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My Dream Blog Writing Contest 2015

UPDATE 31 May, 2015: Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry. You rock!

With 127 entries from over 30 countries, there were many very impressive entries that I had great difficulty in selecting the best 3. I had to read and re-read the top entries several times to actually choose the winners.

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Meet the winners of the contest…

1st Prize Winner: Loes Jaber from The Netherlands.

2nd Prize Winner: David Adeleke from Nigeria.

3rd Prize Winner: Nefeli Tsiouti from the UK.

The winners have been contacted by email. If you’re one of them, please check your email for the procedure of claiming your prizes.

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Do you have a blog? Or would you love to start one soon? Then tell us why you started your blog or why you would love to start a blog, and you could win one of our amazing prizes.

My Dream Blog Writing Contest by HowToStartABlogOnline.net is open to anyone of any age and nationality. There are 2 topics and you’re to write on only one:

  1. “Why I started my blog” (write on this if you already have a blog)
  2. “Why I would love to start a blog” (write on this if you don’t have a blog yet)

All entries MUST quote at least one sentence from this article: 34 Reasons To Start A Blog. In responding to the contest question, you can provide just one reason or many reasons. The choice is yours.

My Dream Blog Writing Contest 2015

Seriously, let your imagination take over. Write the piece you want. Just make sure you read the above article on 29 reasons to start a blog and quote at least one sentence from it. You’re welcome to agree with or disagree with the quoted sentence from the article.

Here are the prizes you could win…

First place: A self-hosted WordPress blog with a premium theme and professional design (value: $354)

Second place: A self-hosted WordPress blog (value: $137)

Third place: Honourable mention

There are a few rules to note…

Each entry must be between 300 and 700 words and be formatted in Times New Roman, font size 12 with double line spacing. On the first page of your entry, include your name, email, phone number and country of residence.

The entry must be in MS Word (.doc or .docx) and the file name should be “Your Name_My Dream Blog Writing Contest”

You must read and quote at least one sentence from the above-linked article: 29 Reasons To Start A Blog.

Only one entry per participant is allowed. Save your entry in MS Word and submit it as an email attachment to  Richard [at] HowToStartABlogOnline [dot] net

The deadline for submission of entries is EXTENDED to 20 April, 2015 (by 23:59 GMT). Any entry received after this date will not be considered.

Winners will be announced on this page at the end of May, 2015.

For any question about the contest, just drop a comment below (please do NOT ask questions relating to the contest by email).

So, get your creative juice flowing, express yourself freely and enjoy your writing. You could be our winner!

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abbey - February 23, 2015

please can you shed more light on this “Save your entry in MS Word” ?

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abbey - February 24, 2015

I get it now, Mr Abdullahi. Thanks

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Comsoy - March 2, 2015

Wow! This is cool.

Kudos to the organizer.

I’ve got a question:

Does “…between 300 and 700 words…” actually mean not exceeding 700 words?

I’d like to know.

Thanks.

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Gabriel - March 6, 2015

Hello! Greetings from Argentina! Now I have a blog and want to participate. I need to explain why I started my blog, where did I do? In a new entry on my blog?

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sharmi - March 8, 2015

I’d like to know if there’ll be a certificate of participation. 🙂

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Yandri - March 10, 2015

Dear Mr. Abdullah, is the “300-700” limit consists of the first page’s content (name etc)?

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Samita - March 11, 2015

Quoting a sentence means quoting one of the 29 reasons or can it be any sentence? Is it just about quoting or including the quote with the flow of my writing as I express my thoughts?

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    Abdullahi - March 11, 2015

    Just quote at least one SENTENCE — any sentence, and the rest is up to you. 😉

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      Samita - March 16, 2015

      Thank you Abdullahi. I have submitted by entry. Waiting for confirmation mail. 🙂

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Cristina - March 11, 2015

Hello!

I have to write this document in English? IT is possible in another language?

Thanks

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    Abdullahi - March 11, 2015

    Unfortunately, no. Only English is acceptable.

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Damien - March 24, 2015

When will the result be announced? And via which platform? Thanks

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    Abdullahi - March 26, 2015

    The result will be announced at the end of April on this page and via the newsletter. Make sure you subscribe below so you don’t miss it. The 3 winners will also be contacted by email.

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erizka tan - March 29, 2015

Sorry, I’m not so good english language. Would you like to give me a permission to write in Indonesian Laguange? Thank you.

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    Abdullahi - April 4, 2015

    Tan, I’m afraid I cannot read Indonesian language. I can accept only English.

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Bani - March 30, 2015

What do you mean of “On the first page of your entry, include your name, email, phone number and country of residence.”
Is it in the same file to insert it or not? If same file, is it inserted before or after my writings?
Thanks

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    Abdullahi - April 4, 2015

    Bani, it’s in the same file, at the beginning. Cheers!

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Ayibaemi - April 3, 2015

Hi Abdullahi, Can the winners of the to 2 prizes collect the value in cash(of the blog), instead of the blog? i.e can they get the money as their prize?

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    Abdullahi - April 4, 2015

    No! The prizes are not convertible to cash. 🙂

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Vicky - April 4, 2015

Dear Abdullahi,
Can I paraphrase your sentences or do I really have to quote them?

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    Abdullahi - April 4, 2015

    Please quote. I made that clear in the guidelines.

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fiouze - April 9, 2015

please i don’t understand where we are to submit it. is that an email?

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fiouze - April 9, 2015

oh I get it now.Thank you

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Emeka - April 11, 2015

Please sir can you give me an example of quoting one of your sentence and what should be the subject of the email.? Thanks

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Mayjay - April 15, 2015

Can someone who had previously submitted an entry before submit another one now that the deadline has been extended? If they do, does the new entry override the previous one?

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Viktorija - April 21, 2015

Hello, so when will be announced the results?:)

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    Abdullahi - April 21, 2015

    End of May, 2015.

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      Viktorija - April 22, 2015

      pity that so late, like I want already publish my information (I have some reasons to make it as soon as possible). Could you just write by private message if my “article” is between consider people or not – if not, I won’t wait for results just will make what I’m planning:) thank you:)

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Marcella - April 24, 2015

Could you please send a confirmation email to those who have submitted an entry? just to let us know if you have correctly received the contribution.

Thanks…

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DAMILOLA - May 4, 2015

EXPECTING NAMES OF WINNERS.

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Miriam - May 5, 2015

Hi! Who are the winners? Something is no working in my registration and I can’t see where are the winners names. 🙂 can you help me please?

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Gabriela Milkova - May 28, 2015

Hi, will the winners receive an email or will the results only be posted here? Thanks 🙂

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    Abdullahi - May 31, 2015

    Hello Gabriela!

    I’ve done both now. Thanks for your entry. 🙂

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David I. Adeleke - May 31, 2015

Thank you Abdullahi for this. It was a great experience.

-David Adeleke | http://www.davidadeleke.com

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Meyriandini - June 7, 2015

Hi Mr. Abdullahi, it was really my pleasure joining this cool competition. I really congratulate the winners. One thing i want to ask, it is in order to keep my ability in writing to grow, nothing more.. I want to know, what is lack from my writing so i can keep learning how to write (especially a blog). Please give me a lot of comments on writing so i can be a better writer. Thank you

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Mayjay - June 10, 2015

Can we have the winning entries please? Just so we know some of the things we did wrong, and how they may be done better.

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Gupta - July 28, 2015

Will you organize a similar essay contest next year?

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