Great question, @AlanA. We run a lot of contests but don't use the Contests module for them. Rather, our contests are announced in blog posts and people submit their entries as comments on the blog post. Here's an example contest: https://community.meraki.com/t5/Community-Announcements/CONTEST-CLOSED-Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-a-Gently-Used-Contest/ba-p/174563 In the past we have had people vote for their favorite entries via kudos on the comments, but typically we didn't get a ton of votes so we have generally moved to a random draw of a few entries as winners or enlisting some internal experts to judge the entries (depending on the type of contest). If we need entries to be secret for whatever reason (e.g. there's only one correct answer) we turn on blog comment moderation temporarily. Funny, like @JasonHill we also repurposed the official "contest" module to be a project gallery. Perhaps I got the idea from him; I forget! You can see our project gallery here: https://community.meraki.com/t5/Meraki-Projects-Gallery/con-p/projects - really the only reason to use Contests for this (vs just a normal forum) is that you can rename things like "Post a thread" to "Create a project". Another example of Contests in the wild is actually here on Atlas - they use Contests for the annual Khoros Kudos awards: https://community.khoros.com/t5/Kudos-Awards-2022/con-p/kudosawards2022 Hope that helps; curious to learn how others are using Contests!
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