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  1. crys
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 19:26:29

    how do you get into contact with the final winner? knowing that it is actually that person?


    • Marianne
      Feb 04, 2013 @ 12:46:50

      Hi Crys,

      Thanks for stopping by. That’s a very good question.

      Since Instagram is lacking a direct message option, contacting and making sure the actual winner is the one claiming the prize can be a little challenging / require a couple of confirmation steps. Here’s what I would do:

      Instagram only contest:

      Go to the winners Instagram profile and post a comment to the winner picture asking the winner to send you an email with their address and contact details. When they do, write back asking them to post a “confirmation word” as a comment to the winning picture. If you get emails from more than one person, choose different “confirmation words” for everyone.

      Instagram at an event contest:

      If at an event, the winner(s) are often announced at the end of the event and asked to come to the stage to receive the prize, or told how to claim the prize. Depending on the scale of the event, you can consider asking for ID or some proof of the person being the winner.

      Instagram and other social media contest:

      If writing a blog post or sharing on Twitter is part of the contest, writing a Twitter DM or using the contact details given on the blog can help ensure you contact the actual winner.

      Hope this was somewhat clarifying 🙂


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