Many teams love sharing photos of each other grabbing coffee or donuts with their new Donut friends. It's a fun way to boost participation in your Donut pairing 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 pairing channel, first you'll need to toggle on the Selfie Contest in your pairing channel settings. To do this:

  1. Head to
  2. Click into pairing channel you'd like to run a selfie contest on
  3. Go to the Integrations & Add-ons tab
  4. Scroll down to Selfie Contest and toggle it On
  5. Scroll down and hit Save

How to submit a photo to Donut's Selfie Contest

First, be sure to take a photo while out with your teammates so you have something to submit to your contest! 😉

Then, share your photo in your Donut pairing channel as you would normally. 

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." 

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! 

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