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By Mellissa Williams on Mon, 2012-04-09 22:39
I've been a comper on and off for a number of years ever since I won my first competition at the age of 15 with Rimmell and Boots, concert tickets to see King - remember them? Anyway just after Christmas 2010 I started comping more seriously. In that time I have been lucky to have won lots on twitter and Facebook including a spa stay, a Blackberry phone, 5 hampers, a racing day, a years supply of bread and a years supply of washing powder.
I have yet to win a holiday, although I have been lucky that on my recent trip to Paris I won the flights and a day of tours. I have also won flights to Nice with a poem I wrote and which I have yet to take.
I particularly enjoy effort competitions and tiebreakers and avidly ready Di Coke's blog every week, which inspired me to enter my first video competition recently. Myself and my son produced an animation based on the Golden Globes with character 'Micky Gervais' comparing! I was in Paris when I found out we had come second and had some strange looks when I started jumping up and down! We have won a Smart TV and a year's subscription to Love Film!
I think the longer you enter competitions the more selective you become and the more organised you become too. You could literally enter competitions 24 hours a day so my top tips would concentrate your efforts on what you would really like to win, don't enter everything as some people may really want the prize more than you. My other tip would be find what you are good at, be it, art and craft competitions, videos, captions, recipe competitions, slogans, or if you don't mind entering lots of random competitions and will put the time and effort in, and stick at it!