$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life Hydroponic Herb Garden Email Contest

TWL January Contest Winners

Exciting news …

Three Writer’s Life readers just won $200 in our January writing contest — and now you can pick up a few tricks from their winning entries!

The challenge was to write an 83-word email selling a hydroponic herb garden, and we got a massive 352 entries! You can check out the Practice Assignment and valuable tips for how to write an effective online ad, here.

Web copywriting expert Nick Usborne chose the three winning emails …

And he’s here with us today to announce the winners — and talk about what made their entries stand out above the rest.

Watch his short video to find out who won and glean some of his insights into what makes a strong email.

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Eddy Piasentin

Have you seen what’s growing in your fridge?

If you’re like most Americans who waste a whopping 40% of their food, it’s no wonder you dread opening your fridge and facing a heap of expensive spoiled veggies and herbs. But with CounterGrow 12 you’ll quickly, easily and affordably grow farm-fresh food, right inside your home. Grow what you need, when you need it, with no waste. All year round. And finally, stop the science experiments happening inside your fridge!

Pamela Fuller

One Secret Professional Chefs Won’t Share

From home cooks to professional chefs, everyone knows the best dishes are created from the freshest ingredients. And how do they get the freshest ingredients? Their secret … grow your own. You can upgrade your kitchen by growing your own herbs and produce with the CounterGrow 12. This totally automated and silent countertop hydroponic garden will transform you into a Celebrity Home Chef and the envy of your friend group. Grow your own fresh, organic ingredients now!

Evan Gilbert

Ten Easy Minutes To A Cleaner Vegetable Drawer

If you’re like me, you love cooking with fresh herbs. What’s not so nice is finding last week's basil now green goo, tucked inside your refrigerator drawer. That’s why now I keep my herbs on the countertop, growing hydroponically. I was worried it would be a hassle, but setup only took ten minutes. Now I always have my favorite herbs at arm's length. And my fridge? It’s never been cleaner.

Nick will also share some unique tactics the winners used and how you can apply them in other projects to engage your own readers.

To everyone who submitted an entry — nice work! It takes real guts to put yourself out there.

Plus, just like that, now you’ve got a piece to add to your portfolio.

Whether you entered or not, remember that a little daily writing practice will help you continue taking one step forward every day.

Congratulations 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.

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Published: January 26, 2023

5 Responses to “$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life Hydroponic Herb Garden Email Contest”

  1. Good choices. And thank you for putting their entries on display. I have a better sense now of what you want.

    Guest (Carol)

  2. Congratulations to the winners they were good choices. Set the last one Evan he never mentioned the product the name of the company or anything about the Hydro phonic garden. To the reader what was he talking about?
    Dave powers


  3. Congrats to the 3 winners! These were really good and it's so cool to see the different takes on this same assignment. Fun assignment, learned a lot, looking forward to more. Thanks!

    Guest (Alex)

  4. Being new, this was very exciting and interesting to read. It gave me a clearer sense of what is needed for writing winning text!


  5. I love to read on your website and get inspired. I think these contests are great. So where can I see the finished ad copy that won to learn from?

    i have searched all over the internet and amazon to find such emotional descriptions but can't find them. What keywords can I use to find such good ad copy?

    Guest (Ivica Sacer)

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