Important! How to Vote, Comment and Promote your Idea/Project


2018 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

To all the contestants of the 2018 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition that have and will have their ideas approved for the second stage of the competition, this is a detailed post on all the steps to follow for having your entry public in the Best Ideas 2018 or Best Projects 2018 categories, for voting and commenting, and for promoting your ideas and projects.

Starting June 1st, the day when the voting and commenting process was launched for all the nominated entries, the Entrepreneurship Campus team received frequent question related to the process. Please find the most asked questions and their answers.

Q: My Idea/Project was accepted but I can’t find it in the respective category. What should I do?

A: When you receive the confirmation that your idea/project has been nominated for the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition, you can find it at ‘My Ideas/Projects’. There you can see the status of your entry: ‘Accepted’ in blue and the options: Improve, View, Publish. (See image below)

If you think there’s nothing to improve, click PUBLISH and the entry will be published in the respective category. Therefore, it will be eligible for votes and comments.

Q: I shared the link to my idea/project as I received it in the email confirmation, but people are required to register or login in order to vote. Should I give them access to my account?

A: Every contestant that has an entry nominated for the competition also receives a link to the idea/project. It is a link related to the personal account of the user. This is the reason why when you share that link with other people they are required to register or login.

Q: Where to find the right link to my idea/project?

A: When you click Best Ideas 2018 or Best Projects 2018, a map appears at the top of the page. There you can find your entry, depending on your location entered upon registration. Click your entry and copy the page URL. The link should look like this for projects:
and like this for ideas:

Q: How to vote?

A: Every person that has an existing email address can vote. Every contestant that has an idea or project published should know how the voting process works and how to explain it to his/her voters. In order to have a fair voting system, a double opt-in email confirmation is required. Every voter should fill and submit a signup form that includes the email address and captcha code. The user receives a link via email and after clicking the link, the user has 15 minutes to vote the ideas and projects that he/she likes. When the time session expires, the user can’t vote again for 24 hours. See you tomorrow!

Q: How to comment?

A: Contestants are encouraged to read and comment each-other entries. The comments have to be meaningful. Short comments will not be posted. Please do not repeat the same comment in different entries as it is not a fair practice. Try to motivate and provide valuable suggestions to the ideas/projects’ owners. Keep in mind our etiquette: ask questions and do not judge, encourage dialogue, do not insult or blame.
On the other hand, the people that are not members of the Entrepreneurship Campus will be required to verify their email in order to post a comment.

Q: How to promote my idea/project?

A: Promoting an entry is an important part of the competition and each of you needs to do the utmost in order to spread the word about what you are doing and its benefits. The good promotion will bring more votes for you and also more attention to what you are doing for your community. You can use social media, local media outlets, radios, televisions, newspapers, magazines, and various networks where you participate.

If you have a different question, please don’t hesitate to ask for support. The Entrepreneurship Campus team is ready to assist you. You can send an email to:
[email protected]
or [email protected]
or you can fill an inquiry at the ‘Need Help’ section.
Thank you for your understanding and good luck to you all!


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  1. hmmmm, Noted was getting issues sharing my link, now i understand it. Hope to use this information to get more vote.

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    • okumu bosco

      20.06.2018 · Reply

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      • Chifundo Nyambalo

        26.06.2018 · Reply

        This is the fact Okumu mostly south east countries of Africa like Malawi, We really need to improve our agricultural activities instead of relying on seasonal farming we can chance and rely on irrigation farming as one way to curb eradicate this problem.

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