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With this PRO package option, judges will determineyour contest finalists and a popular vote willdetermine your contest win...
Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site Update When the submission round comes to a close, take a...
Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateWe’ve streamlined the judging process for youand yo...
Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateJudging InterfaceEach judge will be directed to a j...
Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > confirm > Notify >Claim > Site Update                              Once all judges have ...
Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateThe finalists will be published to the site when you...
Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateLet the voting beginWhen a user logs in via Faceboo...
Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateWhen the voting round comes to a close, takea look ...
Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateYou’ve confirmed the winners. Now its time to let th...
Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site Update                               Winners will click t...
Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateOnce all winners have claimed their prizes, yourcon...
Other ways to display yourwinnersBefore you send out the good word onFacebook, in blog posts, tweets, e-blasts andother co...
More ideas     • Create a photo or video collage of       the winners for your sites About       page.     • Create a vide...
There You Have It!           Your Judging to Voting Contest is now closed.                 For more tips, be sure to check...
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This guide is for those running Strutta-powered contests.

Strutta's Internally Judged to Voting Contest option is best for contests with high valued prizes, award shows, business competitions, etc. where community engagement and social sharing is paramount in selecting a winner!

With this PRO package option, judges will determine your contest finalists and a popular vote will determine your contest winners.



In this guide we’ll walk through the transition from judging to voting, and how to close your contest through our system.


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 Judging to Voting Contest

  1. 1. T O N E ST C SK ON L IL TI BA O SED PROMClosing your Judging to Voting
  2. 2. With this PRO package option, judges will determineyour contest finalists and a popular vote willdetermine your contest winners.In this guide we’ll walk you through the transitionfrom judging to voting, and how to close your contestthrough our system.We’ll also take a look at some creative ways toshowcase your contest winners. 1 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  3. 3. Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site Update When the submission round comes to a close, take action in your Admin Dashboard > Timeline. Click Set up Judging. While the judges pick winners on the back end, your, live site will be updates to reflect the closed submission round: submission capabilities removed, buttons and timeline messaging updated. Note Finalists will not be published to the site through our system at this point. The judges must first pick the winners. You’ll also have the chance to review & confirm the winners before any winners are published to the live site. 2 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  4. 4. Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateWe’ve streamlined the judging process for youand your judges. When the time comes, just goto your Admin Dashboard > Timeline.If you have not named judges yet (in the Content> Details section of your Strutta builder), youcan add judges now.Customize the pre-populated message and thensend out the e-mails.NoteDo not remove the <link> placeholder! It will bereplaced in the e-mail with a unique link that willlead each judge to their personal judginginterface.Example Received E-mail 3 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  5. 5. Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateJudging InterfaceEach judge will be directed to a judging interfacewhere they will review their favorite entries andrank them. Judges can drag and drop the ranking oftheir shortlisted picks.Judges do not have to submit their picks in onesitting. Our system will automatically save theirshortlist so they can leave and return to their workat their connivence.You can track judging results in your AdminDashboard > Timeline. 4 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  6. 6. Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > confirm > Notify >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 Voting round. 5 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  7. 7. Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateThe finalists will be published to the site when youconfirm them. The voting round will begin as peryour specific timeline. 6 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  8. 8. Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateLet the voting beginWhen a user logs in via Facebook (or bydefault on contests launched as aFacebook App), they will be prompted toshare favorite entry on their Timeline aftercasting a vote for all their friends andfamily to see!Voting limits as per your settings will beenforced. As questions from your contestcommunity are sure to arise, you may findour participant FAQs helpful. 7 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  9. 9. Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateWhen the voting round comes to a close, takea look at the Strutta Fraud Guard results toensure voting integrity. Then, take action inyour Admin Dashboard > Timeline.Click Review & ConfirmYour live site will be updated to reflect theclosed voting round: voting capabilitiesremoved, buttons and timeline messagingupdated.NoteWinners will not be published on the sitethrough our system at this point. You mustfirst Review & Confirm the winners.If your contest has more than one winner, youcan drag and drop the winner rankings.Click Replace to select another entry for eachwinners spot.Click Confirm to proceed to the Prize 8 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  10. 10. Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateYou’ve confirmed the winners. Now its time to let themknow what they’ve won!Click Send Winner Notifications to close your sitethrough our system. The site will post the winnerswhen all the winners have claimed their prize.You can also click Skip This Step to publish winnersimmediately. The site updates automatically to reflectwiners. You must notify winners manually.Assign any listed prizes to each winner andpersonalize the message.Do not remove the <judge> or <link> placeholder, itwill be replaced in an email with a unique link that willlead each winner to their prize claiming form. 9 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  11. 11. Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site Update Winners will click through to the prize claiming form. Track who has claimed their prizes and collect the contact information in your Admin Dashboard > Tools > Export Data. Once all winners have claimed their prizes, your contest will close. 10 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  12. 12. Set up Judging > Confirm > Voting > Confirm > Notify >Claim > Site UpdateOnce all winners have claimed their prizes, yourcontest will automatically close and your site willupdate to reflect the winners! 11 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  13. 13. Other ways to display yourwinnersBefore you send out the good word onFacebook, in blog posts, tweets, e-blasts andother communications, make sure your site isupdated.You can edit your site while it is live in yourAdmin Dashboard > Edit, we encourage youto get creative!We’ll host your site for an additional twoweeks past the contest’s end date. Beyondthat you can keep it live by enablingExtended Hosting.Maggiano’s updated the graphic in the Look & Feel > 12 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  14. 14. 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 their winners.13 Closing Your Judging to Voting
  15. 15. There You Have It! Your Judging to Voting 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 14 Closing Your Judging to Voting

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