Excellent examples of contests! Selfishly, I'm saving this for when we look at Contests for Aurora. There are some concepts like the "time based submissions" or "secret entries" that I like for Contests AND the Ideas discussion style. More to come on those next year!
With the current iteration of Contests, I'd like to see more usage of the text-based style of contests. We do that for Khoros Kudos as @CarolineS said, and I feel it's a great way to collect case studies from customers or to challenge your users to think outside of the box on certain solutions.
How you tie that into ranks, badges, or other gamification elements is another interesting topic of discussion. After all, when you win a contest, it's cool to share that on your profile visually in some way via a rank, badge or a special avatar.
In gaming communities, I can see video based contests being used to great effect. Even B2B communities, where you share tips and tricks and people vote on the best one.
I'm glad this is being discussed at this point in time. Later in 2023, I'd love to explore more opportunities with the Contests discussion style with everyone here, especially in terms of making it more accessible / configurable to meet your needs.
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