It’s that time of year, EN! The 8th 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 talented 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. Current EN team members Leslie Wylie, Maggie Deatrick and Tilly Berendt all joined EN through the Blogger Contest, and others have gone on to launch successful careers in the equestrian journalism industry.
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 preparing to cover my second World Equestrian 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.
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 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 Tuesday, July 31. Email your entry to [email protected] with the subject “EN Blogger Contest Entry.” Good luck! Go Eventing.