We're making some updates to how contests work on the forums. If you haven't seen our member contests yet, now is the perfect time to check them out!
If you are rewarding a contest winner with Favorites or by Following their account please adhere to these guidelines:
- 1 Follow per Member, no spoofing fake accounts for follows
- Card favorites should be limited to a max of 5, again no spoofing accounts and no abusing the favorites system.
- Token/Trophy cards are an excellent way to direct attention to the winner's card or profile. (Social sharing is also a great tool for this.)
If you want your contest to have more enticing types of rewards for participants they must follow these rules:
If you wish to host a Contest offering physical rewards (card packs or booster boxes), you can do so by sponsoring a contest through MTG Cardsmith. Contest Sponsorship can be obtained through a donation for prizes (packs etc) and available on a limited schedule. If you have a donation for prizes and would like to sponsor a contest, please contact @mtgcardsmith on the forums. Members are not allowed to send physical prizes out directly, or request address information from other members.
A quicker alternative to reward contest winners and participants is to gift them Premium Membership to MTG Cardsmith. Using our new Membership page, anyone can now securely Gift or Purchase premium membership benefits for any other user on the site (including yourself)!
The reasons behind creating these rules are simple, we want to give players an easy way to offer valuable rewards for contests, but still maintain the safety and integrity our forums and member contests have enjoyed for so long. Please remember, these rewards are not required to host a contest, so hop on the forums and share your contest idea if you've got one brewing!