As some of you may be aware there was a Selfie Challenge at 2019’s SMMW (Social Media Marketing World).
See https://stonehampress.com/blog/smmw-selfie-challenge/ for details of last year’s challenge.
But before this year’s challenge I think it makes sense to define some actual rules. These have been shared on Twitter for previous conference challenges, but it makes sense to share them on a website for more convenience:
The rules are as follows:
A selfie is a picture you take of yourself. In this competition the objective is to get as many selfies of you with other people as possible.
To count selfies must be posted on Twitter with the selfie hashtag #SMMW20Selfie.
The same person in multiple selfies taken with the same person only counts once. So if X and Y are in one photo and then X and Y and Z are in another photo only Z counts as an extra person. However if Y is Z’s selfie that counts.
Clearly you don’t count as a person in your selfies. But you need to visible in the selfie for it to count (or it’s not a selfie!).
You need to either mention the name or the Twitter handle of the people in your selfie tweets. They should be a delegate or a staff member at Social Media Marketing World, though this won’t be checked unless challenged.
A maximum number of ten other people apart from yourself can be tagged in a selfie (no room shot selfies!)
The competion is open from 8am Saturday 29th February 2020 to 8am Wednesday 4th March 2020. Times are determined by the time the pictures are posted on Twitter with the hashtag. Obviously historic pictures do not count (though it’s hard to enforce this!).
For greater visibility also add the #SMMW20 hashtag as well.
Example Selfie Tweet (from last year!):
This time with @tonydoesads @MayKingTea @TischlerAmy #smmwSelfieChallenge #SMMW19 pic.twitter.com/BM6Oci0Ohg— Tim Lewis @Stoneham Press #indieAuthorChat (@StonehamPress) March 20, 2019
The most important thing is to have fun though!
Take the photo on your phone camera, not on the Twitter app. This makes it easier to look up people’s Twitter handles for the tweets.
Set up a Keyword shortcut for #SMMW20Selfie #SMMW20 on your phone, so you just need to type something like #x20s instead. This will save you a lot of time. This is done in Settings/General/Keyword/Text Replacement on an iPhone:
Don’t be afraid to ask people for a Selfie – this is a Social Media Conference after all!