This section provides a brief tutorial on how to quickly create a competition. Each step of the process is accompanied by additional links to articles with a full description of features. Let's get started!
After registering on the platform as an organizer, you will see the My Competitions page. On this page, click on the Create competition button and select a template. We will use a template with the Hackathon type.
Now let's start setting up our competition. After creating a competition, you will be automatically forwarded to the created competition and the first thing you will see is competition settings.
The Main tab consists of the main settings of the competition.
Enter the name of your competition in the Title field. Add a unique link to your competition in the URL field.
Select the competition type if you created it without a template, and assign tags to your competition. Add the SEO description and upload the SEO image to make the link to your competition look better on social media.
Do you want your competition to be seen only by people you invite yourself? In order to do this, select the desired setting in the Visibility field. To make it easier for participants to find a competition by location, select the appropriate value in the Location field.
Don't forget to fill in the Prize field! Set the start and end dates for the competition and for the registration of participants.
The Other tab includes other parameters to make your competition more fine-tuned.
Enter in the fields Max./Min. number of participants per team the number to limit the number of team participants at your competition.
Consider whether you want to show the rating page to participants or not. In order to do this, select the desired value in the field Publish rating.
The Publish solutions setting works only in competitions with the type Competition of Projects. It is used to ensure that the solutions published by the participants are seen by the rest of the contest participants. We wouldn’t need it for the hackathon, so you should leave it disabled.
Enable the Team moderation setting if you need to moderate teams before allowing them to participate in the competition. The Limit task selection setting disables the selection of multiple tasks - each team can only select one task from the list.
Do you want to restrict the team from changing its composition and from changing the task whenever it wants? Enable the Fix team settings and after passing moderation, the team settings will be locked.
The Show the number of registered participants setting displays the number of participants on the main page of the competition and on the competition preview card in the list of all competitions.
Enable the Allow registration by link to the team after registration closes setting if you want to allow participants to invite other participants to join the team after registration ends.
Do you need additional confirmation that the participant will definitely participate in the contest? Enable the Enable confirmation of participation setting. Now you can send confirmation links to emails or via Telegram.
Enable the Consider the time spent on the solution when forming the rating setting, so that the rating takes into account the time participants spent on solving the problem.
The scores of the participants could be the same, but what if one of the participants solved the problem just a second earlier? With this setting enabled, he's a winner! The setting Team chooses the type of participation adds a field enabling teams to select the type of participation. This field in the team preview card is for informational purposes only.
An example of how to fill in the tab Other. Now you are familiar with each setting of this tab and can choose what to enable and what to disable. Next tab - Integration.
The Integrations tab allows you to connect Facebook pixels and etc., the Telegram bot and to request help with connecting to third-party services. If you don't require this connection, then just click Next.
Do you want to send bulk notifications to participants in Telegram? Activate the checkbox Telegram bot. Now participants who have confirmed their Telegram accounts will receive notifications from the bot.
Edit the menu of your competition in the Menu tab. Create a new menu item, change the order of items, delete unnecessary ones, or hide them from participants. For example, you can add an item with a link to any URL.
In the Actions tab, you will see the button to delete the competition. If you are not planning to do this, then skip this tab. So, we went through all the tabs and set up the competition. Click on Save button to save the competition settings.
After setting up the competition, you need to upload the competition banner.
Go to competition editing mode and click on the demo banner next to the competition name. Select a file, cut out what you don't need, and upload it to the platform.
It's time to fill in the pages with information about the competition. There are only three of them here: About, Rules and FAQ.
The About and Rules pages are identical. Both pages provide a functional text editor that will satisfy even the most demanding user. So, paste and format your text, upload images and videos for participants. Do whatever your heart desires (within reason, of course)!
After editing the text, click Save to apply the changes.
The FAQ page is to answer frequently asked questions from users. Go to the FAQ page and click on the Add a question button. Enter your questions and answers and post them. Everything you wanted to know about the FAQ page, but were afraid to ask, can be found at the link below.
The next step is to create a registration form!
The registration form is designed to collect information about the contest participants that is of interest to you. For example, it is very convenient for finding out the size of a participant's clothing, so that you don't screw up when giving out a prize.
Go to the Form page and select additional ready-made fields from the list.
You can add your own fields to the registration form. Click on Add your question and select the appropriate question type. Fill in the question field and select the answer options, if any.
You can drag and drop questions, delete them, and change the type of question you've already created. All settings are located inside the question preview card.
If you need to redirect participants to a certain page of the contest after they complete filling out the registration form, then select the appropriate option in the block Redirect after filling out the questionnaire.
You can upload the required policies and notifications to the Contest Files section. Links to them will appear when a participant is registered for the contest.
One of the most important tasks of the organizer is to create tasks for participants.
A demo task will be created automatically on the Tasks page. Click on Edit. Set up the task: enter a name, set the opening and closing times for the task, and add experts and meeting intervals.
Now you need to add questions to the task. There are several types of questions: Test, Text, File, Video Pitching, Live Coding, GitLab. Add the appropriate question types and set them up.
Save the task after adding the questions.
The next step is to create voting!
Go to the Voting page. There are three tabs on the page: Juries, Criteria, and Voting.
The Juries tab is for adding and managing jury members. Go inside the tab and click Add jury. Enter the required information and save it.
Next to each jury member you will see the icons that will help you to manage them. You can edit the information about the jury member, send an invitation to vote, delete the jury member, and clear the vote.
The next step is to create criteria for task assessment. Go to the Criteria tab and click on the Add group button. Enter the name of the criteria group and start creating criteria within the group. Don't forget to specify the maximum number of scores for each criterion.
Enable the Request a comment on assessment setting, if you want the jury members to leave comments on their assessments.
After creating the criteria, click Save Criteria. You can change the criteria settings at any time.
Let's start setting up voting! Go to the Voting tab and click on the Create voting button.
How to set up voting: set the start and end dates of voting, add a jury member and attach criteria to them, add teams.
After completing the setup of voting, click Update. Go to the Juries and send the jury members invitations to vote (airplane icon).
Voting is ready! Make sure to read the voting example below:
It's time to show your competition to the world! Click on the Publishing button and wait for moderation. Moderation takes little time! You will receive a notification email to the email address you specified during registration.