On some installs, creating a contest and entering the shortcode on a post works. But we highly suggest you do not do this .
It’s not recommended that you use POSTS for contests because if your post is listed on a widget it could load our scripts on every page that the post is listed. We’ve done our part to make sure that our scripts and css don’t load through your entire site, just on pages where it is needed, please do your part and use a page for the contest and give your voters the best user experience.
Settings used in this example: showcontestants id=61 order=DESC orderby=votes showtimer=0 view=grid