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, one 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 Great Game Show, “Press Your Luck”
NAME: Press Your Luck
GOAL OF CONTEST: Make this an upsell contest or one around increasing deal size
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Cold hard cash

Candy Month
NAME: Swedish Fish(ing) for New Opportunities
NAME: Cadbury Eggs-cellent Opportunities
NAME: SKOR New Opportunities
POSSIBLE PRIZES: A basket made up of all types of candy (make it extra fun by buying candy from the winner’s childhood days); if budget is an issue, award the winner a Peppermint PATty on the back from your CEO/President

Based on the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” Famous Line
NAME: Is That Your Final Answer?
GOAL OF CONTEST: Resuscitating old opportunities or cleaning up old opportunities
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Best Buy gift card or cell phone accessory store gift certificate (Android/Apple store gift card); Who Wants to Be a Millionaire board game