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.

Bedtime story competition

If you know a child between the ages of 5 and 11 who happen to have a brilliant idea for a bedtime story then read on!


Book People currently have a bedtime story competition open to children aged 5-11 where they need to write a picture book of 200-800 words featuring animals.


This is a judged competition and they are looking for entirely original stories which are perfect for bedtime.


The lucky winner will have the chance to work with an editor from Little Tiger Press who will help their story come to life. Illustrator Ada Grey will work on the book too and it will then be published in 2017. Alongside this fantastic opportunity the winner will also bag themselves £250 worth of book vouchers and £250 vouchers for their school too. On top of this there will be two runner-up prizes of £100 book vouchers for the child and £100 book vouchers for their school, plus a signed print from Ada Grey. Then two specially commended prizes of £50 book vouchers for the child and £50 book vouchers for their school.


Entries need to be submitted here by the parent or guardian and the deadline is 23.59 on 24th October. Five shortlisted entrants will then be contacted and invited to attend an awards ceremony on 3rd November 2016 with one parent/guardian, where the winner will be announced.


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