What is Creator Republic?
Creator Republic is a leading source of the hottest independent web videos, deeply focused on surfacing the best video content before anyone else and connecting fans with the content creators.
Who's behind Creator Republic?
We are a bunch of internet junkies in Seattle who are passionate about independent web video and its creators. Our team includes technologists, creators, entrepreneurs, artists, and gamers who love to entertain and be entertained.
Where else can I follow Creator Republic?
My Creator Republic Account & Page
How do I update my profile information?
Once logged in to Creator Republic, go to your account info by clicking on your profile picture in the header. Then, click on Account. You can then update your Profile Image, Email Address, and Email preferences.
Note: Once you select a username, it cannot be changed. However, we will do our best to assist with changes on a case-by-case basis. Submit a username change request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve added my Twitter/Facebook to my account profile, but there is no Social Activity and/or Images on my profile. Why?
It can take up to 10 minutes after you add or change your Twitter handle and/or Facebook page for your Creator Republic profile to update with content.
If your tweets, posts, and/or photos are still not showing up in the Social Activity and/or Images sections of your profile, it’s most likely that your privacy settings are set to not be publically viewable.
In what ways can I control comments on my blog posts?
Each comment on the posts on your page has two admin controls: deletion and user banning.
Deletion: There is a trash can icon used to delete comments on your blog posts. Deleting a comment is not reversable, so be sure you want to remove the content you plan to delete!
Banning: Next to the trash can, there is a "Ban" button. Clicking this "Ban" button bans the user who posted that comment from making any further comments on any of your posts. Once clicked, the "Ban" changes to "Un-ban" - you may remove the ban for this user by clicking "Un-ban".
How do I close my account?
You can remove the Creator Republic app from Facebook by following these instructions: Go to Facebook, click on "Account Settings" -> click on "Apps" -> click "Edit" -> Next to the app, click "Remove app".
Write to email@example.com if you have additional questions.
About the Contests
What are the contests on Creator Republic?
It’s time to reward internet awesome!
Who chooses the winners?
Our contests are a vote-based competition. That means you, your fans & followers, your friends, and even the haters get to decide the winners.
How often do you run your contests?
Our contests run every two weeks.
What are the guidelines?
Please read the Contest Conduct and Content Guidelines
We reserve the right to suspend any contest participants who violate the rules.
Voting in a Contest
How do I start voting?
- Register for an account.
- Find your favorite creators and cast your 10 Daily Votes
- Download our Mobile App to vote on the go!
How do I get votes to cast?
You'll begin receiving ten (10) Daily Votes after you register your account. You can receive additional Earned Votes by casting your Daily Votes to fill up the vote meter.
What are Daily Votes? How are they different from Earned Votes?
You receive ten (10) Daily Votes every day, which you can use to vote for your favorite campaigners. Unused Daily Votes expire at noon Pacific time.
Earned Votes never expire and there's never a limit to how many you can earn. You can hold on to them as long as you like, even from one contest to the next.
What are the two meters in my Voting Dashboard?
The larger meter is called the Vote Meter. Whenever you cast 10 Daily Votes in a day, you fill up one section of the vote meter. Once all sections of the Vote Meter are filled, you receive 10 Earned Votes.
Once full, both meters clear so that you can do it all over again. Be sure to sign in every day and vote if you want to maximize your voting.
I was campaigning, but now I just want to be a voter, what do I do?
All you have to do is click the Stop Campaigning button at the top of your Contest Entry page, right above your Soapbox, and then confirm.
How do I become a Supporter of my favorite campaigner?
To become a Supporter, begin using the Vote Forwarding feature. Vote forwarding is a way for you to support your friends and favorites by campaigning for votes on their behalf. Visit our vote forwarding page for more information.
What do you do about contest participants who create multiple voting accounts? Isn't that against the rules?
The integrity of the voting results is of paramount importance to us, which is why we monitor the contest closely and take appropriate action when we believe passionate contest participants may have violated our "vote using only one account" policy. All votes cast from additional accounts are removed from the results.
Competing in a Contest
Why should I run?
Fame. Cash and Prizes. To be discovered. To gain new subscribers, fans, and followers. Creativity. Fun. It's up to you!
Okay. So how do I start campaigning?
To get started:
After that it's up to you to post great content and promote your campaign to your subscribers, followers, fans, and friends via YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.
What’s the difference between the Creator Republic contest and themed contests?
When you start campaigning, you must decide whether you will compete in the Creator Republic contest or one of the themed contests.
The Creator Republic contests is for creators who think they have what it takes to win it all and be crowned Creator Republic. The competition is tougher, but the reward is greater!
Themed contests are for creators who aren’t yet ready for to compete for Creator Republic or want to only compete against creators with similar content. If you choose to compete in a themed contest, you must choose the themed contest category that best fits your campaign content. Your themed contest category could be changed by us if we don't think it is a good fit with your campaign content, per our Guidelines.
What if I don't fit into one of the themed contests?
Pick the category that most closely fits your style or campaign content.
How do I get people to vote for me?
Show and tell voters how awesome you are by adding additional videos, photos, and blog posts to your Contest Entry page throughout the contest. Also, be sure to promote your campaign to your subscribers, followers, fans, and friends via YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.
Do I have to use a video in my campaign?
No, you can use a photo instead. But the most successful creators use videos. And the more creative the better!
How do I win?
- Creator Republic - The creator in the Creator Republic contest with the most overall votes at the end of the contest is crowned Creator Republic and wins the top prize.
- Themed Contests - The creators in a Themed Contests with the overall most votes in that category at the end of the contest wins the top prize for that Themed Contest.
- Election Runners-Up - Creators who finish first or second runner-up in the Creator Republic Contest will also win a prize.
What do I win?
Check out the Prizes Page to see the current set of prizes.
Can I run again if I win the main Creator Republic contest?
In order to keep things fresh and exciting, the reigning Creator Republic is not allowed to win for four weeks after their coronation (The date they become King/Queen of the Web). However, the reigning King can campaign for another candidate using the Vote Forwarding feature.
I have more questions. Who do I contact?
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll respond as soon as possible.