“Help Us Come Up with An Idea” Contest
These are great because they not only help you solve a problem or come up with new and creative ideas, but they get people engaged with and invested in your brand.
You can ask for help with naming a product, coming up with new product ideas, or ask for help with a particular strategy.
The best idea wins!
A Video Contest
We’ve already talked about using Facebook Lives for your Facebook contests, but you can also use pre-recorded videos.
While video contests can be a bit tricky to implement, there are some great tools out there that can automate the entire process.
For instance, Wishpond will help you get your contest set up within minutes. You can specify the colors and branding of your contest, as well as the fields and question formats you want to use.
Other great features of Wishpond:
- Each contest you create gets its own unique URL, making it easy to share the contest on or off Facebook
- Collect email addresses from each entrant
- Add user-voting to your video contests
A Quiz or Trivia Contest
According to BuzzSumo, quizzes get shared an average of 1,900 times.
While your quiz contest may not get QUITE that many shares, quizzes are still a GREAT way to get engagement and boost contest entries.
TriviaBunch for example typically runs their contests like this: users click the link to take the quiz (which they take on the TriviaBunch website), and then come back and post their score and like the page to enter.
So simple, yet so powerful for getting engagement for your facebook contest!
An Instant-Win Contest
An instant-win contest is just what it sounds like – people can win instantly after entering.
You will likely need a contest app in order to run an instant-win contest, but the excitement and engagement you’ll generate from this type of a facebook contest idea will definitely make it worthwhile!
A Q&A Contest
This is another one that’s a super easy facebook contest idea to implement. Simply ask your fans a question and the correct (or the best) answer wins!
Choose your Favorite Product Contest
This is the same concept as a multiple-choice contest: simply create a post with images of some products you offer, and ask your fans to vote for their favorite.
Not only does this get your fans engaged with your post, it gets them thinking about – and hopefully even BUYING – your products!
Share a Selfie Contest
This is the same idea as a photo contest – the only difference is you’ll ask your fans to share a picture of themselves…ideally, using your product!
Again, you can also ask your fans to vote on their favorite pics. This is a great way to boost engagement during your facebook contest.
A Game or Puzzle Contest
Who doesn’t love a good game?
Leverage the popularity of games by using one for your contest. Create a graphic like the one above and ask your fans to solve the puzzle/riddle in order to enter!
Ask a Simple Question
Your Facebook contest idea don’t have to be fancy!
Sometimes asking a simple question can be enough to get tons of engagement and entries for your contest.
For instance, in the example above, entrants are asked simply to answer the question, “How early do you shop for Valentine’s Day gifts?”. That’s it!
Pick a Number Contest
This is another super-simple example of our Facebook contest ideas that will let you launch your contest literally in seconds.
Pick a random number, then ask your fans to guess. The correct number (or the one with the closest number) wins the prize.
Guess the Price Contest
Have an online business and want to launch a new product or service?
Get your audience to guess how much you’ll be selling it for! This is a great way to not only get some engagement on your page (and entries in your contest) but to generate a buzz for your new product!
A Referral Contest
It’s against Facebook’s contest guidelines to tag friends in your posts or to ask friends to share the contest on their timeline.
However, it’s perfectly acceptable to ask your fans to refer their friends to your company and/or contest!
For instance, the entrant needs to share their unique referral link with 3 friends in order to be entered. Pretty cool!