31 May 2011

Kleenex Mums Blogging Competition (Australia)

Post date: 31 May 2011
Deadline: 30 June 2011

Are you a budding writer? A queen of craft? Or simply need to get something off your chest? Blogging is a great way to express yourself, share knowledge, and be part of the online community. And at Kleenex Mums, we want to send parents like you soaring off into the blogosphere.

That’s why we have launched So You Think You Can Blog – an online writing competition that gives Australian mums everywhere a chance at blogging stardom.

Simply submit a 500 to 800 word post on a parenting-related topic of your choice and you could be published on Kleenex Mums. There’s no limit on the number of posts that we’ll publish, if your post passes the scrutiny of our judging panel then it’ll go on the site! You can enter as many times as you like, just make sure each submission is a new post. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never written a blog post before, or if you’ve already got an established blog of your own, the competition is open to any parent who wants to write.

Plus we’re also giving away some great prizes. Our best blog entry will take home the much-coveted iPad2, and everyone who gets a post published will receive a cute overnight bag!

We’re after posts on almost any topic. So long as it relates to your life as a parent, we’re happy to look at it. In particular we would love you to:

* share your unique knowledge and parenting insights
* write about what you are really good at, or what makes being a parent worthwhile
* keep to one topic per post
* offer a unique, funny or different outlook on everyday life
* submit positive and upbeat stories that people will love to read

If you’ve got no idea where to begin or fall victim to writer’s block, download our free eBook, Blogging 101: The mum’s guide to starting a blog. Packed full of useful resources, and great advice from our favourite mum bloggers, you will be tapping those keys in no time.

They say everyone has one good book in them. So, every mum must have at least one good blog-post in them!

“So you think you can blog” Promotion – Conditions of Entry

The Promotion commences 11 May 2011 at 10:00am AEST and closes 30 June 2011 at 11.59pm AEST (Promotion Period).

Entry is only open to Australian residents who are members of Kleenex Mums. If you are not already a member you can join online at www.kleenexmums.com.au. Employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoter, or agencies or companies associated with the conduct of this Promotion, are ineligible to enter.


This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner. To enter (Entry) the entrant must:

(1) log onto www.kleenexmums.com.au (Kleenex Mums Website);

(2) click on the competition links featured throughout the Kleenex Mums Website or as featured on the Kleenex Mums Website to enter the Promotion;

(3) complete all the information requested for Entry into the Promotion including:

(a) personal contact information;

(b) the title of your blog post/article you are entering;

(c) an upload of the blog post/article you are entering that is between 500 to 800 words;

(d) the selected category that best describes your blog post/article you are entering;

(e) a photo or avatar of yourself

(f) a brief biography

(g) a photo to illustrate your blog post/article you are entering (optional);

(4) follow the link in the email sent by the Promoter to confirm Entry into the Promotion prior to the end of the Promotion Period.

Judging of Entries

All Entries including the blog post/article being entered must be the sole work of the entrant. Entries are deemed to be received by the Promoter at the time the entrant confirms the Entry by following the link in the email sent by the Promoter. Records of the Promoter are final and conclusive as to time of receipt. An entrant may enter more than once. However, each Entry must contain a new blog post/article.

Each Published Entry will receive a minor prize (Minor Prize). A total of five hundred (500) Minor Prizes can be awarded. The winners of the Minor Prizes will be notified by email within two (2) working days of their Entry being published on the Kleenex Mums Website.

All valid Entries (including the winners of the Minor Prizes) will be judged at 10:00 AEST on 8 July 2011 at Kimberly-Clark Australia, 52 Alfred Street, Milsons Point, NSW 2061 having regard to the overall quality of the Entry, including creativity, novelty, composition, creative merit and originality. The best entry will win the Main Prize.


The Main Prize consists of an Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G 32GB (black color). The Minor Prize consists of an overnight travel bag set from Cher International that includes one (1) overnight travel bag and one (1) matching toiletries bag. The Main Prize is valued at $839. The Minor Prize is valued at $40 each with up to five hundred (500) to be won making the Minor Prize pool valued at $20,000. The total prize pool is up to a maximum of $20,839. The value of the prize(s) is accurate and based upon the recommended retail price(s) at the date of printing. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value of the prize(s) after that date.

Who can enter? Australian residents only.

How often can I enter? You can enter this promotion as often as you like.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: info@kleenexmums.com.au

For submissions: click here

Website: http://www.kleenexmums.com.au
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