•   about 6 years ago

Voting Timeline

Hi there,

I'm excited to see all of the submissions. I am curious why there was about a two week delay between submission and when they open for voting? Same goes for after the voting period.

Also, would anyone mind giving more details about the voting process - both public and official judging? I haven't participated in a ChallengePost like this before and was curious.

Thanks for all of the help!

  • 9 comments

  • Manager   •   about 6 years ago

    Hi szsherman,

    Thanks for your question! The time between the end of the submission period and the public voting and judging period is used to review each submission and, in some cases, complete initial app testing. The time after the judging and voting period is used for additional testing and to prepare for the winners announcement.

    During the judging period, judges will use the judging criteria listed on the homepage to evaluate and score each submission. For more information, please check out Section 9 of the Official Rules (energyappsontario.challengepost.com/rules).

    For details on how the ChallengePost voting process works, please check out the Public Voting section in our help pages ( http://help.challengepost.com/Public-voting.html).

    If you have further questions, please feel free to email us directly at support@challengepost.com.

    Best,
    Serena

  •   •   about 6 years ago

    Thanks for the answer, Serena. I'm looking forward to checking out all of the other submissions.

  •   •   about 6 years ago

    Just curious if we are to reply to the public comments (as another public comment) posted for our submissions and if the judges will be reading these comments.

    In replying to a comment one could clarify or include information that may have been left out the submission is this ok?

  • Manager   •   about 6 years ago

    Hi dglyall,

    Thanks for your question. You are not required to reply to public comments, but may if you'd like. Judges can see the comments on each submission, but are instructed to focus on the parts of the submission which were posted by the submission deadline when scoring.

    Best,
    Serena

  •   •   about 6 years ago

    Is there anyway to see the breakdown between Ontario and non-Ontario residents?

  • Manager   •   about 6 years ago

    Hi szsherman,

    Thanks for your question. There were 24 applications submitted by Ontario residents and 3 applications submitted by non-Ontario residents.

    Best,
    Serena

  •   •   about 6 years ago

    What are you doing about the videos that are over 5 minutes long?

  • Manager   •   about 6 years ago

    Hi szsherman

    Thanks for your question.

    The requirements in the official rules for the video portion of the submission include the terms “should” and “must.” While both are important, the term “should” is designed to be a guideline and the term “must” is a hard eligibility requirement. Thus, while the official rules do state that the video “Should be no longer than five (5) minutes,” having a longer video will not result in disqualification.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to email us directly at support@challengepost.com.

    Best,
    Serena

  •   •   about 6 years ago

    Great to hear for people like me who went over 5 minutes! English is not my first language and I talk slow anyway.

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