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Jim Risner

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July 17, 2014

Introducing Heyo’s Photo Contest Template

July 17, 2014 | By | 10 Comments">10 Comments

Finally, a simple way to build a Photo Contest in Heyo.

Found in the contest templates, the brand new photo contest will allow you to engage your fans in a whole new way. Entries can be submitted via Facebook and Instagram and the photo with the most votes at the end of the contest wins. Click here to try it for yourself.

Photo Contests Made Simple

Screen shot 2014-07-16 at 8.21.39 AMIt’s easy to put together a simple contest to giveaway a product, but what about a contest or sweepstakes that engages users and gets them excited about your brand in a more creative way? If you want your contest to bring in user created content and get people sharing it with their friends, consider using the Heyo Photo Contest template.

The Heyo Photo Contest template will allow you to do exactly that. Within the ‘Contest Templates’ category in Heyo comes the pre-packaged entry form and voting page to create a highly engaging photo contest for your Facebook page.

Once you customize the template to match your branding and include your prize, you’ll be able to publish to Facebook, mobile, and web with just one click.

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While in the Heyo editor, you’ll only have to make changes to the entry page. The voting page is generated automatically based on the designs you customize on the entry page. To preview both pages in the Heyo editor, simply click the tabbed ‘Entry/Vote’ button in the top right hand corner.

The Photo Contest entry form requires users to enter an email address as well as a photo.

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To send the emails collected directly to your list, simply click the form in the Heyo editor and go through the steps to connect the form to MailChimp, AWeber or Constant Contact. If you don’t use one of those services, the user data (including their Facebook Name) will be available for download via a CSV in the Heyo dashboard.

The fans have a few options to submit a photo to the contest: uploading from their desktop, connecting to Instagram or pasting in a URL from Twitter or Facebook. Once they provide a description of the photo and click submit their entry is uploaded to the voting page where all the entries can be viewed, voted on and shared (see below).

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When an entry is submitted the user will get a unique URL to share with their own followers to help generate votes. They will also be given the option to quickly share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ to help maximize their reach and get the most votes possible.

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Once you’ve customized all parts of the photo contest app just click publish and start collecting entries!

Now, It’s Your Turn

Now that you’ve seen how simple it is to set-up a photo contest with Heyo, go ahead and try it yourself for free!

If you do get the chance to try it out, let us know what you think in the comment section below or by sending our team an email directly to provide us feedback. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

  • Wes

    Great article! Looking forward to seeing some cool Photo Contests launched in the near future!

  • Janet E Johnson

    Yeah! This looks great! I have a client this will be perfect to use this. 🙂

  • http://www.toohappytobehomesick.com/ Eli Sunday Siyabi

    I’d like to try it for free! However, I’m already registered, I havent’s tried any free trial yet but it seems like I can’t. Any help?

    • criegger

      Hi, Eli! Chris here from Heyo. We’d be glad to help you. Just email support@heyo.com with the email address you use to log in and we can figure it out.

      • http://www.toohappytobehomesick.com/ Eli Sunday Siyabi

        Ok thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/scotthack Scott Hack

    I know this blog post is a little old, but I’ve got two questions. Do the images actually get uploaded so that I have access to all of the images submitted for the contest? Also, what kind of info is gathered from the people submitting the photos?

  • http://phototrims.com/clipping-path-services.php Silhouette

    Great contribution.

  • Angelene L

    do you know if they photos can be downloaded when the contest is over so we can use them on our website?

  • Meghan Judge

    Hi, I’m wanting to use this for an NGO to collect photos from partners that we can use for our publications (with their permission of course). Is this a tool I can use to set up a competition as well as store/access their photographs after the competition has ended?

  • Danny Lee

    Hi Jim. This is very interesting! I’m strictly focused on Instagram. Can this be used if there is NO Twitter or Facebook account involved?