NCAA March Madness Bracket Contests

***I have updated this page to include some Sweet Sixteen contests that you can still enter this week, leading up to the start of the Sweet Sixteen on March 27th, 2021.

March Madness is here!  Selection Sunday is in the books and the 68 team NCAA Tournament bracket is set. This means you can start filling out your brackets in order to win 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.

**If you’re looking to bet on the March Madness games, check out our how to bet on March Madness online guide.

Sweet Sixteen Bracket Contests

Is your March Madness bracket busted? Do you want another shot at a big win? If you answered Yes to these questions there are Sweet Sixteen bracket contests available.

Here are a few Sweet Sixteen bracket contests you can join up until March 27th, 2021. Most of these contests do require a buy-in.

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 probable 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.

  • Wagerr March Madness Pick’em Bracket
    • 1st Place: 50,000 WGR (~$2600)
    • 2nd Place: 25,000 WGR (~$1300)
    • 3rd Place: 10,000 WGR (~$500)
    • 4th Place: 7,000 WGR (~$350)
    • 5th Place: 6,000 WGR (~$300)
    • 6th Place: 5,000 WGR (~$250)
    • 7th Place: 4,000 WGR (~$200)
    • 8th Place: 3,000 WGR (~$150)
    • 9th Place: 2,000 WGR (~$100)
    • 10th Place: 1,000 WGR (~$50)
    • Entries: Free (must have a Wagerr account)
      • **Click the Wagerr logo in the top left corner of the screen and scroll down to the ‘March Madness Pick’em’ Information to enter the contest.
    • Eligibility: No restrictions
    • Contest Grade: A
  • Nitrogen Free March Madness Bracket 2021
    • Total Prize Pool: 0.008 Bitcoin (approximately $400)
    • Prize Distribution: Top 30 places.
    • 1st Place: 0.002 BTC (approximately $100)
    • Entries: Free (must have NitrogenSports.eu account)
    • Eligibility: No restrictions
    • Contest Grade: B
  • Nitrogen Betslip Buy-in Brackets 2021
    • Total Prize Pools: 0.0101 BTC (approximately $5,500) across 5 bracket contests.
    • Prize Distribution: Top 5 or 10 places paid depending on bracket.
    • Entries: Betslip Buy-Ins. Betslips between 0.0001 BTC and 0.002 BTC gain you entry to these contests.
    • Eligibility: No restrictions
    • Contest Grade: A
      • **These are still free contests. You just have to show that you’ve placed a bet of the required amount on the NCAA Tournament first round games to gain entry.
  • Abt 2021 Bracket Challenge
    • 1st Place: 65″ 4K Smart OLED TV ($2800 MSRP)
    • 2nd Place: 55″ 4K Smart OLED TV ($1800 MSRP)
    • 3rd Place: 75″ 4K Smart LED TV ($1500 MSRP)
    • 4th Place: 65″ 4k Smart LED TV ($1200 MSRP)
    • Eligibility: 18+ USA residents
    • Contest Grade: B
  • 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+
  • Yahoo Fantasy 50K Tourney Pick’em Bracket Contest
    • Grand Prize: $10,000 + a Las Vegas getaway valued at $10,000
    • 2nd Place: $3,000
    • 3rd Place: $1,500
    • 4th Place: $1,000
    • 5th Place: $500
    • 6th to 10,400th Place: $250 to $1
    • Eligibility: 21+ USA residents
    • Contest Grade: B
  • CBS Sports Bracket Challenge
    • Grand Prize: Nissan Rogue, Four 2022 Final Four Tickets + $6,000 ($50,000 ARV)
    • Other Prizes: None
    • Eligibility: 18+ USA and Canada residents
    • Contest Grade: C
  • ESPN Tournament Challenge
    • Grand Prize: $10,000 Amazon Gift Card + Trip for Two to 2021 Maui Invitational in Hawaii ($18,000 ARV)
    • Other Prizes: None
    • Eligibility: 18+ USA and Canada residents
    • Contest Grade: D

Value Added 2021 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.

  • Nitrogen Betslip Buy-in Brackets 2021
    • Total Prize Pools: 0.0101 BTC (approximately $5,500) across 5 bracket contests.
    • Prize Distribution: Top 5 or 10 places paid depending on bracket.
    • Entries: Betslip Buy-Ins. Betslips between 0.0001 BTC and 0.002 BTC gain you entry to these contests.
    • Eligibility: No restrictions
    • Contest Grade: A **I included this contest in the ‘Value Added’ section as well because you do need to place bets in order to enter these contests. These could be consider free or value added contests.

Other Paid Brackets