Run and manage Instagram contests instantly and effortlessly

Use an Instagram contest to collect and display user-generated content (UGC), interact with your followers and increase your brand’s exposure.

Utilize branded hashtags for contest entries

Allow fans to submit to your contest without ever leaving Instagram. Simply ask entrants to post to Instagram and to include your unique contest hashtag, and those posts will be collected in ShortStack as entries. Every post with your unique hashtag will increase your brand’s exposure.

Collect comments as entries and randomly choose winners

Use ShortStack to instantly pull in all of the comments made on your Instagram posts. Comment entries include the commenter’s username, the comment they left and a link to the comment. Use our random entry selector to draw one or multiple winners, then announce the winners on your Instagram profile.

Use forms to collect submissions

People can enter your user-generated content contest by uploading their Instagram photos via customizable forms. Increase your data collection and entries by using ShortStack’s Refer-a-friend, encouraging shares, and by utilizing email marketing to grow your followers.

Moderate entries and gather UGC permissions

Manually approve submissions, or set up your contest so submissions display automatically. Then display your curated gallery to show off your users’ images and videos. See something you like? Use ShortStack’s rights management tool to get explicit permission to use that content.

Create Instagram contests with or without a landing page

Although you can run hashtag or comment to enter contests on Instagram without a landing page, try one of the templates below to collect leads via a form, create an interactive gallery or display UGC for voting.

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

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

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