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Use Donut to run a selfie contest for your Intro channel
Use Donut to run a selfie contest for your Intro channel

Boost team participation with a Selfie Contest! Submit photos, vote for your favorites, and let Donut pick a winner automatically.

Carrie Biggar avatar
Written by Carrie Biggar
Updated over a week ago

Many teams love sharing photos of each other with their new Donut friends, whether that be in person or remote. It's an interactive way to boost participation in your Intros channel, and a great way to learn about all of the incredible people you work with.
Want to make it a bit more exciting? Try Donut's selfie contest to encourage friendly competition! Simply share photos from your Donut meetings and let your teammates vote on their favorite ones. Each round, Donut will automatically pick a winner based on votes from your teammates. Read on to learn how it works.

Turn on Selfie Contests

To run Selfie contests in your Intros channel, you'll first need to toggle on the Selfie Contest in your Intro channel settings. To do this:

  1. Login at

  2. Go to "All Channels" in the left sidebar menu

  3. Click the gear icon โš™๏ธ for the Intro channel you'd like to edit

  4. Go to the Engagement tab

  5. Scroll down to Selfie Contest and toggle it On

  6. Scroll up and hit Save

  7. You will be able to submit selfies once the next round of Intros have been paired

How to submit a photo to Donut's Selfie Contest

First, be sure to take a photo with your teammates, so you have something to submit to your contest! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Then, share your photo in your Intros channel as you would normally.ย 

If you are doing remote meetings, you can still take a selfie screenshot as well!

Confirm your photo submission to the selfie contest by responding to Donut's DM.

Donut will then message you and your intro group to ask if this is an official submission for the selfie contest. Anyone from your intro group can select the options "Submit it!" or "No."ย 

If you or someone in your group selects the option to submit your photo to the contest, Donut will include it in the voting count for that round. The message will show a confirmation message that your photo was submitted and will display the cutoff date for voting.

How voting works

You'll have until the end of the Donut intro round to vote for your favorite photos in the channel and get other teammates to vote for your photo by reacting with emojis. How Donut counts votes:

  1. If you react with any emoji on a photo, it counts as 1 vote for that photo.

  2. If you react with multiple emojis on one photo, it still only counts as 1 vote.

  3. Votes for your own photo will not be counted, sorry.

At the end of your current round, Donut will automatically calculate all votes and choose a winner. The winning photo will be shared in the channel!ย 

Need more help getting your Selfie Contest setup? Have any additional questions? Reach out to our support team by clicking the purple chat box or reaching out to

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