How to Run a Facebook Photo Contest

The Poll App and Contest App can both be used to create Facebook photo contests. Photo submission contests (participants upload a picture from their phone or computer) and photo voting contests (participants vote for their favorite picture) are two different types of contests. If you wish to run a contest where participants can both upload a picture and vote for their favorite, you will have to set it up in two stages.

The first stage is a submission contest where we ask participants to send their photos. In this Mother's Day Photo Contest, participants must upload a picture with their mom. They must also fill-in their personal infos so we can contact them afterwards. Check out this tutorial to learn how to set it up.

To setup the second stage, you must first download all the submitted pictures in a zip file from the Results section. Next, create a new contest and add a multiple choice question asking participants to vote for their favorite picture. Upload a picture for each choice. We recommend that you narrow down the submitted pictures if you received more than 30. Otherwise mobile users will have a hard time scrolling through all the pictures. Here is an example of an Instagram Cat Picture Voting Contest. Check out this short tutorial to learn how to set this up yourself.

We hope these examples will inspire you to create fun and engaging contests on Facebook!