Photo Submissions

There a few ways to accept photo submissions within Woobox and here we will explore those options.

Hashtags:

Hashtags are so popular now that hardly anyone these days would refer to this # as a “pound sign”. You can use hashtags as a method to accept photo submissions. Within setup of a Photo or Mixed Content Campaign you will have the option to turn on hashtag entries. You can designate from what social media platforms you’d like to accept entries from.

With both Twitter and Instagram you can designate the hashtag and from there, Woobox will pull in any public uploads using that hashtag.

Because of Facebook policies, hashtagged images must be posted to the hosting business’s timeline in order to be counted. Photos with the hashtag posted to a personal page will not be recognized, nor will these posts be included if the post is shared to the business timeline. The photo will need to be a direct post to the business timeline.

Another thing to note when setting up your hashtag campaign: the hashtag itself should be unique to your brand, so as to not pull in copious amounts of entries that didn’t intend to enter. We suggest using a unique hashtag, or using multiple hashtags so that only those with the correct combination are included in your entries.

All photos using the designated hashtag(s) uploaded by public profiles will be detected by your Woobox campaign and will be displayed in a gallery. You have the option to display this gallery, allow voting within the gallery, and to hide or display the voting results.

Photo Upload:

A second way to accept photo submissions would be within an entry form using the photo upload option in a Mixed Content or Photo Contest. For this you will simply need the form turned on, and then customized to collect whatever data you’d like along with the photo.

For this method, as well as the hashtag entry, you can have Auto-Approve enabled so that all photos go straight to your gallery or you can manually approve entries so they won’t show until you’ve approved them. With this method the maximum photo submission size that is accepted is 50 megabytes. These photos can be displayed in a gallery, just like the hashtagged photos.

File Uploads in other campaign types:

On any campaign template outside of UGC/Photo/Video Contests, you will have the option to add a File Upload field. To add this click on the Form Element in the Customize section, select Settings, choose Add form field and select file upload.

This field will accept photos, though these photos will not display in a gallery, nor will there be an option to let them be voted on. These files can be exported and viewed. The maximum file size is the same as the photo upload, 50 megabytes. Using the file upload option the following file types are supported:  Odt, m4a, avi, ai, txt, rtf, pptx, wmv, tiff, mp3, psd, tif, doc, mov, bmp, gif, docx, pdf, jpeg, mp4, png, jpg.

With any of these options, you can choose to export the submitted content from the Export section in your Woobox dashboard.

Updated on December 4, 2018

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