Entries Now Open for 6th Annual EN Blogger Contest

It’s that time of year, EN! The 6th Annual EN Blogger Contest is upon us. If you’ve followed along with our previous Blogger Contests, you know that this is your chance to join the talente team that delivers your daily eventing fix.

Many of the past winners and finalists in our Blogger Contests have all gone on to take full-time and part-time positions with EN and our sister websites. Leslie Wylie, Maggie Deatrick, Sally Spickard, Erin Critz and Dave Taylor all joined EN through the Blogger Contest.

No one really believes me when I say I started working for EN because I won a Blogger Contest back in 2012, but that actually happened. Now I’m stocking up on mosquito spray as I prepare to head to Rio to cover the Olympic Games. The possibilities are truly endless when you enter this contest.

The fine print: This is a paid position. You should want to write part-time for EN — at least two to three posts per week. If that already sounds like too much, you also probably won’t have time to field hyper early morning and late night text messages from me.

All are eligible to enter (including previous contestants), and no prior journalism experience is necessary. Personal style is a must. Take risks. Laugh. Entertain. Create something only you can create.

Your Round 1 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, July 1. Email your entry to [email protected] with the subject “EN Blogger Contest Entry.” Good luck! Go Eventing.

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