Wednesday, April 17, 2013

'One Picture From My Photo Album' Contest!

Remember those times when we enjoyed our holidays with a simple film or non-digital camera and stacked all our memories in neatly covered family albums... Special, aren't they? Now is the time to wipe the dust of them, to bring them out of the attic and to savor those lovely memories once again, and in return get pampered with gifts. Here’s how!

In the festive season of Gudi Padwa and Ramnavmi, My Yatra Diary together with the kind folks at CupoNation,
a publishing website offering a variety of discount coupons for a number of leading retailers like yatra, cleartrip, etc. in the travel section, takes huge delight in hosting its very own contest cum giveaway! All you have to do is blog and you stand a chance to pocket for your self vouchers worth 6000 INR!

What is the prize?

The prize is a 6000 INR Giftbig's e-giftcard if the winner is an Indian blogger OR a 100$ Amazon voucher if the winner is from any other country (other then India).

The giftbig giftcard will be redeemable for all products at their site, which means that you will have the freedom to choose from a host of remarkable top line brands ranging from apparels, books, electronics and travels like fastrack, lifestyle, titan, croma, westside, flipkart, yatra and many many more. On similar lines would work the amazon gift voucher, redeemable over an amazing selection of products listed on their site. You can browse through these brands, pick your favorite and then spend the voucher according to your heart's desire!

How do I win?

All you have to do is select that one picture from your picture album (non-digital) that is very very special to you and then blog about the memory associated with it.

Photo albums - A treasure of memories

In not more than 300 words, describe the feelings and the sentiments that the picture evokes in your heart and why it is so special, so evergreen for you. Further, you can add a witty caption, the year when it was taken, the place where it was taken, the people in the picture and so on. Of course, don’t forget to show us the picture as well. The subject of the picture could be anything. Just that, that moment in time should be special to you in some incredible way!

Points to remember -

1. Be sure to nominate 3 other bloggers to take part in ‘One Picture From My Photo Album’ contest by listing their blogs at the end of your post and leaving a comment on their blogs.

2. Each entry should have a line at the end of the post saying – "This post is my entry for the 'One Picture From My Photo Album' contest conducted by My Yatra Diary and
CupoNation."

3. Submit your entry link through the linky tool embedded below so that we can evaluate all the entries once the contest is over. Multiple entries are not allowed.


4. Please remain true to the contest topic by submitting only those photographs that are non-digitized, un-manipulated and authentic, and that capture those special moments in time. Such pictures may be scanned and uploaded to your blog.

Extra mileage

Please help me spread the word by promoting it on your Facebook and twitter pages so that more and more bloggers can benefit from the opportunity. In addition to this, if you have participated, do not forget to tweet me your entry and I will retweet it back.


Am I eligible?

Everyone who blogs and is a blogger, is eligible to participate in the contest. Nationality does not matter. This contest is open for all.


Contest deadline

The new extended deadline for submissions is 5 May 2013 16 May 2013. This contest is now CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who entered their album pictures -
we hope you enjoyed participating in the contest as much as we loved hosting it! The winners have been announced, congratulations to all!

Winners will be chosen by me and CupoNation and will be sent a mail notifying the same. To receive notification when the winners are announced, please subscribe via email or follow by Google friend connect and stay tuned. You can also follow me on twitter and Facebook where I will keep you posted. Judges decisions will be final.

Good luck!

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, dig in your pictures, have fun with your memories – and get blogging about all of it! It’s that easy!

PS: If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments section and I will be happy to help. Thank you. :-)


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78 comments:

  1. Wow..this is very good idea Arti. I will also browse thru my albums ..let me see.Hope I get some free time.

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    1. Thanks, chitra. Please do. I would love to see your picture, I am sure you will be having many.

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  2. Wow, what a great idea for a giveaway, I'm away to look through our photo albums and in the meantime will share this on my FB page.

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    1. Thank you very much, Tracy. Glad you liked it. Thanks for sharing it on your FB page, really appreciated. Looking forward to your entry now!

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  3. It's been awhile, it's nice to see you again!

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    1. Feels nice to be back, Ginny :) Thanks.

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  4. Well I think this is a great contest! I would love to participate. If I can find time I will write up a post and post a picture.

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  5. Arti , Nice to saw your new post.Love to know about the contest, Great.
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Great idea! All the best to you!

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  7. Wow, lovely concept Arti.. :-))

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  8. thanks for the info share Arti ... le me try my luck !! ;)once posted ... i will copy the url and paste in the submit url section .. is that what u mean ??

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    1. That is right. You have to submit the URL of your contest post after posting the entry on your blog.

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  9. awesome concept Arti .. i better start searching for a good pic :P

    btw, multiple entries are allowed, right?

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    1. Multiple entries are not allowed, Rahul. Sorry, only one picture for one blogger. All the best!

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  10. Great contest, now need to look in to the albums, this will surely take me and my wife down the memory lane.. :)

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  11. Nice idea. All my good wishes to you. Right now I am away from home and would be back only after a month or so. No chance of getting hold of my old albums.

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  12. great idea to revive our old memories.. have to start surfing my album :p

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  13. Hello, Arti. What a nice idea! Everyone must have such a special sepia-colored memory. I ‘m interested in what kind of post you’ll choose and look forward to reading the winner’s.

    Regarding my latest post, thank you for your comment. I’ve wanted to let you see the beauty special to spring. The lush green and irises in the balmy breeze we shared last year is another charm of the garden.

    Yoko

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  14. Sounds like a fun contest, I always love digging into old albums and getting nostalgic about it :)

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  15. Great Idea Arti, especially the non digitized requirement. looks so genuine and makes me want to participate. Just have to make some time to go through the old albums

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  16. Great thought , the most loved photo and a story associated with it. One would really like it and also the prize.

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  17. Pretty interesting!! I plan to participate too.. will spread the word too... :)

    manjulikapramod.com

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  18. Too gud... Looking forward to participating and will spread the word too :)


    manjulikapramod.com

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  19. I have always preferred the old albums to the ones that are clicked on mobiles,so it will be interesting to go through these posts.I am waiting for the first post,& good luck for this contest!

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  20. That sounds wonderful Arti! Must come back later and explore in detail - maybe something for me too .... Have a happy thursday!

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  21. love this idea for contest, very engaging to readers and would make them reminisce the past as well, wish i have my photo album with me, sadly, all my photo albums were left in the Philippines.

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  22. Hey Arti, that's a good idea. I do have my old pictures with me. This looks like a good time to put aside my laziness and get down to scanning them all, in the process. :)

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  23. Hi, am looking for some photography contests in India something similar to this but with little writing and more clicking, coz am bad in writing. Please share if u knw any...

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  24. great idea for a giveaway!
    I shared on
    twitter: https://twitter.com/ritaviola78/status/325191737964376064
    and g+:
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/118100150724495263988/posts/Zg2BEwkcqNs

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  25. It's an interesting contest. Thanks for sharing, although I don't have access to any of the non-digital photos, sadly! All the best for the contest Arti!

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  26. I would love this prize!!

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  27. The non-digital photo rule makes this harder and more interesting at the same time!

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  28. Arti I'd enter your contest, but first I'd have to remember how to scan my old photos. And then, I still couldn't do it , because all my albums are in Oregon and I'm still in Florida. Sigh! Reminds me that I really want to work on scanning when we get back there though. So thank you!!!

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  29. so pretty interesting! hmmmm I hope I could dig some photos to scan :) missed you! the prize sounds awesome! have a great weekend! :)

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  30. Great idea, Arti, and thanks for letting me know. Now I'll have to wade through all my photos and find the one (hard work!).

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  31. What a great contest and prize, Arti! I don't think I've seen one like this before. I will try and go through some old pictures and hopefully have time to put something together. I'll let you know! Good luck to everyone else!

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  32. Good luck to all participants! It sounds like an exciting contest!

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  33. Sucesso no concurso!

    ♪♫ Boa semana!
    ღ° Beijinhos do Brasil ღ
    ¸.•°♡♡⊱彡

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  34. WOW, amazing contest, it somehow reminds me of your post where you wrote about tulsi, I think for a contest. Actually, there seems to be some problem with your feed as I am not getting mails on your blog updates, please check. :)

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  35. Great contest Arti, have started looking into my albums for something personal :)

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  36. Hi Arti,

    What fun this contest is and thanks for telling us about it.
    Will have to look through my old photo albums.
    All the best for the contest and to all the participants.

    Hope that you are enjoying the week
    Carolyn

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  37. Great concept... I have just posted and linked my entry as below,

    http://chondryma.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/my-yatra-diary-one-picture-from-my.html

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    1. Hi Chondryma,

      Thanks for participating. Can you please link your entry in the post, through the linky tool?

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  38. Thanks for the interesting contest Arti, I do intend to participate :) Its a welcome change from writing stories and essays for other contests.

    ~ Cheers!

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  39. Hello, Arti.

     Your work is embraced in your gentleness.
     Sharing a moment of peace.
     It is a joy for all.

     Your heart warm message in the cold.
     I always give mind of thanks to you.

    Greeting.
    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

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  40. Lovely aarthi...am so happy about this contest and i have one special picture that myself and my dad loves...am gonna pass my message to scan that pic and send me soon...got to make my part!

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  41. Oooh, what a fun contest! Should produce a slew of magical memories. It will be tough to judge for sure. :)

    Wishing you a very wonderful and beautiful week!

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  42. time flies, contest will soon have winner, good luck to all who joined. but most of all, best wishes to you, arti, for I know it will be very hard to judge.

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  43. Hi Aarti, how are you?...Nice contest,would be fun...

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  44. Submitted my link in the list.

    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

    Here is the link again: http://www.tarungoel.in/2013/05/02/bajaj-scooter-hid-4501-the-king-of-old-times/

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  45. Hi Arti
    I have submitted my contest entry's link through the link on your page but it taking forever to link up.
    I am pasting it here too in case it does not show up in the entries.
    http://makethebest-randomjottings.blogspot.in/2013/05/our-first-road-trip.html
    Thanks for taking me down memory lane when the camera we had was a Hot-Shot. :)

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  46. Oh my bad, I have all my non digital albums at my hometown, have too look for some pictures, its a superb contest have to take part in it.

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  47. Hello Arti, i'm thinking of you this morning as I awake to a new day. I'm traveling through UT with my husband. Today we'll bike. I hope you and your Family are well Arti.

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  48. my entry:
    http://ashreyamom.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/women-empowerment/

    i was surprised to see extension in date. :(

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  49. Oh, that's a wonderful contest! I saw it just now. Since you've extended the date...I shall try to write something....coming back sooon:))

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  50. This is an amazing Contest! Unfortunately, I am not very familiar with fellow bloggers, so can i skip the part of tagging people?

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    1. Thanks, Jasmine. Since tagging fellow bloggers is one point in the rules mentioned, you cant skip it. Sorry about that.

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  51. Hi Arti...have linked my entry...thank you for such a event...i am a food blogger. i hope am eligible to participate...would love to hear if my entry is proper...thank you

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    1. Of course you are, Divya. All bloggers are :-) Thank you for your participation and Good luck!

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  52. Regarding point 1. "Be sure to nominate 3 other bloggers to take part in ‘One Picture From My Photo Album’ contest by listing their blogs at the end of your post and leaving a comment on their blogs."

    Is the comment supposed to be an invitation to the contest or it can be a normal comment on, say, their latest post? If it is the former I would be hesitant to do that since I do not know any bloggers that personally to take that approach and it might amount to 'spamming'.

    Must the word count be strictly 300 words, if it is 320-350 words (when editing any less would mean less explication) would that be fine?

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    1. Hi Ahimaaz,

      Comment can be a normal one depending on their post. At the end however, please make a little mention that you have tagged them for this contest. Of course, to take part or not is their choice entirely.

      I set a word count of 300 words because I was not looking for full blown up posts. A post will not be rejected just on the basis of a slight deviation in word count of say 20-30 words.

      Please let me know if you have any further doubts. I hope to see your entry soon :-)

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  53. amazing contest... gave me a chance to cherish those moments again :)

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  54. Hello Arti

    This is such a bful contest which takes U down the memory lane :) Thanks for it and my contest post is at http://afshan-shaik.blogspot.in/2013/05/a-memorable-day-at-bombay.html . I added a linky. Hope it got added !
    Thanks

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  55. Hi,
    Though I posted my blog yesterday, I forgot to link it here....am submitting my link here, hope you will consider it for the contest.
    Thank you.
    http://www.janakinagaraj.com/2013/05/smiles-etched-forever.html

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  56. This is such beautiful idea to relive the memorable moments of our lives, saw it just now, missed this opportunity, wishing myself better luck, and am happy for those who participated ! All the very best !!!

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  57. Hi Arti!
    I had submitted my entry - http://stiryoursouls.blogspot.in/2013/05/freeze-frame-happiness-maze-into-memory.html.. under the pen name StirYourSouls.
    I wanted to ask if u hv zeroed in on a tentative result date.

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  58. Arti!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just dug the photo I was supposed to enter in the contest.....is there a part 2? hehe :D

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  59. Hello. Any updates on this contest result?

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  60. @madhu Final shortlisting and approvals going on. Results should be out very soon. :)

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