•   over 5 years ago

Winners Announcement

Why did the days until winners announced go back to 7?

  • 20 comments

  • Moderator   •   over 5 years ago

    Hi Makhter91,

    Thanks for writing. We pushed back the winners announcement by one week, so that's why the countdown changed to "7 days." Here is a link to the email we sent out yesterday announcing this change: http://ford.challengepost.com/updates/1095.

    Best,
    Megan

  •   •   over 5 years ago

    I received an email:

    "Hello! Thanks so much for your participation in the Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge! You've certainly given our judges a tough job. With that in mind, we wanted to let you know that we will be pushing the winners announcement back to next week. Please stay tuned for the specific date to be posted on the challenge site. Thanks, again, for your great enthusiasm, submissions, and patience. Cheers! The ChallengePost Team"

    EDIT: Megan was faster than me :)

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi,

    why do you change again the "days until winners announced" to 6 days?
    I think everyone was waiting very anxiously for the results today

    Best,

    Jose

  • Moderator   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi jluis859,

    The winners announcement date has been changed to September 24, six days from now.

    Best,
    Megan

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    Seriously, 2 months to judge?

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    What's going on with the Ideas Challenge? Winners for that were supposed to be announced on September 10. Participants in that challenge haven't even been given the courtesy of a delay notice.

    Will those winners also be announced on September 24 (which, at the rate things are going, appears to be code for "October 1")?

  • Moderator   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi DST,

    Thanks for writing. You're right, we should have sent an email update to the Ideas Challenge participants as well. I'm really sorry about that.

    The winners for the Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency Ideas Challenge will also be announced on September 24. I've just updated the timeline on the Ideas site and also sent out an email update.

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention, and for your patience.

    All the best,
    Megan

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi Megan & ChallengePost team,

    Wanted to send a quick note on behalf of the participants to thank you for your work on this Challenge. Having been involved with judging competitions before I am aware of the work involved - and all the work in the background that we don't see. While we're all excited to hear the results (especially some folks on this thread!) I wanted to take this chance to send a short note of appreciation.

    Thanks!
    Matt

  • Moderator   •   about 5 years ago

    Thanks very much for your kind words, Matt. We likewise are really looking forward to announcing the winners!

    All the best,
    Megan

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    Now it's been pushed back another 23 days? Something tells me they haven't even started.

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    I'm trying to stay positive here, but we were asked to stick to hard deadlines. I think many of us stayed up late nights finishing the product so it could be done in time.

    This constant delay feels disrespectful to the developers time. And this makes me extremely hesitant to use ChallangePost in the future.

  • Moderator   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi kentanderson and DST,

    I certainly understand your frustration and we at ChallengePost are very sorry to have to delay the winners announcement again. We do value developers' time and appreciate all the hard work that you put into your apps — by no means is the delayed announcement a statement of ingratitude. On the contrary, we're extremely grateful for all your work, and both our team and Ford look forward to announcing the winners in a few weeks.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Best,
    Megan

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    I think what we actually want to hear are what was the cause of these delays and what is being done to solve this. I certainly appreciate taking the time to judge submissions thoroughly, but at the same time, at least give us an explanation why this is happening and not pushing back indefinitely. In my view this is just common courtesy and I don't think neither Ford nor Challengepost would view what is currently happening on this challenge to be acceptable.

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    whoa.. 21 days.. thats quite a bit away

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    What should the winners expect over the next few days? Will we be e-mailed? Called?

  • Moderator   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi Kent,

    I'll be emailing you in a few days with some paperwork to fill out. If you have any specific questions, feel free to email me at support@challengepost.com.

    Best,
    Megan

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    any news? I didnt receive any email.

  • Moderator   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi jluis859,

    Can you please shoot me an email at support@challengepost.com? I sent you an email with paperwork earlier today.

    Thanks,
    Megan

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    Check your spam folder... That's where it showed up for me.

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    thanks, you are right, it was on my spam folder.

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