Creating an Entry / Question
What is an Entry?
In a Hangman, Quiz or other contest formats, you can submit your own options/candidates/questions, which can be part of the contest. This is known as an entry. These can be in the form of images, text or video.
Do I get prize points if I create an entry? How many points do I get per entry?
When approved, a participant gets 25 points for every contest approved.
Can I delete an entry after creating it?
No, entries once submitted cannot be deleted as other users vote for or against these entries and their points depend on it.
When will the contest that I created be visible on the website?
Entries and contests created by users are moderated for the safety and security of the site. A contest created by a user will be visible on the site immediately after it’s been approved by our moderators.
Can I upload my own videos on the website for any contest?
Yes you can. In fact you can also add videos directly from YouTube by just entering the URL of the video.
What hardware/software or other resources are essential to create an entry?
You’ll obviously need a PC.
Windows 95 or latest.
Internet Explorer 5 or above OR Mozilla Firefox.
A 266 mhz processor or better.
32 MB RAM or more.
Macromedia flash player.
Recommended resolution: 1024×768 and up.
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How do I tell people about my contest?
Go to the contest that you have created and then click on the “Share contest” option. Enter the required details in the pop up window and click on “Send”. Your friend will receive an invitation by email.
Can I edit my own contest?
Contests once created cannot be edited. You can, however, add more entries to your contest whenever you feel like.
Can I pull down an entry that I don’t like?
No, you cannot delete an entry that you don’t like.
Can I create a practice entry?
No, you can’t create a practice entry but we don’t think you’ll ever need to. Creating a contest on Contests2win is as simple as a walk in the park.
Will I be informed by email when an entry has been added to my contest or when my contest goes live?
Yes, you will certainly be informed via email as soon as your contest goes live.
Can others add entries to my contest?
Others can add entries to your contest only if you want them to. You have to specify this while creating your contest. The interface has an option to allow this or not.
What is a Quiz?
A Quiz is a contest format where a user must select the correct answer to the questions asked from the given options. The player scores points for each correct answer.
What is a Hangman?
A Hangman is a contest format where you have to get the answer by guessing one alphabet at a time. If the player gets the alphabet right, then the letter appears in the respective empty blank. If the player gets the guess wrong, s/he loses a chance. The player gets 7 guesses. Each completely correct answer scores 7 points.
What is a Crossword?
A Crossword is a contest format based on the classic word puzzle bearing the same name. Users have to answer and fill in words in the crossword based on cryptic clues which have been provided. A user scores a point for every correct answer.
What is a Personality Test?
Personality Tests are fun tests that try and describe what kind of person you are, in many different ways. There are mostly no right or wrong answers. Just answer the questions by choosing the options that apply to you and discover silly little things about yourself that you may not have known.
What is a Tag?
A ‘Tag’ is a keyword that helps a person search for your contest easily on the website. E.g. actors, cricket, etc
Community is the list of all the Contests2win users. It’s also a place where all of Contests2win’s best contest creators, top players and winners get their piece of glory.
Score is a number that judges a user’s performance in a particular contest. Scores are displayed for every contest, unlike Prize points, which are only won on certain contests.
What are Prize Points?
Prize points are points that are earned when a user plays selected contests (contests with Prize Points) for the first time, unlike a score which is universal to all contests. These Prize Points can later be redeemed for cool prizes on our prize section.
Can I play without logging in? Will I still earn points?
You can play, but you can’t earn points. Make sure you’re signed in when you’re playing so that our system can track your progress and credit points to your account. You don’t want to be missing on those points now, do you?
Can I create a contest without logging in?
No. You have to log in if you want to create a contest.
How many times can I play a particular contest? Do I get Prize Points every time I play?
You can play a particular contest as many times as you want to but you only earn Prize Points for your first attempt at the contest.
How do I change my password?
You can change your password by clicking on “My Profile” then clicking the “Change Password” option under ACCOUNT.
What happens if I forget my username or password?
Click on “Forgot Password” & enter your email address. Your password will be sent to the email address provided by you.
How do I vote for a contest?
You can vote for or vote against a contest by simply clicking on the “Thumbs Up” or the “Thumbs Down” sign respectively.
Can I bookmark a contest as “favourite”?
Yes you can. Simply click on the ‘Heart’ icon near the contest & it will be added to your favourites.
Is all the information in my account safe?
Yes, your information is completely secure with us & we shall not share it with anyone.
Can I play a contest whose duration has expired?
Yes you can play a contest whose duration has expired. However you will not be awarded any points for doing so.
How do I send my feedback to Contests2Win?
Mail us your feedback at email@example.com
What if I find something inappropriate on the site?
If you find any offensive content on the website you can report it to us by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org& we shall address it immediately.
Which browser is the best for accessing Contests2Win.com?
You can access the Contests2win website from any browser.
Who can Win and Redeem Prizes on Contests2win?
Only residents of India can WIN prizes at the moment. We’re working on it so that the rest of the World can join as well.
Is there a fee to use this website?
No. The site is absolutely free!
Can anyone else have access to the information that I give during registration?
No. Your information is secure with us & we shall not share it with anyone. But do be careful about sharing your username & password, especially on shared computers at cyber cafes or at work.
What does Contests2Win do with all the information taken during registration?
Your information is securely kept with the Contests2win.com database. We use the information to get in touch with you if and when required.
How do I make a profile for myself? How do I edit my profile with new information?
After signing in with your Contests2win username and password, click on “My Profile ” and then proceed to edit your profile.
Can I get a regular update on the new contests hosted on your site, via email?
Yes. You can get regular updates via email.
How do I contact Contests2Win?
You can get in touch with us via email at email@example.com.
Who do I contact if I need more information on a particular contest?
You can post a comment on the particular contest’s page. If you still need further clarifications you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your query as soon as possible.
Sometimes the page does not refresh or it says ‘Loading’ for a long time, why?
This could be due to a connectivity problem or a problem with the browser you are using. In such instances, ‘Refresh’ the page or try connecting to the website again.
Score / Prize Points
What is a Score?
A score is a number that judges a user’s performance in a particular contest. Scores are displayed for every contest, unlike Prize points, which are only won on certain contests.
What are Prize Points?
Prize points are points that are earned when a user plays selected contests for the first time, unlike a score which is universal to all contests. These Prize Points can later be redeemed for prizes.
Is there negative marking? If yes then is it applicable to all contests?
No. Currently we do not have negative marking for any contest.
How do I redeem my Prize Points?
You can redeem your Prize Points by going to the ‘Prizes’ section, clicking on the prize that you desire, then click on the ‘Redeem Now’ link that is present at the bottom of the window. If you qualify to redeem the prize i.e. possess the required amount in Prize Points, click on the ‘Redeem Now’ button at the bottom of the page. Proceed to fill the entire form & enter your ‘Password’ to confirm the redemption.
Where can I view my Prize Points?
You can view your Prize Points earned by visiting your profile page.
How do I join the new Contests2Win? Will my old Contests2win id work? Will my points get transferred?
You need to ‘Sign up’ to join Contests2win. But, if you already have a previous Contests2win id, you can get it transferred along with your points to the new Contests2win.
How will I know if I have won? How long will you take to announce the results of a contest?
At the end of each contest, winners will be declared. These winners will be informed via email or phone & their names will also be displayed on the website.
How do you search for people on Contests2win?
We have created a whole new section where Contests2win where users can interact with each other. Look under the “Community” tab, your search ends there.
Can I invite my friends to play a particular contest?
Yes you definitely can. All you have to do is go to the contest you want to share with your friend and click on “Share contest”. Enter the requisite details in the pop-up window that appears and your friend will receive an email invite from us.
Any other questions?*
E-mail us on email@example.com. You’ll be happy to know we check our mail every 10 min.