Essay Contest App

Essay Contest App

The tool that makes it easy to run a text-entry contest on Facebook, Twitter, websites and mobile devices.

Used & loved by 25,000+ businesses.

Everything you Need to Run a Successful Essay Contest.

Our Essay Contest App makes it easy.

New Fans, Emails & Customer Insights.

Get the results you need: Fan-Gating entices users to “Like to see” your essay contest, increasing your Facebook Fans. The customizable entry form captures emails and customer insights, like demographics and product preferences. And built-in social plugins make it easy for people to share and make your essay contest grow.

Facebook Essay Contest


Add a “Like to see” image to to entice users to “Like” your Facebook Page to enter.

Custom Entry Forms

Create custom entry forms with unlimited fields. Responses are stored in your campaign report.

Social Plugins

Built in Tweet, Share, Comments and Pin It plugins make it easy for people to share with friends.

Sort, Filter & Export Lists

Download entrant emails & data to excel. Sort and filter to create targeted email lists.

Design Beautiful Templates.

It’s easy to customize our templates to create your perfect essay contest. Edit all colors, text and fonts in our CSS Editor. White-label your essay contest with a single click, perfect for agencies and designers. And our Essay Contest App uses responsive design to be mobile-compatible.

custom essay contest

CSS Editor

Add custom CSS styles to change colors, text and fonts. We can help if you’re a noob.


Our Essay Contest App’s responsive design works on mobile to maximize entries.


Remove all Wishpond branding and add your own. Perfect for agencies and designers.

HTML Text Editor

Use the HTML Text Editor to add lists, link to your legal team’s “Rules & Regulations” and more.

Automate your Essay Contests.

In minutes you can have multiple contests scheduled with automated follow-up emails to do the work for you. Real-time Reporting makes it easy to stay up-to-date and optimize contests while they’re running. You can even view results and make edits on mobile and tablet devices.

Preview & Schedule

Preview, refine and schedule multiple contests in advance to automate your social marketing.

Custom Share Messaging

Customize all of the messaging in people’s posts, tweets and emails to friends.

Autoresponse Emails

Setup follow-up emails to entrants with targeted offers to turn them into new customers.

Real-Time Reporting

Track entries, views and bounce rates in real-time to optimize your essay contest as it runs.

Run an Essay Contest Anywhere

Maximize entries by running essay contests on multiple platforms.

Facebook Pages

Run an essay contest in a tab on your Facebook Page within Facebook Promotions Guidelines. Install in one click.

Twitter Profile Pages

Run an essay contest on a hosted page with the look-and-feel of your Twitter Profile Page. Install in one click.


We give you a short embed code to paste onto a webpage. Visitors can enter right from your website and share with friends on social.

Hosted Landing Page

We create a hosted landing page for your essay contest where visitors can enter on desktop and mobile.


We give you a short embed code to paste into a blog post, page or sidebar. Visitors can enter & share right from your blog.


Every essay contest is optimized for entry & voting on mobile devices, no matter where you install the app.

See what our customers have to say.

“Wishpond has helped us increase engagement more than any other tool we have tried in the past. And we have finally found a way to engage people on mobile, which is the holy grail for retailers.”

John Beaty Director of Community Diamond Candles

“Wishpond was simple to use, and we saw incredible results. We reached our maximum of 1000 entrants in the offer in just 2 days, and added more than 600 fans to our Facebook Page.” Matt Fraser President & COO YYoga

All Features

Our Essay Contest App does everything you need and more.

We provide a link to share that directs users to optimized photo contest pages for both desktop & mobile.
App for Facebook Pages
Our Photo Contest App is built to run in a tab on your Facebook Page.
Embed on Websites
Our Photo Contest App can also be embedded on your website.
Collect Email Addresses
Download all entrants’ email addresses. You own them. We never email your entrants.
Collect Entrants’ Data
Download entrants’ name, age, gender, location & Likes via Facebook’s Opengraph.
Real-Time Tracking
Track campaign metrics in real-time during the run of your photo contest.
Auto-Sharing by Entrants
Entrant’s auto-share an invite on their Facebook Wall and in friends’ News Feeds.
Satisfy Facebook Policies
Our App is built within Facebook’s Promotions Guidelines.
Stop Cheaters
Only allow one entry per Facebook user to stop users from entering multiple times.
Custom Form Fields
Add any form fields you like and collect the responses.
Customizable CSS
Change every aspect of the Photo Contest App’s CSS stylesheet to fit your brand.
Translated in 37 Languages
Our Photo Contest App has been translated into 37 languages.
Like-Gate Option
Require that users “Like” your Facebook Page before they can participate.
Built-in Voting
Fans can vote on photos to boost engagement within your community.
Choose Multiple Winners
Our Photo Contest App is built to allow you to have one or multiple winners.
One Entry Per Customer
Allow unlimited entries or one per email, Facebook or Twitter account.
Moderate Entries
Manually approve all of your photo submissions or have the app do it automatically.
Filter & Export Lists
Download entrant emails & data. Filter to create targeted email lists.
Social Share Buttons
Entry pages include share buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Google+
Comments Plugin
Enable Facebook comments on your entries and entry pages.
Voting & Entry Periods
Set one or multiple periods for when users can enter and when they can vote.
Send Follow-up Emails
Send emails to entrants with personalized content.
Sort Entries
Sort Entries in the Voting Gallery by Date Added, Most Votes or Randomly.
White-Label Option
Remove all Wishpond branding and add your own.

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