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.

Friday’s Comping Chatter!

I love Fridays; thoughts of the children finishing school, the hubby finishing work and that long needed end-of-week glass of wine; which is exactly what I am planning for tonight alongside some comps. I am trying to get a few more days ahead on a Friday night so that on a Saturday I have a night off – well this is my plan for 2017 and so far, so good! I really am sticking to my comping resolutions! Oh shush, I know we are only two weeks in but I am continuing to feel motivated and keeping with my routine is making me feel ultra-organised!


Now if the weekends leave you struggling for things to do with the children (blasted cold weather!) then take a look at this. 500 words is back -  Chris Evan’s short story writing competition for kids.


500 words is open to children aged 5-13 in the UK and has become one of the most popular short story writing comps going. There is a live lesson on Monday 16th at 11am which will provide great inspiration and ideas for children wanting to enter the competition.


There are first, second and third prizes and also the top 50 shortlisted entrants will receive a pair of tickets to the final.


Entries don’t open until Monday 16th at 8am and close on Thursday 23rd February at 7pm. You can access the online entry form at www.bbc.co.uk/500words from Monday. And the full terms and conditions can be found here.


I’ll definitely be encouraging Abigail to enter this; I think I’ll be talking to the wall with Barnaby who would much rather hold an Xbox controller than a pen! But if you have a child that loves to write and is imaginative then this could be the perfect comp for them.


Good luck to all my little SP’ers!


Have a good weekend!


Sammy x