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.

Five minutes of stardom!



I had a bit of an unusual experience recently where I did some filming work for a TV production company. They came to my house and alongside three other members of my family we all took part – it certainly gave the neighbours something to talk about!


I came across this opportunity purely by chance. I follow a twitter feed called Cast Me which I regularly look at for quiz show posts. It’s a platform used by different TV companies who are all looking for everyday people to take part in a host of different shows. Some may be giving you the chance to apply for a quiz show, others are posting about people looking to appear in a new documentary and others may be for things like extras or what I took part in. Most will pay you too!


A lot will be looking for people at short notice so if you can be flexible then even better! I tend to give it a browse every 1-2 days as updates go on throughout the day and I don’t want to miss anything interesting!


Often once the researchers have your details they will keep your name on file and contact you should anything that matches your specifications come up. Sometimes they may even email you about a show asking you to pass it on to anyone that may match what they are looking for.


Take a look and let me know what you think; especially if you end up taking part in something! You can drop me a line via email on info@oxonpress.co.uk or post on our Facebook wall.


Good luck!


Sammy x



Week six – summer holiday kid’s comps! The end!

That’s it; the end is in sight - the kids are back to school next week! I actually can’t believe how quickly it has gone and it seems odd as we are still on our summer holiday. Back home Saturday though to a mountain of washing and getting the kids prepped for school. Although I was ultra-organised this year and all school uniform was bought, washed and ironed in the first week of the holidays; which is a nice feeling knowing it’s already done!


And to keep them occupied for the last few days, here are a couple more comps for the kids to get stuck into.


Win some Emoji merchandise by helping the kids to upload a fun selfie. Under 16’s must be entered by a parent. You can enter up to three times every day until 30th November although a maximum of one prize per week can be won by one person. More details and info on how to enter can be found here .


Draw your dream dinosaur and have the chance to get it printed on a giant bean bag and a family ticket to the Dinosaurs of China exhibition. Open to entrants aged 11 and under you have until midnight on 30th September to enter. Full details and entry info can be found here .


Have fun with these ones and remember normality is nearly here! Keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps too. I may not be around tomorrow evening as will be getting ready to leave the lodge early Saturday morning but I’ll catch up with you all via our Facebook page when I’m back.


Have a great weekend.


Sammy x