How To Enter Competitions On Instagram

Instagram is a photo and video sharing social media platform that took off competitions wise in 2019 when many brands started using the service for their advent and Christmas promotions. Since then it has become much more popular with promoters, perhaps even more so than Facebook and Twitter. Using Insta is relatively easy to enter giveaways as the majority simply require you to like posts, comment on posts and tag friends. Sometimes you may need to share a post or add it to a story.

Finding Instagram Competitions

You can find the latest Instagram Competitions listed here on Loquax. There are usually multiple listings each day and we do try and seek out low entry giveaways as well as those from more well known brands. The biggest issue with Instagram is that it has an awful search facility and they've made it even worse. Whereas once you could use hashtags to scroll through content in their infinite wisdom Instagram now only shows you 21 top posts. This makes it difficult to see anything new or recent. Therefore the best way to find things is either doom scroll or keep tabs on other compers.

You Need Instagram Friends

If you are venturing into the world of Instagram competitions then having a few comping friends is very useful. You can tag each other when it is a requirement for entry rather than picking random followers who might not always appreciate your comping efforts. Having comping friends on the platform also helps in finding giveaways as Insta isn't the easiest of platforms to search. If you do seek out giveaways on Instagram then just be aware that you come across promotions for entrants in other countries.

Entering Instagram Competitions

The vast majority of prize draws posted on Instagram follow the same kind of process. You'll have to follow an account or accounts, leave a comment, tag some friends and/or share to your story. On rarer occasions you may have to create an image, upload it to your timeline and include a hashtag or give notice to the brand by using @brandname. The biggest issue with respect to the platform is that it is very spam sensitive. Many compers can end up serving bans for making rapid posts due to entering multiple competitions with likes, shares and tags. Tagging is also another big problem as promoters sometimes make absurd requests with respect to how many friends you need to tag for an entry.

  • Follow An Account - Click the follow button of the promoter(s)
  • Like A Post - Click the heart to like the competition post
  • Leave A Comment - Click the speech bubble and post a comment under the competition post
  • Tag Friends - Add tags using @username in the comments
  • Share To Your Story - Click the paper plane symbol to share to your story

More Help & Advice

Although we've written basic guides for Twitter and Facebook we never did get round to creating one for Instagram. In time we may well do it but Di Coke, aka SuperLucky, not only has a useful video but also a downloadable guide. In fairness these are better than any guide we could put together and it seems daft us reinventing the wheel. Di is also more inclined to keep the guides and videos up to date. For more help with Instagram head over to SuperLucky.