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Travel Forums System Talk blog competition?

1. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

I have no clue whether this is actually a good idea or not, but wouldn't it be nice to have a periodical blog contest and/or travel guide article contest, similar to the photo contests?

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5790 posts) 8y

Yeah, I'm definitely open to this. Any ideas on how to pick the nominees / winners ? Use judges or the community power?

3. Posted by mia88 (Inactive 10 posts) 8y

I reckon let the community decide. I love reading a good blog :)

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

Are we thinking something like the photo contest where people submit blogs on a specific topic, or a completely open theme?

If completely open, then perhaps we just choose a period, and have all the blogs featured during that time available to be voted on by the members of the board.

If on topic, then we could have a submission. Kind of like what they do at Blog Carnival?

5. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 8y

I'd like to see a contest for "funniest travel blog". I really find the ones without pictures a total bore. I wrote mine for friends only, and doubt if the world would find mine interesting?

6. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

I no like funniest blog idea, for so I am serious all the time in for my blog. No jokes for travel is serious business.

I would dispute the above sentence, however funniestly is not a word.


7. Posted by dr.pepper (Travel Guru 316 posts) 8y

Sorry I'm a little late to the scene on this discussion... I like both ideas, but I think doing a travel guide competition would be especially beneficial as a way of getting more people contributing. The hard thing is deciding who wins.

We could do something similar to what we did last year, where we just gave a prize to someone who had contributed xxx number of characters to the guide that month. The winners were picked randomly.

I like the idea of doing a competition where people have to start an article about their home town, nearest tourist attraction, region, etc. I think that could generate some really interesting new content. Then at the end of the month we just look at all the new articles created, who created them, and pick a winner at random - or pick a winner based on the quality of the article.


8. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 8y

I think the blog and travel guide competitions are a good idea. Maybe instead of a monthly thing make it is an annual event. That way their can be awards for things like "Best Blog of the Year" or "Best New Article of the Year." Maybe a good one would be "Most improved Article of the Year." The question with the guide is that many of the more complete pages are written by many people. So maybe some prizes should just be given to the page, not with any actually prize involved, to recognize the time and energy that went into it or the prize is given to a charity as a donation. Maybe an award for the best article by a single majority author, such as one person has written more then 90% of it would be good. I think there should be award for best editor. Hopefully these suggestions are not coming to late.