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.

One for the kids!



With many of us enjoying half-term with the children this week I’ve found a great rainy-day activity to amuse the little people in your life.


The Big Issue is looking for children aged 13 and under to design their Christmas cover. The covers can take on any form just as long as it is festive!


The winning entry will be the cover of The Big Issue published on December 7; the Christmas issue is usually their biggest selling issue.


The closing date is 20th November and you need to post your entry to Christmas Cover Competition, The Big Issue, 43 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 1HW. Ensure you include a name, age, address and telephone/email contact on your entry. Unfortunately they can’t return any of the pictures.


In addition to starring on the cover, the winner and two runners-up will also receive shoes from their sponsors – Young Soles. First prize winner will receive a voucher for £150, second prize £100 and third prize £50.


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