I recently entered a blogging competition with On The Beach UK.
I had to write a blog post about saving money on holiday, as well as link to On The Beach within the post. The winner of the competition would win 2 weeks in Cuba all inclusive, and two runners up winning £200 holiday vouchers each.
Considering the value of the prize, I gathered that there’d be at least 100 entrants, so gave myself little chance of winning. Fast forward to Friday afternoon, only 15 bloggers had entered, and being able to see the blog posts, mine was definitely one of the better ones.
I kept checking my Twitter and the On The Beach blog, but seeing nothing. By this time I was feeling so confident I could almost smell the Cuban cigars!
Come 4pm, the results were announced, and I came….second! Joint second, but still second, which isn’t bad considering the winner was a very popular journalist. I’ve also won myself £200 holiday vouchers that can go towards a cracking summer holiday.
Trouble is, I’m quite disappointed. If £200 was first prize, I’d be over the moon. It is, however, merely a consolation prize. Although the competition was very good, I still think I could’ve done that much better.
Disappointment aside, I’m still runner up in a national competition, and for someone who is fairly new to blogging, this is great news for both my future and Organic Development’s.
As for the competition, you can make up your own minds.
A to Z Guide to a Cheaper Trip (My entry)
Holiday Money Saving (winning entry)