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Social Media Marketing for Business

Emily Goodrich


May 9, 2014

Introducing Heyo’s Video Contest Template

We here at Heyo are thrilled to announce the new Heyo Video Contest template! This new app comes stocked with everything you need to run a successful video submission contest. Click here to try it out for yourself!

Video Contests Just Got Easier


You’ve been running sweepstakes contests for a while now, but you would like to branch out. Your plan for your next contest is to generate user content and engagement, as well as capture emails, without having to design the contest from scratch.

Heyo’s development team has just released the Heyo Video Contest template, which will allow you to do just that! This new addition to the Contest Template group on Heyo comes equipped with the widgets you need to run a video contest for your fans. All you have to do is customize it for your contest needs. And, just like all of our contest templates, the Video Contest template is mobile friendly.

video_contest_templateThe Heyo Video Contest template comes set up with a voting page, shown in the preview above, and an entry page. When editing the Video Contest template, you will be working with the entry page alone. Not to worry, though – the changes you make to the entry page will carry over to the voting page automatically. To toggle between the two pages in preview, all you have to do is click on the ‘Enter Now Button!’

One of the new features that you’ll notice right off the bat is the entry form.

video_contest_enterThe Heyo Video Contest features a two-step entry process, based on collecting emails and submissions.  For email collection, just click on the entry form and set up the email field to send emails to MailChimp, AWeber, or Constant Contact! The entry form also requires Facebook permissions from entrants, which allows the template to capture first and last names, as well as emails. 

The video URL field will upload the fan’s video submission to the contest automatically, so you won’t have to sort through contest specific emails. I’ve shown this on a test Facebook page below. 

vc_submissionsOnce fans enter, they will be presented with a smart URL to share their contest entry with friends in order to generate votes. They will also be given the option to share the contest over different social networks, including Google+ and Pinterest.


Once you’ve customized the Video Contest template, you’ll have a video contest that is ready to run as soon as you hit that publish button!

Now, It’s Your Turn

You’ve seen what you can do with the Heyo Video Contest template; why don’t you try it out for yourself? Click here and enter your name and email to see what Heyo can do for you.

As always, we are working to bring you the best product possible.  If you have any feedback we’d love to hear from you – just shoot us an email and give us your thoughts!

Emily Goodrich


Emily Goodrich is a Technical Writer at Heyo. She is a Senior studying Creative and Professional Writing at Virginia Tech.