Reach customers where they are with 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.

“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
Emerging Media at Callahan Creek

Put your social media contests on autopilot

ShortStack will gather all Instagram post images, video, text and usernames associated with any hashtags 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, 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.

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.

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

*Template requires Agency Plan or above.

Invite-Only Giveaway

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

*Template requires a paid plan.

Hashtag Contest + Form

Customer Success Story

Discover how Cruise Lines International Associated collected 106K entries with their hashtag contest.
Case Study: How to Run a Successful Hashtag Contest

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