The RHS have launched a competition to find the best garden blog for 2013 :)
Sounds interesting, tell me more
All you need to do is select one blog post about gardening you've published between the launch date (Monday 8th July) and the competition's closing date (September 30th). There's no need to offer any more posts, or your entire blog as the judges will only consider the post you've entered.
What are the judges looking for?
Your post can be about any subject as long as it's about gardening in some way. It's the quality of the writing that matters, and it should be unique to your blog, not published elsewhere. Any images used in the post must also be yours. The selected post must be from your own personal blog, not part of a group blog which publishes from a number of authors.
The judges will select a shortlist of 10 finalists, which will then be opened up for a public vote, just like the 'People's Choice' used at the RHS's garden shows.
OK, so what can I win?
All finalists are invited to visit an RHS Flower Show of their choice on press day in 2014. The winner will have the chance to blog on the new RHS website, a visit to an RHS Flower Show on press day in 2014, plus a tour of an RHS Garden with the curator.
How do I enter?
You can notify the RHS of your entry via one of three different ways:
- Twitter: Tweet a link to your post with the hashtag #RHSGardeningBlogs - you may like to add @The_RHS for good measure
- Facebook: Post a link to your post on the RHS Facebook page with the text 'RHS Gardening Blogs Competition'
- Email: Send a link to your post to firstname.lastname@example.org
I like your shiny button at the top of your post, can I have one?
Only if you enter! You can grab the code from the RHS's website. The finalists will also get a Finalists button for their blog. And of course, the winner gets an exclusive button just for them.
How do I find out more?
Visit the RHS blog competition page, especially to check out the full Terms and Conditions and to grab your Entrant button :)