Do you Really Know How to Vote? – American Frame Featured Artist Contest

Here we review the important steps for voting in the American Frame monthly Featured Artist Contest. Artists who have entered will want this guidance for self-promotion.

At the beginning of each month, a new set of artwork is presented for voting on our Facebook page. Voting on your favorite image is crucial to ensure that the artists are supported in our Featured Artist Contest. Facebook users can vote once per day, so be sure to check back daily, place your vote and watch the numbers grow.

Artists, be sure to promote yourself when the contest opens for voting. Although there is a certain amount of natural sharing, maximize your visibility with these easy steps. Voters -  you can help your favorite artists by following these tips as well.

Here’s what you need to do to help promote yourself:

1. Share your image and the contest on your Facebook page.

2. Go to the gallery page in the Facebook app and click on your image. This will bring a larger view of your image onto the screen. Notice the different sharing options: like, send, tweet.

enlarged image view


Click “send” to send your image directly to another user on Facebook, a group, or enter an email address to send via email.

send photo to another user

3. Using the tweet button within the Facebook app, tweet out to your followers that you’re in the contest or use the tweet the app automatically creates for you.

twitter message

4. Continue to pin your image on Pinterest. We’ve created a special board for contestants (link to pinterest board), where you will find your image.


How to vote:

Voting only takes seconds! Simply go to the gallery page (link to gallery page) and find the image that you want to vote on. In the lower right hand corner of that image, you will see a vote button. Click “vote” and the button will turn into a green box with a checkmark to let you know that you have voted on this image.

voting page

Don’t forget to promote yourself via any other social media sites that you belong to! The more people you can reach, the more votes you are likely to receive.

Have you voted today?

For more information, see our related posts:

How to Enter our Featured Artist Contest
New Featured Artist Program
#AFchat: Developing a Winning Featured Artist Submission
Announcing the NEW Featured Artist Program

AubreyK | 10/15/2014 3:36:38 PM | 2 comments
American Frame
It is definitely an important part of the contest. Artists need to promote themselves to their followers for a better chance of winning.
10/20/2014 8:52:32 AM

I like how you make it easy to share on social media. That is important to a lot of people.
10/17/2014 3:44:57 PM

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