Last May, we held the first ever blog contest on our site and were overwhelmed by the level of participation and quality of blogs from our talented and vocal community of readers. And so, we decided to launch a second contest to encourage and inspire all of those with a story to tell. All blogs posted in the Community Blog section on our site from July 17 to September 30 were automatically entered into the competition and once again we saw a wonderful and entertaining collection of blogs, ranging in topic from summer travel tips to opinions on expat life to everything in between.
Reminder of the prizes
This time we are giving away four prizes: one winner selected by eChinacities will win a 500 RMB Amazon gift card; two winners selected randomly will each get a 250 RMB Amazon gift cards and the readers’ choice winner will also receive a 500 RMB gift card for Amazon.
Winner selected by eChinacities
Congratulations to Daqing Devil who was chosen by eChinacities for his collection of summer travel blogs. From writing about picturesque parks to experiences taking a train in China, Daqing Devil has taken his readers on a vivid journey that touches upon people, places and the local culture. No stranger to winning blog prizes, Daqing Devil got the top number of votes in the first competition and won with his blog “My First Visit to a Chinese Hospital!” You can read all his entries on his blog page.
Randomly selected winners
1) My Top Stressful Moments of the 24/7 Rush Hour that is Shanghai By Chamaflauge
2) Huangshi City, Hubei Province By NightOwl90
Congratulations Chamaflauge and NightOwl90; two 250 RMB Amazon gift cards will be sent your way!
Shortlist of Top 10 Blogs – Vote for your favorite today!
The 10 blogs listed below received the highest number of comments and page views and have therefore been shortlisted for the readers’ choice award. This time you, the readers, get to choose the winner. To vote for your favorite article, simply write the words “2nd blog contest – My favorite blog” in the comment section below followed by the name of the blog article you wish to vote for. Make sure you choose carefully, as each user is only allowed to vote once, and any automated, repeated or fraudulent comments will be deleted.
1) Feeling lonely? -- Welcome to China By pepo36
2) My Love Affair with Japan By xiaoxiong
3) Racial Appearance as a Teaching 'Qualification': Who's to Blame? By JayKnox's
4) Am I A Model? By JulieM
5) Annoying Curiosity By Rencin
6) My life as an Alien - The Intro By littlemissmoo
7) Changes - expat views By hellodumpling
8) Harbin Ice Festival By Judithliang
9) Despite the Challenges.... By qingdao2013
10) Once an Irritation, Now a Comfort By Freejudd
The voting period will be open from now until October 31 and the overall winner will be announced shortly afterwards. Hurry, vote today!
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The people have voted and there is clear winner: Congratulations to littlemissmo for winning the Reader’s Choice Award with her blog entry “My Life as an Alien – The Intro”! A 500 RMB Amazon gift card is on its way to you! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the blog competition and who voted for their favorite blog. Despite the fact that the competition is closed, it is great to see a steady stream of new blog posted in the Community Blog section. To read about the experiences and opinions of fellow eChina readers, make sure to regularly browse the blog page: http://www.echinacities.com/blogs
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