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

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