Books & Media Competitions
Win a famous novel and other good reads here! Get a chance to win music, movies, or other media.
The best Australian competitions to win books, paperbacks, crime, romance and other novels as well as various magazines for children and adults. We also show competitions where you can win subscriptions, gift cards for bookstores, and newspaper or magazine publications. Sure it's nice to be able to fill the bookshelf at home in the reading corner! Sometimes there are contests where the participants can write a short story, article, etc. to win great prizes.
We continuously find new competitions to win books by publishers like Penguin or Random House. Most of the time it the latest novels that just came out and they do promotion to get people interested in their new books. The prize pool in dollars is usually not high because most of the time, it is paperbacks that they are giving away. Nevertheless, we really like these competitions because you get a chance to read something which you would not have bought yourself. Maybe you find a new exciting author or a whole genre of literature that you did not explore before—most of the book prizes for paperbacks consist of a price pack of four to five books. Sometimes a book is given out together with some other prize, e.g., a recent novel about life in Paris came along with a free trip to Paris where you could experience the real places where the novel's hero spends his fictitious life.
Here you also find contests where you can win everything around movies and music. There are competitions where you can win movie tickets, concert tickets, DVDs, movies on Blu-ray, CDs and gift cards to cinemas and theaters. Maybe you can find your favorite movie?
Movie tickets are given away in competitions for every major movie launch. The cinemas or movie produces are often given out a few dozen double passes for a new Hollywood movie. When you join these, you may get a chance not just for a free ticket, but you can also be among the first to watch a new release well before everybody else. Sometimes there are also tickets to VIP movie events. In this case, the prize may include not only the free cinema pass but also access to some experience where you meet the stars featuring in the movie. Some giveaways also include merchandise, especially for competitions for Hollywood kids' movies.
All Australian magazines have some competitions every now and then where they give away a subscription of their magazine. A lot of it is short subscriptions or just one sample mag, but we also have competitions for a free magazine subscription for a whole year. Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire are examples of these. Reader's Digest also does a lot of competitions, but often the prize is not the actual magazine but some other prize to get you interested in reading their publications. Most publishers have such competitions for their readers where you can win stuff beyond the actual magazine. If you are looking for those competitions, please check our relevant category for the prize you are looking for rather than this page.
Cookbook competitions are also very common. Similarly, you can win good food and wine guides in many competitions. The competitions are run by cooking-related programs like MasterChef, lifestyle magazines like MiNDFood or organizations like Visit Vineyards. Lots of Jamie Oliver books, of course, but also many naked or dressed cooks. We find a lot of these cookbooks and wine guides competitions. Very often, the entry period is a bit short for these, so if you are after winning a cookbook, you should check this page often.
Similar to the cinema ticket competitions at the first launch of a movie, there are often giveaways of free DVDs when the film is released for sales and rental. You can win your favorite movie on DVD or Blu-Ray in the competitions we list here. Often magazines run this competition, but they are usually sponsored by the company publishing the movie. Complete TV series can also be won on DVD and Blue-Ray. With these prizes, you can get your favorite TV program and watch it again and again when you in the mood.
Australian concert ticket competitions are also listed here. You may get a chance to get free passes for Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber, or Rod Stewart live in concert when they come to Australia. Most of the time, these ticket giveaways cover all Australian cities where they are performing. So often one competition may e.g., give out free concert tickets in Sydney or Melbourne, free double passes in Adelaide or Perth, and a VIP backstage experience in Brisbane.
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