7 Sales Contest Ideas for August
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Looking for ways to motivate your sales team and instill enthusiasm amongst them to achieve their monthly sales targets? One of the best ways to go about this is to organize some exciting sales contests for them.
Here we’ve got a list of sales contest ideas that are based on some of the important events that take place in the month of August. Sales contests based on these themes are sure to garner a lot of enthusiasm, attention, and excitement from your reps.
1. Elephant in the room
Why has this contest been chosen for August? World Elephant day
Goal: To get your reps to close elephant-sized (big) deals.
Duration: One month
Winners: The top 3 reps who close the biggest deals
Points: You can award the points in the following way:
- 500 points for the largest deal closed
- 200 points for the second-biggest deal
- 100 points for the third-biggest deal
Reward: You can present a huge basket of chocolates, cookies, or goodies to the winners. Have 3 different sizes of these baskets,
- The biggest basket goes to the person who comes in the first place by closing the biggest deal
- The second biggest basket goes to the person who comes in the second place
- And next big basket goes to the one who comes in the third place
2. Independence day rush
Why has this contest been chosen for August? Indian Independence day
Goal: Fill the pipeline with as many leads as possible by the end of the day
Duration: One day
Winner: The person who brings in the highest number of leads by the end of the day
Points: 10 points per lead
Reward: Reward the winner with a family dinner reservation at a top-notch restaurant in the city
3. Book it
Why has this contest been chosen for August? Book lover’s day
Goals: To conduct as many demos as your reps can in 1 week
Duration: One week
Winners: The top 3 reps who hold the highest number of demos than everyone else in the team
Reward: Reward the winners with their favorite books or give them the membership of the kindle
4. Befriend them
Why has this contest been chosen for August? Friendship day
Goal: This contest can be organized for the sales reps as well as the service reps. The goal here is to get your employees to build a good rapport with their clients and get positive feedback from them
Duration: One month
Winner: Select the employee who gets the most number of sweet, honest and friendly compliments from the clients by the end of the day.
Rewards: The winner gets a medal which says “Customer’s Buddy” and a box of chocolates or cookies
5. I-Scream to convert leads
Why has this contest been chosen for August? National ice cream day
Goal: To convert as many leads as possible
Duration: 1 Week
Winner: Top 3 people who covert more number of leads than everyone else
Rewards: Gift Card to buy ice creams from the most famous ice cream store in the city
6. Let’s see S’more sales
Why has this contest been chosen for August? National S’Mores Day
Goal: To bring in more sales (in terms of money)
Duration: 1 month
Winner: The one who succeeds in bringing in the highest amount of sales than everyone else
Reward: A weekend trip to a campground with S’more treat
7. Race for referrals
Why has this contest been chosen for August? National sports day
Goal: To get as many referrals as they can in 1-week.
Duration: 1 week
Winner: The top 3 reps who bring in the highest number of referrals by the end of the week
Reward: Present the winners with some cool sports goods
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Looking for sales contest ideas for different months? Check out this below:
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How will you communicate the contest to your participants?
Once you have a perfect contest idea and a suitable name for it, focus on communicating it effectively to your participants. Follow our sales contest communication template to announce your contest.
Published on Sat Sep 18 2021