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 800 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!