Hosting A Contest Or Challenge
SingSnap has some really fun contests and challenges that you can join in on. We do host our own, but there are always a bunch being hosted by Snappers just like you. Read further for tips and help on hosting one of your own!
The main question people ask is: "What is the difference between a contest and a challenge?"
Challenges differ from contests in that they do not have an end "winner". Everyone participates and everyone completes the challenge. Challenges will generally have a specific theme and instructions such as "Sing a song beginning with the letter 'A'" or "Sing while balancing a spoon on your nose". Some challenges are silly and some are serious, but for the most part, they are just to have fun, do something a little outside your comfort zone and to enjoy interacting with other SingSnap members.
Questions and answers related to hosting contests.
I would like to host a contest, what do I do?
To start your own contest, first read the Contest Guidelines - Hosts topic. When you are ready to go, simply start a new topic in the Contests - Auditions category.
A member is causing undue drama on my contest topic, how should I handle this?
If you are a contest or challenge participant or host experiencing a disruptive member, and you cannot resolve the issue via private messaging with that member, please contact us and provide a link to the topic and the details of the situation. We will be happy to assist.
How do I make those cool award banners for my winners?
Creating and posting a banner is a task that is a little more complicated than what can be covered in this section. If you would like some help on where to go and what to do to create a graphic banner for comments or topics, please contact us and we will try to assist.
My round/contest is over, what should I do now?
When a contest round is completed, be sure to start a new topic for the next round. Copy the link to the new topic and paste it in the old topic so your contestants know where to go. The Community Admin Team will move your completed topic to Contests - Completed category after 24 hours.
For Challenges, please make a post on your topic that the challenge is closed. This will make it clear to our Community Admin team that it is alright to move the topic to the completed category.
If your topic has been moved, and you are NOT finished, please send a private message to SingSnapSupport and ask that it be moved back to In Progress.
Hosting a Challenge
Questions and answers related to hosting challenges
I would like to host a challenge, what do I do?
The most important part of being a good Challenge host is to be present and to ensure the topic moves along free of unnecessary drama. When you are ready to start your own Challenge, simply create a new topic in the Challenges & Themes - Active category on the message board.
What are my duties and responsibilities as a host?
The Challenge host is responsible for ensuring that the topic stays on track and that it remains drama-free. It is important to ensure that you do what you say you are going to do. For example, if you tell people you are going to give everyone banners, then make sure you follow through.
My challenge is over, what should I do now?
For Challenges, please reply on your topic that the challenge is closed. This will make it clear to our Community Admin team that it is alright to move the topic to the completed category.
If your topic has been moved, and you are NOT finished, please send a private message to SingSnapSupport and ask that it be moved back to Active.