Things just keep getting bigger and better.
Just over a year ago, the Advocate received a national award for our website. Now, we just recently won first place for our photo submission online contest.
The Fair Photo Cover Contest is one of our most popular. The public submits photos of their kids, family or whatever they want as long as it’s related to the Great Darke County Fair. Contest users can then vote for for the Peoples’ Choice winner and our staff judges decide what submission gets to grace the cover of the Darke County Fair Magazine.
The company that offers us the opportunity to feature all the contests we do is Second Street. Their contest engine called Upickem is a very popular web based submission application that is utilized by many very well respected media companies across the nation and even into Canada. For us to win the grand prize for a photo submission category award is a big deal. When I saw our name called as the winner, I couldn’t believe it.
All the hard work creating, promoting and managing this contest has finally paid off. This is the third year I have entered this specific contest for a Second Street award, because I know first-hand how great it is. Plus, we have the best county fair in the world, in my opinion.
I wanted to write this special edition of Tech Talk to let the public and all the Advocate supporters out there know, we have a great team of dedicated and creative professionals. For us to win an award, once again, on the national stage says more than I can ever put into words!
To check out and enter one of our featured online contests, log on to advocate360.org/contests.
Clinton Randall is the Webmaster of advocate360.org and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/clintonrandall or follow him on Twitter @clintonjrandall. His column, Tech Talk, discusses all aspects of the technology world. Viewpoints expressed in this column are solely those of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.