Guidecentral Announces Contest to Award User Generated Content on Smartphones

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Guidecentral, a DIY guide creation app, launches a new contest platform to reward users who create and share content on the app with Amazon Gift Cards.

“We are really excited to award our most active and creative members, as they are who make up the community of Guidecentral.” - Gaston Irigoyen, CEO and Co-Founder of Guidecentral

Guidecentral ( a fun and visual app to create, discover and share how-to guides and DIY projects, yesterday launched a new contest feature, allowing the most creative users to win Amazon Gift Cards.

The company, which launched last October, seeks to encourage users, who are called Guidesters, to create and share their guides with the community. The users in turn will be awarded points for each guide created, shared, liked, etc. At the beginning of each month, all Guidesters’ points will be set to zero (0). At the end of each month, the user with the most points is awarded a $150 USD Amazon Gift Card from Guidecentral.

“We are really excited to award our most active and creative members,” said Gaston Irigoyen (, CEO and Co-Founder of Guidecentral, “as they are who make up the community of Guidecentral.” The company, through this contest, seeks to reward the best, most creative and active members of the community.

Guidecentral is an app that allows users to upload DIY guides on any topic that interests them; the most popular topics are crafts, home decor and improvement, food recipes, and health and beauty tips.

Currently compatible with all iOS devices, the company recently launched a website ( and has future plans to make the application accessible to other platforms. The application has users sign in through Facebook to create guides, though anyone can download the app and browse guides for free. For more information on the contest, see the contest FAQs (

About Guidecentral

The company’s founders formerly worked at Google, YouTube, and United States Department of Energy. The company is part of Dogpatch Labs by Polaris Ventures and has tens of thousands of active users around the world. Guidecentral is available for free on the App Store.

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