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Great Barrier Reef Competition Winners Have Been Notified #QldBlog

I’m really excited to announce that the ten winners of the Great Barrier Reef Competition that we’ve been running here on ProBlogger the last couple of weeks have been chosen.

Over 700 entries were received. It was no easy task to shortlist them and choose the final winners because there were some amazing bloggers. As I looked through the entries I just kept saying to myself, “I’d love to have them on the trip!”

In fact, my wishlist of winners probably numbered over 100 so the job the team at Tourism Queensland had in selecting the final ten was a huge challenge.

But only ten can win and I received the list last night from the judges at Tourism Queensland. I simply can’t wait to meet all of the winners in June.

As outlined in the Terms and Conditions of the competition, winners will have received an email in the last few minutes letting them know that they’ve won and asking them to confirm that they are accepting the prize (so if you entered, check your inbox now!).

Winners have 72 hours to confirm that they’re coming and on Friday (Aussie time) I’ll publicly publish the names of those winners so we can all see who is coming on the trip!

If you’ve won, please don’t celebrate publicly yet. We’ll do the big announcement Friday (Aussie time) where you can share the news with your own audience.

If you were not selected, I can only say that I’m sorry you won’t be joining us and that I hope we might do something like this again in the future (tell @Queensland) if you do, too). I also hope you’ll follow along with us as we blog/tweet the trip in June.

Thanks to everyone for entering. This has been one of the most fun things I’ve done so far in my almost ten years of blogging … and the best part is still ahead!

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Comments

  1. thanks for letting me dream for the last couple of weeks, maybe next time i will be one of the lucky winners but for now I will just continue to try to improve :) all the best to those that won, wish it was me but understand that there was alot of talent to choose from. cheers :)

  2. I am incredibly heartbroken not to see an email in my inbox, but I am moreso excited for those who won! Congrats…can’t wait to see the results of the final winners. Have a great time!

  3. Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy North Queensland, it is a special place!

  4. Taline says:

    Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy! :)

  5. Mindy says:

    I suppose I didn’t make the cut this time. Congrats to the winners and I can’t wait to see all the fab reports that come out of it!

  6. Can’t wait to see who the winners are! I’m sure no one will turn this amazing opportunity down. If only uni wasn’t in the way of making an entry myself! :(

  7. Vern says:

    Maybe my inbox was full… try sending my notice again! lol…

  8. Looking forward to all the write ups from the trip. Sounds amazing for Darren and Queensland and all of their guests. Did not win Oprah and now this one? Guess I won’t make it to Australia in this lifetime. Make it a great week and have fun

  9. This was great fun. Thx for the opportunity Darren. Just another example of the many places your ‘jogging’ journey can take you…

    All the best to the winners!

  10. Too bad. No emails in my inbox. But I guess it was a long stretch to be selected in the 40+ Fashion niche!

  11. Congrats to all for making the decision-making process so difficult! Something we can each take pride in – especially if Darren couldn’t narrow it down past 100!

    I look forward to reading the adventures in all the posts.

    Darren I look forward to entering your next competition. But, before then, I hope you will direct a few of your June posts to the rest of us. I mean tell us about what you learn/share/experience when interacting with the #QldBlog crew.

  12. Greg says:

    Congatulations to the winners, as an Ausse I have been lucky enough to visit Barrier Reef a couple of times, if u haven’t been before its going to blow your mind how beautiful it is.

  13. tams says:

    What a fantastic opportunity you have presented to your followers Darren. Congrats to all the winners, I am sure they will have lots to talk about and I look forward to seeing what they bring back to their blogs from this trip.

  14. Sylvia says:

    Congrats to all the winners!! Hopefully there will be another competition like this in the future, and I would have managed to develop my blog some more. Can’t wait to read the entries in June! And also see who won! :)

  15. Kate Sutton says:

    Gutted I didn’t make the final cut but thanks for the opportunity! It’s good to dream.

  16. Tillerman says:

    Disappointed not to be chosen but I’m looking forward to seeing who the lucky ten winners are so that I can learn from their blogs how to improve my own blog…. and maybe win next time, if there ever is a next time.

    It would really be great if Darren would write a post on what he thought made the lucky ten stand out from the pack. What can we learn from them?

  17. Kylie Healey says:

    Congrats to the lucky winners – you will love FNQ I certainly do!

  18. Vi says:

    I need to check my spam box :)

  19. Fanie says:

    Congratulations to all the winners! :-) Can’t wait to see the blog posts they will generate. And they’re so lucky to get Darren as their “blogging teacher” for the week.

  20. thanks for letting me dream for the last couple of weeks, maybe next time i will be one of the lucky winners but for now I will just continue to try to improve :) all the best to those that won, wish it was me but understand that there was alot of talent to choose from. cheers :)

  21. Prognostika says:

    Congratulations to the winners! Great Job!

  22. Many congratulations to the winners. I hope an artist blogger is among them.