360Contest

Introduction

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360Contest - An online site to run contests

360Contest is a software that helps you to run your own contests site. It has lot of additional features and UI compared to 99designs. Other contests sites that can directly be competed with 360Contest are: designcrowd.com, zenlayout.com, prizes.org, logobids.com, musikpitch.com.

360contest has 2 kind of contests, site administrator can enable/disable either of the contest type.

  1. Image Contests
  2. Video Contests

Image Contests

  • Image contests for image resources.
  • Participants can send their image by uploading it 360contest.

Video Contests

  • In video contests, contest holder can post the contests for video resources.
  • Participants can send their videos by uploading that to Vimeo or Youtube through 360contest.
  • Uploading can be direct upload or normal upload.
  • Site admin will decide the type of uploading.

Revenue Model

  • Contest listing fee collected from contest holder when listing the contests for day wise
  • Additional contest features like blind, private, highlight & featured fee
  • Commission collected from participant for every won contest
  • Signup fee for site
  • Solve Media: Set up the site for earn some revenue from solve media option in admin side. Because solve media offers revenue sharing by showing Ads in CAPTCHA display. Settings are manage in admin panel.
  • Widget: Set up the site for earn some revenue from adding widget in the site footer. Settings are manage in admin panel.

High Performance

  • 360Contest now achieve high performance by adding features for reduce load time and server storage bandwidth. The features are
  1. Redis: Site performance is improved by high site user's base. This Redis option is for store your session data in Redis instead of database or files.
  2. Memcached: Site performance is improved by reduce direct database access. This Redis option is for store your database query results in memcached instead of each time access it from database.
  3. Full- page caching: Site achieve the good performance by enabling this feature thereby most of the pages will be disk-cached. This will avoid PHP and database access. Caveat of this approach is that users will be presented with little outdated contents. Since, this Agriya 360Contest script is highly optimized for this approach, this is highly recommended for good performance.
  4. Amazon S3: Site performance is increased by reduce the delivery time. Because this amazon s3 feature helps to upload all your contents and static (CSS, JavaScript, images, etc), store in Amazon S3 and will be delivered from there. Thereby you may reduce storage and bandwidth cost–based on your server plan and all files will be deliver from Amazon S3 infrastructure, site's loading speed may improve.
  5. Instant Scaling:
    • Pull CDN: Site performance is increased by reduce the delivery time. Because this pull CDN make assets to be delivered through CDN easily.
    • CloudFlare: This cloudflare feature acts as a CDN and is capable of mitigating DDoS attacks.
    • Email Delivery: Site performance is increased by improve the email delivery through this feature. Because normally emails will be delivered through PHP. By enabling this option, email will be sent through this custom SMTP server. For performance, cloud email services like Amazon SES, Sendgrid, Mandrill, Gmail can be configured.
    • Google PageSpeed: Google PageSpeed is also easy to setup through DNS change. This will optimize site's HTML, JavaScript, Style Sheets and images on the fly. You may not usually need to turn this on as Agriya 360Contest script is highly optimized already.
For more information about the high performance features of the 360Contest , see the 360Contest High Performance

How it Works?

Features

360Contest has lots of features and additional features compared to other contest sites.

  • Payments are done using gateway which are supported by your ZazPay account
  • Ability to set listing fee to post a contest
  • Ability to set site commission from participant for won a contest
  • Ability to set signup fee for site
  • Site can act as escrow and when agreed, participant will be paid after taking site commission; when canceled, the prize amount will be refunded back to contest holder
  • Users can have his/her deposit and can ask for withdraw to the admin. Feature can be turned off
  • Wallet system for contest holder and participants
  • Widget option is provided to display the banners in the different parts of the site.
  • Solve media captcha implemented in user registration and contact us page.
  • pjax: pjax feature is added for reduce loading time of the site
  • Insights: Insights covers entire site activities in graphical representation.
  • Integrated Google Analytics: Google Analytics use to analyse the site rank in Google.
For more information about the features of the 360Contest, see the 360Contest Features

Security Features

“360Contest” has maximum level of protection for the upload files

For more information about the security features of the 360contest, see the 360Contest Security Features

Modules

  • Ability to post contest (by the admin or contest holder) with following info:
    • contest name, description, contest type
    • prize amount
    • contest days
    • other contest details based on selected contest type
  • Multilingual support : Support Multi Languages.
  • Affiliate : Ability to enable/disable this functionality from back end.
  • Participants will post entries for the contest.
  • Contest Holder will choose one of the best entry as winner and the winner participant will get prize amount
  • Admin will earn the commission for contest.
  • Basic information pages: Contact Us, How It Works, Terms & Conditions etc
For more information about the modules of the 360Contest, see the 360Contest Modules

Change Log

For more information about the changelog of the 360Contest, see the changelog

Important Notice

Payment Gateway Fee

You should be aware that most payment gateways will charge you a fee for processing each transaction made by your customer. The fee may vary from 1.5% to as much as 5% of the transaction, so be sure to factor in this cost when you set your commission percentages!

Getting Started

Installation Guide

For more information about the 360Contest installation guide, see the Installation guide page.

How To...

For more information about the how to configure various site settings, see the How to... configuration page.

Special Instructions

For more information about the special instruction of the 360Contest, see the 360Contest special instruction page.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will participant get the prize amount?
    • In admin side, you can change 'Prize Amount hold period [] days', days after which the completed contest prize amount will get cleared for the participant.