Monday, March 16, 2009

How to be a contest winner

For some people entering and winning contests is a full time job. Some people probably sit around trying to figure out how they manage to win all of those contests and win all of those fabulous prizes. It's not as hard as it seems. From recipes to essays to Internet contests the real secret to being a winner is no secret at all. Just keep reading.

  1. Check the dates of the contest and make sure it is still going on. You will have a better chance of winning contests with shorter durations because people will have less time to enter.
  2. Make sure you are eligible to play. Contests may have certain requirements on who is eligible to enter and who is not so you want to pay close attention to that information if you want to be a winner.
  3. Have a thorough understanding of the rules of the game. Any deviation from those rules will mean you are not be eligible to win.
  4. Determine how many times you can enter the contest then enter accordingly to improve your chances of winning.
  5. Follow the instructions on how your entry form is supposed to look. This is where many people who enter contests mess up. Many entries get tossed out because contest entrants don't follow the instructions on how their entry was supposed to be submitted. Following the directions increases your odds of winning.
  6. Strategize. Have a plan on how you're going to go about entering the contest and how you're going to make your entry stand out from all of the others.
Enough reading, now go ahead and win that contest!


  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. Thank you for writing this article that I have enjoyed reading.
    Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  2. yeah you are right! :) good luck with the $500 and ipod nano contest, I see you working hard. :)