Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Here is a list of frequently asked questions. I think we have covered them all so far. If you have more questions feel free to email me at: contests@makingmemories.com

Q: How do I post?
A: Follow these instructions:
Click on www.makingmemories.com/mmidol
Click on “enter the contest” which is a link located on the top-right hand side of the page.
You will need to create an account with a user name and password and your contact information (name, email, phone).
Click “Submit”
Click “Add New Portfolio”
Enter a name for your portfolio (we recommend using your first and last name)
Click on “Click to Upload.” Make sure it’s the correct image because you cannot delete it once it is uploaded.
A separate window will pop up which allows you to browse for your image. When you find it click “Upload Image.”
Add a caption to your image (it doesn’t matter what you put as the caption).
Click “Submit” – This will add your first image to your portfolio. You will then see a thumbnail of your project in your portfolio.
Click “Add Another Image” and repeat these steps to add your other two images into your portfolio.

Q: What do I need to submit?
A: All contestants are invited to submit three designs to our web site at www.makingmemories.com/mmidol consisting of two existing scrapbook layouts and one project. With the layouts, you are welcome to create original art, or are invited to select from your existing album collection the pages that best represents you, and fits with the Making Memories brand. Any page size is acceptable. You can upload double page spreads or single pages. The third submission should be a photograph of a project you have created using scrapbooking or any other materials – we’re looking for examples of household décor, gifts, or any other creative material you have crafted over the years.

Q: Is this contest limited to U.S. residents only?
A: No. Anyone can enter, not matter where you live.

Q: How do I enter my phone number, it’s formatted to the U.S. format?
A: This is currently being fixed.

Q: Can I delete, change, or rename my projects once they have been uploaded?
A: No. The uploading system does not allow you to change a layout, rename it, or delete it. You can upload up to 5 images per portfolio. We would recommend adding another image since you cannot delete them.

Q: Can you offer some tips on saving files before they are uploaded?
A: Save your image as a 72 dpi jpeg. Once you upload your image we will be able to click on it to enlarge it. It will automatically resize it on our end.

Q: Will the public be able to view all the layouts that are uploaded?
A: No, only Making Memories will be able to see your submissions at first. On October 2nd we will be narrowing the list of entries to 20. We will then post the 20 entries and open it up for everyone to vote. Over the course of a few weeks, the votes will narrow the field to five, four, three, two and finally, one MAKING MEMORIES IDOL."

Q: When uploading my photos into a portfolio, what do I need to name the portfolio?
A: We suggest that you put your name as the portfolio name. However, we will be able to view your contact information so if you name your portfolio something else, that’s okay, you don’t need to change it.

Q: Will the winner be a permanent member of Making Memories design team?
A: The contestant selected as the Making Memories Idol is not guaranteed a permanent position, unless otherwise determined after and unrelated to the contest itself. Contestant submissions will be included in the Sponsor's next book providing deadlines are met.

Q: If my one of my projects is best shown from more than one angle/view, can I upload multiple images of the same thing to show all sides of the project?
A: Yes, you can upload multiple images so we can see all sides. Please keep in mind that only five images can be uploaded per portfolio.

Q: Are we required to only use Making Memories products on our layouts?
A. No, not at this time. You can submit layouts and projects that you have already done. Initially, we are just trying to get an idea of what your style is.

Q: I have uploaded my first two layouts but I can’t seem to get the third one to load. What is the problem?
A: Check to make sure the file is uploaded. Also check to make sure that you complete all the steps (see How Do I Post comment). If that doesn’t work email me the error that you are getting. Email me at: contests@makingmemories.com

Q: After I uploaded my images, how come only one is showing up?
A: You might not have updated it completely to your portfolio. Check to make sure that you complete all the steps (see How Do I Post comment). If that doesn’t work, feel free to email me at: contests@makingmemories.com


Blogger Christi said...

Will there be disqualification if you uploaded more than 5? I Just got a bit upload happy!!

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Thanks for your questions. We are just having people upload 3 images, which is what we will be looking at to judge for the final 20 contestants.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am having SERIOUS uploading issues. The pop up window will not come up. I've turned off my blocker so it should.I can't upload any images.
Please help.

Sarah M

8:39 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

my pop up window comes up, but once I click "upload layout" I get a "please wait" message and nothing else happens.

My pop-up blocker is disabled, so I don't know what the problem could be :(

11:02 AM  

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