Writing-based contest

Organize a writing-based contest to encourage users to express themselves. Essay, short story, poetry, opinion... You name it. All written submissions can be published in a gallery so they can be read, shared, commented on and voted for.

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Writing-based contest

Organize a writing-based contest to let your users and followers take part in an essay, short story or poetry competition. Or ask them their opinion on something. The essay contest app creates a microsite where participation takes place. You can also allow users to enter via Facebook by publishing the promotion in a tab and/or Twitter with the promotion's hashtag added to their tweet. All submissions can be displayed in a comments gallery which you will be able to fully customize. Ask participants to submit recipes, favorite quotes, or any other written expression in your UGC contest and you will be able to moderate comments in order to control what will be published in the gallery. Allow 'voting on entries' to grow the reach of your writing contest across social networks. You can choose the winners by public voting, by jury or by carrying out a final giveaway among all participants.

Main Features

  • Enable participation via Facebook and Twitter

    Enable participation via Facebook and Twitter

    Facilitate participation from either of these social networks by publishing the contest in a tab on your Facebook Page and defining a hashtag for participation via Twitter and Instagram. Try the demo

  • Publish written text and make the contest viral

    Publish written text and make the contest viral

    Display the texts submitted by the users in a public gallery. You can customize the design of the gallery. It also provides all the options needed for users to navigate easily between the entries and share them.

  • Select the winner by voting, jury or giveaway

    Select the winner by voting, jury or giveaway

    The platform offers tools for filtering, moderating and determining the contest finalists, assigning additional entries based on the number of votes received, and selecting the final winner. The winner can be chosen via public voting, a jury or a random giveaway with certificate of validity.

  • Combine the contest with videos and photos

    Combine the contest with videos and photos

    Configure your contest so that users have the option to upload a photo or video to complete their participation. The platform will ensure that all entries are displayed optimally.

  • Fraud Control System

    Fraud Control System

    The platform provides the fraud control system with 11 security controls for monitoring and preventing invalid votes. You’ll also have access to the Fraud Index for each participant, a tool that calculates the probability that votes received by a participant come from fraudulent practices.

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Register now and access the control panel from where you can create and configure a complete writing-based contest, see all the configuration options and preview exactly how it will look upon publication.


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Basic $19 19 promotion

Recommended version if you are using Easypromos for the first time

  • Your first basic app is free.
  • Recommended for promotions with up to 1000 entries.
  • Easy to work with template for each page of your campaign – quick upload of images, description and terms
  • You will be able to gather the basic information and download all the data into an Excel/CSV file.
  • You’ll be able to present all the comments in a gallery, where users will be able to read, share and vote for them.
  • You can perform 1 giveaway to select the winners automatically and randomly with a certificate of validity.

Premium $100 80 promotion

If you are already familiar with Basic, and are looking for more advanced options, such as

  • Recommended for promotions with up to 10,000 entries.
  • Access to the Premium Design Template, with more customization options.
  • Fully customize the entry form to include any field.
  • Access to the automated email platform to streamline sending of emails.
  • A tiled gallery layout to present written submissions as quotes, customized with your own colors.
  • Pre-moderation system and real-time notifications.
  • Advanced statistics.
  • The option for participation through Twitter via a hashtag.
  • Premium Support.
White Label

White Label $250 250 promotion

The most complete version including all Premium functionalities, as well as:

  • Recommended for promotions with unlimited number of entries.
  • "Create your own promotion with Easypromos" is not displayed on any page of the promotion and the footer can be customized with your own brand.
  • No reference to the Easypromos brand when sharing the promotion.
  • You can create a single promotion in multiple languages.
  • You can use your own domain.
  • Developers: Use your own CSS styles, HTML and Javascript code.
  • Developers: Access to the API and Webhooks for real-time exporting of entries.
  • Recommended for large brands and agencies who want their own promotions platform.
  • Premium Support.

Writing-based contest Combine it with...

  • Coupon codes

    Upload them to the application, presenting them to participants in the final screen as a prize for taking part.

  • Photo contest

    Give users the option of uploading images to complement their entries.

  • Video contest

    Give users the option of uploading videos to complement their entries.

  • Sweepstakes

    Finalize the promotion by using this tool for randomly choosing the winner/winners.

  • Instant win

    Award prizes randomly to users when they finalize their participation.

  • Surveys

    Conclude the contest with a survey to help you get to know the tastes of your participants.

  • Quiz

    Offer a double participation by presenting users with a quiz before they complete the form and write their text or answer.

  • Recruiters

    Viralize the contest even further by asking users to invite their friends

Complete features

Is this your first time using Easypromos? The first writing-based contest in Basic version is free.

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Case studies

case 01
Writing-based contest based on marketing content

Writing-based contest based on love stories, accompanied by photos with the aim to obtain material of value and valid editorial content to support content marketing.

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case 02
Phrase voting contest on Facebook

Discover how contestants were motivated by being asked to explain how they get through each day. Their answers were then voted for to ascertain the public’s favorite.

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Resources and help

Technical tutorial

If you have any technical questions about the text-based contest, this tutorial will explain how to set one up.

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Need some ideas?

Read various suggestions about different types of text-based contests, as well as information about their features and benefits.

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Additional information

Find out how to present the text gallery in a mosaic format and how to configure this option.

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