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#Hashtag Contests for Instagram: Create a Contest in just 5 Minutes!

Hashtag Contests for Instagram are here and we’re confident you’re going to love this easy to use, quick and powerful contest creator!

Simply ask your contestants to upload a picture or video to Instagram with a specific #hashtag to win your prize; and watch your entries create a beautiful photo or video collage on your website.

Benefits of #Hashtag Contests:

  • User Generated Content:  Let your followers create content for you! All of your contestant’s entries are displayed on a striking photo or video collage directly on your website or if you wish on Rewards Fuel’s hosted site.
  • Creates Engagement and Drives Traffic: Add the voting option to encourage your contestants to share your contest page with friends, boosting engagement and driving traffic.
  • Video Marketing: Having video on your landing page can increase conversions by 80% (! Rewards Fuel #hashtag contests allow your contestants to upload photos, videos or allow both formats to enter your contest.
  • Mobile Responsive: Our #hashtag contests are 100% mobile friendly making it easy for your contestants to enter right from their smartphone,  easily view your contest page to vote, and share with their friends.
  • Share Incentive:   A great prize combined with our voting feature will encourage your contestants to share their Instagram entries to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.


Additional Features:

  • Statistics: Discover who entered your contest including age, gender, location and device used.
  • Embed it anywhere: Place your contest on your website, easily embed it in WordPress with a short code or use our hosted website free of charge.
  • Rules: Save time and use our automatic rules generator.
  • Automatic entry: Our system searches Instagram for your #hashtag and automatically enters these posts into your contest.
  • Share Incentive: Each entry can easily be shared to other social networks and with our voting feature turned on, your contestants will be motivated to share their entries in order to improve their odds of winning and driving more traffic to your contest page.
  • Style it:  Use the style editor right on the contest page to customize how it looks.

Set-up is Quick and Easy:

  •  After signing- up or loging in to your Rewards Fuel account, it only takes 5 minutes to create your #hashtag contest. You can set-up the contest to find entries automatically on Instagram and/or invite people to enter on your page via social media, newsletters etc.
    Once our system has found an Instagram post with your winning #hashtag- that picture or video is added to your contest and is ready to be voted on.

What does it look like? Check out our contest below:

Social media contests by Rewards Fuel

How much does it cost? Our prices grow with your contest.

Contest Plans Number of Entries
Free Plan 25
Starter 100
Marketing Master 200
Promoter 600
Promoter Pro Unlimited

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