WEEI.com Wants to Know if You Are
“The Next Great Sports Blogger”
Log on to WEEI.com/blogger to submit your blog between September 3 – 30 and you could
win your own weekly blog on the site and $5,000
BOSTON (September 3, 2008) – WEEI.com is searching for “The Next Great Sports Blogger.” The WEEI Sports
Radio Network’s web site will be holding an unprecedented contest which will ultimately provide two winners the
opportunity to blog on the web site and receive $5,000 in compensation for blog entries during 2009.
The contest, presented by TD Banknorth and runs from September 3 – October 31, will provide entrants the
opportunity to submit a blog entry to WEEI.com. Winners will have the amazing opportunity to share blogging duties
with some of the best writers in the business, including Deadspin.com founder Will Leitch, former Boston Herald
scribe Mike Felger and WEEI.com site editor Rob Bradford.
“There is a lot of talent out there and we are intent on finding it,” Bradford said. “Sports bloggers have become a
critical part of the sports journalism ecosystem and we believe that there is a star already out there in the New
England market ready for his or her big break. Whether you already have your own blog or have always wanted to
start one, we want you to show us your best writing and it could turn into a regular gig on WEEI.com.”
Contestants can submit a sample of up to 500 words to WEEI.com’s “Next Great Sports Blogger” page at
weei.com/blogger. Entries should be focused in on the Boston sports scene and reflect the author’s wit, creativity,
sports knowledge and unique perspective to craft a piece of work worthy of being featured on WEEI.com. The
deadline for submissions is September 30, 2008.
A panel of judges, including WEEI Sports Radio on-air talent such as Gerry Callahan, Michael Holley, Mike Felger,
Glenn Ordway, other Boston sports media icons and athletes, and WEEI.com site editor Rob Bradford, will help
narrow down the field of entries to determine the 10 Finalists. Then starting October 15, the finalists will be tested in
a final round of challenges judged by WEEI.com readers in an open vote deciding the winners of “The Next Great
Sports Blogger” contest.
In the end, two winners will be chosen as the “The Next Great Sports Blogger,” and will have the opportunity to write
a daily blog for WEEI.com starting in January 2009.
For more information on how to become “The Next Great Sports Blogger,” log onto WEEI.com/blogger.
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