Winning a competition is thrilling. 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 entries that are chosen as competition winners are the ones that are different and stand out. To start the creative process, you will 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 that 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
When all else fails, stick to the 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! Just let them know what you think Judges appreciate an honest entry.
These are just a few tips that can help you write an excellent 25 words: which could end up winning.
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