Setup Help

Create a Custom Pick'em Contest

This guide will cover the Initial Creation Screen as well as the Teams/Groupings and Design/Results tabs.

Creating Your Custom Pick'em Contest

- Select the icon in the bottom right corner and then select Pick'em

Primary Settings

- Contest Category

Select the appropriate contest category from the list.

- Contest Name

The contest name will be displayed on the Welcome Page and included in any automated emails related to the contest.

Tip! You can change this at any time.

- Contest Start Date

Enter the date of when you want your first week/day/round of questions to begin.

- Number of Correct Answers

One Correct Answer - Examples are Two Team Sports Contests and Award Shows

Multiple Correct Answers - Examples are AutoRacing and Golf

Tip! This option cannot be changed once the contest has been created. If you find that you've chosen the wrong option, you will need to create a new contest.

- Status

You can change the status at any time. Changing a Test contest to Live does not reset any settings or registrations.

- Fan Gallery

When enabled, there will be an area where users can upload photos related to the contest.

- Contest Runs

Select how many rounds the contest should have, then choose their type/duration. For example, if you set the contest to 3 Weeks, the contest will automatically have 3 rounds - each one week long. Text within the contest will also reflect the type/duration you have chosen. If you choose 3 Weeks, all rounds in the contest will be referred to as 'Weeks'.

- Score Limitations

Select the number of weeks/days/rounds that count towards the overall score. You could choose to set this to less than the length of the overall contest to build in a grace period for late registrants.

- Feedback Email Address

Enter one or more email addresses that should receive user feedback. If you enter more than one email address, separate them by commas.

Teams & Groupings

- Create any necessary Groups (Ex. 5A Schools, 4A Schools, 3A Schools, or JV and Varsity)

- Add all necessary Teams

Insert Primary Grouping

Add Team Content Links - These are just external links you can add for your Teams

Adding a 2 Team-Game

Tip! If you are running a custom sports contest, you will want to add a New 2-Team Game

- Set the Status

When you want users to be able to make a pick for the matchup, you will want to set it to Open for Picking

- Select if this game is a Tie Breaker Game

- Assign the Question Worth

- Assign the Grouping

- Insert the Cutoff Date/Time

This will dictate when the game will close for picks.

- Add the Team Matchup

- Repeat this Process for all Matchups within that Week/Round

Adding a New Question

- Set the Status

When you want users to be able to make a pick for the matchup, you will want to set it to Open for Picking

- Select if this game is a Tie Breaker Game

- Assign the Question Worth

- Assign the Grouping

- Insert the Cutoff Date/Time

- Insert the Question Text

- Select How the Answers will Display

You can choose for the answers to display as Radio Buttons or within a Pull-Down

- Insert Your Answer Options

Updating Scores Once Games Have Closed

- Select the Edit Option for each Matchup

- Change the Status to Final

- Enter the Score for the Matchup or the Correct Answer for Your Questions

- Save Out Leaders and Pick Week's Winners

If it is the final week of your contest, you would also pick your Overall Winners.