The nickname for Arkansas is the natural state because of the many opportunities for outdoor activities. There are also plenty of chances to win a sweepstakes or contest sponsored in the natural state including those listed below.
Arts, Crafts and Music Festivals: You can find beautiful items at art and craft fairs and possibly win prizes as a fair goer or as a crafter entering contests. The Northwest Arkansas Craft Fairs site (http://nwacraftfairs.com/allfairs.asp) and the Arkansas pages at FestivalNet.com and the Art & Craft Show Yellow Pages (http://www.artscraftsshowbusiness.com/shows.aspx?state=AR) are good sites to find the latest events. You can find music festivals at the FestivalNet.com site too.
Beauty Pageants: Girls, teens and women have chances at winning beauty titles and prizes in state pageants. Little Miss Arkansas (littlemissarkansas.com) is a pageant for ages 0-17. It's considered a natural pageant which encourages beauty inside and out. More beauty contests can be found at the Arkansas page at the Pageant Center site (http://pageantcenter.com/pageant_calendar/arkansas_pageants.html#.UzJZseKevUI) and the state contest for the Miss America pageant at missarkansas.org.
Food and Eating: Do you make the best apple pie in the state? Or maybe you hold your family's record for hot dog eating. The Southern Festivals and Cook-Offs page at the Arkansas travel site is where you can find a food event near you (http://www.arkansas.com/dining/festivals-cook-offs/).
Magazines: There are state based magazines with contest pages at At Home in Arkansas (athomearkansas.com) and the About You magazine website (aymag.com). There are chances to win everything from food baskets to vacations.
News and Radio: News sites, television and radio stations have contests at their websites including THV11.com, 103.7 The Buzz (http://1037thebuzz.com/contests/#) and Arkansas Matters (http://www.arkansasmatters.com/contests).
State Fair State fairs are known for their agricultural and livestock contests. The Arkansas State Fair has other competitive events including beauty pageants, a rodeo queen contest and a wine competitions. Visit arkansasstatefair.com/fairindex/ for more info.
Travel Site: The official state tourism website occasionally has contest listings. Visit Arkansas.com to learn more.
Have fun Arkansas and good luck!