Events and Competitions

Discussion in 'Managing Your Online Community' started by Nick, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Nick

    Nick Regular Member

    Jul 27, 2008
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    What are some regular events, contests or competitions you hold on your forum? Things to keep members interested and make the forum more of a tight-knit community.

    On my Linnie forum we have several little things we do:

    • Member of the Month (we select one member each month to "Spotlight" and ask questions in order to get to know them better)
    • Noble Perch Prize (our forum is about birds - hence the "perch" - and this is a weekly award that is passed along from member-to-member in recognition of helpful members)
    • Monthly Photo Contests (each month we have a photo contest with a different theme each time; members love this)
    • Some larger events
      • Secret Santa Gift Exchange (yearly gift exchange where members are assigned another member to send holiday gifts to for their Linnie; members LOVE this)
      • Donation drives (to support our forum as well as a charitable organization at the same time)
      • Bigger contests. We are about to finish a 9-week "Lineolated Parakeet Next Top Model" competition. This is great fun and our members love it.
    What are some of the things you do for fun in your community?
  2. Soliloquy

    Soliloquy Regular Member

    Jun 3, 2009
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    New York City
    We have a Christmas swap with a prize for the best homemade item, and an Easter egg photo contest :)

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