Saturday, May 30, 2009

Is it time to Change ACT’s Weekly Contest?

For the past several weeks the Artfire Cafemom Team (ACT), an artist guild on, has been running a weekly contest. A theme is announced to guild members who submit one of their items, which is for sale in their Artfire Studio. A poll is then posted and voting by the general public takes place throughout the weekend, with the winner announced on Monday. The winner receives one week of free advertising on this blog by having their ArtFire rapid card displayed.

It’s a well planned and orchestrated contest. But only a limited number of the guild members have been submitting one of their creations. That was great for those of us having fun with this friendly competition because it gave us a better chance at winning notoriety and free publicity. But one of the comments left on last week’s poll started me thinking about ways to improve or expand the contest.

What if we opened the contest to any artist with a studio on Artfire?

Here are some pros:

ACT would become more visible and better known throughout the Artfire community.

ACT would receive more entries each week, which would mean more variety and excitement for those participating as well as for our readers who vote.

Artist’s outside of ACT who enter the contest would help bring more traffic and readers to this blog.

ACT's membership may increase.

And Here are some possible cons:

We might have to limit the number of entries per week.

.We’d have to post the weekly theme somewhere in Artfire rather than in our Cafemom forum.

Whether you are a member of ACT or not, if you are reading this, we welcome your feedback. Please answer the questions in this quick poll:

Get This - Survey Results -

We’re all ears as we consider making changes to ACT's Weekly Contest. So, if you can think of any additional pros and/or cons, or even just questions or other suggestions, please give us your opinions in the comment section at the end of this article. We’ll let you know in a few weeks if we decide that it is time to change our weekly contest. Meanwhile, it’ll be back to business as usual, so tune in again next weekend and vote for your favorite item right here on the ACT blog.


Shannon Rea said...

I think that this is a good idea for this guild in particular. There are so many moms out there that enjoy supporting each other, not to mention moms looking for groups that they think they will fit into. And...I'm all for more traffic!