Monday, November 10, 2014

'My College Diary' Contest: Cash Prizes Worth RS. 10,000 to be Won!

Are you fond of your college memories and love rekindling them once in a while? Do you love speaking about the memorable times you spent there and wish you could go back and relive them again?

Well, then this giveaway cum contest is for no one else but YOU!

My Yatra Diary… along with collegedunia.com is very excited to host ‘My College Diary’ contest where we are giving away cash prizes worth 10,000 INR (~ 150 USD) for the all the stories that you have got to share.

All you have to do is take a dive back in your college memories and then let your pen do the talking. That’s it and who knows next thing, you could be walking away with your share of prizes!

What are the prizes?

  • The best entry wins INR 5000 Cash.
  • 2 runners-up win INR 2000 Cash.
  • 1 lucky winner for helping with 'Social Media Outreach' will win INR 1000.

What is the topic?

Got an interesting college story to tell in pictures or words? Excited to take us around and show us your college campus from your perspective? Discovered something new while bunking classes and going out for a stroll?

If you found yourself nodding like a little kid, now is the time to flip back all those pages from your #CollegeDiaries, put your writing hat on and blog about it!

A few ideas to help you get started:

  • College Backpack: Been a courageous traveler all along? Have memories of that short field trip you took with your classmates or the impromptu jungle expedition you embarked on with your friends or that first taste of freedom when you decided to venture out alone? Tell us your story. Write about your experience there – what you saw, what you ate, interesting people you met, and what you did. 
  • Around Campus: What was the most favorite spot to hang out while not spending your time in the classroom? The silence of the library? The nearby sea shore? Canteen? Food joints? Quaint little temple you always stopped to pray before going to give your exams? Walk us through around your campus by writing about it on your blog!
  • Festivals and Events: Attended the college festival? Have stories to share? A memorable incident perhaps? Share your experiences and get all nostalgic.
  • Not great with words? No problem, pictures speak volumes. Blog your college memories as a photo story and team it up with interesting captions.

Social Media Outreach Bonus:

Besides writing the blog post, you can always help me spread the word on social media by sharing this banner on your blog/personal FB pages along with a link to this post:


 Share this banner along with the link of this post on your FaceBook page;
one lucky winner wins Rs. 1000

Drop the link to your shared FB post status in the comment section below / on my Facebook page / on twitter. Alternatively, you can also email me the screenshot on 22arti@gmail.com. As a token of gratitude and appreciation, we will be giving out one Rs.1000 cash to one lucky winner!

Mandatory points to follow –

1. All entries should mention this line in the post --> 'This post is my entry for 'My College Diary' contest held by travel blog My Yatra Diary in collaboration with Collegedunia.com' 

2. At the end of your post, tag atleast 3 bloggers or more who you think would be interested to participate in the contest and let them know about it by commenting on their blogs or on social media.

3. Only fresh entries written for the contest are allowed. 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. The winner will be chosen by me and College Dunia. Judges decision is final.

Eligibility?

Everyone who blogs and is a blogger, is eligible to participate in the contest. Nationality does not matter. If the winner is not from India, then the equivalent amount of prize money as USD to his/her Paypal account. This contest is open for all.

Contest Deadline:

Last date for the contest: 7th 11th December, 2014 (12.00 Midnight IST)*

*As I have received many entries on the 7th, I am extending the contest for 4 days so that those tagged at the last moment get a chance to participate too. Please submit your entries soon, there will be no further extension now.


This Contest is now CLOSED and the results will be declared shortly. Thanks everyone for participating, can't wait to read through your entries!

Declaration of Winners

Winners will be announced as soon as possible (tentatively before the beginning of the New Year so the winners have something extra to celebrate!) on my blog and my social media pages; so do keep an eye on them.

Happy Blogging and Good Luck! Eagerly looking forward to receiving your entries soon. :-)


*8th JAN 2015 UPDATE* WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

A BIG thank you to everyone who took the time and participated in the ‘My College Diaries Contest’ and helped me spread the word on social media. We were thrilled with the number and quality of entries and choosing a winner was tough and so, after much deliberation, decided to go for a tie for the grand prize! Hold you breath, let us see who's winning what here!!

*Drum Roll Please*

2 Joint Grand Prize Winners:

- Rs. 2500 goes to Sushmita for her beautifully crafted "MBE | 2013 - 2015"

- Rs. 2500 goes to Divya Menon for her interesting "Our tryst with death" told in a fun and fresh perspective.

2 Runners-up Prize Winners:

- Rs. 2000 goes to Sagarika Naik for her direct dil-se wali post "In Memoriam"

- Rs. 2000 goes to Tennyson Thomas for his "College Days at UCC" expressing gratitude towards all those things that changed him for the better.

One random lucky winner for social media outreach: The Solitary Writer wins Rs. 1000 for spreading the word on his FB and twitter pages.

Congratulations to all the winners – I shall be contacting all of you via e-mail very soon.

Thanks again to all those who took the time to write for the theme. There were many amazing stories that seriously gave me a real hard time judging. Unfortunately though, there are just these many prizes we have. So, to all those who could not make it this time: Please don’t be disappointed, for all of you are awesome!

Do keep a track of similar contests in future by following me on FaceBook, Twitter (@artisdiary) and Google Plus for alerts. Till next time, Keep blogging!



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44 comments:

  1. finaly its open for all nationality haha :) sound interesting dear Arti..

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  2. This sounds like a lot of fun. I cannot wait to see what people send you.

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  3. oops! am not in a college yet :/

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    1. Ah I had no clue about that, dear :( But, not to worry you can still help me by spreading the word. I kept the social media program specially so that each and everyone can participate ;)

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  4. nice of you to come up with contest inspiring bloggers. i haven't been to college so idea about it. but my wishes to the participants

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  5. Hello Arti,

    I Share your contest on my blog Here :

    http://vadgam.com/2014/11/06/vadgam-talukani-aajkaal-5/

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    1. Thanks so much Nitin!! :) I will be adding your name in the Social media outreach lucky draw program.

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  6. Thank you for sharing what sounds like a great competition. I'll be certain to mention it on my FB page.

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  7. Sounds tempting..will see if I can come up with something...as such I never tried writing for competitions :)

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    1. Agree! Sometimes I wish I could participate as well... haha. Thanks for your interest and I look forward to your contribution :) Please share it with your friends as well.

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  8. Great contest, Arti! Will attract interesting entries!
    Not using FB, so shared on Twitter!

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  9. Nostalgic moments came gushing in... will write for this one...

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  10. Woh! I am definitely gonna write about my college life. Even I have already in my dairy. One thing i need to do it summarize it and send it to you.

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    1. Thanks for your interest, Rajiv! It's great to see your enthusiasm, you don't need to send it to me but blog!

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  11. Very excited about this contest. It's being 5 yrs since college but may be I still can recall :).

    Shared the link on my FB page - Writers Block

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Writers-Block/118388934914439?ref=hl

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    1. Thanks for sharing and all the best, Prateek! :) Can't wait to read about your college recollections!

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  12. Good idea, Arti! Need to scratch my head to revive some old memories:)

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  13. Cool contest! Thanks for sharing! It's an interesting way to rekindle some old times...

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  14. Will surely try to contribute to this contest.....really liked the idea...let mw know if you need any social media promotion for this event ....

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    1. Thanks for your interest Awanish! And yes, sharing it on your social media channels among your friends is always highly appreciated.

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  15. Lovely topic. Will try and make time to write for this.

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    1. Glad you liked the topic, Richa - look forward to your entry!

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  16. Hey Arti, Thanks for bringing us such a lovely contest. It is an interesting mould to thoughts....:D. I have made an entry for this contest and also tweeted it...:)

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    1. Thanks for your participation, Priyashi! :) Also, do help me by tagging and sharing it with your blogger friends. All the best!!

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  17. Very innovative contest. Love the idea and have so many memories to share! I hope I am able to pen them down for the contest :)

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Rosh! I hope you pen down your memories for all of us to read :)

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  18. Hi, I am really interested, but I don't know whom to tag.. I mean I dnt have much networks or contacts

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  19. Hi Arti.. I have submitted my post

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    1. Look forward to reading your entry!! :)

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  21. Submitted entry and loved the theme.
    College Memories:Precious Asset.
    http://auraofthoughts.blogspot.in/2014/12/college-memories-precious-asset.html
    Hoping to get a prize :)

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  22. Submitted my blog post for this amazing contest , Arti! I have promoted this contest on my Facebook Page too. Hope it attracts as many participants as it should do. Congratulations on your 5 years blog Anniversary. It is a very big milestone for any blogger and I'm very happy for you!

    http://www.thesolitarywriter.com/2014/12/good-old-days.html

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  23. Thanks for sharing....
    I am in...:)
    Would definitely post something....

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  24. Hello, I just submitted my blog post.
    And also have shared here https://twitter.com/ToHaryan/status/543110947225616384
    I hope it is still counted as sharing entry. Thank you :)
    *finger crossed*

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  25. I know I am super-late, but still thanks for giving this opportunity :)
    http://me-and-my-darkside.blogspot.com/2014/12/of-context-and-timelessness-my-college.html

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  26. Thanks for such a wonderful opportunity Arti. Never mind about the prize, this made me write something that is very close to my heart. And also this is the first time I have written 750-words article. Thanks to you and your lovely contest again for that Arti. Expecting more such contest in future.

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  27. Woaah! I won! Thank you so much! I absolutely enjoyed writing for this contest and not only did i read some kickass posts it was interesting to see the different trains of thought for one particular topic. Hope to see more of these contests. PS. You're on my blog roll! :)

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  28. Wow!! Arti you made my day! Thank you so much for giving me such a beautiful opportunity! :)

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