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Date: 3/6/08 11:14 AM

Did you know that PR (PatternReview.com) has lots of fun contests to motivate and inspire you. Whatever your skill level maybe, I guarantee that there is a contest going on at all times, you'd be interested in joining.

Here's a quick tutorial to get you started.

Where do I find the contests?

To find the currently running contests, simply go to the Home Page and hovering over the “Contests” button. Click “Currently Running” from the dropdown menu. To participate in a contest, you'll need to register in the contest first. Contests are free to join and any member of Pattern Review, either paying (FoPR) or non-paying, who is a registered member on the site before the contest begins is eligible to enter.



If you'd like to find out more about upcoming contests and new contest discussions, go to the Message Boards and click on the Contest Discussions Forum



Now, that you've found a contest, what's next?
Choose the contest you'd like to register for and don't forget to read the contest rules before you enter.



Now, simply sew based on the contest rules and take part in the active contest discussion with the contest manager. You'll find all contest related links on the Contest Report.



If you click on Chat with Others, it will take you to the forum thread for that specific contest. Click on the Post a New Message button on the contest discussion thread to participate in the discussion.



Entering an item to the Contest Report

When you are ready to enter your item to the contest report, write a pattern review first. If you're using a TNT (Tried and Tested) pattern and you've reviewed it before, simply edit your review and change the finished garment photo.

To write a new pattern review, go to the home page and click on Add Review link from under the new pattern reviews list.



Once you have written your review and uploaded the requisite number of images, you will see this screen:



Enter the review in the appropriate contest.
Alternatively, you may enter your review into the contest by going back to the contest page, clicking “Enter Items”.



It will take you to a new page where you click the name of the contest you are entering your review in.



This will take you to yet another page where you can enter your review into the contest.



Your entry will appear in the contest report as well as the contest gallery. If you need to make changes to your entry, please get in touch with your contest manager either on the contest discussions on the boards, or by sending them a private message.

How are winners chosen?

In most contests, winners are chosen based on votes by PatternReview members. Please read the contest rules to find out more about the winning criteria for each contest. Voting typically begins the day after the contest ends and goes on for 10 days. Up to 5 votes per reader is allowed. Readers must be logged in to their PatternReview account and must be verified PR members for at least 3 months ( 90 days) before they are eligible to vote.

All voting is done on the Contest Gallery

A few things about the Contest Gallery.
1. Only if you posted a photo to your review which is entered as your contest entry will your entry appear on this page.
2. If the contest has ended, everyone is able to see the top 3 votes on the Contest Gallery.
3. The entries on the Contest Gallery are displayed in a random order.
4. If you are looking at the Contest Gallery, your entry will appear in a different color to distinguish from all the other entries. Also, you'll be able to see your own votes after voting has ended.
5. Contest Managers can see votes for everyone.



Hope this makes things a little easier.

-- Edited on 5/5/16 at 2:59 PM --

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Date: 3/6/08 3:12 PM

Thanks for posting this helpful info, Deepika!

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Date: 3/8/08 3:45 AM

yes, great idea. If the contest owners post a link to that on the front page of each contest thread it could really cut down on the same old questions being asked over and over by different people.

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Date: 3/8/08 3:49 AM

This is great! Thanks for posting this guide.

ETA: Great idea, Ruthie! I'll add a link in the Wardrobe Contest thread.
-- Edited on 3/8/08 3:50 AM --
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Date: 3/8/08 8:14 AM

Wow Deepika, nice post! :)

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Date: 3/10/08 10:06 PM

This would have been nice to know when I first started the Wardrobe Contest.

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Date: 3/10/08 10:55 PM

This is very helpful thank you, I'm planning on entering the mini wardrobe contest as my first contest. I had no idea I needed to register officially so thats saved me some trouble! Now I need to go and practice storyboards and composite photos.

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In reply to Deepika

Date: 3/23/08 11:32 AM

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Your entry will appear in the contest report as well as the contest gallery. If you need to make changes to your entry, please get in touch with your contest manager either on the contest discussions on the boards, or by sending them a private message.


Deepika, First thanks for the great tutorial.

I have a question ... does the above mean that if I need to edit the review I've entered for the contest that I can't??

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Date: 3/23/08 11:37 AM

You can edit the review but you can't edit the entry in the contest gallery.

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In reply to Debbie Cook

Date: 3/23/08 11:44 AM

Quote: Debbie Cook
... does the above mean that if I need to edit the review I've entered for the contest that I can't??

Debbie - I think Deepika is refering to the actual entries into the contest, not the reviews linked to the entries. You aren't able to adjust those once they have been entered so the contest manager can do it for you.


Great info, Deepika!


Edit: oops, posting at the same time!

-- Edited on 3/23/08 11:45 AM --

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