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.

Week One - Summer Holiday Kid's comps!

With the summer holidays now upon us and many of us compers having to amuse the kids it can be a great opportunity to try and get them involved in our hobby. There are usually lots of promoters running competitions aimed directly at the younger generation to celebrate their time off school! So with that in mind I’ve got a couple of comps here that they can get their teeth into and that will hopefully amuse them for a few hours! 


BT has teamed up with Nick Jr to offer you and your child the opportunity of a lifetime. Your child needs to draw their own pup and the winning entry will be brought to life by the Nickelodeon team of animators. And on top of that there’s a family holiday to Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts in Punta Cana for the winner too! Full details can be found here and entries must be submitted by 11th August. Good luck to your budding artists.


Fancy a £3,000 James Villas holiday voucher? Get the kids (or you!) to upload what a big family holiday means. It could be a photograph, a video, a poem, a drawing or something else! This one is open until 25th September so there is plenty of time to get creative. You can find more information and enter here  .


Have fun with these ones and I’ll include some more next week for the little terrors! And for the rest of you keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps. Also I’ll be around in the evening via our Facebook page if anyone fancies a comping chat.


Have a great weekend.


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