Submit a competition idea!

What a first year we've had: 92 stories, 70 video features with 225,000 video views, and a social media reach now at 1.1 million, phew! This is just the start and we need your help to continue making waves and spreading the message even further. We're now offering a new opportunity where you can collaborate with The Shorely through online competitions; this is a new way to interact directly with our readers/watchers, their friends and followers. Imagine what this kind of added exposure could do for you!

The competitions and giveaways can come in all shapes and sizes. For example, a Facebook post for free tickets to your latest event, or people following both yours and our instagram accounts to attend a unique behind-the-scenes experience. We'd like to take a tailored approach to competitions and giveaways to find the best fit for you and us.

What You'll Get From Us:

  • We're starting this new competition strand on The Shorely with weekly giveaways and here's where you'll be featured. We'll include the competition and of course, a description of the event/thing you'd like to highlight. It will see both organic and paid boosts (by us!) of your competition across our social media channels and a prime spot in our e-newsletters.

  • You'll also receive information on how and what to share across your platforms to help inform your audience to engage and encourage their friends or followers to interact too.

  • The Shorely will take the responsibility of picking a winner and providing you with the analytics of the competition; for example, the amount of entries or the reach/impressions the posts received.

What We Need From You:

  • The Shorely is interested in giving our followers and their friends and followers unique experiences here in Torbay; whether that's a behind-the-scenes tour, meet and greet with an artist, maker or curator or free VIP tickets to an event. We're excited to see what you can offer. All ideas welcome!

  • We'll need clear dates of when your experience or event will take place and instructions on how the picked winners will receive the prize; for example, a name on a guest list of an emailed eTicket. We'll then pass information onto the winner.

  • It would also be helpful to receive an image or video of the experience (or we might be able to come take one!) and a clear description to help further spread the word about your venue, event, activity or making etc.


Use the form here to submit your suggested competition idea, and we can start planning your posts!

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