If you’re on a Hive Business or Enterprise Plan, you can choose whether you want to run a sweepstakes or a contest when creating a new contest under the Advanced Options section.

What’s the difference?

A sweepstakes includes a prize where the winner is chosen at random - a participant's chance of winning is based on luck.

A contest includes a prize and a consideration (in this case, consideration means the participant has to put in significant effort to enter and/or pay an entry fee). The winner is chosen through some type of judging or voting (not at random) - a participant’s chance of winning is based on skill.

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