We’ve had two Gigatown mini-contests end since my last update here – with somewhat of a mixed bag of results. There is also some very big news to share! But first, the contests…
The Instagram ‘Home of the Future’ contest (previously) has ended, with Nelson placing fourth. The contest was based on the number of submissions, and only the top three towns were awarded additional contest points. The news isn’t all bad however, because each Instagram post still earned points towards our overall score, and Nelson made a showing to be proud of, earning a good increase in points just from submissions!
The latest contest just ended today – and Nelson did well in this one! The latest being an Instagram Video contest (Which apparently I completely forgot to make a post about here – Mea culpa!). The contest required that an Instagram video communicate the idea of both speed and capacity in only 5-15 seconds to qualify. The scoring was simply 1000 points per qualifying video. We still managed to place second with over 500 videos qualifying, and first place went to Dunedin who managed over twice as many qualifying submissions.
In the meantime while all this has been going on, Nelson had managed to creep up into sixth place from thirteenth only two months ago. Most of our points earning seems to be coming via people tweeting the #gigatownnsn hashtag on Twitter, as well as using the hashtag in posts on the Facebook page and Instagram posts. Great to see people still posting photos to Flickr with the hashtag as well! The ‘official’ GigatownNelson Flickr group continues to grow and show what a paradise we really do live in.
And now as promised, the very big news – A big congratulations goes out to everyone in Nelson, because we have moved up into fifth place on the Gigatown leader board! This is absolutely fantastic because only the top 5 scoring towns will be included in the final competition after 30 September. As long as Nelson can maintain ourselves in the top 5, we’re in the finals! So everybody needs to keep on tweeting or whatever it is you’re doing to win this contest for all of us! You’re doing awesome!
As always, more information can be found on the GigatownNelson website and the Facebook page. If you haven’t signed up (that earns 10 points for Nelson right there!) you can do that on the Gigatown website.