Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Alberta Writing and Magazine Contests Galore!

I confess I'm going to shamelessly self-promote for a moment. I'm running a contest on my personal blog where all you have to do is tell me your favourite travel experience or destination. Just share in my comments and you could win a free night at any Delta Hotel or Resort across the country. Easy peasy, right?

That got me thinking about other contests. From Alberta magazines, there are a good number of prizes to be won, not to mention the chance to be published. Here's a rundown for you to go enter today!
  • Win tickets and CORE gift cards through Avenue Calgary for the 'T'was the Night shopping event at the CORE. Contest closes Nov. 24, 2011.
  • FreeFall literary magazine is accepting submissions for its Annual Prose and Poetry Contest with special guest judge/editor Stephanie Bolster. Contest closes December 31, 2011.
  • Alberta Views is looking for a surprising view of Alberta. Submit a photo for a chance to win $1,000 and be published in Alberta Views in 2012. Contest closes December 31, 2011.
  • Wine Access wants to send you to the Cayman Islands. Contest closes December 31, 2011.
  • City Palate wants to know where you read your City Palate. Send in a photo of you reading the mag to win one of three fabulous weekend resort packages. Contest closes February 1, 2012.
  • Tell Birthing magazine what your family's most effective preventative/natural health tip is and you could win a free naturopathic consultation. 
Several ongoing contests run are always happening too. Check out:
  • up! magazine's three monthly travel contests to win great gear like WestJet travel vouchers;
  • Calgary’s Child Magazine offers a variety of family-friendly contests and giveaways--all the time;  
  • Canadian Scrapbooker offers several contests including a Win on Wednesdays contest every week on Facebook;
  • Western Living holds a contest every issue for a Western Canadian getaway.
  • Lethbridge living offers a free Family Pass to the Galt Museum and Archives in every issue.
Happy contesting!
-- Colleen Seto
AMPA Blogger-in-Residence