sure your site is updated.You can edit your site while it is live in your AdminDashboard > Edit, we encourage you to getcreative!We’ll host your site for an additional two weekspast the contest’s end date. Beyond that you cankeep it live by enabling Extended Hosting.Maggiano’s updated the graphic in the Look & Feel > IntroImage section of their Strutta Builder to show the threeprize winners. 9 Closing Your Internally Judged Contest
    • More ideas • Create a photo or video collage of the winners for your sites About page. • Create a video with your big news and update your intro video. • Update your Prizes page to name who has won what prize. N_K_D Pizza used simple HTML in the Details section of their Strutta builder to create a video collage of the finalists. Here’s a HTML cheat sheet .10 Closing Your Internally Judged Contest
    • There You Have It! Your Internally Judged Contest is now closed. For more tips, be sure to check out:MARKETING for SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTIONS PART ONE PART TWO PART THREEPlanning Tips and Best Promoting and Managing Life After Your Practices Guide Your Campaign Guide Campaign Guide strutta.com | facebook.com/strutta | @strutta 11 Closing Your Internally Judged Contest