TV competitions are a big pull and probably the most popular form of “comping” in the UK as the prizes are huge. The contests & prize draws are a massive part of many UK TV shows, especially ITV and Channel 5. So here at TV Competition UK we bring you the best television competitions together in one handy playce as they offer the biggest & best prizes with the easiest methods of entry and odds of winning much higher than the lottery.
Latest TV Competitions
This is just a selection of our recently added competitions – you can view all the TV competitions here – listed in order of “recently added at the top”.
The Tipping Point gameshow is back with another chance to win £15,000 in their competition. As usual, there’s no question to answer, it’s a prize draw format. Competition entry instructions... Closing date: 04-10-2018
The second X Factor competition of 2018 is offering you a prize of £70,000 cash plus loads of music gadgets and a private screening of Bohemian Rhapsody in this massive... Closing date: 08-11-2018
This is your chance to win £30,000 cash and horse racing Jockey Club memberships and Cheltenham Gold Cup Day Hospitality tickets in this TV competition from horse racing on ITV Sport. There’s... Closing date: 14-02-2019
If you miss a show or cannot find out where / how to enter just check back to our site where you’ll find all the information you need!
Why Do TV Shows Have Competitions?
Primarily TV competitions engage the viewer with the show, they encourage the viewer to partake in an action (phoning, texting or going online) and therefore that viewer becomes more connected with the TV show or series. Viewer contests draw the viewer in and remind them that they are involved in the show & the show care about them. TV competitions can also provide some interesting content through out the show and can even be a source of revenue.
Do TV Competitions Make Money?
Good question. The answer likely depends on the competition and its purpose or objective. If the competition is run as a part of a high level marketing & engagement campaign it may well not make money; it is deemed to be a marketing cost. These are often more involved than traditional multiple choice entry and operate over a much longer timespan, however with TV competitions they are often sponsored eg by the large companies that sponsor a particular TV show or drama series
There are also competitions which do make money, or most likely make money. High fees for phone calls and texts are the traditional route, however don’t think for one minute the entire fee goes to the television company; nope there are many charges involved in operating these telephone lines by companies such as Callagenix. Free entry online is often subsidised by advertising, data and “CPA” style offers…the more people they can get on these offers, the more money they make. So the answer is; yes & no!
What Sort Of Prizes Do TV Competitions Offer?
Anything & everything is the answer to that! The big ones, announced durning the TV shows can range from a few thousand pounds to half a million punds, often a mixture of cash and other prizes. eg an all-inclusive luxury holiday & £30,000 tax-free cash was a recent ITV competition (ITV generally offer the biggest & best prizes) however Channel 5 also offer lots of great prizes.
If a non-cash prize is offered this is often sponsored by the prize itself eg Volkswagon will donate a vehicle in return for the massive amounts of publicity it receives for being featured on the TV show time & time again.
It’s a “win win win” scenario for all involved; the TV show, the sponsor & YOU all come out on top.
What Are The Best TV Competitions?
Any competition on itv generally has a massive prize, next up is Channel 5 (Gadget Geeks & The Gadget Show especially) and finally we have channels that are more random in their contests such as Sky, Channel 4 and BBC.
- Good Morning Britain competition – on every morning week-days with massive prizes (same comp as Lorraine)
- This Morning competition – on every morning week-days & some weekends with massive prizes
- Loose Women competition – mid-morning/lunch show with massive prizes
- Dickinson’s Real deal competition – an afternoon programme with several smaller prizes every day
- The Gadget Show competition – one for the geeks; over £50,000 of gadgets!
The above TV competitions are pretty regular, others include Secret Dealers, Lets Do Lunch, X Factor competition, Britains Got Talent, Take Me Out, The Cube, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Tipping Point and many more. Keep your eyes peeled!