How does a user create a contest? I want to have 2 contests using drupal and 1 using kicad?

How does a user create a contest? I want to have 2 contests using drupal and 1 using kicad?
How would I sponsor thowse?
200$ or 300$ valued prizes.
drupal step by step to a ecommerse shop.
drupal step by step to a multi user contribution community.
kicad electronic design streamlined and documented step by step.

A flow for how a user could insert paypal ammount for prize and post contest and win date would be awsome.

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Flintlock6 years ago
A few years ago, a few people started doing a few contests by themselves.

Now there's a dozen "user-generated" contests per week, it seems, and they are so plentiful that they have lost their steam.

The contest seems like it might be appealing, as long as the prize has enough draw value (a pro membership probably wouldn't be a sufficient prize for the effort provided in the contest). If you somehow contacted drupal, convinced them to sponsor the contest, and get a decent prize donated, you might have a good start.

Promotion would also be key. There aren't enough active members that comment or view the forums to host an entire contest. You would have to self promote, and convince people to come to the site to participate.
josheeg (author)  Flintlock6 years ago
Well since drupal is a open source web software I am not shure if they would sponsor a instructables contest. Would you say some 200- 300$ prize would be more fair. I understand a membership is only 20-30$
Kiteman6 years ago
You can just announce an unofficial contest yourself, say by writing an Instructable like this: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-enter-the-International-Go-Pro-Challenge/

josheeg (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
Very ingenious so instructables lets you buy things and you used that to create your own unoffical contest.
I could use my 3d thing-o-matic printer to print 2nd prize and first prize things and a pro membership.
So how did you communicate the idea or did people just find it?
Kiteman josheeg6 years ago
I announced it here in the forums and tweeted it - I have quite a few followers, but the entry level was disappointing in the end.
josheeg (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
So you can see how maby if it is a complex contest like drupal ecommerse a official contest might be better. I like the attempt you did. I wonder if the admins have a form I can fill out to create a contest. just to show a larger audience.
Kiteman josheeg6 years ago
To get an official Drupal contest going, you'd best contact Drupal directly first.
Look for an extension/plugin/module for this kind of thing.
josheeg (author)  Lithium Rain6 years ago
I know there is drupal commerse as a packaged configured drupal butit is not 7.9 so it is behind but how it is done is helpful. Also how these modules are added is covered what midules & how to get it all to come together is how instructible could add.
I'm not sure what you're saying, to be honest. Are you saying you think Instructables is built on Drupal and that they could improve their contests using a special contest plugin?
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