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.

Fancy dress, trick or treating and pumpkin carving

We’re on half term this week and one of the things that I always do with the kids is pumpkin carving. It passes the time for a few hours and if you get your camera at the ready there are always lots of promoters asking for your ‘Halloween’ pics for photo comps. A lot of these comps will close on Halloween itself so get those pumpkins carved early! Be sure to take lots of different ones too so that you can use them for different promotions. Also for that extra touch try and make the back ground spooky; so, settings other than your kitchen worktop that offer a bit of an atmospheric feel (scary!!) to the photo always adds a bit of spice and makes it stand out rather than your bog-standard pic! Feel free to share your photos with us on our Facebook page after the event itself (just so you don’t give away your great ideas ha!), especially if you are a winner! Good luck creative compers!


Now onto a selection of this week’s special awareness days; where you might find promoters running accompanying competitions – today celebrates Museums at Night 2017, tomorrow is Wear your Whiskers, 29th is National Cat Day, 30th is the start of National Spa Week, 31st is of course Halloween and National Bug Busting Day, 1st is World Vegan Day, National Stress Awareness Day and the start of Movember (Men’s Health Awareness Month) and Novel Writing Month. The best way to search for any comps is by using a hashtag before the named day across social media.


Keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps. I’ll be around in the evening on the Facebook page  if anyone fancies a comping chat! Good luck with the Freebie Friday comps.


Have a great weekend.


Sammy x