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.

Introducing the new Ant or Dec...

Do you have a little star in the making lurking at home? Well take a look at this; Bafta is running their ‘Young Presenter Competition’ where they are offering a once in a lifetime prize for the winner!


The lucky youngster will scoop a spot filming with the production crew at Bafta’s Children’s Awards. They are looking for someone friendly and engaging with a real passion for presenting.


So if you know a new Ant or Dec then get them to submit their entry by creating a short video (no more than two minutes) interviewing someone they would give an award to (a teacher, parent, sibling etc.). Full details can be found here where they give some top tips for the recording.


The competition is open to entrants between the ages of 7 and 14 and the closing date is 10am on 6th October. A parent or guardian will need to give their consent to the entry.


Good luck and I’ll see your little superstar on the TV!


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