Can I manually review and approve the entries in my contest?

Yes! While the vast majority of contest administrators choose to use auto-approval, you do have the option to turn this feature off. It's important to know that this will require a more hands-on approach by you, the Contest Admin, especially as entries come in during evening/weekend hours.


How does it work?

If you choose to turn off auto-approval, you will receive an email notification each time someone enters your contest.

You will need to log into the GGPC Admin to manually review and approve each entry before they appear on your contest site (see example of dashboard notification below).


Things to know:

  • It's very rare that someone enters a photo that violates community standards. In the case that this happens, you can always log into the GGPC Admin and deny the entry at any time.
  • Entrants can lose fundraising momentum if auto-approval is turned off, since they have to wait for you to approve their entry.  
  • You will need to be on top of approving entries in a timely manner, since entrants are waiting for you to approve their entries. This includes evenings and weekends, especially as last-minute entries roll in.

This sounds perfect for my needs. I want to turn Auto-Approval off:

If you would like to have auto-approval turned off, you can indicate this in your setup document. You will receive this document after you have signed up.

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