Hello everyone! I’ve been answering one question a lot lately, so I thought I would do a post about it so everyone knows what the deal is. The question: “Is the winning poster the one with the most Facebook and Twitter likes?” The short answer to this is no. Like in previous years, the winning poster is chosen by a panel of international judges from a shortlist of 30 posters. These 30 posters are chosen by the Positive Posters team as well as a small number of invited designers.
The social media buttons have been added to allow you to share your own and your favorite posters with your friends and followers. However, we do rely on them to determine which posters are featured in the ‘Top Rated Entries’ section on the home page. Every 20mins our site calculates the 50 posters that have the highest number of combined Facebook and Twitter likes and 12 of those 50 are displayed on our homepage randomly.
People’s Choice Award
There has never been a ‘People’s Choice Award’, but we are keen to introduce one. With the inclusion of the Facebook and Twitter buttons, it would obviously be very easy to put one together. We’ll keep you posted.
If you have any more questions, let me or one of the team know.