Best way to run a competition


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I have a forum where users post/upload their competition entry and mod's currently ensure/request that voting doesn't occur until a set date, after which user can then like a post and upon the completion of voting then the post with the most likes is the winner.

Wondering if there is an easier or more streamlined way to run competitions with XF? How are others doing it? Another thought I had ... once entries (post/upload) have closed, the first (or reserved 2nd) post could then be updated with a poll having a response for each entry (but it doesn't appear you can directly link to a post within a poll response?) instead of using likes.

I checked Resources but couldn't find anything either directly or indirectly suitable for using as an easy/streamlined competitions system.