And the winner is….(The Canadian Songwriters Social Media Challenge)

At the beginning of the year, over 60 people registered to take part in The Canadian Songwriters Social Media Challenge, also known as the Music Success in Nine Weeks Blog Challenge.

The Songwriters Association of Canada was thrilled to partner with Cyber PR® to provide the tools and the community necessary for success in undertaking the challenge.

The 9 weeks of the challenge resulted in a flurry of blogging frenzy as songwriters across Canada helped each other set courageous goals that led to incredible breakthroughs.  In total 22 songwriters made it to the finish line, many of whom are now friends and fans of each other.  Click here to see who completed the challenge (scroll to comments):

Picking a winner was extremely difficult considering the talent and dedication reflected in this fine group of participants.  Ultimately, the team felt there was one participant who took the challenge to another level.  She also engaged her fellow participants by interviewing them for her own blog.

We would like to congratulate Karyn Ellis on winning the 3rd edition of the blogging challenge!

Her prize includes….

*A VIP 2 month Cyber PR® Campaign from Ariel Publicity
*2 Years of sponsor Bandzoogle’s Pro-Plan
*A Custom website design from a Bandzoogle designer
*$200 credit to run a PROMOTE IT ad Campaign from Reverbnation to expand their Facebook fan page likes.

Karyn's Week 8 Blog Entry

We chose Karyn Ellis as this contest winner for several reasons. Each weekly entry started with a catchy title and only increased in quality from there, with incredibly well-thought and fleshed out narrative-style blog posts.

Each post was broken into several sections using attractive headers and was complemented with high-res images (all of which were properly cited) to effectively illustrate and break up the text.

After all, blogging is more than just text. It is understanding your readers and knowing how to properly format each article so that it is interesting, easily readable and ultimately engaging. Regularly, Karen’s blog posts attracted several comments, all of which were promptly responded to by Karen herself!

We are so proud of the efforts that Karen put into this blog challenge – her blog is incredibly worthy and we can’t wait to see her blog, and her blog community, grow over the next coming months! Congrats Karen!

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