Overview of contest types

There is surprisingly many different ways how contests are organized and what one has to do to enter and get a chance to win. Each different type requires you to take a specific action and getting that right is the first step to winning some giveaway. On this page you find an overview of all the common types of contest in the Philippines and some tips on how to enter and win. Click on the links if you want to see some contests open for entries right now for the particular type.

Facebook Contest

Facebook Competitions are usually not difficult to join provided you do have a Facebook account of course. To enter you might need to follow the Facebook account who gives out the prize first. Mostly there is some like and share button located on the bottom of the post that you need to activate. Often you are also asked to write your comment based on the organizer\'s criteria. This can be about your review of their product, why you need that product and many variants of that. The comment often has to contain particular hashtag(s) that are set by the rules. Sometimes you need to invite friends to like, follow and join the contest too. As always read the rules that we summarize for you so you do not miss your chance.

Instagram Contest

Instagram Contests are quite simple and often fun to do. Usually you just need to repost a post or make a short Instagram story about the product given away or the brand promoted in the contest. You often also need to link in a minimum number of your friends. Follow and tag the Instagram account who gives away the prize. Make sure that your account is not private so your action can be seen publicly (otherwise the organizer of the giveaway would not know you are in). Check out the rules to see if there is additional requirements about the post and how the select winner. Then make sure you follow that to maximize your chances.

Lucky draw Contest

In Lucky draw Competitions the winner will be selected randomly from all entries. To join this contest, all you need is just complete the lucky draw entry form online. The form usually contains your full name, phone number, email and address that can be used to contact the winner later on. Therefore, make sure you fill in the form completely and correctly so the organizer can contact and verify your data easily. Sometimes there is additional conditions like a proof of purchase. Then the organizer may ask you to upload a picture of your shopping receipt. So to maximize your chance to win the lucky draw fill your data correctly and read the rules to check if there are other things that you need to do to qualify.

Photo Contest

Photo Contests are quite common now and seem easy to enter. You can just take a quick snap and submit it as entry. However, in most cases the winner is determined by selecting the best (or funny, or original, etc) photo. So to maximise your chances you should put in some effort to really make it a good photo that stands a chance of winning. Otherwise your entry maybe we wasted. If you like taking photos and being creative about it these are also some of the most fun contests. When you join Photo Contests you need to note what are the criteria defined by the contest jury committee. Then, you also need to know what types of images are eligible. Normally at the last step which is submission, there will be guidelines for how to submit your photo contest such as the size of the image, name of the file, etc. If you follow this advice you might have a good chance of winning.

Pinterest Contest

The mechanics of Pinterest Competitions are similar to those on Instagram, just using Pinterest instead obviously. This organizer usually asks you to follow their Pinterest account. Then, you are often asked to repin several times in their particular post. Sometimes you also need to make a board about their product or put the hashtag that is already set by the organizer. Please notice the terms and conditions of the Pinterest contest such as who can participate, minimal age, etc so you can choose which competition that is a match with you so you will have a higher chance to win.

Question and answer Contest

Question and Answer Contests are a concept that is easy to understand but sometimes hard to enter. You need to answer some specific question correctly to qualify for an entry. Sometimes the speed of your answer or details of how you write your answer also play a role. Before you answer the question, sometimes you need to fill your data first so make sure you fill it correctly too so when you are chosen as the winner you can verify your data to the organizer who runs the contest. Note that some organizers of the contest might put more or less steps that you need to do so make sure you read the rule completely. Often the correct answer you can find out by reading some text on the competition website or just search it online. The extra step involved sometimes means there is less entries for this type of contest which means higher chances of winning.

Random Draw Competition

In Lucky Draw Competitions the winner will be selected randomly from all entries. To join this contest, all you need is just complete the lucky draw entry form online. The form usually contains your full name, phone number, email and address that can be used to contact the winner later on. Therefore, make sure you fill in the form completely and correctly so the organizer can contact and verify your data easily. Sometimes there is additional conditions like a proof of purchase. Then the organizer may ask you to upload a picture of your shopping receipt. So to maximize your chance to win the lucky draw fill your data correctly and read the rules to check if there are other things that you need to do to qualify.

Sign-up Contest

A Sign-up Competition is really the easiest to enter. You often just have to fill in a form with your contact details and you are in. The main thing here is to make sure that the data is actually correct. Provide the correct email address and valid phone number so that they can contact you in case you are the winner. Also your name need to be spelled correctly, ideally matching your ID document. And do not forget the date of birth. Sometimes there is a condition on minimum age so if you are too young you may not qualify.

Words or less Contest

Words or less Contests are a very simple form of a creative contest. The main rule of this competition requires basic creative writing with a particular minimum word count that is set by the organizer of the contest. The winner is then selected by a jury. Usually the terms will explain what the prize committee is looking for: It could be the most creative, wittiest or just the best answer that is supposed to be selected as a winner. Before starting to write your make sure that you understand the criteria set by the organizer. Otherwise you could end up wasting your creative energy. We would recommend to attempt writing something that is fun to read.
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