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New Photo Contest Features coming soon

  • Photo Approval – Approve Photo Entries before they are public and avoid the hassle of images taken up space in your email
  • Create from Previous Contest – Select this option to save time when creating a new contest.
  • Scramble Alerts – Instant photo contest notifications based on your photography interests
  • Show and Tell –  Looking for advice or have an amazing image you would like to share? Show us your best shot.
  • Create a Portfolio – Show the world your photos and get ready for the next photo contest. Setup your Free member profile today?
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Need Holiday Promotions Ideas? Try a Holiday Photo Contest!

Coming up with unique business promotional strategies can be a challenge to say the least.  Add in the hustle & bustle of the holidays and you’re now faced with a time crunch as well.  Most business owners know this scenario well, and they also know these factors are no excuse to let up on marketing efforts; for some, it may be the most important time to market their product in a unique & engaging way. PhotoScramble has the answer for your holiday promotions conundrum!

As we look outside the window from our corporate headquarters in Traverse City, MI, the familiar reds, oranges and yellows of another fall season fill our pupils with delight.  When we step outside, the crisp air reminds us that this stage will pass quickly, leading into another Northern Michigan Winter – unique in so many ways.  Between now and then there are a few themes that can easily be incorporated into any business photo contest promotion.  Taking advantage of these opportunities is key.

A fall photo contest is one way to start, while adding a Halloween photo contest twist could be a great way to increase customer engagement.  As the season progresses, Christmas photo contests are the perfect way to bring in the joy & good tidings that come along with our most popular holiday.  The angles you could approach these contests with are almost unlimited.

Try offering a valuable online gift certificate to your web-store as a way to get people to participate.  This gives the customer a chance to feel involved in your company & have a chance at “winning” some of their Christmas shopping money at the same time.  If they don’t win, who knows, maybe they had their eyes on a great gift from your site and will purchase it anyway.  Find a way to relate the theme of the contest back to your organization.  For example, if you sell camping gear online, try hosting a “Holiday Gear Shots” photo contest.  Show us photos of you & your family using your gear throughout the camping season.  Photo submission with the most votes gets a $250 gift certificate to buy Dad some new gear for Christmas!  You can spin it any way you like; remember to keep it relevant and use the holidays to your advantage…good luck!

Hey, what is PhotoScramble anyways?

So, we’ve had some feedback on Twitter that some might think that it would be odd to pay for entry to compete in a Photo Contest.  Since we allow our Contest Hosts (contests that appear on their web sites, as well as PhotoScramble) to choose between Free or Paid Contests there will be plenty of both available for Photographers. Also, we wanted to shed some light on what our application does and what it will provide our customers and photographers.

So, what is PhotoScramble anyways?

1) For Photographers

  • ENTER as many contests as you want, most will be FREE or some may charge a small entry fee, each contest will be different, so see the details!
  • VOTE
  • WIN photographers will have the ability to win Cash or Prizes (see contest for details)
  • SHOWCASE your work and have a chance to be on the Wall of Fame!
  • SELL your work, our store will show case any photo you wish to sell. See your work made into, prints, t-shirts, mugs, key chains and more!
  • SUPPORT Local and National groups, nonprofits will be hosting contest for fundraising..make a diffrence!

2) Your Business CAN

  • EASILY ADD a Photo Contest to YOUR site
  • COMPLETE PACKAGE no need for expensive web hosting or complicated IT work
  • CREATE Marketing Buzz
  • ENGAGE your Customers
  • PROMOTE your business or non profit
  • SHOWCASE your customers on the Wall of Fame
  • VOTE
  • ADD flair to your Social Network sites
  • PROVIDE interest with Prizes, and bragging rights because everyone wants to WIN!
  • MAKE a Profit from your shopping cart with photo sales
  • CHOOSE from 3 different packages:
  1. BASIC PhotoScramble Branding on our site with custom widget links from your web site to your contest
  2. PRO White Label with your brand
  3. CORPORATE (Customized to Meet Corporate Branding and Needs and Special Contest Requirements)

3) Order Prints

  • Upload your photos and order prints or gifts from our online store
  • Purchase prints or gifts from great photos