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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.