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Creator Community: Creator Academy FAQs 📚

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Creator Community: Creator Academy FAQs 📚




Hey Creators! We've been seeing some questions pop up in the community around the all-new Creator Academy educational series and we wanted to share some answers here in an article. We'll add to this FAQ over time as more and more creators participate in Creator Academy but in the meantime, please feel free to drop questions to the team below.


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How do I upload content onto the challenge’s form?

On your Pinterest profile:

  • Click on 1 of your Idea Pins and from there, you’ll notice 3 dots at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap those 3 dots and a menu will appear. 
  • Tap “copy link” and paste the link under the corresponding question on the ‘Challenge Submission’ form.


What is a static Pin?

There are 3 types of native content formatsa static Pin, an Idea Pin, and a video Pin . A static Pin is a picture that you post to your profile. The title ‘video Pin’ pretty much explains itself and an Idea Pin can incorporate video and static content together. Through an Idea Pin, you can also attach a board you’ve created, include keywords and tags, etc. An idea pin has its own product features in comparison to let’s say just posting a video or static pin on its own.


Instructions for the challenges are unclear, can you further explain? Where do we find the challenges?

Each of the content challenges are discussed at the end of a lesson. There are challenges for lesson 1, 2 and 4! 

For the 1st challenge: We ask that you create a board on your profile, displaying all of the things that inspire you the most. These inspirations can be anything of your choice! After creating your board a good place to find your inspo is your homepage.

For the 2nd challenge: Try your hand at creating a piece of content, either an Idea Pin, Static Pin or Video Pin. We ask that you create at least 1 piece of content that represents your brand. If you’re still discovering what your brand is, then create a piece of content based on your expertise, interests or vertical.

For the 3rd challenge:  On your Pinterest homepage, tap ‘browse’ at the top of your screen and find a topic that inspires you or something that aligns with your branding. This topic can be based on anything of your choice; beauty, diy, pets, art, sports, lifestyle/health, wellness and so on. From there, try to see the type of content you can create around that topic through the 3 formats of pins: a static Pin, an Idea Pin, and a video Pin -- you MUST create 1 of each). 


If I submit my challenges in the wrong order, does this eliminate me from moving forward?

On the challenge submission form, you must ensure to match the challenge links to the proper lesson requests. Otherwise, you will have incorrect submissions that may prevent you from being able to move onto the next phase within the community. If you happen to have submitted your challenges incorrectly, simply submit them again! 🙂


Do the Pins we submit have to be new or can they be Pins previously posted if they’re relevant to our niche and fit in with trending ideas? 

We prefer that the Idea Pin(s) you create for the challenges (specifically within lesson 4) be new and original content. You are able to post new or pre-existing content for the static and video pins. The biggest point to all of these challenges is to show us that you understand how to utilize the product features being taught in each of the lessons. However we’re always going to encourage you to try your hand at creating fresh and new content!


Are all challenges required?

The challenges for lesson 1 and 2 are optional. The challenge for lesson 4 is required!


Do we have to create a new board labeled , ‘Creator Academy?’

Yes. While completing each lesson within the educational series, you will need to create a Creator Academy board on a new or currently active Pinterest account. This is where you’ll save each of the lesson challenges you’ve completed while attending Creator Academy. 


What is the submission deadline? When should we expect to hear back once we complete the challenge submission?

The deadline for challenge submissions is September 26th by 5pm PT. Once we receive all fully completed content submissions, we will begin notifying creators the same week [week of September 26th]. 


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Hello, I have went through the creator academy and I am not sure where to submit the pins for the challenges. I have not received any emails and I don't see it in my academy. 



Thanks for sharing - so much confusion I was getting hit up about this info so I can now point people in the right direction.

To be honest I was confused.😉



Ahhhhh, so glad to have this resource to send people to. Lots of questions! Thanks, @PinterestGabby!



Hey there!  Question about the video pin, this is something that we record from Pinterest on the app correct? Also, I did my inspiration pin based on something from a couple days ago, but how will you know? For example it was fall meals and I did a tailgate slider recipe. I'm just so worried I'm going to mess it up. Thank you!!


Has anyone received a confirmation mail after submitting?


I didn't get a confirmation email after submitting the Google form, no. They state above that they'll start notifying creators (of next steps?) next week. 


Thanks @JanaOMedia!


super cool to know!!


I know I'm coming late to this.  I clicked the link and signed up.  Didn't get an email or anything.  I'm wondering where we find the form to submit. Forgive me if you said it and I missed it.


@jenvazquezmedia we all recieved a mail with a form to submit challenges. Check your mail🤗


I don't even understand for sure where the academy is heading or what the perks are, but I'm looking forward to more instruction. Since implementing the tips from the challenge, I've had a big increase in engagement!


@aadam_design - that is so cool! ❤️ 


I submitted the challenges but didn't create a new board called Creator Academy because I don't recall that being mentioned in the actual prompts. (Did I miss it somewhere?) Will I be disqualified if I did all of the other things but pinned my pins to relevant boards that fit the topic instead of a Creator Academy board? I completed the challenge before the FAQs were ever listed on the challenge page. Thanks!


@firstdayofhome I made the board after reading  FAQs and transfered pins to that board. I also didn't realise that from the challenge videos. 


@amumtomum Yeah, I don't think they mentioned this until later, but it looks like I got the email today to move on to the next phase. 


@firstdayofhome me too! So excited 😄


@firstdayofhome @amumtomum did you all understand what the next steps are? 


Best of luck to everyone! I know they will send out notifications if we are moving on, but I hope to get notification if we're not moving on too. I'd rather have rejection than silence. 😅


While the creator academy is awesome, I was hoping Pinterest would send out an email or somehow do a media blast in support of the events happening Florida due to Hurricane Ian. It’s has not been addressed that I can see. I cannot find a thread or any way to reach out, so I’m starting here. @PinterestGabby 

As a member of the Creator Rewards program  that lived on Sanibel Island, Pinterest’s support would be nice to see. I haven’t been as active in the program lately, but I know other Florida creators are.

I’m not the only creator in the state of Florida affected. I will not be able to return to my home for months, maybe a year as the causeway that connects Sanibel to Fort Myers was destroyed.

Just wanted to give you a heads up that the situation is not good at all in many Florida areas. People, including artists and creators are still being rescued.


@jenvazquezmedia -- we're sending out another invite email soon to invite the next group of creators to Creator Academy, so be on the lookout! 

@hellohomegirl -- if you completed all the content challenges, you will have received an email from the team regarding next steps. Be sure to check your spam/junk to ensure you have the communications from us! Feel free to PM me if you have specific qs. 

@JanaOMedia @bodymindmood -- appreciate you both!! 💜

@firstdayofhome -- saw you in the community group!! appreciate the feedback, too. our team is taking all feedback into consideration as we keep iterating on the Creator Academy program. 🙂 

@amumtomum -- see you in the community group!! excited to have you there. 

@cribbsstyle -- yumm those sliders look amazing! As long as you completed the three challenges, you should've received an email from our team about next steps. You can create a video pin directly in the Pinterest app. For more info on how to do that, check out this article.

@kreativelykatera -- you submit content in the challenge submission form, which was shared via email. if you're having trouble, feel free to send myself and @PinterestChris a private message through the community so we can help you out! 

@carolynjbraden -- great callout, and thanks for bringing this up. i'm so sorry to hear about your situation, keeping you in my thoughts. ❤️‍🩹 watching the news and seeing what's been happening has has been devastating. we have a donation matching campaign to help relief efforts, all employee donations are matched by the company, 1:1. 


Thank you for replying, @PinterestGabby ! I sent you a PM.

I applaud you @carolynjbraden for speaking up in such a difficult time for you. Wishing you all the best.


Thank you @hellohomegirl . Your kind words mean everything! @PinterestGabby while the donation matching campaign is a great effort, it should be publicized on Pinterest social media along with a heartfelt message. It’s marketing, but could be so much more.

So many large companies can throw money at situations, but I think Pinterest should lead above the crowd with empathy too. There is not one social media post by Pinterest addressing this.

The animals and trapped people, many on my island that were elderly and stayed almost drown. There have been casualties. I pray no one in this group has to ever experience anything remotely like this. We will be okay but artists and creators in the massive areas affected need some kind words at least. 🙏


Hi! I completed the Creator Academy and would love to know if there will be similar challenges/courses in the future.  I think it was a great format, but I want to know more about how to use the Pinterest app to promote my content.  Thanks!


Will there be another one? For some reason I wasn't on the invite for October and I somehow messed up the September gig and so I am trying to see if we are going to be able to do this again?

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