How to Bid on Auctions

This year we’ve adopted a new auction system where you can bid on your auctions directly in the Headshots from the Heart chat designed by awesome organizer Ben Brown. We hope that everybody finds it an simple process and it should make things easier for us all!

Step 1: Register

Click “Join the Chat” on’s main page or below in this post:



Join the Chat

Click the Orange “Register!” Button.



Enter first name, last name and e-mail address. Click “Register”. If you want to sign up for our infrequent email newsletter and get updates around the year, check the box!




Click “Join the Chat”.


Step 2: Verify your Registration

You will receive a verification code in your email.  YOU NEED THIS CODE TO BE ABLE TO BID ON AUCTIONS.   If you didn’t receive your e-mail, please check your Junk Mail folder.

Choose a nickname (a name other people can see) and click “Connect”.


After you connect to the chat, enter your e-mail and the verification code. Click Verify. 


You know you have done it correctly when in a 2nd chat window named “AuctionHouse” pops up and you see this message.

good verification


To return to the regular #headshotsmarathon chat, click #headshotsmarathon at the bottom of the chat window.



Step 3: Bid Away

To see a list of silent auctions with keywords and the current live auction, type : !auctions or click “Auction Schedule” button.

auction list   auctionschbutton

To bid on the current live auction, type: !bid <bid amount>



To bid on a silent auction, type: /msg AuctionHouse bid <keyword> <bid amount>

silent auction



If you have any questions, please click the “Help” button  , ask in the chat, or e-mail us at Happy Bidding!


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