The Business of PrizewinningWritten by Susie Brown
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1. Find out who is running contest. Often it will be a number of different companies. Find a logo for each of sponsors. 2. Obtain pictures that fit in with prize. For example: if prize is a tropical island holiday, find (or draw) pictures of location, or of activities that can be done there. This can be as simple as cutting out pictures from competition page itself. 3. Think of an original way to present entry to make it eye-catching. The aim is to make judges pick a particular entry out of a pile of thousands. If entry is going to be on paper: • Use coloured paper, rather than white. • Write in colour, or print entry in colourful font. • Add pictures as a border. • Prominently place sponsors’ logos on page.
Not surprisingly, best chance of all comes with a lot more effort. Turn entry into a model, or a mobile, or a comic strip, or a mini-book. For example: competition asks for 25 words about a phone company. Make entry in shape of a phone, with 25 words placed on keys. Presenting entries like this will immediately attract attention, therefore increasing chances of a prize. 4. Don’t stop with an eye-catching entry. Make envelope stand out from rest too. There are two main ways to do this: • Use a coloured envelope, or glue pictures all over a plain one and contact it for protection. (Make sure that address can still be clearly seen!) • Send entry by Express Post day before contest closes. As well as standing out, entry will also be closer to top of pile. If it is opened early and is impressive, it may become “entry to beat.”
Follow these simple steps and first prize may only be a contest away. Good Luck!
Susie Brown is an experienced writer, with internet publishing credits in non-fiction and fiction. She is also published in the educational market, producing both teaching resources and children’s fiction. Susie works as a freelance copyeditor, proofreader and manuscript assessor. Website: www.scribedbysusie.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Real Beauty Comes From WithinWritten by David Stanton
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