How to create a competition?

Only users with editor role can create competitions.

If you have the privilege to create Competitions, you will see the link ‘Competitions’ under the Editor section of your left menu. Follow the below steps to create a new competition:

Go to EDITOR > Competitions > Add Competition.

Step-1: Add Name, Description, and Dates to the Competition 

Give a catchy name to your competition and add a description. Every competition has to have a start and end date.

Apart from this you can add an image for the competition and upload a PDF related to it (if needed). Also, there are two checkboxes:

  1. Show Individual Leaderboard: If you check this checkbox, then the participants will be able to see the individual leaderboard. This leaderboard displays the performance of all the participants from the competition in the mobile app.
  2. Show Ranking: If you check this checkbox then the ranking of the individual participants in the competition will be shown on the leaderboard.

Once you are done entering these details, click on the ‘Save’ button.

Step-2: Add participants to the Competition

The next step is to add participants to the competition. Select the desired participants and add them to the competition.

You can filter these participants based on the Business Unit, Country, Group, Name, Email, and Meta Tags. Once you have selected the participants, click on the "Save" button to save the selection.

Step-3: Add Tasks to the Competition

The third step in the process of creating competition is to add tasks to the competition. You can add various tasks to the competition like Quiz, Survey, Video Coaching, Scorecard, and Challenge. Refer to the articles below to know how to add these tasks:

How to add a Quiz to a Competition?

How to add a Survey to a Competition?

How to add a Scorecard to a Competition?

How to add a Video Coaching to a Competition?

How to add a Challenge to a Competition?

Add Leaderboard to the Competition:

Next up is adding leaderboards to this competition. You can add multiple leaderboards to a Competition. There are two types of leaderboards. One is a team leaderboard and the other is an individual leaderboard. 

Follow the below steps to create these two types of leaderboards for a competition:

Go to EDITOR > Competitions. Click on a particular competition, then click on the "Edit" button at the top right corner of the page. Navigate to the Leaderboards section at the bottom of the page. Then click on the "Add" button. It opens the following pop-up:

Type: Here select the type of leaderboard that you want to create. Selecting By Team creates a team leaderboard (These names are pre-defined in SmartWinnr as groups). And, selecting By Participants creates an individual leaderboard.

Visible To: In this section, you could select and control the visibility of the leaderboard. You will have three options here -

  • Everyone - Makes it visible to everyone in the competition
  • None - Makes it visible to no one but you
  • Only Members in Leaderboard - Makes it visible to only the members in the leaderboard

Scoring Method: Here, select the kind of scoring method that you want to implement for the leaderboard. You have two options here. You can either calculate the sum of the scores or get an average of the scores. 

This feature only works for team leaderboards.

Average is mostly selected when you have teams with unequal number of participants and you want to measure each team on a common scale. 

Leaderboard Name: Give a name to this leaderboard here.

Scoring Duration:  In this section, select the time duration during which the scores will be added to the leaderboard. If you select Always, then the scores will be added throughout the competition. And, if you select Date, then you have to specify a Start and End date between which the scores will be added.

Teams: If you are creating a team leaderboard, then this is the section where you select the team/teams that you want to display on the leaderboard.

If you are creating an individual leaderboard (if selected Type as By Participants) then next, you will get to select the participants that will get displayed on the leaderboard.

You can filter and choose these participants based on Business Unit, Country, Group, Name, Email and Meta Tags. 

Once you have entered the required information and selected the desired participants, click on the "Save" button. This will successfully create the leaderboard and add it to the competition.


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