Prizes.org is a new website from Slide, a Google subsidiary, where people looking for help with a problem can utilize the time and effort of a whole crowd of people to provide them with the best solution they can think of.
In order to get help your problem or project, you simply create a contest on Prizes.org and share it with the Prizes community, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. You post a prize amount of your choosing for the winner of the contest.
People submit their solutions or work to your contest, and the winner you choose gets to take home the cash prize. Simply join Prizes.org through Facebook or Twitter to get started.
Creating a Contest
In order to create a contest, you must purchase credits for the prize you will offer. One Prize.org credit will cost you $1.00.
When you create your contest, you must clearly write a description of what you are looking for in submissions, then give the prize amount and the length the contest will be open to submissions.
Blind contests allow only the contest creator to see their submissions. Prizes.org says this is intended to cut down on copying and increase the variety in submissions.
If you feel that no contest submission really solved your problem or completed your project, you can prolong the contest at an added cost. However, if your contest has received less than 5 submissions or less than 20 votes, you can extend the contest for seven more days, free of charge.
Entering a Contest
You are only allowed to submit one entry per contest, though you can alter your entry after submission if you need to.
If the contest creator decides not to choose a winner, then the submission with the most votes is declared the winner. Prizes.org encourages their contest entrants to share the contests on Facebook and Twitter to earn the most votes possible.
You can also refer your friends and family members to enter contests. If they should win the prize, you will receive 10% of that prize as a bonus for referring people to participate in Prizes.org contests.
After you have won money, you can request payment via PayPal at any time, but you must have at least 5 Prizes credits in order to cash out.