A keen comper conjures up a prize

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    the site that spells competitions success

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Stiff Competition - the novel

The Novel

Magic is Possible!

One of my prize cars 

Man being stabbed by FHM.

For the tale of my encounter with the magazine FHM, visit  Treasure Hunt

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Romantic Verse

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Hi!  Have you ever read magazine articles about  people who win thousands of competition prizes, and said to yourself, ĎCor, I wish I could do that!í  You havenít?  Oh.  In that case, youíve come to the wrong place.  Click here for something completely different: Locked Room Mystery.

The rest of you pay attention, for you are now in the company of just such a winner, me, and I am going to reveal some of the secrets that brought me such spectacular success.

Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Michael Shenton, author of Stiff Competition, a humorous novel set in the wacky world of competitions.  I based the story on my own experiences after a comping career that netted me 7 cars and enough smaller prizes to fill a warehouse.  On this site Iíll be telling you about that career and of course about the novel (itself a competition winner).  If you want to know what it takes to win prizes galore - and we are talking seriously extreme behaviour here - stay tuned.

For those with a literary turn of mind the
Writing Competitions page lists current short story, novel and poetry contests.  There is also a separate UK Poetry Competitions page.  In the Be a Winner section you will find my winning tips for consumer competitions, plus the odd magic spell for those who like to leave nothing to chance.  Donít laugh.  Magic is possible.  How do you think I won seven cars when most compers canít even win one?

The FHM cover in the  picture above is an artistís impression.

NEW!  Sample of my Romantic Poetry

General disclaimer


    On this website

     you can learn
how to win prize


     requiring skill

rather than luck



Prizewinning advice can be found on the Be a Winner page and the Winning  Magic page.       





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