Although I got bitten by the comping bug about a year and a half ago, it was only last summer that I twigged that creative competitions were the ones to enter, inspired by SuperLucky Di. This was after seeing my sons have success with their colouring and drawing competitions. With creative competitions you have fun and there are probably less entries too. So I’ve enjoyed myself trying photo, cookery, video, blog post, pinterest and tiebreaker competitions. Here is a round-up of family creative wins in 2013.
Starting with the boys. Here are 5 year old son2’s winning pictures. Son2 kept particularly busy with colouring and drawing whilst son1 was in hospital with leukaemia.
And here are 8 year old son1’s winning entries. He won £100 of Waterstones vouchers for his favourite joke which is:-
Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill?
To get to the bottom.
My creative wins have mainly been for blog posts. Firstly I was very pleased to be one of 15 bloggers selected to take part in Mission Deli Wraps Lunch Less Ordinary Challenge and even more pleased to be a top prize winner in week 4. Our family had great tasty fun with this one for a whole month.
Also had photo wins for my alien sandwich, my cake and son1’s dancing. And my ice cream sundae photo was a runner-up. And a video win for walking to school. But I haven’t explored the potential of Instagram yet as I don’t have an iphone.
I’ve also won other non-creative competitions. And although it is exciting to open a prize, especially if it has been sent without prior notification of the win, the buzz is much better from a creative win.