$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life DeepKlean Cleaner Ad Writing Contest

Nick Usborne is here today to announce the names of the three winners for the February The Writer’s Life DeepKlean Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Ad Writing Contest!

Check out his short video for the winners’ names and brief insights about how what the winners did can be used to write copy that will hook and engage readers.

With over 380 entries to our recent online ad writing contest from The Writer’s Life, Nick says it was really challenging to choose just three $200 prize winners.

Nick was very grateful for all the submissions, and says, “Good for you for submitting. All practice is good practice.” We’d also like to add our kudos to everyone who participated in this contest. Great job on doing the work — and be sure to add your sample to your portfolio!

The challenge was to write an online ad of just 83 words to promote the fictional DeepKlean Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner. Readers were given a copywriting brief like you’d receive from a real client. You can check out the Practice Assignment and valuable tips for how to write an effective online ad, here.

Now, here’s Nick with the three winning entries … He also shares some valuable tips writers can use to improve ANY copy they write.

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Congratulations again to our three winners and to everyone who took the time to submit an entry! Be sure to read our daily e-letter, The Writer’s Life, for more contest opportunities.

Note: If you’d like feedback on your entry, consider requesting it from fellow copywriters in the private Online Copywriters group here. (While there’s no guarantee a peer will review it, we do encourage it! Everyone’s writing gets stronger with constructive feedback.)

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Published: March 6, 2021

3 Responses to “$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life DeepKlean Cleaner Ad Writing Contest ”

  1. Regarding the DeepKlean carpet and Upholstery Cleaner contest; I see that I should have made my promotion of the product a bit less formal perhaps. I definitely enjoyed the assignment and look forward to the next one. As Nick Usborne said, "All practice is good practice".

    Brother LesMarch 6, 2021 at 10:52 am

  2. Wow thank you! I was so surprised to hear my name! This is such a boost to my confidence! I've been really listening to the critiques, going over my training, and writing writing writing, as Nick, Pam, Katie, and the rest of AWAI staff advises. Thank you so much- I really do feel like I'm learning from the best in the industry! Congratulations to the other winners too <3

    CherieMarch 10, 2021 at 7:21 am

  3. Yaay!!! Just entering is great...what an opportunity to even have my writing looked at by the great Nick Usborne.
    Until greater comes (and I have confidence in AWAI that it will)Im satisfied and feeling great.

    Chester March 12, 2021 at 10:49 am


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