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8 Sales Contest Ideas for May

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Looking for ways to get your salesforce closer to their quarterly sales goals in the second month of the second quarter? Here are some exciting sales contests ideas for the month of May which will encourage your sales reps to strive harder to achieve their sales targets


May the salesforce be with you

Why has this contest been chosen for May? Star Wars Day

Goal: To encourage your sales folks to add new opportunities into the salesforce

Duration: 2 weeks

Winner: Top 3 rep who succeed in adding more number of opportunities into the salesforce than the others in the team

Reward: Cash bonus and Star Wars movie on Blu-Ray


May the salesforce be with you




2. Pamper your mom

Why has this contest been chosen for May? Mother’s Day

Goal: To fill the sales pipeline with as many leads as your reps can

Duration: One day

Winner: The top 3 reps who generate more leads than the others

Reward: The winners get to dine at a 5-star hotel with their mothers (or family)


3. Fishing for leads

Why has this contest been chosen for May? World tuna day

Goal: To get your reps to call as many qualified leads as they can in the given time-frame

Duration: 3 hours

Winners: The top 3 reps who call up the most number of leads in this time-frame

Reward: Reward the winners by ordering their favorite seafood dish


Fishing for leads




4. C for cleanup

Why has this contest been chosen for May? National chocolate chip day

Goal: To encourage the participants to clean up the older opportunities (updating the sales stage to “Closed Lost” with a reason code).

Duration: One day

Winners: Everyone in the team who cleans up all the older opportunities.

Reward: Most delicious cookies along with milk/ coffee/ tea delivered to the winners’ desks every day for a week


C for cleanup




5. Jolt Awake those Opportunities

Why has this contest been chosen for May? National beverage day

Goal: To encourage your reps to advance those opportunities in the pipeline (bring them at least one step closer to converting them into customers)

Duration: One month

Winner: The top 3 reps who succeed in advancing more opportunities than the others in the team

Reward: You can present the winners with a huge cash bonus plus a grocery store gift card or a 12-Pack of Soda or Beer


Jolt Awake those Opportunities




6. Who wants to be a millionaire?

Why has this contest been chosen for May? Millionaires day

Goal: To get your reps to close as many deals as they can during the contest period

Duration: One month

Winner: The top 3 reps who close more number of deals than the others in the team

Reward: A million dollars check


7. Sales Olympics

Why has this contest been chosen for May? World Athletics day

Goal: Organize a team-based sales contest. Set a revenue target and encourage various sales teams to be the first ones to reach this target

Duration: One month

Winner: The team that first reaches the revenue target

Reward: The winning team gets a huge cash prize and each person in the team gets the tickets to go and watch their favorite game


8. ROFL

Why has this contest been chosen for May? World laughter day

Goal: To increase the sale of a newly launched product

Duration: Two weeks

Winner: The rep who succeeds in selling more number of new products than the others in the team

Reward: Winners get free passes to go to their favorite stand-up comedian’s show


ROFL




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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 Fri Sep 3 2021

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