Reach customers where they are with Twitter & Instagram hashtag contests

Your followers will love how easy it is to participate; you’ll love having control over moderation, curation and choosing a winner

Collect user-generated content and recruit brand ambassadors

A hashtag contest is the simplest way to gather user-generated content (UGC), increase brand awareness and reach a new audience. It’s easier than ever to feature moderated UGC on your website, and anyone can use a hashtag to participate in your contest. And people who participate in UGC campaigns are more likely to become customers.

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Put your social media contests on autopilot

ShortStack will gather all Instagram and Twitter post images, video, text and usernames associated with any hashtags (and for Instagram posts and Reels, the profile @mention) you specify. Then you moderate and display the content, and use it in conjunction with our voting and sharing capabilities.

Most important, you can use our rights management tool to secure the rights to use the UGC you collect on Instagram and Twitter, protecting your business and turning that UGC into usable marketing content.

Reliable winner selection

ShortStack makes choosing your winners easy. After setting up a hashtag feed, entries are collected in the Entries Manager instantly so you can generate a winner with our Random Entry Selector.

“After 4+ years as a loyal customer and with dozens of promotions deployed, count me as a Shortstack fan! I appreciate Shortstack’s reliability and consistent platform innovation but most of all value the absolute commitment to customer and technical support and truly outstanding level of care consistently provided.”

Ben Smith, Director of Social and Emerging Media at Callahan Creek

Ben Smith, Director of Social and Emerging Media at Callahan Creek

Run your hashtag contest with or without a landing page

You can run hashtag contests without a landing page. However, for those who want to showcase entries and collect email addresses, we have some templates that will do the trick.

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

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*Template requires Agency Plan or above.

Instagram Hashtag Giveaway

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

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*Template requires Agency Plan or above.

Hashtag Contest Gallery

Encourage engagement and sharing, and collect emails, with a contest where a winner is chosen by votes.

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*Template requires Agency Plan or above.

Instagram Hashtag Contest

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

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*Template requires Agency Plan or above.

Hashtag Contest + Form

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

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*Template requires Agency Plan or above.

Twitter Hashtag Giveaway + Form

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

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*Template requires Agency Plan or above.

Instagram Video Hashtag Contest

Collect and display customer feedback – including compliments and questions – using a simple hashtag feed.

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Customer Feedback Hashtag

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

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*Template requires Agency Plan or above.

Twitter Hashtag Giveaway

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

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*Template requires Agency Plan or above.

Instagram Hashtag Giveaway

Customer Success Story

Discover how Cruise Lines International Associated collected 106K entries with their hashtag contest.

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