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|2014 Contests Announced! ||By Deepika on 12/23/13 1:04 PM
Here at PatternReview we love everything about Contests. We love how they inspire us. How they make us think outside the box and encourage us to step out of our comfort zone all in the good company of our PatternReview friends.
So before we announced the new contests for next year, we though it might be a good idea to give you a little insight into how the contests are run here.
At the end of each year we compile a list of contest ideas (which come in throughout the year from you) into a survey and ask our members to pick a few contests they are most likely to participate in.
When the results come in, the contest committee carefully reviews it and selects the final list. We try not to run more than 2 contests at any given time and each year we try to have a mix of popular contests with a few new twists thrown in (Inspired by the Movies is my favorite from the 2014 list!).
Once the contests have been set up, we request our members to volunteer to manage those contests. We also find sponsors who sponsor the prizes for these contests.
When the contest begins, the contest manager starts the lively discussion on the forums and supports the participants throughout the duration of the contest. When the contest ends, voting (in most cases) begins and winners are announced based on member votes.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to post on the contest survey. The randomizer picked PR member MonicaCR as the winner of a full year of Friends of PR membership and a complimentary Online Class. Congratulations MonicaCR!
Are you ready to see the 2014 Contest Lineup? Discuss here.
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