Contests

When Promotion Mechanics is the judge, you’re always the winner!

Photographs, essays, videos, recipes, jingles, or puzzles...involving the consumer through a skill contest offers the promoter unusual publicity and merchandising opportunities, as well as the possibility of requiring a proof of product purchase.

Promotion Mechanics excels at assessing the practicality of a contest to accomplish your goals. Additionally, we will ensure the legality of your contest rules, assemble the criteria on which entries are judged, and make sure all entries are judged fairly and in a timely fashion.

We'll recruit the judges, guarantee absolute fairness and compliance, award prizes to the winners, and handle all related details of contest execution, from legal releases to IRS reporting.

Discovery’s Destination America Red, White & You Contest

Discovery’s Destination America Red, White & You Contest

Destination America’s Red, White & You Contest asked entrants to write a short essay describing why their town deserved to win an “over the top” Fourth of July celebration including food, fireworks, and fun! The 2015 contest saw 2,600 people from all 48 eligible contiguous states submit some very heartfelt essays. The contest continues to receive national attention from the media and over the last three years nearly 10,000 people have participated in the hopes of their town winning a July 4th to remember.


Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for grades 5-8. This one-of-a-kind video competition has sparked the imaginations of hundreds of thousands of students and enhanced science exploration, innovation, and communication across the United States. Check out all the great press received by participants: http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com/media-room


Petco Halloween 2014 “Make a Scene” Photo Contest

Petco Halloween 2014 “Make a Scene” Photo Contes

Petco’s Halloween 2014 “Make a Scene” Photo Contest on Instagram was extremely successful! More than 5,000 entries were received. The lucky grand prize winner received a $25,000 cash prize and the contestants and their costumed pets became overnight sensations on social media. The contest garnered national attention and the company was featured in a “Brand of the Day” article in Ad Week. http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/brand-day-petco-picks-years-cutest-pet-costume-halloween-161088

“Promotion Mechanics is one of my top go-to vendors. They are always extremely helpful, insightful and detail-oriented, which is super important when it comes to writing contest rules. Ilona and the team are always there for me to help draft rules, incorporate feedback, bounce contest ideas off one another, and fulfill prizes and more. I’ve never doubted their ability to execute a project perfectly, and they’ve certainly never let me down!”
Melanie DiBiasio, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

“Thank you for your kind professionalism. I like the way you do your job, Jane! ”
John R., Greensboro NC – International trip winner