Someone who is new to entering contests may have doubts about which types of contests to enter. When making the choice as to whether it will be worth your time or not, look at your own interests first, and start with something you feel you'd be good at, or that you'd enjoy learning how to do. There are so many to choose from, you will surely find something to suit your needs. There are contests for most anything one can think of, including, though not limited to:
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Along with sweepstakes newsletters, industry news carriers from the realm of your choice are always a good first place to look for any area-specific contest, along with any related websites. Most of the industry-related contests will have an ongoing annual contest which will be advertised in these, a good portion of them with additional contests throughout the year, in different geographical areas, to gather finalists for the last phase.
The majority of the "one-time" contests will be related to the specific sponsor, or to a specific event, such as the grand-opening of a business. These can easily be found in your local area, or in other areas that you may frequent.