How long should my "Idea Challenge" run?

Choosing the time-limit for running an "Idea Challenge" is very important.  Please use the steps below to choose the best time-limit for you:

  • We recommend 1-4 weeks.  For most "Idea Challenges", 2 weeks work well.
    • 1-4 weeks is long enough to allow even busy users to submit ideas - yet short enough to create a sense of urgency.
    • We do not recommend running a single "Idea Challenge" for longer periods - such as several months.  This eliminates the sense of urgency - and can lead to fewer idea submissions, rather than more!

Read the following white paper for more information on Idea Challenges: