When I got the email I thought , oooh cool, a contest! When I read it further though I realized that it's just a nice euphemism for “job application with incentives for those who get hired”. Anyway.
The Poppington Post is holding a blogger “contest” to find sharp, witty bloggers to regularly contribute content to their info-tainment magazine. Their major topics includeÂ the latest urban trends, celebrity gossip, events, music, fashion, and local hot spots.
To qualify, you must be a good writer, dependable, creative, and good with deadlines. You mustÂ also be on top of general pop, hip hop and R&B cultures.
To apply, all you have to do is email your resume and a sample of your work (blog, editorial, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the contest after the jump!
â€¢Â Â Â Preliminary Round begins on 12 November 2009 and all sample work must be received by 20 November 2009.
â€¢Â Â Â The top 10 contestants will be chosen and awarded a $25 VISA gift card.
â€¢Â Â Â The top 10 contestants (â€œSemi-Finalistsâ€) will be contacted by 25 November 2009.
â€¢Â Â Â Samples work must include a picture or photo corresponding to the subject of your sample work.
â€¢Â Â Â Thereâ€™s no word limit but around 300 words is preferred.
â€¢Â Â Â One (1) submission per contestant.
â€¢Â Â Â Submissions will be retained by The Poppington Post.
â€¢Â Â Â The Final Round begins on 25 November 2009 and will end 24 December 2009.
â€¢Â Â Â The 10 Semi-Finalists will be given an opportunity to really showcase their skills and post blogs on The Poppington Postâ€™s website subject to approval by our editors.
â€¢Â Â Â Semi-Finalists must submit a minimum of ten (10) blogs during the Final Round but there is no maximum limit.
â€¢Â Â Â Our online polls will track the blogs and bloggers getting the most attention, and at the end of the Final Round, The Poppington Post will select the top 3 bloggers (â€œFinalistsâ€) to receive CASH PRIZEs:Â (1st â€“ $250; 2nd â€“ $175; 3rd â€“ $100) and a job offer to blog for The Poppington Post.
Note: Although Big Brother will be watching, there are no rules against gaming the system. So tell all your family, classmates, co-workers, neighbors, Facebook friends, etc. to go to the site and vote for your blogs.Â Allâ€™s fair in love, war & blogging! GOOD LUCK!