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How To Run a Contest on Facebook Using Short Stack

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First step is to create a Facebook page for our contest application.

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Login your Facebook account.

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On the address bar, type

www.facebook.com/pages/create.php and press enter.

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Choose the type of your page here.

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For example, I choose this.

Click this.

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Click dropdown menu.

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Click the type of your business.

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Supply the information needed here.

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Check I agree to Facebook Page Terms.

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Click Get Started.

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Click this to upload your business profile picture.

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Double click on the profile picture you want to add.

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Click next.

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Fill up the info needed here and click Save Info.

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You can skip this step and edit it later.

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Done creating a Facebook page.

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Now let’s start creating our Facebook contest using Short Stack.

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On the web browser, type www.shortstack.com in the address bar and press enter.

www.shortstack.com

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The main page of Short Stack appears.

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Click any of these buttons to sign up.

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Click Login with Facebook to create a Short Stack account.

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Login using your Facebook Account.

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This appears when done signing up using your Facebook account.

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Click create Tab from template to start building your contest application.

Click this.

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Public templates appears here.

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Click Sweepstakes template for your contest.

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Click make tab button after selecting your contest template.

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Some set ups of your application is here.

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To set simulated date of your contest click this field.

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Pick a date in the calendar.

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To run your contest in a specific country, Click the dropdown button.

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Click the country where you want to run your contest.

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To change the color of the application interface.

Click this.
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Click the theme you want to use.

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Click Save.

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To edit the header text.

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Go here.

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Click Pencil Button

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Now edit the text.

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Click save button after editing the text

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You’re now done editing the text.

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To add picture in the application interface, go here.

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Click the image widget.

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Click select image.

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Click choose file.

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Browse picture from your computer.

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Double click on the picture you want to add.

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Click this button to use the selected image.

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Click save.

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Done adding picture.

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To edit the Facebook share dialogue box.

Go here.

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Click Pencil button.

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This form appears.

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Click this to expand the menu.

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Click drop down menu.

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Click Popup friend invite dialog.

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Click show share Prompt on submit.

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Type an invitation message here.

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Type *actor* here to automatically add the sharing user’s name in the caption.

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Type a contest description here.

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To add a sample picture of your prize, click select image.

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Click choose file.

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Browse the picture you want to add from your computer.

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Double click on the picture you want to add.

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Click Use Selected Image.

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Type Enter Now here.

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Click Save.

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This is the output of the share dialogue box in Facebook.

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To edit the friend request dialogue box.

Look here.

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Click pencil button.

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Write the title of the invite dialog here.

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Write an invitation message here.

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Click save.

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Here is the output in Facebook.

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Go back to Designer page and click install tab.

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Click this button to publish the application.

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Select the Facebook Page where you want to install your contest application.

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Click install to install the contest application in this page.

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Our contest application is published.

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Click this to rename your contest application.

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Type the name of the contest application here and press enter key.

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Done renaming our contest application.

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Now let’s manage the contest application integration, click forms and promos

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You will be directed to this page.

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To manage integrations, look here.

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Click manage integrations

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You will be directed to this page.

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Click Form designer.

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Click Form Settings.

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Check the automatically approve entries.

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Add email address here where all participants entries will be sent.

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Leave this setting as it is.

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Type the subject of the email message here.

Participant

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Set your rules and disclaimers here.

Type here.

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Or click copy to copy the example here.

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Supply what is needed in the blanks.

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Click save to save all changes we do.

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Now, Let’s join the contest to test the application .

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Open the Facebook page where the contest application was added.

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Click Win a T-shirt to open the contest application.

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The contest application will appear.

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Click like to enter the contest.

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Fill up form appears after liking.

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Click Login with Facebook to automatically add your personal information.

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Your info will automatically added here.

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Type your email address here.

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Click submit.

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Click Login with Facebook.

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Click share.

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Done joining the contest.

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Let’s choose the winner!.

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Go back to Form & Promos

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This appears.

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Look here.

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Click View Entries.

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If this appears.

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It means we don’t have a database in our current plan to view the entries of participants.

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But we can check the participants entries in our email.

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Remember this step?

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Add email address here where all participants entries will be sent.

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Let’s check the entries in our email.

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Here is the sample entry in my email.
Participant

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Our email serves as a temporary database for participants entries.
Participant

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We can randomly select a winner here.
Participant

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That’s the basic on how to run a contest on Facebook using Short Stack

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