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$54,000 worth of Prizes on Offer in the ProBlogger Birthday Bash Competitions!

Problogger-Birthday-BashOver the next week here at ProBlogger I’m planning to give away over $54,000 (USD) of cash and prizes in the ProBlogger Birthday Bash! (you can see the full list of prizes here).

You heard me right – over $50,000 in cash and prizes have been donated by generous sponsors to this event and every cent of them will be going to ProBlogger readers in the coming 7 days. The prizes will be given out over a number of days through a variety of different competitions.

There are 115 sponsors (give or take a couple that we’re finalizing) – some are offering multiple prizes (one is offering something for up to 500 of you – which pushed up the prize pool value). Prizes range from getting theme songs composed for podcasts/videos (something I wouldn’t mind winning myself), to iPods, to logo designs, to magazine subscriptions, to books, to cash and vouchers and so much more. Prizes values range from just a few dollars in value to thousands of dollars.

Here’s how it’s going to happen….

But first – to increase your chances of taking home some of these prizes you’re going to want to subscribe to my RSS feed so that you’re up to date with the different competitions that will be running (note – this is not a condition of entry – just a way to make sure you get all the updates you’ll need to participate).

The details:

  • Prizes will be won given away in a series of different rounds over the next week – mostly between Friday and Sunday (a little weekend fun).
  • Tomorrow I’ll be posting a full list of prizes that have been donated. They’ll include both the prizes and who they’ve been donated by.
  • We’ll also launch the competition tomorrow with the first round of giveaways – the purpose of this first competition is simply to spread the word of the competition.
  • The competitions will have a range of entry criteria. Some will simply be asking you to leave a comment to say that ‘you’re in’. Others will require you to write a post on a particular topic or in a particular style (like my Group Writing Projects).

Lara Kulpa will be helping me to administrate the competition (in fact she’s doing most of it). Lara has run her web consultancy for several years  – if you’re looking for Web Design, Marketing advice (online or off), Social Media Consulting, SEO, or anything related, you should probably get in touch with Lara – she’s great!

So stay tuned – we’ll post the first competition tomorrow and will continue to update you on all of the opportunities to win in the days that follow.

Subscribe to my RSS feed to keep up to date and put yourself in a position to win!

PS: To see the latest round of giveaways check out the birthday prize giveaway category

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 and LinkedIn.
  1. well.. happy birthday! :)

  2. I can’t wait . Everyone is waiting here.

  3. I’m looking forward to it!

  4. just added it to my contest blog. I will do my best to keep up with the excitement and news over the week. :-)

  5. count me in to I could use some prizes

  6. That’s really cool. It’s awesome to see sites like this dishing out mega prizes.

    Keep up the good work mate.

  7. am looking forward to it…i’ll be back tomorrow!!

  8. Sounds like fun, cant wait.


  9. oh wow… I am calling in sick on Friday!! and will be glued to my pc the entire weekend ;)

  10. Can’t wait for tomorrow, is problogger ready to handle such traffic though? I mean probably there will be thousands of people logging in here at once from tomorrow on, hopefully I won’t get “server full” errors…. is my first birthday virtual party………and is the other way around, Instead of bringing my present, I’ll win one.. jejeje. I’m loving it

  11. Darren is always giving out goodies …. from giving out Expensive Tips for Free….. now to a whooping $54k.

    Congrats. .

  12. That’s amazing! Is it tomorrow yet? Baby needs a new pair of shoes!

    *crosses fingers*

  13. uhh…its obvious im gonna win…especially if one of the contests have to do with referrals

  14. Awesome news Darren!

  15. I’m already running a contest for a $100 Amazon gift certificate, but it never occurred to me to request including this prize to the Problogger contest as well. Is it too late to become a sponsor?

  16. Wow its contest month I C. Well mine will be the biggest from what I can tell. I am giving away 100k via paypal and the contest starts oct 15th subscribe to my feed so you don’t miss it!!!

    Happy birthday Darren, I really enjoy your blog

  17. Happy B-Day… Look out I know I am gonna WIN the BIG one!!!

  18. I’m in. I hope those of us who are contributing prizes can also have a chance to win some of the other lovely prizes!

    I’m so excited!!

  19. I am new at this but I love competition. Let the games begin!!!!

  20. sorry forgot to put the dot……..

  21. I am in Darren. Already submit your rss feed since mach 07

  22. I am in Darren. Already submit your rss feed since march 07.

  23. Wow! Congratulations on your blog birthday and the prize roundup. Looking forward to the celebrations. Happy Birthday!

  24. Wow, great! I am in. That’s lot of money here in my place :))

  25. We are out … err.. just can’t wait for the contests to be announced… coming to your office Darren.

  26. OMG…this will be one of the biggest blog competition ever!!

    I’m definitely in!

  27. Ok, now that’s a birthday bash! This will be a nice way to celebrate, and big congrats Darren for another solid year of ProBlogger! And of course, already have your feed, and I’m in :)

  28. Happy Birthday!

    I’ll give it a go!

    One thing I have always wondered – what does LoL mean?

  29. It will be a great fun! I’m in ;-)

  30. This is the Biggest Contest in the Blogosphere EVER!

    Darren, You’re da man!

    Looking forward to go at this contest All Guns Blazing!!

  31. :) I love SEO.
    I’ve learned a lot from my RSS subscription and just browsing your site.

    Thank you,

    BTW: This is a great contest idea. . .


  32. Happy Birthday to you. This is a very valuable blog and should have more birthdays for years to come. About the competitions, the upcoming plan is very exciting.

  33. Happy 3rd Birthday! Congrats

  34. Somebody has a lot of work to do with these comments.

  35. LOL You’re right Charles, I do! ;)
    But I love this… the energy is SO high!

  36. Wait, posting a comment here is how you enter the contest? =-O

    OOOOOOoooOOoo add me add me add me!!!!!!! I’m subscribed to the feed and everything! Weeee!!!!!!!

  37. Nope, not necessarily Lincoln… you have to check each individual giveaway post to find the instructions on how to enter… and follow them explicitly!

  38. I thought I was going all out with my upcoming $1,000 Giveaway celebrating 1,000 unique visitors, 1,000 posts, and 1,000 readers on my site.

    Congratulations! That’s quite a sponsorship list!

  39. boyscout says: 10/03/2007 at 4:43 am

    Congrats on 3 years! I’ve been reading this site every day for the last year, and love everything about it. It has taught me so much! Thank-you.

  40. Count me in the competition, Darren!

  41. I need seed money and goodies for my new vlog! You bet I’m in :)

  42. cool idea to promote a blog .. I will read the feed..

  43. Zakir says: 10/03/2007 at 5:53 pm

    Well, I have already subscribed to your RSS feed Darren, now i am counting on winning.

  44. I have finally gotten out of the stone age and have join the RSS age. I am almost embarrassed to that but winning something will help me deal with my shame.lol

  45. Hi I’m from Poland ;)

    hmmm interests… ;)

  46. Nice contest/s well worth entering

  47. Great idea, love it, so much money to be won! Subscribed to your feed as well.

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