Who Takes the Cake? Contest FAQ
Hi everybody! Who Takes the Cake? is a fun monthly contest here on Rose Bakes where you submit your cake (or cookie or cupcake) pictures and my readers get to vote on the best one and the winner gets a sweet prize!
But there are a few more details…
There will be approximately a 1 week submission period each month and I will announce a theme (or lack of theme). At the end of one week, 12-24 favorite cakes will be chosen (be me and/or a panel of judges) and then voting will be open to the public!
I’ll notify the owners of the photos selected and then your friends, family and my readers can vote for their favorite!! The winner will be the one with the most votes at the end of the voting period!
Winners will be announced across social media and I’ll feature that cake in a post all on it’s own within the next month!
You will be able to upload your photos on your own! On the submission form, click on “Upload a Photo to the Contest”, then fill in your photo name, your name, email, and click Choose File to upload your photo, then click “Upload”.
The photo must be your own photo of your own cake. I’m sorry that I cannot use photos that are copyrighted/watermarked by professional photographers or anyone else unless you can provide me with written permission from the photographer.
You must include a link to a website where the photo is posted. This can be your personal Instagram or Facebook, CakeCentral.com, CakesDecor, etc. as long as the photo/profile is set to public so that I can see that it is on yours!
Only one submission per month – choose your best work!
**Frequently Asked Questions**
How will you choose which photos are voted on?
As fairly as I possibly can?! My team and I will take into consideration things like the design, quality of work, balance, keeping with the theme (which is sometimes very narrow and sometimes very wide), lighting and composition of the photo and creativity! We want cakes that catch our attention! Cakes do not have to be of a professional skill level, but they will need to be well done, clean work, and a bright, pretty picture (no kids, dirty dishes, etc. in the background). OH – and you must have adhered to all of the rules!
Why didn’t you choose my photo or why don’t you let us vote on them all?
With hundreds of submissions, there is no way I can open up voting for all of them so limiting it to a select number of favorites is the only way to handle that. Often, depending on the theme, I may get several submissions that are very similar and quite simply, I try to pick the best ones and also have a variety of cakes for voting.
For instance, if the theme is “food” and I get 12 cakes that are pancakes – they all might be great, but I try to choose the best, then choose other “food” cakes as well. If your photo is not chosen in any particular month, you can always try the next month but photos will not be saved or carry over month-to-month. If you don’t get your photo in one month, you will have to submit again based on the new theme!
Will you notify me if my photo is chosen?
Yes! I will email you and let you know so you can tell your friends and rack up votes!
How will the winner be picked?
Whoever has the most votes 🙂
What are the prizes?
That is yet to be determined! I’m hoping to have sponsors in the future and give away awesome prizes but for now it will be just for the fun and recognition of winning and a small goody from me!
Do you have any other questions? If so let me know!