Contest For Bloggers- 2017-18 - Nominations, Prizes and Free Gift

With increasing craze of Blogging among people of the world, there is a tremendous increase in the number of Blogs and Websites. As we mention in one of our startup ideas: Startup idea of an Online Award Show we think it is necessary that good Blogs, no matter whether they are just newly build or are there for years, they should be given proper recognition and prize for there work.

Although there are many Blogging Communities that organize such contest on monthly or yearly basis but in most of these communities only those Blogs which are there from long time are rewarded. 

There is nothing bad in that and old experienced Bloggers must get reward for there hard work but New Bloggers should also be rewarded so they can do Blogging with much more interest in coming future and the world can get more quality Blogs.


With intention to promote Blogging and inspire Bloggers, We organized an Contest For Bloggers. The contest was a simple online event in which decided to reward both new blogs and old blogs with quality content. There is nothing like 1st winner or 2nd winner in this. The contest was based on multi prizing system. So we decided to have multiple winners. 

Note that only those Blogs were eligible for the prize who submitted their application for participation during the nomination time by filling the Google Form provided at our website.


Here are the important dates for the contest:

  • Notification on : 4th October 2017
  • Nomination started :  13th October 2017
  • Nomination ended  :  31st December 2017
  • Results : 15th January 2018

The contest was sponsored by Cloudways and they decided to provide a small gift to our every participant and other Blog readers. They Provided a 10$ hosting credit for every participant. The hosting credit coupon is still active and it can be availed with help of coupon: iamwinner 


To claim the hosting prize, you have to first visit Cloudways official website. After visiting there, you have to select the hosting plan you are looking for. They offer cloud-based hosting services basically. 

So you have to pay only for what you use. While in other hosting services you have to first select a plan and pay for it. It is just like a postpaid plan. You first use the sim card for making calls and other requirements and later you pay in the end of the month. Same is with cloud hosting also. Now to claim your first 10$ hosting credit, you have to follow these steps basically:
 
Step1: Visit Cloudways

Step2: Choose the plan you are looking for.

Step3: Now click on Get started for free. You will see something like this on your screen:


How to use a promo code with cloudways
How to use a promo code with cloudways
 
Step 4: Now you have to fill up this form and also to click on got a promo code. In this option, Got a promo code you have to add the code: iamwinner

Step 5: They will ask you about your number. Later you have to verify the number with a verification code.

Step 6: Now you will receive an activation email in your Email account. Go on there and activate your account using the same.

Step 7: Now if you are trying to make a website with them and you are in need of hosting, you can choose the hosting service. They offer installation of WordPress in one single click. Once done you can easily install any other CMS also and link your domain with that.



Frequently Asked Questions:


 
Que 1: How entries  were  judged?

Answer 1: An entry was judged on basis of Blog design, Blog Content and Blog Frequency in 2:7:1 



Que 2: I use a .blogspot or .wordpress domain and has not bought a custom domain yet. Am I eligible?

Answer: Yes you are eligible to participate.



Que 3: If a Blog get less traffic but has quality content Can it win a prize?

Answer: Yes as we mentioned above 70% of winning chances depends on Quality of Blog content only so there are a great chances of you to win



Que 4: Can I get money prizes also?

Answer: No money prize has been decided yet. Although we have gift cards with us to award the winners



Que 5: I am under 18. Can I submit my entry?

Answer: Yes you can but you have to use email account of your guardian or your parents



Que 6: Are blogs in regional language eligible for participation?

Answer: No, only Blogs written in English are eligible. 


Que 7: Which countries are eligible to participate? Answer: Bloggers from India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Nepal, USA, Nigeria, Philippines, Canada and Australia are eligible. Blogs From any other country are not accepted.


Que 8: Within How many days I will receive the prize?  
Answer: All prizes will be dispatched within 15 days of results.

Que 9: Can I refer someone on my behalf?  
Answer: No only the owners of the Blogs are eligible to submit an entry. We will check whether the original person is submitting his/her blog or not by code verification method or by Facebook page verification method.



Que 10: Is there any fees for the contest?
Answer: No it is completely free to nominate your Blog

Que 11: I have a Tumblr blog. Am I eligible?
Answer: It does not matters to us on which platform your blog is hosting. If you have a good blog which offers better content to the readers you are surely eligible.


After two- three months long procedure it came the time to announce the winners. We admit that the contest was not a success for us as we don't get enough nominations. 
I admin of the Blog was even not active due to exams but still though we have less entries still we got two good Blogs which we things are worth to be rewarded. So we decided to give Amazon Gift Cards to two of these Blogs with Following addresses:
1.  RichesAwait.com
2.  Includehelp.com 

There were some other entries too but most of the Blogs are not updates from last months and some have their domains expired. So we choose these two as the final winners. We will award a 500 INR Amazon Gift Card to Includehelp.com's Admin and a 250 INR gift card to RichesAwait.com's Admin

We know these are two small gifts but we are giving them with love and we hope they will accept them with love as well. We are bringing the same contest next time but with much more prizes. We hope next time it will be a good contest for both of us and our readers
Regards
Blogging Surgeon 
Notes:
1. The nominations for this contests are closed now
2. We will do organize same contest next year with better prices
 
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Sahil Sharma aka Blogging Surgeon is a Blogger who writes about Blogging, Online Money Making, Digital Marketing and its related domains like Email Marketing, Search Engine Optimization etc.

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