NCAA March Madness Bracket Contests

***The page is up to date and accurate for the 2018 NCAA Tournament bracket contests.

March Madness is just around the corner!  Selection Sunday is behind us and we now now the 68 teams that will be taking place in this years tournament.  That also means that you can now start filling out your brackets and hoping for some big prizes this year.  Below you will find a wide variety of free March Madness brackets with some solid prizes, as well as a few value added brackets that will have some kind of entry requirement, but will have a much better odds of you winning a prize.

I will be adding new March Madness contests to this page daily until the start of the tournament, so check back often!

Do you know of a March Madness contest not included on this list?

If so please email info@sportsbetlistings.com with a link to the contest and we will add it right away.

Free March Madness Bracket Contests

Here is a list of free March Madness bracket contests from around the web.  These contests are generally open to only American or Canadian (or both) residents and you can check this in the eligibility section.  I’ve rated each of the contests mainly based on their prizes and the number of probably entries (I am just estimating the number of entries).  Obviously the bigger the prize the better and the fewer the entrants the better your chances of winning a piece of the prize pool.

I’m also not including ‘perfect brackets’ at all in my grading because the odds are so astronomical that someone will pick a perfect bracket that the whole ‘perfect bracket’ promotion just seems like a gimmick to me.  For this reason I am not including any contests where the only prize is for a perfect bracket.  That said I do include the perfect bracket prizes in the descriptions for the contests that offer winnable prizes.

**The list is not perfectly organized anymore, due to the fact that I’m constantly adding new contests as I become aware of them.  But this is the most extensive list of March Madness contests you will find online.

  • Nitrogen March Madness Bracket 2018
    • Total Prize Pool: 0.5 Bitcoin (approximately $5000)
    • Prize distribution: Depends on number of entries.
    • 1st Place: Minimum of 0.1225 BTC (~$1200)
    • Entries: Free (must have Nitrogen.eu account)
    • Eligibility: No restrictions
    • Contest Grade: A
  • Action Network Bracket Challenge
    • 1st Place: $3,000
    • 2nd Place: $1,000
    • 3rd Place: $500
    • 4th-25th: 3-month subscription to the Action Network
    • Eligibility: 18+ USA residents
    • Contest Grade: B
  • Abt 2018 Bracket Challenge
    • 1st Place: 75″ 4K Smart HDTV
    • 2nd Place: 65″ 4K Smart HDTV
    • 3rd Place: Wi-Fi System Bundle
    • 4th Place: Speaker Bundle
    • Eligibility: 18+ USA residents
    • Contest Grade: B
  • Jiffy Tickets NCAA Bracket Challenge
    • 1st Place: $1,000 in gift cards
    • 2nd Place: $500 in gift cards
    • 3rd Place: $300 in gift cards
    • 4th-10th: $100 in gift cards
    • Eligibility: 18+ USA residents + Must download Shindig App
    • Contest Grade: C+
  • Bokampers Bracket Challenge
    • 1st Place: 60″ HD Television
    • 2nd Place: $200 Bokampers Gift Card
    • 3rd Place: $100 Bokampers Gift Card
    • Eligibility: 21+ USA residents
    • Contest Grade: C+
  • Tommy John #QuickDrawFly Bracket Challenge
    • 1st Place: $1000 worth of Tommy John merchandise
    • Anyone with higher point total than CEO Tom Patterson: $15 credit on orders of $50 or more
    • Eligibility: 21+ USA residents
    • Contest Grade: C+
  • NBC Sports Washington NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
    • 1st Place: Four lower bowl tickets to Wizards vs Celtics on April 10th, an autographed Bradley Beal jersey and a 60″ 4K TV.
    • Score higher than both Tony Massenburg and Walt Williams: Coupon for a Jersey Mike’s sub
    • Eligibility: Reside in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, DC or Delaware.
    • Contest Grade: C+
  • Yahoo Celebrity Pools
    • Prizes: There are 6 other “Celebrity Pools” with winner take-all prizes ranging in value from $350 to $499.
    • Other Prizes: None
    • Eligibility: 18+ USA residents
    • Contest Grade: C
  • CBS Sports Bracket Challenge
    • Grand Prize: Four 2018 Final Four Tickets + $6,000 ($10,000 ARV)
    • Other Prizes: None
    • Eligibility: 18+ USA and Canada residents
    • Contest Grade: D
  • SR Smith March Bracket Challenge
    • 1st Place: $500 Visa Gift Card.
    • 2nd Place: $300 Visa Gift Card.
    • 3rd Place: $150 Visa Gift Card.
    • Eligibility: 21+
    • Contest Grade: C
  • 71 Republic Bracket Challenge
    • 1st Place: 5 NANO tokens (cryptocurrency valued at ~$50)
    • Eligibility: 18+ USA residents and you must follow twitter account and retweet.
    • Contest Grade: C

Value Added 2018 March Madness Brackets (Paid)

These March Madness contests are hosted by online sportsbooks.  There will be some form of entry restriction for these contests, whether it be opening an account at the site, making a deposit or even just buying in for a set entry fee.  That said due to the entry restrictions the amount of competitors you will be up against will be far less than any of the free brackets listed above, which greatly increases the chances of your bracket winning a prize.  I personally enjoy these contests more because even if you lose a few first round games you aren’t necessarily out of the competition.  But if you are only looking for free contests and aren’t interested in signing up at an online sportsbook, then just skip this section.

  • Bookmaker.eu Bracket Challenge
    • Perfect Bracket: $1,000,000 cash
    • 1st Place: $10,000 cash
    • 2nd Place: $5,000 cash
    • 3rd Place: $2,500 cash
    • 4th – 100th: $100 cash
    • 101st – Last Place: Between 7,500 and 50 BetPoints
    • Entries: 1 entry per $100 deposited into your Bookmaker.eu account between March 1st and March 15th (5 max).  Additional entries can be purchased for $10 or by redeeming BetPoints.
    • Contest Grade: A
    • Bookmaker Review
  • BetCris.com March Madness Bracket Contest
    • Perfect Bracket: $1,000,000 cash
    • 1st Place: $5,000 cash
    • 2nd Place: $2,500 cash
    • 3rd Place: $1,000 cash
    • 4th Place: $750 free play
    • 5th – 500th Place: $500 – $10 in free plays.
    • Max Entries: 1 entry per $100 deposited into your BetCris account between March 1st and March 15th.  Additional entries can be purchased for $7 or by redeeming $5 worth of BetPoints.
    • Eligibility: Anyone with a new or current BetCris account
    • Contest Grade: B
    • BetCris Review
  • 5Dimes.eu March Madness Office Pools with Bonus Prizes
    • Perfect $25 bracket: wins $25,000,000
    • Perfect $10 bracket: wins $10,000,000
    • Perfect $5 bracket: wins $5,000,000
    • Perfect $1 bracket: wins $1,000,000
    • Other Prizes: Perfect bracket prizes are in addition to the 100% payout office pools at 5Dimes.
    • Max Entries: Unlimited
    • Eligibility: Must have 5Dimes account.
    • Contest Grade: C
    • 5Dimes Review