Event submissions for #BDF15 are now open, and event organisers can now submit their events through the new Festival website from now, and start preparing for the celebrations to kick off in September!
We wanted to share some top-tips for submitting your event to the website, so you can get the most out of your experience. Need more advice on how to get the most out of your event listing? Get in touch!
To submit an event you will first need to register as an organiser. Start the registration process from the Get Involved page – or if you’re already registered, login with your account. Once you’re set up, you can have access to the event organiser’s dashboard, where you can update your profile and adding information about your event.
Update your profile
Once you’ve logged in, go to the profile section of the event organiser’s dashboard and update your profile info. There you can share contact information for the Festival team, as well as share info for your public profile. The events you ad to the programme will link to your user profile, so it’s a great place to let folk know a little bit more about who’s putting on the event. Upload an avatar, link to your website, and share a bio.
Add your event
From the event organiser’s dashboard, you can select ‘add event’ to start sharing your event info. We use WordPress to manage events, so it’s a really intuitive straight-forward process. Fill out all the fields, including event categories and venue. If your event already has a Eventbrite set up for tickets, you can include the Eventbrite ID and users will be able to order tickets directly from your listing.
Include a great picture
Remember to add a featured image to your event posting, something that illustrates your event and is eye catching. The best pictures dimensions are at least 740px wide by 490px tall.
The deadline for event submittals is July 19th, any events added after then will not be included in the Festival’s printed programme. 45k copies of the programme will be distributed across the region, as well as included in the Brighton & Hove Independent in August – so don’t miss out!