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The Art of a Good Community Caption Contest

Dec 14

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12/14/2011 11:01 AM  RssIcon

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy hosting community caption contests. They allow people with in your community to provide creative answers to scenes, custom screen-shots or modified pictures. As a former community owner of a large community, handling the submission process has not been any easier to manage online then it is now. When I hosted my caption contests, I had to use an email form to collect the submissions which is fine but not necessary in today's social media age. Today, you don’t need to have a website to host a caption contest. You can have a community hosted on any social network and let the users comment. If you using twitter, you can use a hash tag to track your submissions and advertise your contest. On Facebook and Google Plus you can just put the image in a post and allow your community to post their answers.

So what type of picture or image should you use for your caption contest? I think that answer is up to you. The image should spark a debate or conversation. Its always good idea to make things easier by adding caption bubbles to the graphic with markers so people can identify dialogue points for the contest submission. The more detail that is put in to creating the graphic for the caption contest, the easier it is to manage. The community is able to follow along and provide funny or serious rebuttals to previous submissions.

Here are 2 pictures of winners of a previous caption contest from 1999. The winners received top of the line video cards and t-shirts.

 

See how this caption contest has chat bubbles for markers to allow the contestant to fill in what they feel should be said rather then guessing. They were blank during the contest and filled in with the winning captions. The artist provided dialogue markers in a chat bubble so you and your community can follow along while hosting a great caption contest.

I hope you now have a better understanding how to operate a caption contest. Please don’t post just screen shots or a pictures and expect people to interpret. Provide some direction and allow people to comment. Caption contests are supposed to be fun and engaging for your entire community. I will leave you to pick the winner.

 

Do you like to enter or create caption contests?

 


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