We have made updates to how percentile ranks are calculated. The score now takes into account several additional factors.
While we can not disclose the actual formula used to compute this score, here are some highlights:
- The score assigns a different weightage to “Love It”, “Shortlisted”, “Like It” and “On The Right Track” ratings received in contests.
- The score now also takes into account your contest wins from the past 6 months. Earlier this score was solely based upon ratings received in contests.
- The score factors in the quantity of your submissions per contest.
- It also takes into account how often a CH removed your access from their contest due to not following the brief.
In order to improve or maintain a high percentile score, we recommend submitting a small amount of thoughtful entries initially with explanations. Once you receive feedback on the initial submissions, you should submit more entries.
In addition to this change, we will also be updating the entry limits for creatives. The entry limits will now also take into account your withdrawn entries. Please note that the new entry limits will come into effect starting next week.
Learn more about the revised limits here:
Also, this article provides details on how you can improve your overall percentile ranking:
The primary goal for these changes is to discourage a large quantity of submissions that may not align with the brief.
We believe this will further increase the engagement level of contest holders and reduce the number of contests where a CH does not select a winner. We will continue to monitor this change and may adjust our algorithm or entry limits in the future.