Special Announcement …
Congratulations to AWAI’s Latest
$10K Challenge Winner!

On Saturday, October 26th at AWAI’s FastTrack to Copywriting Success Bootcamp and Job Fair, Executive Director Katie Yeakle announced the 2013 winner of AWAI’s “$10K Challenge.”

And the winner is … Christina Gillick!

Rebecca Matter, Co-Managing Partner of AWAI, had this to say about Christina:

"I can't think of a more deserving person for this year's $10K challenge. Along with writing a blockbuster promotion for us this year, she always meets her deadlines, and continuously works to improve her craft. People should keep their eye on Christina … I have a feeling she'll be one of AWAI's biggest success stories in the years to come."

While Christina wasn’t able to accept her award in person, she had this to say about winning:

It feels awesome to be this year's winner! As a freelancer it can be hard to prove you know what you're doing. But winning this award gives me the proof I need to take my career to the next level!

I'm also excited because this means I'll get to continue to work with AWAI! While writing this year's winning promotion, I received feedback and advice from some of the best copywriters and marketers in the world. The experience was priceless. Thank you to everyone at AWAI and to my peer review team!

I'm so grateful for what AWAI does and for all the experts who contribute and share their advice and wisdom. Copywriting has become so much more than a path to quitting my full time job. Writing has always been my passion and AWAI gave me the tools I needed to turn it into a business. I do what I love every day and it keeps getting better.

Finally, I'd like to give some credit to my husband, Nick. He's supported me from the beginning. Now he patiently collaborates with me on everything from research to final edits. I wouldn't have been able to do this without him.

A big congratulations to you, Christina! And everyone at AWAI is looking forward to working with you in the year ahead.

Interested in winning the $10K Challenge yourself? It’s open to all active AWAI members who submit a sample headline and lead of a sales letter for any of AWAI’s more than 60 products and services. If the AWAI marketing team likes what they see, the writer gets the chance to go through the peer review process to further develop their idea. The next step for the entrant is to write a complete sales letter and have it mailed to AWAI subscribers for a real-world test.

Among all those who submit sample letters, only those whose test letter is successful are eligible. And only one is chosen each year to receive a $10,000 contract.

Find out more about AWAI’s $10K Challenge and how to enter here.

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Published: October 31, 2013

3 Responses to “Special Announcement … Congratulations to AWAI’s Latest $10K Challenge Winner!”

  1. Dear Christina, I really Congratulate you and I hope you can achieve more success in your life.You deserve it.


  2. Thank you so much! :-D

    Christina Gillick

  3. Hi Christina,

    Congratulations for your win, I know it took hard work and commitment for you to reach there. This is encouraging to me.
    Once again congratulations and may you have more success in your future as a copy writer.



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