[Base on the feedback from the community, this update will not be enacted.]
We are updating our Winner Selection Policy. Awards will be governed by the updated guidelines starting February 15.
Squadhelp contests require a Contest Holder to choose one winner from 100-600+ entries. During this process, there are four stages in which a Contest Holder signals which names are still in the running for winner selection:
- Initial rating
- Audience Testing
- Trademark Validation
Previously, the Award Distribution Policy only took ratings and shortlisting into account. Moving forward, the list of entries sent for Audience Testing and then Trademark Validation will be considered for award distribution.
If a contest is abandoned after the Contest Holder begins Audience Testing (up to 6 entries), only the Creatives whose entries are included in the Test will receive the award split.
If a contest is abandoned after the Contest Holder begins Trademark Research (up to 3 entries), only the Creatives whose entries are included in the Research process will receive the award split.
This will allow the award amount to be split based on the latest list of names that the CH is considering.
When the Audience Testing or Trademark Research process is initiated by the CH, we will mark your name with an icon on the Contest Page’s My Entries Tab, so you will know that your name is included.
If the contest does not initiate audience testing or trademark validation, then the existing guidelines will apply.