Why run a essay contest?

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Increase followers & engagement

Collect information to help personalize campaigns, like a follower’s name, email, and their personal preferences, with every new photo contest entry.

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Grow your email list

Use a essay contest to quickly grow an email list of potential customers. On average contests have been shown to convert over 2x as well as traditional landing page forms.

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Drive sales

Follow up with participants with special limited-time offers and promotions. Take advantage of your essay contest to create new opportunities for sales.

Show essay contest entries in a gallery

  • Visitors see their captions in a voting gallery containing all entries.
  • Each essay contest entry gets its own unique URL to help your contest go viral.
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Enable voting on photo captions

  • Add voting to your essay contest and collect voter information.
  • Require email addresses for votes, enable CAPTCHA voting, and limit voter participation.
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Easily moderate entries

  • Require email address or Facebook login for entries.
  • Auto-approve entries, or moderate submissions before they appear in your gallery.
  • Limit the number of entries from each entrant.
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Look great on every device

Turn contest entrants into sales with Wishpond’s suite of marketing tools, including:

  • Wishpond’s essay contest builder automatically creates contests that look great on desktop, tablet & mobile devices, no coding required.
  • With more than half of your website visitors arriving via a mobile device, this is crucial to getting more entrants.
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Connect seamlessly with Wishpond

Turn contest entrants into sales with Wishpond’s suite of marketing tools, including:

  • Email marketing
  • Landing pages
  • Marketing automation
  • Lead tracking & segmentation
  • And more!
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All Essay Contest Features

Wishpond’s flexible essay contest tool gives you complete control over every aspect of your campaign.

Publish Anywhere
  • Your website
  • Mobile
  • Your blog
  • WordPress
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Wishpond subdomain
Easily Create Your Contest
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Beautiful templates
  • Mobile-responsive
  • HTML text editor
  • Custom CSS styling
  • Custom JavaScript
  • Social media buttons
  • Random winner selection
Set Voting Options
  • Require email
  • Require Facebook login
  • Require email verification
  • Enable CAPTCHA
  • Limit multiple votes
  • Block fraudulent domains
Customizable Forms
  • Custom form fields
  • Unlimited form fields
  • Email list opt-in
  • File upload
  • Hidden fields
  • Pre-filled fields
  • Multiple field types
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Take the Guesswork Out of Marketing With a Team of Professionals

Your marketing executive will work with you to ensure your campaign is a success. Get unparalleled support 24/7 with access to designers, ads specialists, content writers, and more.

Why Choose Wishpond?

  • We do all the heavy lifting
  • Spend less time learning how to use complex software platforms and more time growing your business.

  • You get state of the art technology
  • Get access to the latest marketing technology that allows you to see what contacts are up to in real time in order to turn more prospects into customers.

  • It works with what you already have
  • Wishpond has over 40 native integrations and connects with 1000+ other apps. Our team will help you get campaigns up on your website, email’s synced, and sales coming through in no time.

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