Previously on Facebook… you had to pay for a third party application to host any contests.  Yesterday Facebook make a huge announcement that that was no longer necessary.  Check out the official Facebook Announcement here

 

A few things haven’t changed.   You still can’t host promotions on your personal page.  You must also be very careful about using tagged images to enter contests. Here’s how Facebook explains that part:

In order to maintain the accuracy of Page content, our Pages Terms now prohibit Pages from tagging or encouraging people to tag themselves in content that they are not actually depicted in. So, for instance:

  • It’s OK to ask people to submit names of a new product in exchange for a chance to win a prize
  • It’s not OK to ask people tag themselves in pictures of a new product in exchange for a chance to win a prize

.Now go get more likes and shares on your Facebook page!