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When Is The Voting Deadline?

Voting ends at 12 p.m. CST on August 4.

When Will The Winners Be Announced?

Winning results will be published the second week in August. 

Do I Have To Register?

Yes. This protects fellow entrants by reducing spam voting and also allows voters access to their voted items without the web session timing out. The site will create a "dashboard" for voters to improve the voting process.

Can My Friends/Family Vote Using My Computer?

Results will be filtered by login name and IP address, so please ask friends and family members to vote from their own computer.

Can I Vote For Myself?


How Many Times Can I Vote?

Only one vote per person and per computer.

How Do I Vote?

The popular vote is for the Cinderella Story category only.

  1. Register or Log in
  2. Browse the CINDERELLA STORY entries by clicking "See the Entries" button at the top of the contest page.
  3. If you are unable to immediately decide on who to vote for, you can pick your favorites and put them in a "holding pen" by adding a checkmark on each entry. (You may save several favorites, but your vote will not be counted until you narrow down your selections to ONE entry.)
  4. After making your selection(s), click "Vote" button at the top of the page. This takes you to your dashboard, where you can look at the favorites you've saved in your holding pen.
  5. If you have selected only one entry, you are done. Your vote has been auto-saved - no further action is needed. If you've selected several favorites, narrow them down by unchecking the entries you want to remove and clicking "Save Order." Once you have narrowed down to one entry, click "Save Order."
  6. Done! Your vote is auto-saved - no further action is needed.

I Changed My Mind. Can I Change My Vote?

You may continue to browse the entries and change your vote until the contest closes at noon CST, August 4.

How Do I Share My Entry?

  1. Find the entry you want to share on the See The Entries page
  2. Copy the URL of the page and paste it into your Facebook status box. Image doesn't pop up? No worries! Remove the URL and try pasting it back into the post. Facebook will then be able to properly link the image and you can share with everyone that gorgeous project you spent so much time on!

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  1. Use the Share widget in the upper right corner of the page. This will automatically create a post linking to the entry. Just be sure to be logged into Facebook so that it can link to your profile!

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