While contacting and negotiating with potential sponsors one thing keeps popping up, lack of participation.
In 2015 we had to go with a tiered prize system. The more the entries the better the prizes. We will have to do that again this year. Here is how the tiers are working out so far:
1-8 entries will see a very small cash prize (maybe $25) for first place and that is it.
8-15 entries will see a larger cash prize (maybe $50) and possibly something from Moviestorm for first place only and maybe a small cash prize for 2nd but doubtful.
15-35 entries will receive decent prizes for first and second place and a small cash prize for 3rd.
35+ entries will see the good prizes and possibly up to 5 places. 4 places for 35-40. 5 places for 40+.
Not sure how the script writing category will be dealt with yet.
We were lucky in the past to be able to offer great prizes no matter what but sponsors want to see results. Unless we can get max participation, sponsors will not be returning which means the Passion Competition will become just like Lionhead, a thing of the past.
Passion is my business.