If you’re not getting entries to your design contest, ask yourself these questions.

  • Is my contest attractive to designers?

 Sound creators in our community are less likely to enter a contest which isn’t pay for in advance or offers only the minimum prize.  Consider increasing the prize on offer to attract more sound creators.

  • Am I giving lots of detailed feedback?

 Sound creators love feedback.  Your brief acts as a starting point, but your feedback is vital for sound creators to create a sound you love.  Once the contest has concluded, keep accurate notes, and feel free to share them with the top picks for the contest.

  • Have I waited long enough for submissions?

 The more complex your sound contest is, the longer you may have to wait for entries to start appearing.  Sound creators can start to create up simple drafts within a day, but complex orchestrations or extended reads may take at least a couple of days to start appearing.

If your requirements are complex, it’ll take sound creators longer to meet them.

  • Am I answering all questions which are being asked?

 Make sure you also answer questions by the account manager or by the sound creators participating in your contest promptly.

  • Are my contest title and brief clear and to the point?

Make sure that your contest title is clear and eye-catching.  Also check that your brief is clearly written, and that you’re asking for only one category of design.

Still having trouble getting sound creators to your contest?  Contact our support team – Contact our support team – we’re here to help!

Also check out our advice on how to run a successful design contest.


Leave a Comment