Announce a contest winner. Sample letter


  1. This letter announces a good news in an upbeat tone. It also promotes goodwill in a group while focusing on a particular person. It can inspire others to struggle and get recognition.
  2. Announce the name of the winner of the contest.
  3. Highlight the efforts of the winner.
  4. Tell the readers what prize the winner will get.
  5. Congratulate the winner in a warm manner.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

Congratulations, Sarah Austin! It is our pleasure to announce that you are the winner of the fall sales contest.

Sarah broke the record, previously held by Martin Andrews since last February, by securing 40 new clients in December. Sarah managed to accomplish her goal in a month that is usually considered to be slow, and this fact makes her success so impressive, proving to others that it is not impossible.

For her exceptional capabilities and success, she will be awarded a trip for two to Paris, France. We hope and wish she has a happy vacation.

Our upcoming contest will begin this April. Be prepared; you just might be the next winner.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -