Why run an Instagram hashtag contest?

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Collect user-generated content

Get more social media followers and encourage sharing by rewarding extra entries to participants of your contest.


More social engagement

Allow fans and followers to post pictures on their own Instagram profiles in order to win. Encourage users to vote for their favorite photos and to share with their friends and family.

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Create an Engaged Community

Create branded hashtags, start conversations, and grow your community online. Get people talking about your brand like never before.

Show your entrants’ photos in a gallery

  • Hashtag contest entries automatically get added to a gallery that shows photo captions, entrants, and votes.
  • Collect photos using a branded Instagram hashtag.
  • Each photo contest entry gets its own unique URL to help your contest go viral.
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Add advanced voting options

  • Add voting to your photo contest and collect voter information.
  • Require email addresses for votes, enable CAPTCHA voting, and limit voter participation.
  • Add an Instagram like button and show Instagram likes.
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Easily moderate entries

  • Auto-approve entries, or moderate submissions before they appear in your gallery.
  • Limit the number of entries from each entrant.
  • Require entrants to follow you on Instagram or @mention your business.
  • Exclude photos containing specific hashtags.
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Look great on every device

  • Wishpond’s hashtag 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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Hashtag Contest Features

Wishpond’s flexible Instagram Hashtag 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
Entry Options
  • Upload from Instagram
  • Upload from computer
  • Require email
  • Require Facebook login
  • Enable CAPTCHA
  • Moderate entries
  • Limit multiple entries
  • Enable voting
Customize Your Form
  • 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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