The Best Contest Ideas for Remote Workers

Looking for a way to switch up your next meeting? Engage your team with some good old-fashioned contests.

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By the Offsyte Team, February 8, 2023

Contests can be a great way to bring your team together. They can bolster trust, fuel communication and more. If you have a remote team, you can still do contests. You just have to do it over Zoom or whatever video conferencing platform you use. In fact, Offsyte can do all the work for you. We have a variety of games and activities that can be used for some healthy team competition. Let's take a look at some of our favorite contest ideas.

Trivia Contests

A Professional Comedian Walks Into a Zoom

Combine comedy and trivia and you have a recipe for a good time. This event is improv-based, so be ready for the unexpected. During this activity, the hosts will guide your team through various improv trivia games, including one based on Shark Tank. Don't be scared off by the improv element, this event is hosted by pros who know exactly how to get the best out of your team.

Epic Games and Grins

Epic Games and Grins is guaranteed to put a smile on even the grumpiest worker. During this event, you and your team will play a variety of games — including party games, board games and quick-thinking challenges. Each game is simple yet fun. You'll also receive a free highlight reel of the event after you've finished.

Smarty Pants: A Groovy Game Show

Transport your team back to the 70s with Smarty Pants: A Groovy Game Show. For this contest, your team will be guided by a pair of hosts decked out in 70s fashion. Your team will play a few different games, including Visual Telephone, Tumble Jumble, Common Ground, Escape Room: X-Ray and more.

Scavenger Hunts

Virtual Game Show Extravaganza

Contests don't always have to be about trivia. In fact, we love mixing trivia and scavenger hunts together. Virtual Game Show Extravaganza does just that. During this event, you and your team will play games like Family Feud and Pub Trivia. Toward the end, get ready for a scavenger hunt that will definitely get your team laughing. This contest event is great for large groups, as the hosts can accommodate up to 200 players at once.

Mini-Games Adventure

Mini-Games Adventure will bring variety to your next meeting. Not only that but this event is hosted by a 100% minority-owned business. During Mini-Games, your team will play two different games and a scavenger hunt. For the month of February, Mini-Games Adventure is featuring Black History Month celebration games where team members can learn more about Black history.

Battle of The Brains

Battle of The Brains is a trivia game designed with the remote worker in mind. During this event, you and your team will compete in various games that are specifically created to bolster team bonds in a fun atmosphere. Categories for the games include The Plot Thickens, Do you know Bill Nye?, Don’t Do That! and more. For the scavenger hunt, your team will be asked to solve riddles as quickly as possible.

More to Know About Contest Ideas for Remote Workers

Some common questions people have about virtual contest ideas.

How do I do an online contest?

You can create your own online contest, but you might be better off choosing one of Offyste's events instead. We take care of everything, and our events are hosted by amazing pros who love what they do.

What are good contest ideas for work?

The best contest ideas are ones that take your team into account. What are their interests? What kind of contest would engage them the most? Think about your team and go from there.

What are some good contest rewards?

You should keep rewards small. The purpose of these contests is to bond your team; it's not really even about who wins. However, small tokens to the winners — think gift cards — are always a fun idea.

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