Following hot on the heels of the best book on comping comes what surely must be the best video about competitions. Andrew Lloyd, according to the video below, started entering competitions at the age of 12. He was lucky enough to win a Nickelodeon prize draw. Ten years later he decided that he would see […]
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Our blog is where we get to write about the world of competitions, tell you our views about comping, offer help to promoters and keep you up to date with what's happening at Loquax. We'll try and share one or two fun things with you as well. You're welcome to comment on any of the articles!
In recent times we've looked at Automated Competition Entry Services that are swamping online competitions with entries! We've been investigating this issue and have useful information for promoters, including emails to look out for and how to avoid giving prizes to people who don't even visit their site.
We've also been looking at comping on both Facebook and Twitter and have blogged about FB cheats and also written a quick guide to Twitter comps. Don't forget to follow Loquax on both Facebook and Twitter
One question that has cropped up since we revamped our listings is about Facebook and Twitter competitions. Users looking for lists of giveaways especially on the popular #WinWednesday and #FreebieFriday may not be actually aware that these competitions do appear on the site. First off, if a competition on Facebook or Twitter has a long […]
Way back in the day – long before Facebook and social media – there used to be a chat room within the Loquax Forum. Each evening compers would congregate in the room (provided the server would stay up) and get to know each other. From those chats two compers – Karen (kazcomp) and John – […]
I first started taking an interest in competitions in 1997. Back then the only books I remember being available on “how to win competitions” were all about tiebreakers. Fast forward to 2015 and a quick search on Amazon for books on “how to win competitions” reveals quite slim pickings. The guides that are available on […]
Writing competitions rarely appear in our listings. In fact I’m hard pushed to remember one ever being included. One of the reasons for that is that quite often you need to pay to get involved. That’s the case with the competition featured in this blog but the organisers have been in touch and asked us […]
Over the weekend we were asked if we would feature a competition to win a Sony 40in Television. However the competition was to “celebrate” the release of Human Centipede 3. If you’re not familiar with this franchise of film then it’s probably a good idea to remain unfamiliar. It’s a horror movie and that’s basically […]
Just when you think there’s not much else left to do – other than tidy up a few odds and ends – someone comes along with another request. In this case a user wanted to know whether we could provide options to hide competitions by prize category. We have opt-outs for type of competition so […]
Some compers love statistics and will keep records of every comp entered, prize won etc. Others will use a clicker to count every comp they’ve entered too. Whilst we suspect those who do that kind of rigorous book keeping will continue with their totting up methods we have come up with a cunning plan to […]