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Host custom contests to expand your reach, capture leads and excite fans

Elevate your lead collection strategy with contests that are simple to administer and that get people talking

Maximize participation with instant win contests

Instant win contests notify entrants immediately after form submission if they won. This instant gratification encourages sharing and repeat visits, which increases your brand’s reach and top-of-mind awareness. ShortStack allows you to seamlessly award one or more instant win prizes and unique codes. Simply upload a list of codes or prizes and they’ll be automatically assigned to the winners.

Learn about all of ShortStack’s instant win contest options – Scratch and Win, Spin the Reels and Puzzles

Keep your contest simple with a giveaway or sweepstakes

Is your goal to collect as many entries as possible as quickly as possible? Then run a simple giveaway or sweepstakes with ShortStack. All forms come standard with name and email address fields, but you can add text fields, multiple-choice, dropdowns — whatever you need to collect the right information from your entrants. After your entry period is over, use ShortStack to choose a random winner.

Learn how Valvoline collected 38,000+ entries by running a simple giveaway.

Generate excitement and user-generated content (UGC) with photo contests

Photo contests are an ideal way to connect with your customers and gather valuable UGC. Allow participants to submit one or multiple photos from any device, and request their email addresses to grow your marketing list.

Discover how a small-town radio station got 24 million views on a Mother’s Day giveaway.

Build emotional connections with video contests

Video contests are the most personal way to connect with customers due to the time and effort they take to create. Leverage this emotional connection to create a contest with truly unique UGC that entrants will be compelled to share with their friends that your company can share later on. ShortStack allows entrants to upload their videos directly to a form when they submit.

Reward entrants for performing actions that help you meet your goals

Give entrants extra chances to win in exchange for completing actions. You determine which actions* yield rewards. If your goal is to increase your Instagram audience, provide extra chances to win in exchange for a follow on Instagram. If you want to send more people to your website, exchange extra entries for a visit. Points for Actions functionality can be added to any ShortStack contest.

*It is against Facebook guidelines to incentivize Liking a Page or sharing. Do not encourage these actions for entries.

See what Brisbane City did to collect thousands of leads and Instagram follows.

Incentivize sharing with Refer-a-Friend contests

Refer-a-Friend contests increase contest visibility and allow sharers to earn extra points toward the prize. Entrants are awarded bonus points when they share their unique referral URL and someone clicks it and submits an entry of their own. You choose the number of points each referral is worth and cap the maximum number of bonus points entrants can earn.

Find out how a national festival used referral rewards to gain leads and boost awareness.

Require participants to submit secret codes you share to enter

Want to encourage people to tune into your broadcast, read your email or make a purchase? Try a secret codes contest! You choose the entry codes that work best for your business and ShortStack validates codes before someone can enter. If a code isn’t correct, the entry isn’t accepted.

Create fun branded images entrants want to share

Photo contests are a lot of fun but the images you collect can be a bit blah. With our branded photo frames, entrants use your designs to beautify their images. Whether it’s a traditional photo frame to a face-in-a-hole image to content they can layer over their images (think sunglasses, silly noses or hats), entrants will love sharing their creations and telling their friends to make an image, too.

Check out how we used branded frames in our National Pancake Day to collect over 2K entries.

Reward your most loyal customers with invite-only contests

Run a private contest where only those who receive an invitation can enter. With our invite-only landing pages, you can send an email with ShortStack-generated access tokens to the people on your list so only they gain entry to your exclusive content.

Collect entries with social media

Form-based contests are an easy way to collect a ton of great customer information. However, you can also allow people to submit entries via social media. With ShortStack, run hashtag contests on Instagram and Twitter, comment-to-enter contests on Instagram and Facebook and ReTweet contests.

Use voting to spread the word about your contest and raise brand awareness

Add voting to your contest so entrants share to get people to vote for them, which drives more visitors. ShortStack lets you display entries in a customizable and searchable gallery. If voting will help determine the winner, use our voting restriction tools to limit how frequently people can vote.

Check out what Chubbies did to get one million views for their “Dad Bod” contest.

Moderate entries before they display

Make sure the entries you receive are appropriate for your audience and meet your contest requirements using our moderation feature. You can approve entries before they appear to the public, or you can choose to show entries automatically without moderation.

Choose random winners and manage your entries

Use our random entry selector to choose a winner based on the criteria you indicate. With our data collecting tools, you can filter your entries and export them for use outside of ShortStack.

Set up your contest with the help of our templates

Our templates allow you to quickly create contests that complement your brand. Just update images, the entry form and text to make the contest your own and publish as a standalone landing page or embed your contest on your website. Easy as pie.

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Giveaway

Increase audience engagement and collect user-generated content (UGC) with an easy-to-share contest.

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Photo Contest

Allow entrants to tell a story with multi-image photo contests.

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Multi-Photo Upload Contest

Collect user-generated content (UGC) and increase engagement with an easy-to-share story contest.

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Story Contest

Attract new customers, boost brand awareness, and increase engagement.

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Vote to Enter

Discover which products and services your customers are most interested in.

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Pick Your Prize

Encourage repeat visits with a multi-stage voting contest.

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Multi-Stage Voting Contest

Use an engaging, entertaining quiz to learn more about your audience’s interests.

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Personality Quiz

Gamify your landing pages and offer instant gratification with a virtual spin the reels giveaway.

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Spin the Reels

Elevate engagement and UGC with our branded photo frames feature by letting fans create fun images they can’t wait to share.

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Branded Frames Contest

Grab some of your customers’ attention while they’re following their favorite teams and events.

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Guess the Score

Create a gallery of products/services and let your visitors select the ones they’d most like to win.

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Win Your Wishlist

Increase audience engagement and collect user-generated content (UGC) with an easy-to-share video contest.

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Video Upload Contest

Show off user-generated content from Instagram or Twitter in a simple hashtag feed.

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Invite-Only Giveaway

Reward people who share the information your business needs with extra chances to win your prize.

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Earn Extra Points Giveaway

Reward participants who complete additional actions with more chances to win your prize.

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Points for Actions Giveaway

Collect UGC (user-generated content) with a photo upload giveaway.

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Photo Upload Giveaway

Collect UGC (user-generated content) and increase engagement. Once your subscribers post a recipe, ask them to share with their friends so they can vote, too.

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Recipe Contest

Create an exclusive offer to share with your most loyal customers.

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Hashtag Gallery

Gamify your landing pages and offer instant gratification with online scratch cards.

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Scratch & Win Giveaway

Organize the UGC (user-generated content) and leads you collect into separate categories to build individual databases.

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Category Vote Contest

Increase audience engagement and collect user-generated content (UGC) with an easy-to-share contest.

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Enter to Vote Contest

Use a trivia quiz to engage or educate your customers while generating leads. Have visitors answer a series of questions, collect their email address and reveal their score.

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Knowledge Quiz Giveaway

Gamify your landing pages and collect leads with an interactive picture puzzle.

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Puzzle Game

Collect valuable UGC by asking contest participants to submit a TikTok video to enter.

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Tik Tok Contest

Boost brand awareness and have your customers help introduce your business to a new audience.

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Refer-a-Friend Giveaway

Encourage repeat visits to your giveaway by offering a different prize every day during a specified period of time.

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Giveaway Calendar

Validate codes to reward customers with exclusive discounts and prizes.

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Redeem Code for Discount

Collect UGC (user generated content) from Instagram or Twitter and award extra chances to win by including an optional form.

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Hashtag Contest + Form

Increase engagement, excitement and leads with an Instant Win Giveaway. ShortStack enables you to easily manage winners, prizes and entry restrictions.

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Instant Win Giveaway

Increase engagement and bring in user-generated content (UGC).

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Photo Caption Contest

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