Setup Help and Best Practices

Create a Video Sweepstakes

This guide will walk you through the Contest step of your Video Sweepstakes setup.

Create the Video Sweepstakes

HowtoAddVideoSweepstakesUnder the Contests tab, click the green contest creation button at the bottom right of the screen, and then select Video Sweepstakes under the Enter to Win column.

Set the Entry Start and End Dates

Video Sweeps - Dates


Set the Entry Frequency


The frequencies you can choose are once per round, once per hour, once per day, once per week, and an unlimited number of times.

Add Rounds (Optional)

Video Sweeps - Rounds-1

Just select the Add Round option to add an additional round. Rounds cannot overlap, so you will see that any following round will default to open a minute after the previous round has closed. You can add new codewords for each round.

Tip! If rounds are added, only users who have entered in a specific round are eligible to win within that round. The entries do not carry over from round to round.

Set Up Pending Submission Approvals


Any email address entered here will be notified at the top of every hour if there are entries pending approval.

Edit the Video Submission Form


The Video Title and Video Caption will be enabled by default. If you wish to remove either of these fields, you may do so by selecting the X to the right of the fields.

The Media Release Consent will be off by default. If you want to enable this field, you may do so by clicking the blue plus button to the right of the field. When you turn it on, it will be required


If you wish to change the text for the Video Title, Video Caption, or Media Release Consent fields, or make them not required, simply click into them to edit.

Select the Number of Winners


If your sweepstakes has rounds, the number of winners you set here will be the number of winners chosen for each round.