In a vote-only contest, you submit your own photo, video, or essay entries for your visitors to vote on. There is no front-facing form that visitors enter, just the Voting Widget that displays the entries. This type of contest is especially useful for crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing asks customers for their input on company decisions. So, say you're thinking of opening a new location in a different part of town and are considering three potential sites. You could ask your visitors for their opinions by running a vote-only contest.
Here’s how to set it up:
- Follow the instructions to create an essay, photo, or video contest. Since you will be submitting the entries, make the form as simple as possible by removing any unnecessary fields, like the “Facebook ID” field.
- Follow the instructions to set up the Form Widget.
- Follow the instructions to set up the Voting Widget.
- Check the Preview button in the top-center of the Campaign Builder, and then click the Live Data button to turn Live Data ON.
- While still in the Campaign Builder, submit your entries into the Form Widget you set up.
- When you’re finished submitting your entries, disable visitor access to the Form Widget by deleting it from the Campaign, or setting its visibility to Builder View Only.
- Publish the Campaign or click Publish Changes.