Final thoughts on the spot the ball competitions you should or shouldn’t play
Make sure you make the final decision whether to play a spot the ball competition or not, and decide for yourself if a competition is legitimate or not. Don’t trust or give any value to ‘reviews’, celebrity endorsements, news articles (promoted content) or any other website no matter what they tell you.
(Apart from this website of course! 😛)
Don’t especially take the word of the companies themselves or for example a newspaper. Just because a competition has been featured on the Daily Mail or the Telegraph, it doesn’t mean that the competition itself will be successful. It won’t mean it will be good, or legitimate or worth your while either. This was exactly the method YourLddr also promoted their spot the ball competition with and this made it seem better and even more legitimate to some as they heavily promoted this fact that they have been featured in a few news sites.
Let the competition run for at least a few weeks so you can see if you are happy with the judging process, and if someone actually wins anything. Don’t take part in money-grabs.
Most of the time these new competitions vanish as quickly as they turn up, because the organisers don’t understand how difficult it is to get people playing their game. Some new competitions that are launched may have the best of intentions at heart, but they might fail and fall because people are very dubious about whether a competition is real or not.