Twitter & Instagram Hashtag Contests

The easiest way to collect user-generated content and recruit brand ambassadors.

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Collect and moderate

A hashtag contest is the simplest way to gather user-generated content (UGC), increase brand awareness and reach a new audience. And people who participate in UGC campaigns are more likely to become customers. Your followers will love how easy it is to participate; you’ll love having control over curation, moderation and display. It’s easier than ever to feature moderated UGC on your website, and anyone can use a hashtag to participate in your contest.

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UGC monitoring


ShortStack will gather all images, video, text and usernames associated with any hashtags (and for Instagram, 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 useable marketing content.

Powerful and scalable

More than 500,000 businesses, brands and agencies use ShortStack to create hashtag promotions, photo contests and giveaways.

PetValu “Calendar Casting Call” Photo Contest


Automatically store UGC for future download, export and data analysis.

ShortStack’s hashtag contest tools allow maximum engagement and discoverability, and provide a simple user experience your customers will love.

“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

PetValu “Calendar Casting Call” Photo Contest
Instagram hashtag contest

Hashtag features at a glance

From planning to execution, our team is at your disposal and will always share our data and platform expertise with you.

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