…at least at zoopa.com.br
after your invitation to help Brasilian friends on Danone Actimel project I decided to do so, put the hard work in, sent the web banner to competition and
won the first prize chosen by client and 500$. You could of seen the work „ Antivirus protection“ by author: „sulky“ in the winner’s section but they removed it today.
The work is still available at: http://zooppa.com.br/ads/actimel-danone/banners/antivirus-protection
After a week I’ve sent e-mail to Zooppa Brasil in order to arrange a way of payment since I can’t receive money in my country via Pay Pal and they replied me that I won’t be able to receive money at all because I was disqualified. They say it was because my banner wasn’t in Portugese.
My questions are:
1) How come my banner was good enough to enter the competition, good enough to be presented to the client, good enough to be chosen by client as a winner
but it aint’t good enough to be paid.
2) Can You have international competition and demand entries in Portugese
3) If You can have international competition but accept entries only in Portugese, wouldn’t it be right to inform international competitors about that. We, competitors that found about Danone competition at Zoopa USA weren’t informed about that in the short version of Brief at Zooppa USA and there was no English brief at zooppa.com.br. Wouldn’t it be right if You call Zooppa USA members to join your competition that you provide them with the brief in English or at least with such an important rule as language condition wich can lead to disqualification.
Dear Josh, although I am not responsible for this situation, I offerd Zooppa Brasil to adapt that one little banner sentence to Portugese in order to make everything right, but instead of replying they removed my work from winner’s section.
Dear Josh, I sincirely hope that You will correct this great injustice that was done to me or else this whole great Zooppa thing doesn’t make sense. How can I continue to participate in future competitions if I am not sure I will get paid, or at least that I won’t be punished for other people mistakes.
I sincerely belive in Your help and Thank You very much in advance,
Albin Salkić ( sulky )