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Top Social Media Contest Platforms

Brianne Palensky

Brianne Palensky

Creating social marketing campaigns is a great way to reward customers and acquire new ones. Social media contest apps create a personalized experience, allow you to collect email addresses, give sharing incentives to go viral and multi-platform, increase users on social media platforms, and decrease the amount of “cheating”. There are so many options out there, so how do you chose which one is best for your company? Here are the top 10 and what they offer:



Platforms: Facebook, Twitter and websites (mobile, desktop and tablet)

Campaign types: Sweepstakes, photo contest, Instagram hashtag contest, coupon, essay contest, group offer, photo caption contest, Pinterest contest, referral promo, video contest and vote contest

Pricing: Basic $69/mo, Pro $119/mo and Growth $119/mo

Tools: Landing pages, website popups, forms, marketing automation, email marketing, lead management, lead scoring and lead profiles

10421505_888355024529764_6300162438415826325_n ShortStack

Platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and everywhere else on the web

Campaign types: Sweepstakes, photo caption contest, Pinterest contest, photo contest, video contest, offers, polls, surveys and forms

Pricing: Free $0/mo, Short Stack $29/mo and Full Stack $99/mo

Tools: Ready-made templates and themes, CSS editor, custom URLs, visibility settings, unlimited data collection and storage, verified voting and collaborative tools

431841_529887120391419_806633797_n WooBox

Platforms: Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Facebook (available as landing pages or embeddable anywhere)

Campaign types: Sweepstakes, coupons, photo contest, video contest, instant win and pin to win

Pricing: Free apps $0/mo and all other apps range from $30/mo to $3000/mo

Tools: Quizzes, brackets, polls, leaderboard, HTML fangate, social media tabs, deals, group deals, rewards, prize claim, pick a winner and poll posts

11888105_1101675013193194_3488525861566111319_n Agora Pulse

Platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Campaign types: Sweepstakes, photo contest, quizzes, instant win, fan vote, coupons and promotions

Pricing: Micro $29/mo, Small $49/mo, Medium $99/mo and Large $199/mo

Tools: Manage social conversations, publish to social media, mobile optimized, HTML & CSS customization, campaign reports, fraud detection and user qualification


Platforms: Facebook, website an blogs

Campaign types: Sweepstakes (no purchase necessary)

Pricing: Free, Basic $13/mo, Premium $84/mo and Enterprise available

Tools: Customize and place it anywhere HTML is accepted, download all entries into an excel spreadsheet with a single click and it’s free to use


Platforms: Facebook, website and mobile

Campaign types: Photo contest, video contest, hashtag campaign, deals, quiz, caption contest

Pricing: Pay per campaign, monthly plans starting at $15/mo and annual plans available

Tools: Gather social data, pull detailed reports and uncover rich audience insights and drive real bottom-line marketing results


Platforms: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google +, Website and Email

Campaign types: Video contest, photo contest, caption contest, text contest and sweepstakes,

Pricing: Starter $1,650/mo, Basic $2,400/mo, Professional $3,600/mo and Enterprise available

Tools: Assessments and personality tests, knowledge tests and quizzes, polls and surveys, interactive white paper, interactive infographic, brackets, galleries and interactive video



Platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Website and Blog

Campaign types: Sweepstakes, photo contest, video contest, direct photo upload, hashtag contest, polls, quizzes and coupons

Pricing: Small business $29/mo, Midsize business $99/mo, Large brands $349/mo and Enterprise $500/mo

Tools: Mobile and tablet friendly microsite, customize campaign with a WYSIWYG campaign builder, do it yourself or allow designers and developers to build for you



Platforms: Facebook

Campaign types: Contests, promotions and deals

Pricing: Business plan $25/mo and Agency plan available

Tools: Mobile, tablet and desktop friendly, multi-channel functions and full creative control.




Platforms: Facebook Instagram, Microsites, IFrame, Multi-channel

Campaign types: contests and sweepstakes

Pricing: (per-promotion) Turnkey $249, Designer $399 and Professional $999

Tools: assigned dedicated project manager and account strategist to advise and help manage the campaign process, promotions are built on Strutta’s Promotions API and CRM, marketing automation and other system integrations are available.


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