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Vu Develops Online Competition Platform for Leading Digital Media Company Corbis

The folks at Corbis, a leading digital media company, recently commissioned the Vu Online team to design and develop an online design competition platform, titled Make Your Mark, that is able to be re-purposed for future competitions in the company’s other markets.

The site provides designers with creative assets to create a campaign to promote their favourite social cause and a chance to win a £1,000 donation for their charity, as well as have their award-winning work featured in Computer Arts Magazine, the Creative Bloq and Novum Websites.

It was a fast-paced, international project involving Corbis teams across the UK, Germany, France and the US. We worked closely with the London based marketing team to coordinate the work.

Our Challenge:

  • Create a multilingual platform which could be run in any number of languages (currently English, French and German),
  • Offer a download functionality for the assets to be used,
  • Allow entries to be uploaded to the site for review by the contest moderator,
  • Develop a requirement allowing significant control over the gallery for successful submissions,
  • Allow participants to share entries via social media integration
  • Include voting functionality,
  • Build functionality for a multilingual mailing system to keep participants informed about the status of their entries.
  • Integrate the system with Corbis’ extensive data tracking requirements.

The first competition, using the system based on our own VuCMS, is now live. Have a look over here and if you’re up for it, why not take part! It’s an opportunity to utilize your talent to support the cause of your choice.