Win a Competition: A Guide to Free Competitions in the UK

Competition prizes and giveaways are a great way of getting people to enter your competition. They also get you more social media followers, website traffic, email subscribers, new customers and business partners. However, not all of them are the same. You need to find a competition that will work for you and your target market. This is where our handy guide comes in! 


What To Look For In A Free Competition in the UK


There are many things to consider when looking for a free competition, so here are some pointers to help you out.


  • Do you need a lot of entrants? If your target market is large, then you will need to look for a competition that requires more than 10 entrants. If your target market is small, then it may be worth choosing a competition with less than 10 entrants.


  • Do you want prizes? You’ll need to think about what sort of prizes you want and how much money the competition offers in prize money. Remember that cheaper prizes cost more in the long run!


  • Does the competition have any restrictions? Again, this one depends on what you’re looking for. If your target market doesn’t meet any age or location restrictions, then this isn’t an issue for you. However, if your customers are restricted by age or location and there are no restrictions on the competition, it’s worth considering other offers.


  • Are there any limitations on who can enter?  This is also dependent on what kind of business you’re running and who your target market is. If the content of your business doesn’t necessarily align with the content in the competition that might not be ideal either.


How To Win in A UK Free Competition


There are many ways to win a competition, but there are some tips we recommend you follow.


  1. Research – the first thing to do is research. Find out who the competition sponsor is and what they do. Find out who their competitors are and what they offer. This will help you create a more detailed plan for your entry in the competition, as well as give you ideas for other competitions to enter too! 


  1. Keep it original – competition wants people who enter them to be creative, so don’t copy an idea from someone else! You could end up with a £1000 prize if you’re shortlisted (or even the winner) – that’s not something you want to miss out on! 


  1. Be Personable – make sure you think about how to convey your personality through your entry. People want to know about you, so be sure to tell them about yourself when uploading your entries online or printing off your entry form! Add a personal touch by sharing a picture of yourself or including a fun story as part of your entry.


  1. Don’t give up – if you don’t win the first time round, try entering again next year! Some have annual cycles so it’s worth keeping an eye out for new updates and announcements each year around the same time.


We hope that this post has given you some insight into what to look for in a free competition and how to win in a competition in the UK.