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CloneComp is a time-capped, story-driven competition that leverages Webflow’s cloneable site functionality to create a unique self-guided hackathon experience.
At the beginning of the competition participants will be given access to a master cloneable and shared design assets which will be helpful for parts of the storyline.
Participants will receive a new part of the required storyline at the beginning of each round which will then become a required asset for that day’s submissions. Other than making sure each submission includes the common storyline elements, participants are encouraged to get creative with their builds.
To move forward in the competition, participants must submit their projects by the stated daily deadline and in accordance with the official rules listed below. To be eligible for overall cash prizes, participants must submit an entry for each round of the competition.
Due to the nature of the competition, participants must have an active Webflow Lite or Pro Account in order to participate. This is because submissions must be showcased on a participants' public profile and will need to have multiple builds active inside of their Webflow account at the same time.
How to Compete
The competition consists of a total of 3 rounds spread over 4 days.
Individual daily submissions may qualify for round-specific prizes but will not be eligible for overall prizes or grand prizes unless a submission is made in all three rounds.
- Round 1: All participants will start from the same base cloneable and shared assets released by the organizing team during our live kickoff stream on July 20th. They will then have 24 hours to submit first round entries by Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by 12:00 PM Eastern.
- Round 2: Participants must start the second round by cloning another participant’s submission from the list of official Day 1 entries. They will then receive a new segment of the unified storyline and get 24 hours to build on top of the cloned site from the day before. Day two submissions must be made by Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern.
- Round 3: The final round is essentially a repeat of round 2 but there’s usually a twist. Participants will again have to pick another participant’s cloneable from the list of official Day 2 entries before taking another 24 hours to build out the third day storyline. Final round submissions are due by Friday, July 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern.
A word of warning: Do not get ahead of the scheduled builds. Like any good time-capped challenge, we’ll be throwing a few surprises at you along the way to keep you on your toes.
Making an official Submission
To make an official CloneComp submission you need to start by publishing the day’s entry to the Webflow Showcase as a cloneable project and then submit the site in your CloneComp user dashboard.
- Need help? Follow these instructions from Webflow on how to showcase a project.)
- Projects should be named: Day x | Participant First & Last Name
- Optional: Consider adding “CloneComp” as a tag to your entry during the submission process to help others find and clone your site.
For an entry to be valid it must also be submitted by the stated deadline on the official participant portal inside the CloneComp website.
- You will be asked to submit a screenshot with each project to accompany your submission. This will be how people see your project in the CloneComp gallery so make sure it stands out.
- When submitting entries for Rounds 2 and 3, you will be asked to share the Webflow user name of the project you cloned to start the round. Be sure to enter the correct information as incorrect information may impact scoring.
To qualify for daily prizes, the following must happen BEFORE 12:00pm ET for each day’s deadline:
- Showcase your project publicly in the Webflow showcase.
- Submit your project through the participant portal on the CloneComp website.
- Make sure the required footer element is updated with cloneable source credits.
Pro Tip: Showcase your site publicly in the Webflow showcase before submitting your site inside of the CloneComp participant portal. To make an official entry you’ll need a link to the public Webflow showcase where people can clone your site.
For Rounds 2 and 3, you will also need to know the showcase link and Webflow user name of the projects you cloned to start that round. This information should be available in the required footer element of the sites you clone.
Requirements to Compete
- A Webflow public profile
- A Webflow Lite or Pro Account plan
- An account on the official CloneComp website
While not a requirement, we strongly encourage participants to join the official Slack group for real time event updates and support throughout the competition.
- Please note that employees and family members of sponsor organizations, the core planning committee, judges and volunteers are not eligible to compete.
- CloneComp is a PG13 event and will be live streamed publicly. Please avoid overly offensive content or anything that is “not safe for work” in your submissions.
- Additional rules may be added to support each day’s theme. Be sure to review all the rules once the competition officially begins.
- Entries submitted up to approximately one hour after the day’s submission deadline will be considered as valid submissions, but will receive a -1 point scoring penalty. Entries later than the one hour grace period will not be accepted.
- Late submissions will not be eligible for cash prizes or round-specific prizes.
Submission forms will close at noon each day with a 1 hour grace period as stated above. They will then re-open each day during our evening recap stream approximately based on the schedule below.
- Round 1: July 20 at 6:00 PM Eastern
- Round 2: July 21 at 6:00 PM Eastern
- Round 3: July 22 at 6:00 PM Eastern
How To Vote
Crowd voting will be open to registered participants (competitors, audience members, volunteers, and sponsors) on the official CloneComp website. One must be logged into the site to vote.
Crowd voting will take place at any time during the competition on the CloneComp gallery page.
Official voting will take place inside of the following time windows.
- Round 1 Voting: July 21 from ~ 1:00 PM Eastern - 4:00 PM Eastern
- Round 2 Voting: July 22 from ~ 1:00 PM Eastern - 4:00 PM Eastern
- Round 3 Voting: July 23 from ~ 1:00 PM Eastern - 4:00 PM Eastern
How Winners Will Be Selected
Final scores will be a combination of official judges’ scores, crowd votes made on the official CloneComp website, and how many times other participants cloned your site to use as their starting point during the competition.
Additionally, several sponsors will be picking their top picks for select prizes.
Employees and family members of sponsor organizations, the core planning committee, and volunteers are not eligible to win prizes.
- Taxes, transfer fees and other local regulatory requirements are the responsibility of the individual prize winner. We will ask you for a 1099 if you are in the US and may require other documentation to confirm payments for international participants.
- Prizes will be paid out in US dollars.
- Transfer fees will be withdrawn from prize money.
- Trophy shipments may be limited by geographical regions and or shipping restrictions.
- Prizes may be modified where required by law.
Data Sharing and Privacy
The only data we are capturing during this event is your email address, your Webflow username, and public links to your showcased projects. Unless you fill out an additional form, or win a cash prize, there will be no other information collected from participants. If you would like to delete your information from our system at any time, please send a message to email@example.com
Data collected during the competition imay be shared across various third party services, including Memberstack, Airtable, Zapier, Jetboost, Gather.town and Webflow. By submitting your information you agree to share this information with us and understand that we may highlight your public work on the CloneComp website and in related marketing materials, including the event livestream.
Code of Conduct
This is a fun event that is intended to be positive and inclusive for all Webflow community members. To that end we are asking everyone to abide by the principles outlined in Webflow’s Code of Conduct.
This competition is open to registered participants with a Webflow Lite or Pro Account.
Employees and family members of sponsor organizations, the core planning committee, judges and volunteers are not eligible to compete.
On day 1 you'll clone the master site, delete the div that says "delete this", and build your submission. Be sure to leave all other required elements on the page.
CloneComp deadlines are based on U.S. Eastern Time Zones
You can convert your timezone using this tool to see what that means in your part of the world.
CloneComp will take place inside of a custom Gather.Town map designed by Finsweet. The space will be available to registered participants and depending on capacity, the general public.
That being said, all official CloneComp communications will happen through live video updates that will be broadcast into the virtual space, as well as into the participants dashboard and live streamed on YouTube.
Check out the official CloneComp schedule for more information about the flow of events.
A link to the custom Gather space will be available in your participant dashboard.
You will need to use the email you provided at registration to access the virtual event venue.
Feel free to include your Webflow profile name in your avatar so that participants can connect with ease.
Please register as early as possible as capacity may end up being limited due to demand.
To access the gather space you need to use use the same email you used to register for CloneComp.
You can access the space from your participant dashboard.
If you're new to gather, follow our quick start guide to learn your way around.
Yes. You can use custom code. If you include custom code from another source, follow any stated licensing requirements.
If you integrate with other services, we recommend an integration that doesn’t require a paid plan with third parties. It may also be helpful to provide documentation for those that might be interested in cloning your work.
Since CloneComp is intended to build off of itself as the rounds progress, too much complexity may make it harder for others to use your cloneable.
There will be prizes for top cloned projects and also an integrations related prize.
Please check the asset’s licensing. The use of premium or trademarked assets are not allowed. Use free assets that are allowed for free redistribution or CC0-licensed graphics
While we provide some basic illustrations for participants to use inside of their projects, we encourage people to create their own graphics and push the limits of the story with their creative ideas. The best projects find a way to stop the judges in their tracks. Whether that is done with the provided assets or with custom graphics is up to each participant.
Do not modify the required footer element. This symbol is used as a master navigation across all CloneComp sites, and serves to attribute credit to the various creators from round to round.
All official judging will be done on desktop screens however participants might review your site on mobile which could affect your overall scores.
You are free to participate as much or as little as you'd like. That being said, cash prizes will only be awarded to participants who submit successfully during all three rounds.
For round 1, you must clone the provided base.
In subsequent rounds, you must clone another participant’s work and use that for your starting point. You can incorporate parts of other cloned projects into your submissions, as long as you meet all other competition requirements. (But we ask that you do not import content you created from prior rounds of the competition into follow-on rounds as the point of this competition is to challenge your creative process and design flexibility.)
Every participant can submit 3 entries over the course of the competition (assuming you submit each day). Entries are limited to one official entry per day per person, and must be submitted by noon (ET) each day as a cloneable showcased project. Multiple daily submissions may result in disqualification. If you submit the wrong site by mistake or need to confirm your submission please check with the information desk inside the gather space.
Throughout the competition, there will be volunteers available to assist you. You can also submit a ticket via online support.
Volunteers will respond as quickly as possible.
Submissions are due by 12pm ET daily and the submission form will close for each round at 1pm ET.
Submissions received between 12-1pm will have a -1 point scoring penalty subtracted from their total round score.
After 1pm submissions will not be accepted which means you have missed the hard deadline and will not be eligible for cash prizes.
Missed deadlines for technical issues on our end will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Please give yourself plenty of time to make your official submission.
If a deadline is approaching and you are having trouble, please find a volunteer or send a message in slack so we know that you attempted to submit your project prior to the deadline.
Missing a deadline also means that others may miss out on cloning your project, as it will not be listed in the showcase on time. Since the number of times your site was cloned is a big part of how the scoring works, missing a deadline could have a big impact on your overall chances of winning.
You can always check the CloneComp gallery to see if your submission is appearing or check the official Airtable public view to be 100% sure.
Yes. But please do not pass off someone else’s work as your own.
All registered participants are eligible to win prizes, however you must submit all three days in order to qualify for cash prizes.
Employees and family members of sponsor organizations or the core planning committee are not eligible for cash prizes.
Not at this time. CloneComp is an individual competition although we are considering an agency tier for next year.
CloneComp is open to anyone with lite or pro Webflow account.
The competition is a great way to get up to speed with Webflow because you'll have tons of opportunities to clone and dissect other people's projects while challenging yourself to build on their story from prior rounds.
While Webflow is an official #CloneComp sponsor, the event is organized by Finsweet.com along with community volunteers
This article explains how to showcase a website on your Webflow profile.
This article explains everything you need to know about cloneable projects in Webflow.