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How to correctly enter a Play-by-Play Contest

Some contests ask that entrants submit updates to their entry similar to how a forum works.
Written by Andrew McDonald
Updated 8 months ago

Difference between Standard and Play-by-Play Contests

Play-byPlay is like a forum post. When you add an update, it adds a new section to your entry page with a date stamp. Older updates and comments get locked down and members can chat about you new update and share your updated media and notes.

Steps involved with a Play-by-Play contest

Contests are setup by the Administration team to be Standard or Play-by-Play. There will be information on your contest page that explains which 

1. Create an Entry

Enter the contest by selecting a category and creating an entry directly from the category page. This will take you to the page builder tool where you can add images, videos, text and other widgets.

TIP: Use your first update as a chance to explain what you plan to do during the contest. Which reference you might be using, what software you plan to use and anything else that will help inspire the other members to follow along.

During this step you will also be asked to add a title, description and a thumbnail image. You can edit this at any point, but it's good to be prepared.

2. Add an Update

Every time you make some good progress on your entry you should create an update. This will allow members to see how the entry is coming along, offer advice and give you a bit of encouragement.

Located at the top-right of your entry page is an Add Update button.

When you click this button you will be taken back to the page builder tool. Use the widgets to add images, videos, text or other widgets to show off your progress.

How do I edit an update?

We totally understand there are times you need to make a few tweaks to an update. Every update you add has a title that includes the date it was published. Located to the right of these dates is an Edit button. Click this to make your changes.

How do I edit my title, description and cover image?

Every time you create an entry update you are able to also update the title, description, cover image/thumbnails, tags and more. Simply click '+ Add Update' located top right of your entry page.

How do I find my entry page?

There are a few ways to do this, here are some methods:

 Need more help?

Use the live chat button located bottom-right of every page.

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