Now that the “Show Us New Haven Through Your Craft” contest is officially underway, we wanted to take a few moments to cover any questions that have or may come up about the contest. If there is anything we haven’t answered, please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter.


Q: How do I enter?

A: You can enter on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by uploading a photo and using the hashtag #LifeCrafted. You can also enter directly on the Facebook Application or the Winchester Lofts Website.


Q: What does my photo have to be of?

A: Anything that you’ve created that represents New Haven to you. (Literally, anything: a recipe, a poem, a painting, a sculpture, a piece of clothing…the list goes on and on! Just make sure it’s appropriate and that it’s your original work.)


Q: What do I win?

A: Grand Prize (1) = $500, Runner-Ups (5) = $100!


Q: How will you determine the winner?

A: When the contest ends on May 31, 2015, we will select the six entries with the MOST VOTES. Our judges will then determine which entry is the grand prize winner ($500) and the other five entries will be runner-ups ($100).


Q: How do I get votes?

A: Ask your friends to vote for you by sharing the link to the “Show Us New Haven Through Your Craft” contest on our website (; or the Facebook Application ( and then have them navigate to your entry to vote (see screenshots below for visual instructions).


Step One: Click the “Vote” button next to “Enter” 

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Step Two: Click the “Vote” button on the entry that you want to vote for! 

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Q: How often can people vote for my entry?

A: Once a day (every 24 hours). Otherwise, there ARE no other limitations to how many times you and your friends can vote!


Q: How will I know I won?

A: Once we have selected our six winners, we will notify everyone via the method that they entered and announce it on our social media sites. Further steps to confirm eligibility will be taken before the prize is awarded.


Please see our Official Contest Rules or reach out to us directly with any questions. Good luck, all!