You might have seen star ratings next to the contest holder’s name. We’ve added this feature recently to improve the participation and feedback from contest holder. It also provides an easy mechanisms for contestants to know how engaged the contest holder is before participating in the contest. Here is how these star appear on the contest listing page:
We automatically calculate these stars based upon how active the contest holder is in rating the entries. If their rating stays low, we begin encouraging the contest holder to rate additional entries via notifications and messages on their contest dashboard page, such as this:
We hope these features would drive additional participation. We would love to know your thoughts about this feature, and any suggestions to further improve it.