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Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

Billboard Contest Do's And Don'ts

We all love a contest and this one is definitely one we love as it means amazing exposure for our businesses.

The do's are share your links everywhere you visit. Social media especially. Tell your friends. Your customers. Send out newsletters, chat about your art and add a link to the contest

Do not forget, they can only vote 25 times, so they may go back and remove some of your votes later so they can try to vote for another person. Be prepared.

Do ONLY add printable quality images.

Those are the main do's

The do nots are pretty self explanatory

Do NOT message people on this site to share your links, that is spam as they have not signed up for them. You can lose your account is spamming people
Do NOT message group members if you're a group admin, to share your links. Use your discussions
Do not open threads in the main forum about the contest. There is a link below to share links here. Groups discussions are different.. Read on... You can chat about how you are sharing your entries etc, here, https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=7721351
Check with group admins before opening threads in the groups. Some admins may already have a group thread open for this.

IMPORTANT Please remember that votes are based on IPs. So only one vote per IP

Have fun

GOOD LUCK



Here is a chatting post to get ideas etc https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=7721351

Leave your link AND descriptions here https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=7731417

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Mary Bedy

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the clarification on the 25 votes, Abbie. I didn't see that in the contest description anywhere (maybe I missed it), but people got annoyed before when they didn't know about the limit.

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

Yes, I thought I had better mention it

 

Renny Spencer

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the info

 

Luther Fine Art

1 Month Ago

Thanks Abbie!

You said do NOT post discussions about the contest... but then said that members should not to post discussions about this in groups but to check with admins.. I think I am needing some clarification

I like the voting limit.. I have started to do that in my contests .. it seems to help, IMHO

 

Luther Fine Art

1 Month Ago

....

 

Douglas Brown

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the info Abbie, good luck all.

 

Conni Schaftenaar

1 Month Ago

Luther Fine Art, I believe Abbie has said that we cannot open new threads in the GENERAL forum pages about our entries. However, if within groups an Admin chooses to let people post in a thread inside that group, that appears to be OK. I'm wondering if that is the case, if people can post the links to the vote page for their image in the contest or just post that they're IN the contest.

 

Peggy Collins

1 Month Ago

I'm already receiving messages from group admins about the contest...

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

They will message you and tell you about it. That's what group admins should be doing... And hopefully telling people the main contest link and a link to this discussion

They should not be adding their own image links

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

I have put main in bold.

I meant don't start threads in the MAIN discussions

You can see if the admin is allowing them in their groups

Some admin have already started threads for this

Conni, I'm sure the admin who allow s this want you to share the actual links to vote

 

Liesl Walsh

1 Month Ago

Abbie if someone has won the billboard contest in the past are they still eligible to enter and win again?

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

Yes

 

Sandy Jackman

1 Month Ago

I posted three paintings of mine how do I find link to my work in contest to have people vote

 
 

Suzanne Wilkinson

1 Month Ago

Can people that are not FAA members vote? They haven’t been able to sign in through FB to vote in regular contests for quite a while.

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

We double checked that facebook log in was working, before starting this years.

 

Suzanne Wilkinson

1 Month Ago

Thank you Abbie

 

Christopher W Cook

1 Month Ago

Okay, I've submitted three images from my FAA website. What do I do next?

 

Susan Maxwell Schmidt

1 Month Ago

Do people have to register with FAA to vote?

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

Christopher, go to your social media and share your links

If you blog, tell people about it


Susan, they always have... In any contest

 

Shelli Fitzpatrick

1 Month Ago

When does voting start? I am a bit confused about how to promote it before the submission deadline is over.

Edit: Nevermind... I think I figured it out.

now I am off to share my links!

Good luck everyone!

 

Douglas White

1 Month Ago

Hi Abbie.

As a newbie here I feel like I'm missing something.
When we post our 3 images, I assume we get a link to them at that time, which we can share anywhere except on FFA. This voting 25 times has me a bit confused.
1- so if I share these links with my Twiiter following, family etc. Anyone who follows the link can vote 25 times, but only once per image. Is this correct?
2- If these people vote for other images or artists this negates the vote for you.Why would you want them voting against you?
3- As I understand it you need 100 votes to qualify?

Sorry if these seem like dumb questions.

Thank you.

 

Gill Billington

1 Month Ago

Douglass. When you join the contest and add up to 3 of your images just click on each one and there is a link there to share on social media or elsewhere.

This has the rules and scroll down to see the other prizes.

https://fineartamerica.com/contests/billboard-contest-2022.html?tab=overview

1. Correct!
2. If you advertise any contest people can wander off to look at other artist’s work. The thing is you only have to get to 25 votes and you get a free T-shirt or hoodie etc.

3.The 100 vote threshold is to get accepted as a finalist and featured on FAA’s Instagram page.

If you get 250 votes you will get a free 24x36inch canvas of your choice.

 

Dujuan Robertson

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the info.

 

Diann Fisher

1 Month Ago

RE: Suzanne Wilkinson14 Hours Ago
Can people that are not FAA members vote? They haven’t been able to sign in through FB to vote in regular contests for quite a while.

Abbie, I am receiving comments that individuals who are not among the FAA members are not able to vote via FB. They push the link to sign-in via FB, it takes them to the voting section, but won't allow them to vote and bounces them back to the sign-in. Of note: was on their phones, in case that info is pertinent.

Just a heads up. Thanks.

 

Maria Valehrach

1 Month Ago

This is really helpful!! Thank you so much for sharing!

 

Kathy Knopp

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the info. I totally missed the email for some reason. Appreciate your help! Kathy

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

Is anyone else having issues re fb and mobile phones?

 

Min fen Zhu

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Abbie.

 

Liesl Walsh

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Abbie!

 

Darlene Perry

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much for the info,

 

Douglas White

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Gill.

 

Diann Fisher

1 Month Ago

Abbie,
I had my daughter try to go to several other artists images, just to be sure it wan't related to me, and same thing happened. She gets one of two things - Page Not Available, or the page opens, and she clicks to go thru FB and it opens the vote page, but when she attempts to vote, it goes back to the login or vote by FB page, never allowing the vote to count.

Hope that info will help figure out the issue. I don;t think people will know there is an issue unless they have someone who is not am FAA member that can try it out.

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Diann

 

Peggy Collins

1 Month Ago

A friend of mine has reported two problems when trying to vote. Here's what she wrote me:

"I’ve been trying for 30 min to log in so I can vote for you. I forgot my password and they keep telling me they’ve sent it to my email but haven’t so I try to create a new account and they tell me one already exists at my email address so I keep going in circles and getting nowhere."

When I told her she could vote through Facebook she tried and wrote me this:

"I click on that and it changes colour but doesn’t go anywhere."

She was trying on her phone.

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

IMPORTANT Please remember that votes are based on IPs. So only one vote per IP

 

Clyde Shokes Jr

1 Month Ago

My posts are all square. Billboards are very rectangular. How is that going to work?

 

Marilyn MacCrakin

1 Month Ago

My friends on FB are trying to vote (they are not in my household or IP address) - it asked them to join FAA to vote? Some did and still could not vote. This was earlier today. I thought people could vote though Facebook?

 
 

Gill Billington

1 Month Ago

Clyde, these were the winners last year. There are a variety of shapes. They design the boards around the image.

https://fineartamerica.com/contests/billboard-contest-2021.html?tab=winnerstv

 

Peggy Collins

1 Month Ago

Abbie, any word on a fix for the problem people are having trying to vote through Facebook?

 

Steve Raley

1 Month Ago

Abbie, I'm receiving reports from my FB friends that they are being prompted to login to FAA before they can vote. This is on computers, not phones. Is there any kind of work-around for this? Thank you.

 

Val Arie

1 Month Ago

I was just wondering what a non member must do to vote?

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

Facebook was checked and appears to be working. We are still trying to find the cause of these people saying it's not. Any extra info would be helpful please... Error messages for example

They have to register, not just sign in if not already a member i would have thought

You have to set up an account to vote. That's how it is

 

Peggy Collins

1 Month Ago

Abbie, I suspect my friend's problem with signing in on Facebook is probably because she had a password from voting years ago and lost it but she can't create a new account unless she gives a new email address. Whatever...it's only one vote.

 

Hiedi Brown

1 Month Ago

Abbie, I’m being told the “log in with Facebook “ link is broken. Someone else told me “it says I already voted when I hadn’t/first time” I’ve deduced that the problem only seems to those whom try to use the Facebook links. Hope this helps - also figured out friends/family can’t vote for you if they’re on the same WiFi. Found this out at a dinner party last night. Thank you for bringing attention to this! I’ve seen several threads about it with no real answers.

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

Peggy

Tell her to contact me on FB and I'll give her a new password

 

Peggy Collins

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Abbie, I passed that along to her. Appreciate you!

 

Tony Russomanno

1 Month Ago

My none Fine Art Friends cannot vote for my paintings can someone provide a details list of how they can vote on Facebook.

Thanks

 

Tony Russomanno

1 Month Ago

Abbie Shores, Tried to look you up on facebook but cannot identify which Abbie S your are.

 

Kiruthika S

1 Month Ago

I have spent only 15 votes of mine, when I try to vote more a msg is popping saying that I have votes 25 times....can someone clarify me about this issue?

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

I'm not there as Abbie shores as i don't really want to be found there :-)

 

Sally Tiska Rice

1 Month Ago

I have shared my link on multiple forms of social media and I have received several messages from my followers saying that they can’t login with Facebook to vote. Everyone is trying to vote for Edith and they are not able to unless they have a account here on Fine Art America? Is there something that I can advise my followers to do so they can vote?

 

Amanda Lynn

1 Month Ago

So everyone I know doesn’t want to make an account to vote. This is ridiculous that you have to!

 

Tim Phelps

1 Month Ago

Yes Amanda--I see that is a problem-----potential voters must register with FAA in order to vote-----this scares potential voters away because they do not want that extra step-----it explains why I have had multiple favorable responses in social media that have not resulted in votes...it may impede many from getting to the 100 vote finalist threshold.......it is what it is--I guess.........Best, Tim

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

No. It's not ridiculous

Yes you have to register to vote. This is not only an awesome prize for the winners, but it's also an advertising setup for the site. We sell prints. The contest brings buyers AND artists. It's what the site is for and, the more popular the site, the more eyes on YOUR work leading to more sales. Sales keep the site open. If the site closes, we ALL lose. Many sites and businesses are closing right now, or really struggling.... Advertising is important!

No, family often may not vote for your work if another member is on the same IP. Each vote is IP based. You can sometimes get around this if you really need to, by using a wi-fi connection for one person, and mobile data for the other. If all your family are on different plans...

This contest does have an amazing prize BUT more importantly, you're bringing people to view all the art, all your art, and this is a free advertising part to add to your marketing plan.

Purchases are no part of this contest.

If people hide their IP they can't join or vote

Thank you.

---------
Site Manager FAA/Pixels

 

Amber Chiang

1 Month Ago

do you have to join the website in order to vote?

 

Enrique Riki Apperley

1 Month Ago

Indeed Tim. Many, almost all, of my Facebook contacts have voted but they don't come through. Very frustrating.

 

Enrique Riki Apperley

1 Month Ago

I agree Amanda but that's the way it is.

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

There are no issues with voting. Thousands are voting daily. All is working

I have given the reasons numerous times so please stop repeating the complaint

 

Kirsty Ratcliffe

1 Month Ago

Is anyone having issues with people voting? People are logging in through Facebook, clicking vote and it’s asking to log in again? So they log in again and click vote again and it asks to log in again? Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask

 

Calvin Mullins

1 Month Ago

I am being solicited for votes. Is this proper?

 

Joy Watson

1 Month Ago

I have received them also Calvin a few times. I thought this was against the rules.

 

Luther Fine Art

1 Month Ago

It definitely is against the rules

 

Simon Sturge

1 Month Ago

hello, thanks for the info Abbie, and good luck everyone. I understand the point of this contest is also about getting people to the site and exposure for FAA.

However, the voting structure favors people with a lot of followers more than it does the work of the artist. So the people with a large following already are the ones more likely to win.

I don't have a lot of social media followers or even a big email list to reach out to and even though I know more than 100 people it's not like everyone I know will actually vote. This means the chances of getting anywhere close to the numbers needed are small.

SO it's not really a fair competition as it is about the number of followers you have rather than the work. you only have a chance if you have a lot (a lot) of followers already.

Any advice for people (with few friends or followers) to get people to vote for their art?

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

Calvin, Just send them to me and I'll tell the people

The thing is, even if you don't win, or come close... You've been exposed... And of course i mean that in the nicest way

 

Lembayung Senja

1 Month Ago

thanks for the info

 

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