You can increase your chances of winning by entering those competitions where you are asked to complete a tiebreaker sentence for example:
“I’d like to win a holiday because…”
Gain inspiration by writing down as many apt and relevant words as you can think of, for example:
plane, flying, clouds, wings, cruise ships, islands, exotic, palm trees, sun, sandy beaches.
You may find a dictionary or thesaurus useful for ideas.
Underline any words which have double meaning and can lend themselves to word play for instance: plane, as in:
It’s “plane” when seeking sunshine and leisure, they provide my passport to holiday pleasure.
Travelling by ferry and what better to say than:
Winning this prize is a “ferry tale” come true!
Make your tiebreakers eye-catching by adapting words to suit the promoter’s product. For Italian pasta you could say:
It’s “plane” when seeking sunshine and leisure, they provide my “pasta – port” to holiday pleasure.
To ensure you catch the judge’s eye, always emphasise your word play with inverted commas.
Try writing your tiebreakers with a touch of humour for instance:
”I’d like to win this holiday because… then I’d get away with words!”
When the holiday is to a specific location make a list of related words for instance:
Amsterdam, clogs, tulips, windmills, Netherlands.
Use ideas in your tiebreakers for example:
”I’d like to eat product in Amsterdam because…”
”I’d nether-land a better brand”
Use the word capital and you could adapt your tiebreaker to suit most capital cities, as in:
”Paris is a capital place to be!”
Like any other hobby the more you practice the easier it becomes.
And there I rest my case!
Wow! That would make a great tiebreaker for a travel contest!
Stay tune next week for part 4 of this article. In the meantime, Happy Win-ning!
About the author
Lynne Suzanne is a consultant, freelance writer and author of Win With Lynne Intaslogans, Pun-ch Lines! and Win Your Fortune in Prizes. FREE Win With Lynne – How to Win Competitions guide. www.win-with-lynne.co.uk