Pick Contest Winners with ShortStack

Effective tools to help you determine your contest’s winner(s) by choosing random entries or by enabling public voting.

Generate random winners

Not sure how to pick a winner? Let our Random Entry Selector do it for you. The Random Entry Selector gives all entrants an equal chance to win, based on your selection criteria.

Generate Random Winners
Let Users Decide Who Wins, with Voting

Let users decide who wins, with voting

You can give people the ability to vote on entries to your contest. Voting contests encourage people to share their entries (and your contest at the same time) and promote user engagement with your brand. We also provide you with the option to control how often people can vote.

Collect hashtag contest entries and choose winners

Our Feeds feature allows you to collect entries to Hashtag contests on Instagram and Twitter. It also makes choosing a winner easy. Hashtag entries are collected into your Feed’s list where you can generate a winner with our Random Entry Selector.

Collect and Moderate
Filter Entries Based on Entrants’ Answers

Filter entries based on entrants’ answers

Only want to choose winners from people who have given a ‘correct’ answer? Use the filter option within our Random Entry Selector.

Select winners for Facebook Status Post Like/Comment contests

Looking to run a Facebook “status post” contest where people can enter by posting a comment or a Like? Import those entries to ShortStack, then use our Random Entry Selector to choose a winner. This option is especially helpful if you have lots of entries.

Select winners for Facebook Status Post Like/Comment Contests
Marketing Automation vs Autoresponders

Email winners using scheduled emails

You’ve found your contest winners, but how do you contact them? Use our Marketing Automation feature to announce the winners of your contest and to contact entrants for remarketing purposes down the road.

Make sure the best entry wins with multi-round voting

Big contests can have lots of votes spread across a large number of entries. When this happens, it can be hard to know if the entry with the most votes is the “best” entry. Our Voting Widget includes a multi-round voting option, where the top entries are selected to move to a second or third round of voting.

Make Sure the Best Entry Wins with Multi-round Voting