SP Xtra: Editor's Blog

Hi, my name's Sammy and I'm the Editor of Simply Prizes magazine. Every week I'll be bringing you an update or two about any interesting competitions I find or any comping news. Plus I'll bring you any competitions or offers I find.

Know any Revolting Rhymers?!

Well if you do then this could be for them! Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymers are encouraging primary school children to come up with their most revolting rhyme in order to bag themselves a pretty decent prize alongside prizes for their school and for their rhyme to be published in an e-book.


Not bad eh? So what do they need to do? Well, judging will be based on the following criteria; it must rhyme, it needs to be between 4-30 lines, it has to involve at least one Roald Dahl character, it must be funny and above all it has to be revolting (naughty, gross, outrageous, surprising, or a little bit rebellious)!


They’ve got a little bit of time to get their creative heads on as entries don’t close until 21st October; when they are ready to submit they can do so here. And to get them motivated they can see a full list of the prizes here.


Good luck!


Sammy x


Tuesday Talk! (And a little prize draw!)


There are always hundreds of EOM (end of month) comps doing the rounds and I just wondered how many of you managed to be organised enough to do them? Every month I tell myself to start entering them in the middle of the month by doing a few each day so I’m not so inundated on the last day, but I never do! So tonight I’ll be settling down as early as I can and ploughing my way through as many as I can. (Vowing to myself that things will be different next month, ha ha!)


I tend to be quite organised with my comping routine but the EOM stuff just beats me every time. My main comping time is in the evenings but I do try and sneak some dailies in through the day if I can. I concentrate on staying a few days ahead of the closing dates so I can have an evening off every weekend and I keep a spreadsheet of wins to track prizes.


So, how do you organise your comping? I’d love to hear from you and I’d like to post the best tips on our Facebook page to help other compers get their game into gear! So you can either post on our wall  or email me at: info@oxonpress.co.uk. And at the end of the month I’ll choose my favourite to win a little something.


Chat soon!


Sammy x