The ability to submit entries to a contest is based upon two factors:

a) Your overall Percentile Ranking Score

b) Your Ratings on current contest

Here are the specific rules for number of entries allowed per contest:

  • Contestants with Percentile Ranking Score of 70% or below: 5 entries
  • Contestants with  Percentile Ranking Score between 70% and 75%: 10 entries
  • Contestants with  Percentile Ranking Score between 75% and 80%: 15 entries
  • Contestants with  Percentile Ranking Score between 80% and 85%: 20 entries
  • Contestants with  Percentile Ranking Score between 85% and 90%: 25 entries
  • Contestants with  Percentile Ranking Score greater than 90%: 30 entries

In addition, if you receive at least one high rating on the current contest, you will be allowed to submit bonus 10 entries.

Some examples to illustrate this: 

Example 1: You have a Percentile Ranking Score of 92%, and you receive one “LOVE IT” rating on current contest. You will be allowed to submit a total of 40 entries in the current contest (30 based on your Percentile Ranking Score, and 10 bonus based upon your current contest rating).

Example 2: You have a Percentile Ranking Score of 77%, and you receive two “LIKE IT” ratings on current contest. You will be allowed to submit a total of 25 entries in the current contest (15 based on your Percentile Ranking Score, and 10 bonus based upon your current contest rating).

Example 3: You have a Percentile Ranking Score of 83%, and you have not received any high ratings on current contest so far. You will be allowed to submit a total of 20 entries in the current contest.

Therefore, the maximum number of ratings anyone can submit to a contest is 40. On the other hand, the minimum number anyone can submit is 5.

Notes:

  • If your quality score falls below an acceptable threshold as a result of submitting too many entries per contest, we might further restrict your account. In that case you might be able to submit only 1-2 entries per contest until your quality score improves.
  • If you are a new user, and have participated in less than 10 contests, you will be allowed to submit 5 or 10 entries based upon your submission ratings. We do not calculate the Percentile Ranking Score until you have participated in at least 10 contests.
  • The above limits are only for “Active Entries” in a contest. Once you reach the limit, you can withdraw some entries in order to submit more entries.
  • The total entries that can be submitted to any contest (including withdrawn entries) ranges from 15 to 100 based upon your Percentile Ranking Score.
  • If you were featured in the Leaderboard for the previous month, you will be entitled to a minimum of 25 entries for the current month.
  • You can see your Percentile Ranking Score on the “Submit Entry” or on your public profile page.