A few weeks ago I recieved quite possibly the best email ever! I am so excited to finally be able to share it with all of ya’ll. I made the finals for the PEACE CORPS BLOG IT HOME CONTEST!! Now I need your help to win the contest by liking/sharing my photo on the Peace Corps Facebook page. Here is the link: https://goo.gl/to8n5N
The Peace Corps Blog It Home contest starts with over 400 blogs from currently serving volunteers. From the volunteers who enter the contest 20 blogs are chosen to move on to the finals based off the following criteria:
- “Demonstrated commitment to increasing cross-cultural understanding: 40%
- Cultural richness of blog: 30%
- Quality of writing: 15%
- Quality of media content: 15%”
Each of the 20 finalists then picks a photo to enter into the Facebook liking contest, and from this group 9 or 10 are selected to travel to Peace Corps HQ in Washington D.C. for a week “to promote the Third Goal in a series of intercultural presentations, professional development events, and other activities around the city.”
Hat’s off to all of the finalists! There are some really great bloggers in the finals. All of those hours spent writing and uploading pictures with miserably slow internet, and all of the hours spent on rickety combis to get to internet in the capital city paid off. Please take a moment to look through the album and show some love to all of the wonderful volunteers/bloggers participating in the Peace Corps Blog It Home contest.