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?