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One of my prize cars 

Man being stabbed by FHM.

For the cautionary tale of my encounter with the magazine FHM, visit the Treasure Hunt section.

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* The FHM cover in the  ‘stabbed in the back’ picture above is an artist’s impression.

Hi!  Have you ever read magazine articles about  people who win thousands of competition prizes, and said to yourself, ‘Cor, I wish I could do that!’  You haven’t?  Oh.  In that case, you’ve come to the wrong place.  Click here for something completely different: Locked Room Mystery.

The rest of you pay attention, for you are now in the company of just such a winner, me, and I am going to reveal some of the secrets that brought me such spectacular success.

Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Michael Shenton, author of Stiff Competition , a humorous novel set in the wacky world of competitions.  I based the story on my own experiences after a comping career that netted me 7 cars and enough smaller prizes to fill a warehouse.  On this site I’ll be telling you about that career and of course about the novel (itself a competition winner).  If you want to know what it takes to win prizes galore - and we are talking seriously extreme behaviour here - stay tuned.

For those with a literary turn of mind the
Writing Competitions page lists current short story, novel and poetry contests.  There is also a separate UK Poetry Competitions page.  In the Be a Winner section you will find my winning tips for consumer competitions, plus the odd magic spell for those who like to leave nothing to chance.  Don’t laugh.  Magic is possible.  How do you think I won seven cars when most compers can’t even win one?

General disclaimer


         On this website

       you can learn
       how to win prize


       requiring skill

       rather than luck. 



       Prizewinning advice

       can be found on the

       Be a Winner page

       and the Winning

       Magic page. 



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