New: Playing Cards - Voting is On!
No one is voting - probably because they didn't see the pale button on the very bottom which says "save you vote". Also seems to allow one person to vote for the same entry many times?
Each day we have people voting for the art contests. The votes are all saved and at the end of the week when the voting ends, the votes are calculated and the entries are sorted by highest voted artworks. We would love it if more members voted for the entries and we have just launched a new Member Activity Rewards program to hopefully do that.
As for allowing members to vote multiple times, we only keep the most recent vote for each entry per artist. So you can vote multiple times for an entry, but only your last vote is saved and all previous votes are thrown out. We will be updating the contest page soon to display your vote on each entry, so you know that it saved.
To be more positive, I'd like to note that it is a very clever feature "one vote for member", which is described above.
One more feature that can make contests a bit more fare is juried contests. Not always, not in all contests, but sometimes for certain contests the AW staff could form a jury from experienced and properly educated AW members or staff to apoint a winner.
I also recall that on other art sites contests are often being started not by stuff, but by artists members. I also think that collectors and other would be buyers could also start contests - describe what artwork you want, look at artworks offered or specially made for you by AW members and just buy what you like most of all. Thus the winner and the price may appear in the most natural way.
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