Do you love horses? Are you involved in the hunter jumper community? Have you dreamed of seeing your work published through a credible news source? Then this contest is for you!
Jumper Nation is proud to announce our first annual blogger contest! Like our sister sites, Eventing Nation and Horse Nation, our goal for this contest is to source exciting, up-and-coming writers who want to turn their passion for writing and riding into some supplemental income. Many of our Nation Media staff started out writing freelance for one of our sites (yours truly included) and several got that start through one of our many blogger contests.
So here is the skinny:
Contributions are welcome from writers of all ages and backgrounds, but you should be passionate about the world of hunter jumpers. No prior experience necessary!
The winning contributor will receive a part-time, once a week pay-per-piece agreement with Jumper Nation. Yep, you read that right, you will get PAID to write about horses. How much better can it get? That being said, applicants should be prepared to contribute fresh, engaging material by a deadline once-a-week. And, if your work continues to impress, the opportunity to write for JN on a more frequent basis could become available!
The contest will be divided into two rounds. For round one, submit one entry per person that includes a short bio and a 300-600 word sample pertaining to the hunter jumper community. This entry can be in any format and we encourage you to be as creative as possible. Your entry should reflect your personality. My first ever piece published on Horse Nation was one making fun of my husband, so go crazy!
A panel of judges will review all of the entries and pick the top three contributions for the finale. Each of the finalists will have the opportunity to write an 800-1000 word editorial based off a topic provided to them by our judges. Their final compositions will be shared on Jumper Nation where our readers will have the chance to vote on which of the writers penned their favorite piece. Final placings will be scored by our judges with readers choice taken into account.
So get to writing, ladies and gents! We can’t wait to read your work and to welcome one of you to the Jumper Nation team as a paid weekly contributor. Entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “JN Blogger Contest Entry.”
Entries for round one close on Friday, August 17th so don’t delay!
Good luck, and Go Jumping!