How to Win ‘25 Words or Less’ Competitions

Posted on: 19th February 2013

Winning a competition is thrilling. However, the problem is many people become lost for words when they are asked to sum up why they should win a competition – in 25 words or less. If you have found yourself in this predicament, don’t panic! We have several excellent pointers to get your creative juices flowing.


Think outside the box

In most cases, the competition winners are the entries that are a bit different, and stand out. To start the creative process, you need to think of a unique answer to the question.


It ain’t a crime to rhyme

Although it seems corny, an acrostic poem or simple rhyme will stand out in the minds of the judges. Rhyming answers show the judges that you have spent some time coming up with something unique.


Make ‘em laugh

Making the judge laugh is one of the easiest ways of winning a competition. Never enter 25 words that beg for sympathy as it is highly unlikely you will win a prize.


Mention the product or promoter

In many instances, the promoter will want to use one or more of the entries in their marketing. When you mention the name of one of their products, this will work in your favour by massaging the promoter’s ego.


Honesty is the best policy

If all else fails, stick to that old adage. Just let the judges know exactly what you think. Do you need to provide a holiday for your in-laws? Or do you want to win some chocolate for your wife? Mention it! Judges appreciate an honest entry.

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