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Contests & Giveaways – WordPress Contest Plugin


This Giveaway & Contest WordPress Plugin – Contest Cat is a simple, lean & beautiful giveaway tool for WordPress.

Easily create engaging giveaways and contests in a matter of minutes.


  • Beautiful design – contests & giveaways look great out of the box
  • People can enter your contests & giveaways by entering their email.
  • Randomly select contest & giveaway winners.
  • Remember contestants using cookies. (People who have already entered your contest or giveaway, will be shown a “thanks for entering” page, instead of being asked to enter again.)
  • Schedule contest / giveaway end date.
  • Customzie contest / givaway terms of service.
  • Add an image to your contest / giveaway landing page.
  • Use WordPress’ built-in rich text editor (tinymce) to describe your contest.
  • Contest Cat automatically detects & merges duplicate contest entries.
  • This WordPress Contest & Giveaway Plugin tracks your contestant’s IP address so you can detect fraud.

How to set up this WordPress Contest & Giveaway Plugin?

After installing this plugin, simply go to Contest Cat -> Add New

Give your contest / giveaway a title, a description, an image (optional).

Next, set your contest end time, choose if you want to collect names (toggle name on/off), and enter your giveaway’s terms.

That’s it. In order to publish your contest, simply paste your shortcode (eg. [contest-cat id="733"]) into any blog post or page.

Is Contests & Giveaways by Contest Cat easy to translate?

Yes. Contests & Giveaways by Contest Cat is fully translateable. Please let us know if you’re interested in contributing.

Contest Cat Feature Roadmap

This is just the first version of our WordPress Contest plugin – we have tons of new features & improvements lined up. Do you have any suggestions? Please leave a comment in the support forums.

The Fatcat Apps Team

Privacy Disclosure

This plugin stores personal data (eg. names & emails collected using this plugin) in the WordPress database.

Our full privacy policy is available here:


  • The contest landing page
  • The contest signup page
  • The Contest Cat settings screen


  1. Upload the Contest Cat plugin file ( to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. In your sidebar, select ‘Contest -> Add New’ to create a new contest or giveaway


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the Contest Cat plugin file ( to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. In your sidebar, select ‘Contest -> Add New’ to create a new contest or giveaway


Julai 25, 2018
Once I got it set up, it is working flawlessly. Thanks for this, and I hope you continue updating this because I’ll definitely use it again. Matter of fact, I would pay for a premium version, but please, don’t make it a subscription.
Disambor 22, 2016
When running contest campaigns this plugin makes the job so quick. I can just copypaste their shortcode into a page and the landing page for the contest is ready. Email collection is done for you along with IP information for the participants. Highly recommended!
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Contributors & Developers

“Contests & Giveaways – WordPress Contest Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Contests & Giveaways by Contest Cat 1.0.2

  • Removed installation splash screen

Contests & Giveaways by Contest Cat 1.0.1

  • Fix name field feature not working
  • Fix compatibility warnings under PHP 7.1

Contests & Giveaways by Contest Cat 1.0.0

  • Release candidate 1 of Contests & Giveaways by Contest Cat.