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.

Do you have a passion for cycling?


Well this could be for you! Velovixen are looking for their next top model of 2015. This is no ordinary ‘top model’ competition – they are keen to hear from anyone who’s interested, no matter what your look, shape or age!  

There is nothing complicated to this at all – they are looking for;

  • A natural ease in front of the camera
  • A passion for cycling
  • Loads of energy and a sense of fun


A photoshoot is planned for mid-September so they are asking applicants to be available for a mid-week day in the Oxford area.

The winner will receive;

  • A full day's VeloVixen photoshoot as a small group of 3-4 'vixens', shot by a top photographer
  • £100 VeloVixen vouchers
  • Travel expenses
  • Food and drinks for the day


To enter simply email contact@velovixen.com with VVNTM in the subject header and include 1-4 photos of you looking at your cycling best and in no more than 20 words 'why I'd make a great face of VeloVixen'. You need to enter before 23rd August.


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