1. What are the three levels of jovoto?
We love having you on the jovoto platform! One of our main values is keeping our work fair and transparent for all. Therefore there are three layers within the jovoto platform. Each of the layers increases in professionalism and the quality of work that’s expected. Which layer are you in?
In the public layer every creative, in every profession can take part, it’s the jovoto sandbox. Huge challenges with hundreds or thousands of submissions; Invite your friends; share it on your social networks; and join in on all the fun of submitting ideas, collaborating and gaining feedback.
If your participation in the public layer shows your work is of a high quality and professional standard, you’ll be invited into the private later. Here there are even more opportunities to take part in the crowdstorm by working with more brands who opt for the private projects. There is, of course, a shortcut...you can upload your portfolio directly from your profile page.
You’re a pro on jovoto! We invite the most innovative and professional creative talents to the highest level of professional work- Small groups of creatives selected by specific skills and where you excel to work directly with clients.
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The ‘invited’ layer is where the most innovative and professional creative talents are chosen according to their skill base for specific projects. Here you work in much smaller groups and have have the chance to get to know the client more. Go Pro in the invited layer.
2. What is a project guide?
For each project there is a jovoto team member assigned to help you with any project-specific questions. The project guide can always be found on the briefing page, feel free to contact him or her with any questions you may have about the project or jovoto!
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3. How does the rating work?
For all information regarding the rating system and how it works, be sure to check out this informative blog post: The jovoto Rating System Explained.
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4. I can't activate my account.
In the event that you haven’t received the email with your activation link, we're really sorry for the inconvenience! Please contact us at our jovoto Support Center using the support tab in the footer below and we will manually activate your account ASAP!
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5. What is Karma?
Karma shows us how active a person is on the platform. High Karma is always a good thing! Sometimes karma is used to decide who should win special extra rewards.
Because fair rating is of utmost importance, we introduced a Karma threshold of 300 Karma points. Only after a new community member has collected 300 Karma points will his or her rating status be activated. This protects the platform from manipulation efforts and emphasizes the importance of fair rating.
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6. Where should I mark the use of third party material in my submission?
To keep an overview of the third party image material, fonts and vectors you’ve used it’s helpful to source the origins of the material in the idea overview each time you upload a new slide.
By stating the origin source as you go, you avoid having to back into the idea and find the material and links again. Because of its importance, there are several places where we ask you to state the source of origin of the third party material you have used in your submissions.They include:
Next to each slide there is a ‘credits’ section where you can fill in the source of origin for stock image material, fonts and vectors.
In the questions given in the idea overview, you are specifically asked “Have you used any third-party material? Even if you've modified it, source the original here. See FAQ for details.“
When submitting you must check a box under the jovoto Terms and Conditions where you confirm that your idea idea is not violating any existing copyright.
Unless this material is specifically stated, jovoto as well as the client will expect all work to be fully and originally yours. Should it come to licensing your idea you may legally be held responsible for any material not previously identified as third party.
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7. Is there a jovoto forum?
Yes! If you'd like to give us feedback or discuss something with other community members, you can access our forum here.
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8. What are the different prizes I can win?
There are many prizes you can win. At jovoto, we don’t only reward great ideas, but supportive community behavior as well. Read on to find out more about each prize:
In every project you have the opportunity to be a Community Prize winner. The total community prize money is distributed amongst the top ranks in the project. The number of prizes varies from project to project, but it is always determined by the votes of your fellow community members.
When there is a Client’s Choice award in a project, the client guarantees that at least one idea will be licensed after the project has closed. As soon as we know the final choice from the client, the winner will be notified. We can officially announce the winner after both the creative and the client have signed the contract and the news will be posted under the briefing.
For more information on the Client's Choice please see the jovoto Legal FAQ section, question #1.
A Jury Prize can be awarded by a selected Jury within a public project. The Jury, as well as the prizes, vary from project to project and details are specified in the briefing.
The Collaboration Award goes to a team of two or more creatives who collaborate on an idea by using the "Invite Collaborator" tool on the platform. The collaborative ideas with the highest overall rank in the project will be reviewed by the project guide and a winner will be selected. Each participant is eligible to win once per 3 months and is required to have a verified ID.
To collaborate with another jovotan, simply invite the specific community member to your idea via the “edit idea” overview. When the other creative accepts your invite, you successfully become a team and your idea will appear as a collaborative effort.
If you are interested in collaborating with another creative, but don’t know who yet, let other creatives know you are looking for a collaborator by leaving a comment on under the brief. You can also get in touch with the owner of a specific idea by sending them a private message, telling them how you think you could help take their idea to the next level.
In the event that no collaboration ideas are submitted in a project, the specified prize money will be added to the community prizes pool for the top ranked ideas.
Best Feedback Award
The ability to give feedback to one another is an important component of jovoto’s success and contributes to the rating system and overall fairness of the platform. The Best Feedback Award goes to the person who does an outstanding job helping other creatives to improve their ideas. Everyone can give feedback on individual ideas by leaving a comment. A comment can be deemed helpful by clicking the "helpful" icon “^” next to the comment.
The best feedback will be consistently monitored by the creative guide throughout the project. The winner will be selected from the top 5 members whose comments have the highest number of relevant “helpful” votes after final review by the project guide.
Clients who run public Crowdstorms on the jovoto platform often aim to start a branded conversation beyond the jovoto platform. The social award helps the brands and NGOs that we work with gain this visibility via social media. This award goes to the community member that creates the biggest social impact by sharing their unique ideas on social media and gain the most shares, retweets, likes and comments.
How it works:
1) Share your idea on facebook or twitter with the Crowdstorm hashtags announced in the brief.
2) Make sure your post is set to public (on facebook) so others can re-share.
3) The idea-owner with the most shares, re-tweets, likes and comments when the project is closed will win the prize.
jovoto will track the ideas via the pre-selected hashtags associated with the specific Crowdstorm.
Remember: Sharing your idea on social media will not result in a higher rank as the rating system only counts the ratings from community members that have reached the required karma threshold. You can read more about karma here.
Fairest Rater Award
The community prizes are the outcome of the collaborative opinion of our community, and it is based on your ratings. We want to encourage fair rating behaviour by awarding the community member with the fairest ratings in each project. How is the fairest rater decided? After the project guide has evaluated all ratings in a project (during the so called “Monitoring” phase of a project), the creative who has rated at least half of the ideas submitted and whose ratings are the closest to the collaborative opinion of the community will be rewarded €200.
jovoto Newcomer Award
Being new somewhere can be hard, so we want to make it a little easier for you to get started on jovoto. To encourage you to jump in with your first idea, we want to award fresh talent on the platform submitting their first ideas. How is this decided? The creative who has signed up in the past twelve months, hasn't yet won any prize on jovoto, gets the highest community rank in the project (and does not win another prize in the project) will be rewarded, after final review by the project guide, with the jovoto Newcomer Award and €200. PS: You must verify your ID to have the chance to win.
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9. What is a jovoto #spark?
A jovoto #spark are ideas submitted by Sparky - jovoto’s #spark master. Sparks are free to be developed further as a new submission by anyone at anytime.
To use this spark, submit a new idea with your added developments and make sure to follow the guidelines.
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- Make sure that your developed idea is unique and has not been already submitted by another creative.
- Once you've developed the idea further, submit your developed version and invite Sparky as a collaborator to the idea.
- Important: Sparky's #sparks MUST be developed further. Ideas that is a copy of one of sparky's ideas - i.e. without being developed further - will be disqualified.