So here is what I’m thinking. The original contest last year was in late March. But some people weren’t notified in time. I really only gave everyone three days. But we still pulled off a good contest.
This years contest was a bust and as a result was canceled. Or at least put off for a while. Some people say it was a bust because it was earlier (in February) rather then late March like it was last year (when it’s starting to become spring and people are feeling feisty). One person even said I should have it in mid summer when people are more in shape. Personally I think that’s too far off. Although I could have a second contest by then. Some people say that the addition of a prize made the contest seem kinda whorish. Another person said Xanga is less active this year.
Those might be true. But I also realize I didn’t remind people of the contest through out the weekend. I figured there were enough recs and enough buzz about it. But I guess that wasn’t enough. Some people forgot about it.
So what I’m consider doing now is a running collection where I would collect images till late March and then come late March I would hold the contest. This would give everyone a month to submit. I would also periodically remind people of the contest during that month.
Would this work out better for everyone? Or would everyone just forget or stop caring over that months time? What are your feelings about the prize? Does it motivate you to enter, not enter, care less?
This contest takes a little time and work to put together. Collecting images, logging them so I can find them. Collecting peoples info, then assembling everything for the final vote.