Create your own Oscars Betting Pool

Posted in: EventsLast update: 14/08/18

At the beginning of March the latest edition of The Oscars will be celebrated. This is one of the most exciting, glamorous and highly anticipated nights of the year. How can you tap into the public’s enthusiasm for the event? How about creating your own The Oscars betting pool and challenging your customers and followers to predict who will be the big winners on the night? Your users will have fun making their bets and you can add even more emotion to the contest by raffling off a prize among those who predict correctly.


Before you start, would you like to make your predictions? Take part in the Easypromos The Oscars betting pool. Or would you like to get an Oscars betting pool template to start your campaign? Download it now by clicking here!

Below are seven tips for creating a successful Oscars betting pool.


1. Completely customize your betting pool

You’ll be able to create the pool by using the quiz system of questions and answers which has been designed to be flexible and adaptable to any type of quiz, test or survey. In this way, you can design and create the betting pool so that it meets your needs perfectly, thanks to the following options:

  • Use different types of questions: closed answers, sortable answers, open answers, ratings, dropdown lists and auto-complete fields, etc.
  • Customize with your own colors and typographies: you can choose from the predefined designs proposed by the application, or you can set up your own palette of colors.
  • Select the presentation layout for each question (vertical or horizontal design, uploaded photos or videos to accompany the questions and answers, number of answers per row, etc.)


2. Present it with photos and videos of the nominees

Make your betting pool attractive by presenting each question with photos or video. For example, in the category for best movie you could present the nominees with the movie’s trailer, and for the category best actor/actress you could complete options with a photo of each nominee. The result could look like this:

Create your Oscars betting pool - Easypromos


3. Activate the public statistics

Do you want participants to be able to see other users’ bets? Add emotion to the betting pool by publishing the statistics. Using graphics, these will show how users have responded to the questions.


4. Challenge your users to make other predictions

The most elegant hairstyles, the biggest smiles on the red carpet, the best dressed actors and actresses. The Oscars gala is more than simply finding out who will win on the big night. You could challenge your users with small predictions such as: Who will be the best-dressed actress of the night? Who will take the most original selfie? Which movie will win the most Oscars? If you like, you could present these questions as small betting pools, or you could create a Promotions Group to present them in a fun, visual way:

Create your Oscars betting pool - Easypromos


5. Keep your users hooked

Days may go by between the moment the user participates in the contest and the moment that The Oscars winners are announced. To keep users interested, send them an email as soon as you know the name of the winning movies and actors. This way, they can find out if their predictions were right. To do this you can use the emails platform to compose a message to be sent to all the users with the correct predictions in the pool.


6. Find out who has predicted correctly

One of the most important moments of your betting pool arrives when The Oscar winners are announced. At this point you can access the quiz editor again and mark the correct answer to each question. From this point on, you can use the ‘Update points’ function to discover how many of your users have got their predictions right.


7. Award the finalists with a sweepstakes

Correctly predicting The Oscars is no easy task, so to motivate your participants you could award all those who predict correctly with an entry into a final sweepstakes. To do this you can use the Prize management system which allows you to create one or more prizes easily and select the way you want to assign them to the participants.


Would you like to create your own The Oscars Pool? This tutorial tells you how to get started and provides you with an outline of all customization options.

Do you want to set up a simple and fast betting pool? Try our Facebook Timeline Sweepstakes app based on comments, and challenge users to guess a result of the Oscar by using a hashtag.


Carles Bonfill

Easypromos CEO and co-funder

Publication date: 2015-01-30