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11 Platforms for Social Media Contests

Running a contest on social media can be a fun way to build followers. There are a variety of platforms to launch and track contests with ease across multiple social networks.

Here is a list of platforms to run contests on social media. Run sweepstakes, hashtag contests, quizzes, prize claims, photo and video contests, and more. Several platforms offer basic plans for little or no cost.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite.

Hootsuite.

Hootsuite offers a variety of promotional tools, including contest tools for Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and Pinterest. Run a photo, video, or essay contest. Have a quiz, poll, sweepstakes, caption contest, commenting sweepstakes, or voting gallery. Price: Premium plans start at $9.99 per month.

Rafflecopter

Rafflecopter.

Rafflecopter.

Rafflecopter is a quick and easy solution to host a giveaway across Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Select your prize, choose your entry methods, and start collecting entries. When your giveaway is over, select and announce your winners with a few clicks of a button. Customize a theme to match your brand. Price: Free plan for standard entries. Basic plan is $13 per month.

Woobox

Woobox

Woobox.

Woobox is a popular platform for promotional social media apps. Woobox features sweepstakes, photo contests, quizzes, video contests, instant win, pin to win, pick a winner, leaderboard, prize claim, and more. Woobox even has a brackets app to pit choices against each other and have users predict the matchups, score them, and show leaderboards. Access to all apps is $30 per month.

Pagemodo

Pagemodo.

Pagemodo.

Pagemodo is a platform for promoting on Facebook. Pagemodo features photo contests, video and essay contests, trivia questions, and games. Run a sweepstakes or giveaway with winners chosen at random or manually. Easily track your performance. Promote your contests and sweepstakes on Twitter and LinkedIn. Price: Basic is $6.25 per month. Pro is $13.25 per month.

ShortStack

ShortStack.

ShortStack.

ShortStack lets you run Facebook contests with voting restrictions and fraud prevention. Host an Instagram contest; promote on Twitter. Embed campaigns on your website, or publish to the web. Run giveaways and video contests. Access real-time data, including views, traffic sources, number of entries, shares, and more. Price: Free plan for up to 5,000 campaign visits per 30 days. Paid plans start at $29 per month.

AgoraPulse

AgoraPulse.

AgoraPulse.

AgoraPulse is a social media management platform with a variety of apps to run and measure social media promotions. Run free contests —quiz, photo contest, or a sweepstakes— on your Facebook timeline. Facebook apps include instant win, personality test, fan vote, coupon app, and more. Price: Plans start at $29 per month.

Wishpond

Wishpond.

Wishpond.

Wishpond is a lead generation platform to create landing pages and contests, track leads, automate email campaigns, and more. Run Facebook sweepstakes, photo contests, Instagram hashtag contests, and more. Quickly build, publish, and split-test landing pages. Price: Plans start at $44 per month.

Constant Contact

Constant Contact.

Constant Contact.

Constant Contact, the email service, is also a social media marketing platform. Create a sweepstakes, coupons, or downloadable content. Easily create a professional-looking Facebook landing page, then promote it with email and social media. Track your Facebook promotion with easy-to-read reporting and stats. Price: $45 per month.

Binkd

Binkd.

Binkd.

Binkd is a social promotions platform to run a hashtag sweepstakes, refer-a-friend contest, instant win, coupon app, trivia contest, or enter-to-win sweepstakes. Grow and engage your audience with a contest or sweepstakes on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Run an Instagram contest or a Twitter and Vine promotion to build your list of followers and grow your social reach. Price: Plans start at $29 per month.

Strutta

Strutta.

Strutta.

Strutta is a social promotion platform to easily launch a sweepstakes or contest across multiple social channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use custom templates and mobile themes. Access the do-it-yourself builder to customize your design, or get professional design assistance. Price: Starts at $249 per promotion.

Votigo

Votigo.

Votigo.

Votigo is a social marketing platform with do-it-yourself or full-service solutions. Run sweepstakes, photo and video contests, hashtag campaigns, polls, quizzes, coupons, and more. Schedule and track campaigns and posts. Track and moderate entries. Leverage social Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, mobile, and web. Plans start at $29 per month.

Sig Ueland

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Comments ( 7 )

  1. Carlos Rivera April 19, 2016 Reply

    Wow! What a collection. I needed this. Thank you!

  2. Claire Bleathman April 26, 2016 Reply

    Thankyou so much!
    The difficulty i have now is deciding which one gets the best results… test, test and more testing:)

  3. Dorothy Cooper September 21, 2016 Reply

    Nice updated summary of the software and pricing. Easy to read article that gives you an informed tech and tactics for the budget.

  4. empowee December 18, 2016 Reply

    Hi Sig, I heard about Picktora but I think they have dissolved.
    It was for Instagram Contests.
    I am going to try Wooboz.

  5. Steve December 19, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for the round-up. There were a few here I hadn’t heard of before.
    I am kind of thinking you might have missed the “cadillac” of platforms though.
    Gleam.io is an amazing platform.
    See https://gleam.io/ for more info.
    (and no, I don’t work for Gleam)

  6. terry March 21, 2017 Reply

    Another good tool is http://www.gream.io