At any given time, there are tens of thousands of prize sweepstakes and giveaways available for people to enter. In order to make the sheer number of competitions more manageable, most sites - including this one - organize those sweepstakes by breaking them down into various categories. Categories let you focus on the sweepstakes that you really want to enter, while avoiding the ones that you can't, or don't want, to spend your time combing through.
To help make the various sweepstakes categories easier to understand, I'm covering some different organization methods and examples of each type of classification. Read about what kinds of sweepstakes you can enter and decide which categories are the most important to you.