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24 Hours Left to Win a Trip to The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland Australia #QldBlog

Posted By Darren Rowse 17th of April 2012 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

Update: this competition is now closed to new entries. We’re now narrowing down to find our 10 winners who will be contacted and then announced here on ProBlogger on 23 April. Thanks to all who entered!

Ten days ago I excitedly announced an amazing opportunity for ProBlogger readers to enter a competition to win one of ten trips to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

As I write this post, the deadline for entering this competition is less than 24 hours away, and those of you considering putting yourself in the running for this once-in-a-lifetime trip need to get your skates on!

Since launching the competition, we’ve had hundreds of entries from some wonderful bloggers. Hundreds is a lot, but considering we’re giving away ten trips, those who have entered currently have a one in 50 chance of ending up on the reef with me in June. They’re pretty decent odds!

Since announcing the competition I’ve posted the full five-day itinerary—there are some amazing experiences included in the prize:

  1. meet and get up close to some of Australia’s cute (and not-so-cute) native animals
  2. eat at some of the finest restaurants in the region
  3. participate in two blogging workshops with me (with just ten participants, I’ll be able to give your blog some personal attention)
  4. sail, snorkel, and explore the Great Barrier Reef
  5. experience one of the world’s oldest rain forests
  6. on the last day, you can choose your own adventure and explore an aspect of the region that relates to your own interests and niche.

Plus much more!

While this is a working holiday of sorts, as you’ll be creating some content based on what you see, there will be plenty of time for fun, adventuring, and a little relaxing.

All in all, this is a trip I can’t wait to go on and I’m particularly looking forward to sharing it with ten wonderful ProBlogger readers.

This competition isn’t a popularity contest or just for big bloggers, and it isn’t just for travel bloggers—we’re looking for entries from a range of blog niches and from bloggers from around the world.

Pitch us your ideas for how you’d cover the trip in the entry form, and you might just find yourself winging your way into Queensland (all expenses paid) in June.

Important links:

Please enter today, and if you know of any other blogger who might enjoy this trip, please do share it with them—they’ll be indebted to you forever if they win!

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  1. Thanks for this great contest. Will you be sending a confirmation that you received our entry?

    It has been fun to see who has entered by following the #QldBlog – would love to learn more about some of the other bloggers who have entered as well.

  2. I am so anxious to find out if I am one of the fortunate ones to visit Queensland.

  3. Squeee! These last few hours are hard to wait through. My skates went on last week when I entered and have been rolling me along in crazy, excited zig zag since. Bring on the “not so cute” native animals. Heck, I deal with my twin sister every day!

  4. Thanks for putting together such an amazing trip! It is no surprise to me that there has been such an overwhelming response.

  5. I’m hoping this is a rousing success and you’re able to do something similar again in the future . . . the timing just doesn’t work with other commitments this time around — but it would be a perfect fit for my blog!

  6. When will the 10 bloggers be announced? Very excited!

  7. You know – it was kind of fun just filling out that entry form – really got my imagination going! Good luck to everybody who entered!

  8. Entered at the last minute – what an opportunity!! Too good to miss!

  9. Hi Darren,

    Despite being half way round the world from home and nearly missing the deadline due to a botched understanding of time differences, I managed to get my entry in! I have been a fan of yours and read your books and ebooks for some time but as I operate in the travel niche I’d not had much hope of any collaboration with Problogger – I should have known better! This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m sure all parties will be well served – here’s hoping I’ll be one of them!

    Best regards,

  10. This will be an amazing opportunity for everyone who wins. Very cool contest. Not only do you get to hang out with Darren, but Australia rocks!

  11. Thanks for this great contest. Will you be sending a confirmation that you received our entry?

    It has been fun to see who has entered by following the #QldBlog – would love to learn more about some of the other bloggers who have entered as well.

  12. Yes, thank you so much for organizing this contest. :) I agree with Andreas that it would be lovely to hear about other bloggers who entered, as well. Post a comment here if you agree! ;-)

    I’m crossing fingers that I will be visiting Australia soon. Who knows? *crosses fingers and toes*
    If not, I hope you will have some art-related blog in the gang that will be visiting.

    Best of luck to everyone!

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