General Contest Ideas

To celebrate the upcoming Wimbledon tournament
NAME: Wimble-win
BULLETIN BOARD: IMAGE 1; IMAGE 2; IMAGE 3
GOAL OF CONTEST: Make this an individual-based competition, awarding points for the behavior of your choice
POSSIBLE PRIZES:  Custom Bobblehead of the winner playing tennis; Wimbledon: The Official Illustrated History (book); Tabletop Ping Pong

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To celebrate National Hot Dog Day (July 23rd)
NAME: Vienna Beef Up Those (Insert Behavior)
NAME: Hit it Out of the Ball Park
BULLETIN BOARD:IMAGE 1; IMAGE 2; IMAGE 3
GOAL OF CONTEST: Make this an individual-based competition, awarding points for the behavior of your choice
EXTRA BONUS: Bring in a hot dog vendor to serve up Chicago-style hot dogs (or as we like to serve in Detroit, coneys!), chips, and soda for all participants
POSSIBLE PRIZES: A new grill; Omaha Steaks gift certificate, Kiss the Cook apron

Based on the famous ad tagline, “What Would You Do For a Klondike Bar?”
NAME: What Would You Do For an Ice Cream Party?
BULLETIN BOARD: IMAGE 1; IMAGE 2; IMAGE 3; IMAGE 4
GOAL OF CONTEST: Summer is here and it is getting hot outside. Make this a team-based competition, awarding points for the behavior of your choice
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Ice cream sundae bar for the winning team! Load it up with various flavors of ice cream, hot fudge (if you have access to Detroit’s finest Sander’s, go for it!), whipped cream and a variety of toppings.

Knock Out Your Competition
NAME: Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy (Insert Competitor Name)
GOAL OF CONTEST: Make this an individual-based competition, awarding points for the behavior of your choice
BULLETIN BOARD: IMAGE 1; IMAGE 2; IMAGE 3
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Luxury car rental for a weekend (Avis, Budget, Hertz)

Based on the famous move line, “I’m the king of the world!”
NAME: I’m the King of the World!
BULLETIN BOARD: IMAGE 1; IMAGE 2; IMAGE 3
GOAL OF CONTEST: Make this an individual-based competition, awarding points for the behavior of your choice.
POSSIBLE PRIZES: King’s Chair (a special chair purchased for the winner of the contest; perhaps have the chair move to the winner of the next contest after a set period of time); A Night to Remember book; Titanic puzzle; A crown (or tiara) for the winner; Titanic on Blu-Ray (depending on your view of the movie, this could be for last place, lol);

Based on the famous Star Trek line, “Space, the final frontier”
NAME: (Insert behavior), the Final Frontier (e.g. Activities, the Final Frontier)
GOAL OF CONTEST: Make this an individual-based competition, awarding points for the behavior of your choice
BULLETIN BOARD: IMAGE 1; IMAGE 2
POSSIBLE PRIZES: USS Enterprise Bottle Opener;Enterprise Pizza Cutter; Captain Kirk Figure; Mr. Spock Hand Business Card Holder; Classic Spock Ears

 

Lead Generation/Conversion

WHERE TO START: The most popular lead contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for converting leads.

Don’t stop there, however! Design a contest that rewards the lead response time of your participants, one that rewards participants for generating leads, a contest that is based on prospecting, and/or one that rewards participants for new leads generated when bringing a new product to market.

Based on the reality show “Keepin’ Up With the Kardashians”
NAME: Keepin’ Up With the Close Rates
GOAL OF CONTEST: Whoever converts the most leads during the contest period
POSSIBLE PRIZES: FitBit; Bruce Jenner USA Action Figure

 

New Sales

WHERE TO START: The most popular call contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for closing deals. Closing deal contests are often based on total $$ brought in during the contest timeframe, % to goal for the respective timeframe or sometimes even the number of new sales closed during the contest timeframe.

Based on the famous line from “Glengarry Glen Ross”
NAME: Coffee is for Closers
BULLETIN BOARD: IMAGE 1; IMAGE 2; IMAGE 3; IMAGE 4
GOAL OF CONTEST: Whoever closes the most business during the contest wins
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Starbucks gift card; Glengarry Glen Ross DVD; Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play book; Coffee is for Closers mugs and other swag; Coffee is for Closers t-shirt

Based on the famous ad tagline, “Fill it to the rim with Brim”
NAME: Fill Up the Pails With Sales
BULLETIN BOARD: IMAGE 1; IMAGE 2; IMAGE 3, If near a body of water with a beach, find a picture from the beach for the bulletin board
GOAL OF CONTEST: Summer is here and it is getting hot outside…give people the opportunity to enjoy the weather. Decorate the office with a beach theme (sandbox, beach towels, sunglasses, beach toys, etc.) and design a contest for the person with the highest sales.
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Day off to enjoy at the beach (with lunch?) for first place, ½ day off to enjoy at the beach for second place, A Beach At Your Desk for third place
*A VARIATION: For every sale made, the participant receives a rock with their name on it to enter into a pail. At the end of the contest, rocks are drawn for various prizes.

Based on the reality show “Keepin’ Up With the Kardashians”
NAME: Keepin’ Up With the Close Rates
GOAL OF CONTEST: Whoever closes the most business during the contest wins
POSSIBLE PRIZES: FitBit; Bruce Jenner USA Action Figure

 

New/Updating Opportunities

WHERE TO START: The most popular opportunity contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for stage progression; motivate your folks to move their opportunities a step closer to a “win”.

Other ideas include a contest that rewards participants for new opportunities added during the contest timeframe, a contest that is based on prospecting, rewarding participants for adding a competitive presence (if applicable) to an opportunity, or one that rewards participants for new opportunities generated supporting a new product you are bringing to market.

Based on the board game Monopoly
NAME: Advance to “GO”
BULLETIN BOARD: IMAGE 1; IMAGE 2; IMAGE 3
GOAL OF CONTEST: Advancing opportunities forward
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Free Parking (special parking spot); Get Out of Jail Free (day off); Second Prize in a Beauty Contest (Spa Gift Certificate), You Inherit $100; From Sale of Stock $45; Income Tax Refund $20; Hotel Gift Certificate (one night hotel stay); Monopoly board game 

 

Adding Contacts

WHERE TO START: The most popular contact contests being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for adding new contacts into Salesforce.

Adding New Contacts
NAME: Never Too Late for New Contacts
BULLETIN BOARD: IMAGE 1
GOAL OF CONTEST: Whoever adds the most new contacts during the week wins
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Come in an hour late every day for a week

  

Talk Time/Calls

WHERE TO START: The most popular call contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for talk time.

Other ideas include a contest that rewards participants for the number of calls made each day and/or call blitzes which are run for a short amount of time (e.g. one hour or a “power hour”).

Based on the famous ad tagline, “Time to make the donuts”
NAME: Time to Make Some Calls
BULLETIN BOARD: IMAGE 1; IMAGE 2; IMAGE 3; IMAGE 4; IMAGE 5 
GOAL OF CONTEST: Whoever makes the most calls (or highest call time) during the contest wins
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Dunkin Donuts gift card; Smart watch

 

Meetings Set/Meetings Completed

WHERE TO START: The most popular meeting contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for face-to-face meetings conducted within the contest timeframe.

Other ideas include a contest that rewards participants for booking future meetings.

Summertime Grill Contest
NAME: Grillin’ Up For a F2F
NAME: A Meat/Meet Compete
NAME: Meets Complete
BULLETIN BOARDIMAGE 1; IMAGE 2; IMAGE 3
GOAL OF CONTEST: Whoever completes the most meetings during the contest wins
POSSIBLE PRIZES: A new grill; Omaha Steaks gift certificate, Kiss the Cook apron

Based on the famous ad tagline, “Time to make the donuts”
NAME: Time to Make Some Visits
BULLETIN BOARD: IMAGE 1; IMAGE 2; IMAGE 3; IMAGE 4; IMAGE 5 
GOAL OF CONTEST: Whoever completes the most meetings during the contest wins
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Dunkin Donuts gift card; Smart watch

 


Data Cleanup

WHERE TO START: The most popular cleanup contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for cleaning up old opportunities (updating the sales stage to “Closed Lost” with a reason for the closed opportunity).

Other ideas include updating the status of current contacts (no longer there, retired, deceased, etc.), adding account web sites and/or adding competitive presence at an account (if applicable).

Summertime Clean-up
NAME: Cleaning out the Cobwebs
NAME: Cleaning Up
BULLETIN BOARD: IMAGE 1; IMAGE 2; IMAGE 3; IMAGE 4
POSSIBLE PRIZES: A pack of free car washes for a month (or year); Winner’s manager and management staff clean the winner’s car in the parking lot; a pack of air fresheners (for lower placed participants)