New Feature: Add a Contest

As promised earlier in the week, I’ve added the ability to enter your own contests.  It’s not fancy, but it’s functional.  Before you add a contest, though, it’s a good idea to search for it first and make sure that it’s not already in the database.

Anyway, give it a try and let me know what you think.


#1 Ron Doyle on 03.22.08 at 3:43 pm

Enter for your chance to WIN a trip to the Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa in Australia, voted the World’s Leading Eco Lodge at the 2007 World Travel Awards.

Question for you: Is the New Feature: Add a Contest meant for me to allow me to add a contest directly OR do I let you know of the contest and you add it for me?

How is the new Add Your Own Contest different than the Add A Contest?

Your question to me about listing only Canadian contests: I find that there a better chance to win if I only enter Canadian contests.

Secondly – I tried to select the My Contest and nothing happens. How do I make entry in the My Contest area? What are the steps?

#2 admin on 03.22.08 at 7:54 pm

Ron: Thanks for the feedback! The new feature is intended to allow you to enter any contests that you want to track.

When you enter a contest this way, it will show up in your “Today’s Contests” listings at the appropriate times. It also goes into our contest publishing tool and, if it appears to be something that might interest others, may end up on the front page of

Regarding the option to display only Canadian contests: I like the idea, and I’m working on that change right now. I expect I’ll be able to update the site tomorrow.

I’m also going to rename the “My Contests” button, as it is a bit misleading. I meant for it to be a way to get back to the contest listings after you’ve done something else, like a search. I think I’ll change the name to “Today’s Contests”, so that it’s more consistent with the rest of the site.

And I’ll also be adding a filter called “Created by me” that will show only the contests that you’ve entered.

Hopefully these changes will make the “new contests” functionality a bit more intuitive.

#3 New View: “Entered by me” — The LookContests Blog on 03.23.08 at 10:03 am

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