Entries Now Open for the 7th Annual EN Blogger Contest

I have to admit, Blogger Contest time is easily one of my favorite times of year, right up there along with The-Event-Formerly-Known-As-Rolex and whatever the next event is in which Michael Jung is competing. So you could say it’s a pretty big deal. Perhaps it’s because I am one of the brainwashed lucky ones who successfully made it through a Blogger Contest to go on to work for EN. And I always need more friends, so this is the perfect way to find new ones, right?

Ok, here’s the deal:

This is a paid position. You should want to write part-time for EN — at least two to three posts per week. We value commitment and work ethic above all else, so make sure that you have the time to dedicate to this position.

Everyone is eligible to enter (including previous contestants), and no prior journalism experience is necessary. Personal style is a must. We want to be entertained! Chinch wants to spit out his beer mid-read because he’s laughing! We want to be intrigued. Let us see what really sets you apart as a writer.

Your first round entries should include a short bio (name, age, background, character-defining qualities, embarrassing tidbits, etc.) and a 300- to 600-word sample of your best eventing-related work.

The EN team will judge by the same standards as the past five years (interesting, funny, informative, creative) and factor public opinion into our final decision. Keep in mind that you’re writing for a large audience of 1.2 million readers, and we’ll be selecting finalists based on the quality of entries.

Entries are due on Friday, June 23. Email your entry to [email protected] with the subject “EN Blogger Contest Entry.” Good luck! Go Eventing.

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