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 - Example is AutoRacing

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.