Contest for Cebu Blogs

I know I posted on my other blog, Miss Wilhelmina, the mechanics for this contest. I should've posted on here first, since this blog has more traffic than the other blog. But what's done is done, and I can only hope that any Cebuano blogger who comes across this blog will still join the contest.

Here are the mechanics:

Objective: To let a hundred Cebu Blogs bloom.


1.) The blogger has to create a new blog about Cebu. Existing blogs
with already entries or traffic are not allowed. The blog may be self-
hosted, or it maybe in any of the publicly available free sites like, MSN, or

2.) It should be a new blog which will have a PageRank of 0 in Google,
and 0 authority as according to Blog Authority, Technorati.

3.) The blogger should register in the official website,

4.) Upon approval, he should do the following: (this will be provided
to him)

- Insert a code that will enable at statcounter which will count the
number of unique visitors and total them.

- insert a code that will enable the blog to carry the blogroll of all
the other accepted contestants. That means all official blogs will
carry a link to all other Cebu Blog contestants).

- the blogs may also be asked to carry the logos of the sponsors of
the mandaue Business Month.

Other than the above, the Cebu blogs are free to add whatever widgets,
advertisements, or add-ons that they feel will add to the value of
the blog or to their own income. However, please do note that a blog
with overwhelming clutter may earn less points in the theme and
overall aesthetics category.

5.) The blog contest will start on July 16, and will end on August 31,

6.) The registered bloggers will be invited to all the functions and
events of the Mandaue Business Month where the press is also invited.

7.) The bloggers will write about the events of the Mandaue Business
Month, as well as probable first hand accounts of any of the towns and
cities of Cebu. This will include for instance the schedules, and
plans of MBM, like the press con, contest rules etc.The blog may link
to other blogs and quote, but 70% of the overall content should be

8.) Each blog may have one or multiple writers. A school or
association or a group may collectively also write one blog as a
combined entry effort.

The top 3 blogs will win the following prizes:
1st prize - 8,000 pesos cash or gift cheque
2nd prize - 5,000 pesos cash or gift cheque
3rd prize - 2,000 pesos cash or gift cheque

9. The top blogs will be chosen based on the following criteria:

- Technorati Ranking at the end of the contest 15%
- Google Page Ranking at the end of the contest 15%
- Number of unique visitors garnered during the period as reported by
the Statcounter 20%
- Blog Design and Aesthetics 30%
- User Ranking and Voting in the website 20%

10. The top 3 blogs will be announced and awarded in September 2008
upon the conclusion of the Mandaue business Month.

11. Judges decision is irrevocable and final.


Life in Cebu! said...

Hope you all would join this competition. Let's make Cebu known to the world! Join today!

Would appreciate if you could help spread the word and most of all you can join the contest. please email me for further details. thanks

ceblogger said...

new blog? Did you or do you plan to create a new blog to join in this contest? or pwede ra ba subdomain?

blurem23 said...

cebu? I love cebu!!!!