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Topic: I'm fed up with contests extending deadlines!!

Author: Bobbette Findley Posted: 08/24/09 05:52 AM

Why should I, who work hard to get my script in on time, have to deal with announcements being pushed back because others couldn't get their script in on time?! This is complete BS!!!!!

Author: Paula Smith Posted: 08/24/09 07:40 AM

It's usually not because contestants couldn't get their scripts in, but because the contest doens't have enough entries to justify the prizes. So, they figure they'll make a little more money if they extend the deadline.

Author: Heather Hughes Posted: 08/24/09 10:52 AM

I'm suprised that they can do this legally. Most states have very strict rules about contests that take entry fees sticking to thier published rules. I bet that if anyone challenged it we would find it isn't allowed.

Author: Terry Frazier Posted: 08/24/09 12:09 PM

Doesn't bother me.

Author: Irin Evers Posted: 08/24/09 01:18 PM

I don't mnd announcements being late (though the contests should be able to gauge by now how long it will take or should be smart enough to give extra time).

What annoys me are contests that extend AFTER the deadline. This has happened to me several times in the last year, where I've submitted on the last day (after double checking on the website) and then the contest was extended for a week. Meanwhile, I was in the middle of drafts and wanted the extra week. That's not fair and wrong (and annoying).

Author: Poetist Soul Posted: 08/25/09 05:54 AM

Nothing is fair with a lot of these contests, because most of them are rigged to pad the pockets of the contest creator.

Few are on the up and up.

With that said, personally, I do not care if a contest moved the deadline. I come to expect it, because as said earlier, they need to make their money.