Earn Rep to Unlock Perks and Rewards

Check out the Perks that you can earn as you increase your Rep and Level up

Perks List

  • Level 2
  • Sidelines Challenges: Basic

    Contests that challenge Contributors to earn as much Rep as possible within a limited amount of time, and based on specific criteria (for example, a challenge might ask Contributors to earn Rep specifically from a specific community, like Parenting, Gaming, or NFL).

    The top 5 or more Contributors can win prizes such as gift cards from Amazon.com!

    At Level 2, you unlock the Basic Tier of Challenges, which lets you compete against Contributors at Levels 2 and 3. You can follow your progress on the Basic Tier Leaderboard whenever there is an ongoing Challenge.

  • Increased Daily Rep Limits

    You can now earn more Rep each day through Posts and Replies, making it easier for you to get to Level 3

  • New Title

    Your new title is Commentator

  • Level 3
  • New Title

    Your new title is Columnist

  • Sidelines Poster Start your own posts

    You can start Posts at Level 3! Starting great posts take very little time, but are the best way to accelerate your Rep quickly. Choosing From The Current Hot Topics Is A Great Way To Gain The Most Exposure!

  • Increased Daily Rep Limits

    You can write more replies and vote on more posts per day

  • Increased Rep Influence

    Your votes and replies also count for a lot more when awarding Rep to the Contributors who created those posts.

  • Level 4
  • Sidelines Magazine

    Gain the ability to publish full-length articles on the Sidelines Magazine. The magazine lets you explore topics in depth, show off your writing skills and build your writing portfolio. Contact Managing Editor Dean Lake (dean.lake at sidelinesapp dot com) for more information about getting published!

  • Sidelines Challenges

    At Level 4, you graduate to tougher competition, higher stakes, and sweeter rewards. At the Intermediate Tier, you compete against Contributors at Levels 4 and 5 for prizes that are significantly more valuable than those at the Basic Tier.

    You can check out the details of the currently active Challenge and track your progress on the Intermediate Tier Leaderboard.

  • Sidelines Showdown Panelist

    Now that you know the ropes, you are eligible to join a real-time debate in the Sidelines Showdowns, a roundtable discussion not for the faint of heart. As a panelist, you’ll go head-to-head with some of our brightest contributors discussing the hottest topics. You can be rewarded with bucket loads of Rep if you can sway the host!

    Take a look at these showdowns in the Entertainment and Sports communities for examples of the high-skilled debates.

  • New Title

    Your new title is Analyst

  • Downvotes

    You gain the ability to downvote posts and replies, and can weed out posts and replies that add no value to the Sidelines community. Don't let all that power go to your head now! :)

  • Increased Rep Influence

    Your votes and replies also count for a lot more when awarding Rep to the Contributors who created those posts.

  • Level 5
  • Sidelines Academy

    The Sidelines Academy prepares you to for full-time writing positions in the real world. In the Academy you’ll not only learn the tricks of writing great Sidelines posts, but also long-form articles that will succeed and be noticed across the web. Several Sidelines Contributors have already gone on to write for top-tier online publications, and you could be next!

  • Sidelines Recommendation Letters

    You can request and receive official recommendation letters from your Sidelines mentor and Sidelines management.

  • New Title

    Your new title is Senior Columnist

  • Increased Daily Rep Limits

    Earn more Rep each day through Posts and Replies, making it easier for you to get to Level 6

  • Level 6
  • Sidelines MVP Apply to join the Elite

    As an MVP, you get compensated for creating and driving great posts, and helping your favorite Sidelines Community(s) thrive. The Sidelines MVP is a position that combines writing, social media, and management—skills which can look great on your resume and also put you into a position for bigger and more challenging roles at Sidelines, like becoming a Staff Writer or an Editor.

    The Sidelines MVP is an important, select group. To join this elite team, email Patrick Zimmerman with a brief (200 word) statement of why you are one of our model contributors and a great fit to mentor new Sideliners, along with links to 3 posts that you feel best exhibit your writing skills.

  • Commemorative Prize

    The Sidelines community would like to show their appreciation of all your dedicated and fantastic work by awarding you an awesome commemorative prize!

    Send an email to Dean Lake and he’ll get your details and send it out to you. Just a big thank you from all of us at Sidelines!

  • New Title

    Your new title is Senior Analyst

  • Sidelines Showdown Host

    A Sidelines Showdown is a bi-weekly roundtable debate where, as host, you get to choose the topics and the editorial team who will participate in the debate! Even better, you get to hand out Rep per your discretion to the participants!

  • Increased Daily Rep Limits

    Earn more Rep each day through Posts and Replies, making it easier for you to get to Level 7

  • Level 7
  • Sidelines Magazine

    Now that you have hit the Sidelines big leagues, we’d like to offer you some great subscriptions to choose from, like Netflix, Hulu, Spotify and others!

    Send an email to Dean Lake and he’ll give you the list of subscriptions to choose from and get you set up. Another huge thank you from Sidelines! You earned it!

  • Sidelines Challenge Designer

    You can design and manage a Sidelines Challenge where all contributors compete for Rep or gift cards or a series of posts like our Bad Movie Bracket and League/Playoff Previews.

    Are you creative? Design a Challenge or Series that will get everyone excited to participate with quality comments and posts. Contact Dean or Patrick if you have an interesting idea.

  • New Title

    Your new title is Editor

  • Levels 8-12
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