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.

Fancy some chocolate?!


Here’s one for the children – and another way to keep them amused in the holidays! Kinder Chocolate are looking for budding artists to have their self-portraits displayed on Kinder Chocolate packs all across the land!


All that’s needed from you is a few quick details – it’s the kids that need to provide the work. Pens, paper, crayons, pencils at the ready – anything that will help them create their masterpiece.


There are three age categories; 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 years and a winner will be picked from each. The lucky artists will be whisked to London for the day where they will have a fancy photo shoot of themselves and their portraits.


The competition closes on 31st August and the full terms and conditions can be found 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