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.

Young Creatives 2016



With the Easter holidays upon us and the weather forecast not great, grab the little person/s in your life and show them this!


Holidaycottages.co.uk is looking for their Young Creatives of 2016. Open to two categories; Primary (5-11 years) and Secondary (11-16 years), they want to inspire children across the UK to get creative and show them their talents!


They need to tell them what they love about the UK either by writing, taking photos, drawing or even making a short film. The winners of each category will be crowned Young Creative of 2016 and win some great prizes.


Depending on the age of the winners you can take a look here at what you might win, with goodies up for grabs for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.


Entries need to be submitted by 3pm on 15th April which means they have the whole of the Easter break to get their thinking caps on.


For more detailed information on this great comp, head on over to holidaycottages.co.uk. Good luck kiddies!


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