Entering competitions isn’t as easy as it seems. It takes a lot of creative thinking, excellent writing skills and using the “Think Out Of The Box” technique.
I managed to catch up with competitions winner – Gresham Madhan. Check Our Interview Below.
My passion for creative writing kicked in during high school. My favourite subject was English and I would often compete with my classmates as to who could produce the best essays and creative pieces. The more I challenged myself, the more I fell in love with descriptive writing. Words simply captivate me.
Journalism and Media Studies.
A post at a high profile publication would be ideal.
The public was encouraged by Samsung South Africa and The Espresso Show to enter their family favourite and original recipe into the #ForTheLoveOfFood competition. There would be a total of 6 winners in 6 different categories and each winner could choose R50 000 worth of Samsung products of their liking. My Exotic Braaied Snoek recipe was shortlisted in the Seafood category and a few days later I was told that celebrity chef and head judge in the competition, Reuben Riffel loved my recipe after preparing it for his family and friends and selected it as one of the winners. The dish was then prepared on The Espresso show on SABC3 and a few weeks later I was flown to Johannesburg to receive an award for this recipe. When I got back home, it was time for some serious shopping as I went in to select my Samsung products.
Social media, magazines, newspapers, television and friends.
Too many to mention. That’s why I handle disappointment so well.
Hunters ran a promotion asking the public what drinking a can of their cider felt like. I said that ‘It feels like having my own personal igloo in the blazing heat’ They chose my description as the runner up position of the competition. I then flew to Cape Town for a commercial and photo shoot with Hunters for their website. They then got in an artist to work with me to produce an image of my competition suggestion and we created a real piece of art which is now available on Hunters cans around the country
We have to keep in mind that hundreds for people enter competitions everyday. In order for my entry to stand out, I have to be creative, unique and constantly have to think out the box.
Since writing is my passion, I’ll have to say that I’d like to see myself as an Editor.
You can’t go far in life without having the support of those around you. I’m always grateful for all the support and encouragement that I receive…
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