Are you ready to have some fun... be pushed out of your comfort zone ("challenged," if you will?)... and become inspired to scrap layouts and complete projects that you might not otherwise complete?
WELCOME TO CHALLENGES AT THE DIGITAL PRESS!
GENERAL INFO ABOUT OUR SYSTEM
We host NINE (9) DIFFERENT CHALLENGES AT THE DIGITAL PRESS EACH MONTH. Some of them are recurring challenges that you'll see every single month... and others will be chosen on a rotational basis by the team members at TDP who host the challenges, so as to keep our challenge offerings fresh, new, fun, and different each and every month!
HOW TO COMPLETE CHALLENGES
- Each month, EVERY CHALLENGE WILL HAVE ITS OWN THREAD here in the forum. We will "sticky" all of each month's challenge threads to the top of "The Crossword Section" here in the forum, so as to make them easy to find.
- When you complete a challenge, you'll (A) load your project image into the CHALLENGE SECTION OF THE GALLERY... and then (B) post that same project image into the applicable challenge thread (using the links you'll get from the gallery; instructions can be found in each challenge thread's info at the top).
- You'll also find a MONTHLY CHALLENGE TRACKER THREAD here in the challenge forum, as well. This is where you'll post links to each of your challenge entries. Just follow the instructions in the first post of that month's thread!
HOW TO EARN POINTS
- You will receive ONE (1) POINT for every challenge you complete in a calendar month.
- Earned points will be worth the following...
---3+ points earns you a one-time 20% OFF shopping spree
---5+ points earns you a one-time 30% OFF shopping spree
---7+ points earns you a one-time 40% OFF shopping spree
---9+ points earns you a one-time 40% OFF shopping spree... as well as the next month's TDP shop collab for FREE!
HOW TO REDEEM POINTS
This is the best part -- you don't have to do anything at all to redeem the points you earn!
On the first Tuesday of every month, your points will be tallied (based on your post in the MONTHLY CHALLENGE TRACKER THREAD... so keep it updated!) for the previous month's challenges. You will receive an e-mail (sent to the e-mail address you used for your forum account here at TDP) which will contain your challenge discount/prize information. You will have that entire month to use your one-time shopping spree code; each month, your code will expire at 11:59pm PT on the last day of the month in which it was issued.
ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA BONUS POINTS
WOULD YOU LIKE A CHANCE TO WIN A $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE DIGITAL PRESS EACH MONTH?
Anyone who shares 4 of their challenge creations (layouts, hybrid projects, etc... anything created for one of TDP's current monthly challenges) to 2 different social media platforms throughout the month... will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift certificate to The Digital Press!
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT POSTING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA BONUS POINT LINKS!
FAQ AND OTHER HELPFUL INFO
Q---How long do I have to complete each challenge?
A---Unless otherwise noted in a particular challenge thread, you always have until 11:59pm ET on the last day of the month to complete our challenges. So for the month of June, for example, you'd need to have all projects posted in the gallery... linked into each challenge thread... and then linked in the monthly tracker thread, as well... by 11:59pm ET on June 30. Some challenges (such as Speed Scraps, Slow Scraps, Digi-Morph, etc. to name just a few examples) will have separate deadlines that replace the "end-of-month" guideline. Please read each challenge thread's first post for details.
Q---Do my points accumulate/carry-over from one month to the next?
A---No. Each new month kicks-off a new round of points, and points do not carry-over. Any points earned in a month will be tallied on the first Tuesday of the following month, and you will receive an e-mail if you qualify for a discounted shopping spree or any other prize.
Q---Can I combine my earned shopping spree discount with other sales/promotions at TDP?
A---Yes and no. Any discount coupon codes that you earn will work in conjunction with our standard 20% OFF New Release sale... meaning if you earn a 30% OFF shopping spree code, you can potentially grab New Releases at a 20% + 30% OFF rate. The discount codes will not, however, stack on top of other sales and discounts, such as the newsletter subscriber code... the weekly Publisher's Picks sale... the monthly Special Edition sale... or our other annual sale events (like NSD/DSD/etc.).
Q---To meet the 100% TDP product requirement, what products am I allowed to use?
A---Each month, you can use any product that is currently for sale at The Digital Press (including products sold at TDP by our guest designers from that same month)... in addition to the following items:
..........(a) any freebie and/or retired item by any of our permanent resident designers (you can find the list of our designers in the left-hand sidebar of the SHOP), even if that freebie or retired item wasn't ever for sale at TDP
..........(b) any product that was sold at TDP by a guest designer from the previous month (e.g. if we have a guest in January, you may use the products you purchased from her during January AND February, giving you a total of 2 months to use those items for challenges)
..........(c) any product that was sold at TDP the previous month by a designer who retired and/or left the store (e.g. if someone retires at the end of January, you may still use her products during February).