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Prizes Needed – Sponsor ProBlogger’s Next Group Writing Project

Posted By Darren Rowse 8th of September 2006 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

The week after next I’ll be holding the next ProBlogger Group Writing Project. I’ll keep the topic a secret until then but after the success of offering prizes for the last project I’d like to do the same again.

If you have a prize you’d like to offer the project in return for some pretty nice exposure I’d like to hear from you (read on to find out what I’m looking for).

Last time we offered five great gifts to five random participants and this time I’d like to do the same. I’ve toyed with the idea of increasing the numbers of prizes but in the hope of keeping the exposure that sponsors get from their offers I’m going to keep it to five this time around.

So I’d like to hear from those wishing to sponsor this group project.

What Type of Prizes?

Last time the prizes included a new PC/LCD combo ($500), digital cash ($500), an eye/brain massager, a premium service to a blog related tool and an Amazon voucher ($100).

That’s the range of prizes that people are offering and I’d like us to hit that type of level (or above) again. Ideally I’d like the prizes to be of some sort of use to bloggers (feel free to be creative – last time the massager wasn’t the most valuable prize offered but it was interesting).

What do you get as a Sponsor?

  • Sponsors will receive links in every post on the project during the week that it runs (last time I think this was on about 7 posts).
  • Last project 300 bloggers participated and many more read the pages associated with the project.
  • ProBlogger is read by 5000 daily readers via the blog and another 8000 via it’s feeds.

Requirements of Sponsors

  • Possible winners are from around the globe and the prize needs to be able to be received internationally (for example one of the prizes above was converted to cash due to it not being able to be sent overseas).
  • Prizes are awarded to random participants in the project.
  • The companies/individuals offering the gift need to take responsibility to getting it to winners.

I choose which prizes to use based on a number of factors including value, usefulness to bloggers, variety (between prizes) and the suitability of the sponsor to my readership (ie I’m not going to offer prizes from adult or gambling sites).

Last time we had offers for prizes from quite a few people – please don’t be offended if your prize isn’t selected.

Submit Your Idea

If you’d like to offer a prize I’ll need to hear from you by Monday at 5pm (Melbourne Time). Submit your pitch including prize value, description and where you want your promotional link to point (and the words you’d want the link to say) via my contact form.

Any questions? Shoot me an email via my contact form.

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.
  • I would like to offer two small prizes if it’s possible. Two com/net/org domain names to bloggers that don’t have one yet.

  • Please email me with prize offers as I’ve asked above.


  • I’m looking forward to the writing project itself. I missed the last one, so hopefully I’ll be able to take part in this one. :)

  • Keep the projects coming Darren. They are very fun to work on and the exposure is good too!

  • I want a huge LCD television. hint. hint.

  • How about a plasma television?

  • How about the whole nine yard?

    Home Theater System with customized seats. Throw in the popcorn machine too!!!

  • Plasma television, Bose surround sound home theater system, popcorn machine, customized seats with feet rests, and a Mac Mini with wireless keyboard and mouse.

  • Great idea to do this. I look forward to the next project

  • To be sure the prizes are a nice sweetener, for me though i think the opportunity to put your blogging mettle against a host of bloggers from all over the blogosphere is a treat.

    and just imagine, the honor of going against the best, and coming out on top!

    What a rush!

    i missed the last contest as well, and am sure looking forward to this one.

    Look forward to a great contest, Darren!

    Andrew Wee

  • This is a great idea to ask other people to donate prizes. Exposure for donating a prize, this is a really good idea. I can offer $50-$100 cash.

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