Second annual EN blogger contest

Think you’re ridiculous enough to blog for Eventing Nation? The site posted a call for new chinchilla wranglers writers this morning. Abby Gibbon has the details.

From Abby:

With the Olympics around the corner and this summer shaping up to be the most awesomely prolific in EN history, the Second Annual Blogger Contest is upon us.

But first: Let’s go back in time, when a yet-unknown Wylie submitted her introduction to the Inaugural EN Blogger Contest, professing a “lifelong dream of interviewing Boyd Martin in his underpants,” carving a little Boyd-Martin-underpants-shaped hole in our hearts.

Now take a quick jaunt over to our sister site, where you’ll notice Wylie’s name atop the Horse Nation masthead, evidence of her full-time Managing Editorship—and also, evidence that if you love eventing and want to write, there are possibilities here, folks.

Getting down to the nitty gritty:

Contestants should want write part-time for Eventing Nation, at least 2-3 posts per week. If this already sounds like too much, don’t apply.

Otherwise, the gates are open. All are eligible (including previous contestants), and no prior experience is necessary, though judging by last year’s standards, the competition will be fierce, and personal style is a must. Take risks. Laugh. Entertain. Create something only you can create.

Your Round 1 entries will include a short bio (name, age, background, character-defining qualities, embarrassing tidbits) and a 300-600 word sample of your best, eventing-related work. The EN Team will judge by the same standards as last year (Interesting, Funny, Informative, Creative), and factor public opinion into our final decision. Keep in mind that you’re writing for an audience of thousands, and we’ll be selecting finalists based on the quality of entries—no pressure.

Entries are due one week from today, on Tuesday, July 10, at 8 p.m. ET. Email your entry to [email protected] with the subject “EN Blogger Contest Entry.”

Good luck, and go eventing.


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