Instagram comment contests are an effective and cost-efficient way to boost engagement and directly communicate with your audience.
All you need to do to get your contest up and running is make an Instagram post to announce your contest, let users know how they can enter, and of course showcase what they can win.
There are a ton of possibilities when you run comment contests. You can ask your audience to answer questions, respond to prompts, share ideas, offer feedback, tag friends or even just comment a simple word or phrase.
Picking Random Comments
If you're running an Instagram comment contest where winners are manually chosen on the merit of their comment then picking a winner is simple, but most of the time you'll want to pick a comment at random to find your winner.
One of the best tools available for choosing random winners from Instagram comments is Gleam's stylish and powerful Instagram Comment Picker.
Gleam's Instagram Comment Picker is perfect for drawing winners privately, or publicly on a live stream thanks to our fun and engaging interface.
Once you've signed up for Gleam all you need to do is connect your Instragram account and start drawing winners. You can easily set the number of comments you want to draw, re-pick any winners who haven't complied with your contest rules, and track all your previous draws and winners.
Our Instagram Comment Picker is just the tip of the iceberg. When you sign up to use our Comment Picker you'll also get access to our powerful contest and giveaway templates which you use to run comprehensive campaigns that drive engament on Instagram and beyond.
Comment Picker also offers a handy Instagram Random Comment Picker tool. All you need to do is log in, enter the URL of your post and pick a random winner.
While this tool is great for quickly picking a random comment it gives you very little control over your contest. If you want to run a comment contest that suits your needs and maximises the value you get from it there are far better options.
Running In-Depth Comment Contests
If you want to run more comprehensive Instagram Comment Contests with in-depth customisation options then you should consider using Gleam's powerful Instagram Comment Import Actions to automatically collect and track Instagram comments and pick random or manual winners.
With Gleam's Instagram Comment Import Action you can enjoy the luxury of:
- Filtering submissions by #hashtags or words to ensure that commenters are following your contest guidelines and leaving relevant comments.
- Choosing entry intervals to determine how many times commenters can enter. You can allow single, unlimited, hourly, daily or weekly entries.
- Easily monitoring and validating entries, as well as instantly redrawing winners.
- Run more awesomely powerful Instagram campaigns from the same platform!
More Awesome Ways To Run Instagram Contests
With Gleam you can create and customise contests and giveaways that are perfectly tailored to your needs and will help you drive growth on Instagram and beyond.
Instagram Photo Contests
Photo contests are a brilliant way to engage your fans, expand your reach and drive the creation of highly valuable user-generated content, and Instagram is the best place to run them.
With Gleam you can run photo contests that automatically import photos from #hashtags and @mentions, or you can directly accept submissions into our contest widget.
Drive Powerful Actions With Opt-In Contests
With Gleam you can create powerful contests and giveaways and drive traffic to them from Instagram and all your other social channels. You can use these contests to drive all the actions that are meaningful to you including:
- Instagram and Facebook visits
- Twitter follows, tweets and retweets
- Email subscriptions
- Social referrals
- Photo submissions
- Much more
Take a look at this demo to see what your own contest could look like:
All you need to is add a link to your contest in your Instagram bio, promote it in your posts and stories and start driving meaningful user action.