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Coco Jane

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Contest Closing Dates


If I enter a work in a contest which has a closing date some months hence, is it automatically entered in the soonest contest of the same type?

Several times I have entered a contest that closes a couple months in the future; then when I check later under "my contests" and click on the contest name, I see that the contest I entered is closed--even though the one I entered has NOT yet closed. The closing date of the "earlier" one is not stated in the green box, so I have no way to verify when I was entered.

If my entry did not win the contest, fine. But if it is being entered in an earlier contest, how will I know? We receive no notification that our entry did not win; we just see the winners' names on the home page. I think I am entered later, so I don't pay attention to the earlier winners' list. Then I am left wondering where my entry has disappeared to because I thought it was entered in a later contest.

Am I doing something wrong with my entries? I emailed Tom and he just says I was entered in an earlier contest.



Raffaelina Lowcock

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RE: Contest Closing Dates

My problem... I reserve a spot, I check the deadline, make sure I submit before the date (could be a week or could be a day) Then I find that the deadline has been reached and I no longer am accepted, even though I submitted before the deadline and may have reserved the spot a month ago. Now I'm told of other contests with the same theme, but I cannot enter this poem because it has already been posted??????
This is driving me crazy.

Coco Jane

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RE: Contest Closing Dates
See, I am not the only one to have had this problem. Something is hinky in the site, either on certain people's pages or sitewide.
Tom said the contest closing dates show now, but they don't, at least not on my pages. After a contest closes, all I can see is that it is closed, not the date it closed or any link to the list of winners. Others (like Gloria) can apparently access this information, but I can't.


RE: Contest Closing Dates
The deadlines are shown on all contest announcements. For closed contests you may need to scroll down to the fine print in the announcement to see it.

Thanks,
Tom

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