Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Choose a poker game. No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em is the most popular poker game, mainly because it is simple to learn and encourages aggressive play. There are other types of poker, but most players are familiar with Hold 'Em.
Select a buy-in total and payout structure. In tournaments in which the entire pot is up for grabs, a normal pay structure might award 50 percent to the winner, 25 percent to the runner-up, 15 percent to the third-place finisher and 10 percent to whomever places fourth. For a tournament in which the host takes a cut, the numbers might look more like 45/22/10/8, with the other 15 percent going to the host.
Send out an open invitation. The more players you can attract, the bigger the pots and the larger your share. Include what the stakes are and how the prize positions will be paid out. Don't send invitations to more players than you can handle, and be clear on whether people can invite others to come along. Having too many players is a problem.
Agree on a blinds structure once everyone has arrived. Some players prefer to see the blinds (another name for the ante before the hand) go up quickly so the game doesn't take as long. Others would rather have the blinds climb slowly. Once a format is agreed to, shuffle the cards and start the tournament.
Pay the winners. For a tournament with $1,500 in the pot, the winner should take home around $675, the runner-up $330, the third-place finisher $150, the fourth-place player $120 and the host $225.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Write a list of elements required for the logo design, including company name, size, colors, use, and target audience.
Decide where to host the logo contest. Choose a personal or organizational website if self-hosting. Contact a web designer to create a logo-contest page if one is not available.
Determine the prize and its value for the contest winner. Consider charging a nominal entry fee, especially if offering a winning prize, such as a trip or a car.
Write the official contest rules. Review rules of other logo contests to determine what rules are typical. Write the rules on entry fees, prizes, number of entries per person permitted, maximum file size, file formats accepted, submission deadline, contest judges and when winners will be announced. Include the terms on payment delivery and ownership or publication rights.
Ask a webmaster to post the logo-design contest on the host website. Develop an online contact form to accept submissions. Indicate on the form the maximum file size and formats accepted. Disable the contest submission form at the end of the contest.
Submit your contest page to the top search engines. Promote your contest using the social medias, reciprocal links, blog posts, PPC marketing (pay-per-click), email campaigns, and word-of-mouth. (see Tips).
Review all logo submissions. Publish the winning and runner-up logo designs online if included in the terms of the contest. Send out winning notifications.