History of contests on BoardGameGeek - "Win prizes!"
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Just curious - I did contest with prizes in the past, and now they are an official feature of the site. How it happened?

Here the history of my contests. Were there opther before? Have been great non-sponsored ones in the past? What have been the ones you fancied most? Please add. I am curious.

Please also add other contests you like, even if with no material prizes but just geekgold or fame - I see many of them, as the ones for the best photo.
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Ten years ago, to celebrate the success of my Wings of War card game, I had the idea to make a quiz contest on BGG. I was una ware of other such contests and there was no tool for that. So I did a geeklist to announce date and time, ten days in advance. The prize was a dozen of additional maneuvre decks, three damage decks and a bunch of plane cards for Wings of War. Equiovalent to three WoW - Famous Aces boxes.
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Quizzes were presented in another list. The prize went to the person answering to all quizzes in the shortest time. My publisher was more than happy to provide prizes, and even a non-programmed second prize.
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Since it worked, I proposed a second contest in September to celebrate the long-awaited (by me) reklease of my Obscura Tempora card game.
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Here the quizzes for this second contest.
 
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5. Board Game: Wings of Glory: WW2 Rules and Accessories Pack [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:4699] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
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When Wings of Glory was released, after my publisher colsed and for some frantic months I had been without one. I wanted to celebrate with a new contest. If I remember correctly, I had problems when I announced it since contests had became a sponsored feature. No any mnore freely held ones to lively up the community and make gifts to members.
So we held the contest somewhere else - on the publisher's site.
http://www.aresgames.eu/2992
It has been a success, so it has been repeated.
http://www.aresgames.eu/11283
Again and again.
http://www.aresgames.eu/3721
 
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6. Board Game: Wings of Glory: WW1 Special Packs [Average Rating:8.55 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.55 Unranked]
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Finally Ares decided to use the new sponsoder contests, for our WW1 Duel Pack
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/922508/ares-games-wings...
and, currently while I write, for our giant WW1 bombers now on Kickstarter:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1341655/ares-games-wings-gl...
 
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Mohrlock holds a regular contest in which he asks people to make suggestions as to what should be included on his profile page, and then he awards the best suggestions with GG and puts them into his page. It's very generous and fun to enter!
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I am not an expert, but I like manchuwok's photo contests!
 
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