We are excited to announce the launch of our Essay Contest app, a new addition to our list of available promotions. The essay contest is offered cross-channel and available in 10 languages. Similar to the process of a photo or video contest, users are encouraged to upload an essay for a chance to win. The essay contest has a few additional fields under entry, including a title, a space for text, a space to provide a character limit, and an optional space for a video or photo. The essay contest also allows you to enable a voting option for your users, encouraging them to share their entries with friends on their social channels to get more votes.
The essay contest offers the benefit of maximum engagement from your audience. Unlike the other contest apps, the essay contest evokes the power of written stories. The contest can be utilized in many creative ways and can encourage original, user-generated content for your brand. You can create an essay contest prompting your fans to write about their favorite products or a new idea for your brand. By adding an essay component you are allowing your fans to provide their own ideas about your brand and to tell short stories about how they use your products. The essay contest can also be used alongside a photo or video, which gives users a chance to further explain their entry.
It is important to keep in mind that an essay contest is more time consuming than a photo contest and requires a good amount of effort from your fans. For this reason, it is a good idea to allow adequate time for your contest so that all of your fans have an opportunity to participate. If you are looking for an exciting way to engage fans contact us today about our Essay Contest app!