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How Do I Choose a Winner For Photo Contests?

Last updated: June 16, 2021

When you are ready to wrap up your photo contest, you will need to pick a winner. There are a few different ways you can pick winners for your photo contests with Gleam:

Randomly Picking Winners

If you would like to pick a winner for your photo contest at random all you need to do is go to the Winners tab of your campaign and click Draw Winners.

Winners tab on the Gleam Competitions dashboard

If the winner you drew doesn't meet your photo contest's eligibility requirements you can easily re-pick the winner by clicking Winner in the Status column and selecting Re-pick win.

Manually Picking Winners

If you are judging your photo contest based on merit or skill, you will likely want to manually pick the best submission as your winner.

All you need to do is find your winning submission in the Actions tab of your campaign and select Make Winner in the Status column.

Manually picking a winner from the Actions tab on the Gleam Competitions dashboard

Picking Winners From a Popular Vote

You can also pick winners for your photo contests by letting your audience vote for their favourite submissions and choosing the photo with the most votes as your winner.

Then, you'll manually pick the winner from the Actions tab.

In order to do this you will need to display your submissions in a Gallery and allow users to vote on them. You can learn everything you need to know about running photo voting contests right here.

Once your photo voting contests has closed, sort your Gallery by Most Popular to find the submission with the most votes, match the submission in the Actions tab of your campaign and select Make Winner in the Status column.

Picking the most popular entry as winner from the Actions tab on the Gleam Competitions dashboard

What Are The Options For Choosing Winners In Competitions?

To pick a winner for your campaign, you can either draw winners randomly for chance-based campaigns, or manually for skill-based campaigns.

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