Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Over $5000.00 worth of prizes from TheBloggersGuides.com and Hotels.com is up for grabs in a new competition to find the best city blogger in the world.
The aim of the competition is to harness the power and the knowledge of the blogosphere and a create a new take on the city guidebook to be published both online and in paperback.
The guides will feature entries from the world's finest travel bloggers as discovered through the competition and voted for by readers.
"With millions of bloggers bombarding the blogosphere everyday it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff," says Clement Wilson, organiser of the competition, travel writer and blogger.
"TheBloggersGuide.com 2009 World Blogging Challenge, sponsored by Hotels.com, is making it easy," he continues.
The competition will select a winner from six regions: Europe, North America, South & Central America, Africa & Middle East, Asia, Australasia. Each regional winner will win a 3-night hotel stay courtesy of Hotels.com within their region.
They will then enter a "blog off", where they will have to write a blog entry about the city and hotel stay, to compete for the overall prize of $2500 worth of worldwide travel provided by Hotels.com.
Highlights from the competition so far include blog posts entitled:
* The worst of Buenos Aires
* Walk like a Parisian
* Why everyone has to get naked in Reykjavik
* The location of the world's most phallic shaped building
Public voting on the first round is underway and closes on the 16th March. The six regional winners will be notified on the 30th March.
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