When it comes to contests i consider myself pretty lucky. I win stuff all the time, and people always ask me how i do it. I guess it's because i try all the time! The more you try, obviously, the more chances you will have of winning something. I've won everything from $50 gift certificates to sport boutiques and spas (twice), concert tix, a 55 inch tv, and most recently this beautiful matted photograph in a blog contest from Jeremie Hollman Photography--http://jeremiehollmanphotography.blogspot.com/. Maybe i should buy a lottery ticket.