How to set up contest manager
In order to use contest manger the first thing you would have to do is have a business account or higher and reach out to our sales team at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-444-1119
The first thing you would have to do when you go to contest manager under Add-ons would be to click on "Edit Network Settings"
- Enter in your contact e-mail so if people have questions during the contest the messages will go there
- "Allow new users to sign up" this allows or prevents people from entering the contest if you want a cut off date for entry
- "Ask for employee ID" this field provides an option for internal contest that you may want to run so you can track employees
- "Ask for users full name on signup" Ask the user to put in their full name when signing up
- "Require your users to verify email address on signup" This will send users an e-mail with a link they have to click on before sign up takes over
- "Ask users for their country when signing up" This will ask people to put in the country they are located
- "Require you users to agree to the rules before signing up" This will create a check box that the users will need to click to make sure they understand the rules of the contest
After you check the boxes you want click the save box (these settings are for all contest that you are running)
Now it is time to make your first contest so click on New Contest (you will not be charged for it until you launch it)
Once the contest shows up just click on Edit to the Right
This section is about how your contest will look to your end users.
We provide 3 different colored themes that you can select in the drop box.
You can also add a custom header that is 900px wide and will change the Title on all the pages of the contest
You can add a custom banner which would be the large image on your voting page
Sharing, check this box if you want facebook and twitter Icons to show up allowing people to share the contest
Title of your contest
"Intro Video id" put in the video id of the video you want to show up on the first page of your contest. Enter the id of a video you wish to display on your contest page. Eg if the video url is http://www.viddler.com/v/vid123 - then the id would be vid123
"Description" This would be the place for the overall description of the contest
"Submission requirements" This will be any special requirements you want in the videos that people are making for the contest
"Display vote count on entries" If you check this the amount of votes a video has will show up, if not checked then it will not show the amount of views a video has
"Entries should be sorted by" You can set the videos to show up in a random order, by date, or number of votes
"Analytics code" If you have your own analytics provider you can put a tracking code for it here to get analytics for your contest
"Timezone" This would be the time zone you want the dates and times to go by for the contest
"Submission times" This is the time frame that the videos can be submitted to the contest, just put in the start and end for people to submit videos then choose the date range. To do this you would click on the calendar once for the start and then again on the day you want it to end, this will then change the timeframe
"Number of entries allowed per User" Leave empty for unlimited but can limit to any amount you would like, and this is the amount of submissions they can have
"Voting times" This is configured the same way as submission times but it is the time frame people have to cast their votes, can be different then the submission times.
"Votes Allowed" You can set the amount of votes that someone can put through in a time frame of what you are looking for. For instance if you only want one vote per user you would type 1 in the first box and 9999 hours. You can limited however you would like
"Require users to register in order to vote" Click this if you want to make them register or not.
Click on "New Prize" (you can do this as many times as you want each click is another prize)
"Title" This is the title of the prize that you are giving way
"Description" is a brief summary of the prize
"Value" What the prize is valued at
"Image" you can upload a picture of the prize here if you like
Click "New Sponsor" to add a sponsor that you have for the contest if applicable
"Title" The title of the Sponsor of your contest
"Description" Whatever you would like to say about said sponsor
"Url" Link to your Sponsor's site
"Logo" The Sponsor's company Logo
Here you can set it so the entries go live right away, or so you can Moderate them before others can see them to vote on them.
Here you would enter in all the Legal information for the contest so Your company Name, Phone number and Address
There is a box to choose if you want to make it so your users must accept the rules before uploading a video
You can put in a Url to the rules if you like
We do have a default rules option so you don't have to write your own, but if you like you can type in your own
Then all you have to is click on Launch After filling in all the information and you will be charged for the contest at that time and it will be created for you.
After the contest is created
You can click on Administer Entries to approve or deny videos that were sent to your contest if you have moderation set up
User's tab can be clicked on to view all the users that are signed up.