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Here at Nuffnang AU, we love supporting bloggers and independent retailers. This is why we are very excited to be informing you of the Sydney Market’s Blogger Awards!

• Are you based in NSW or the ACT?
• Community local shopper or do you love to support local small businesses?
• Do you love writing about all things fresh, flavourful or stylish?

The Sydney Markets Blog Awards recognise bloggers who have created insightful and interesting stories about an independent greengrocer and/or florist, highlighting the seasonal fresh produce or flowers that they work with. The awards draw attention to the contribution of bloggers who, by sharing their passion for fresh produce with their audiences through their blogs and social media channels, encourage support for independent fresh produce and flower retailers.

As part of the Fresh Awards, Sydney Markets will present two Blog Awards. These awards will recognise bloggers who have created insightful and interesting stories about an independent greengrocer and/or florist, highlighting the seasonal fresh produce or flowers that they work with. The awards draw attention to the contribution of bloggers who, by sharing their passion for fresh produce with their audiences through their blogs and social media channels, encourage support for independent fresh produce and flower retailers.


(Photo Credit: Wild Flower Arrangement via Avenue)

There is two-award categories, the Greengrocer Story and the Florist Story. Enter the competition by writing a blog post telling your Greengrocer Story or Florist Story – we’d love to hear about your favourite experience with a local retailer of fresh fruit and veg, or blossoming bouquets. Use the hashtag #thefreshawards, make sure it’s in first person of course (it’s your story we want to hear, after all!), and if your content goes live by March 31st, you’re in the running!

$2,500 worth of prizes to be won in each blog category and the lucky winners will each receive:
• $1,000 cash
• $1,000 worth of fresh produce or flowers over 12 months
• A paid commission to write two stories to be published by Sydney Markets

Blog criteria:
Entries must be;
• Written in a personalised style
• Written in the first person
• Written about a NSW/ACT greengrocer, independent retailer of fresh fruit and vegetables, florist, fresh flowers
• Promoted through the blogger’s social media channels with the hashtag #thefreshawards.
• Entries close 31 March 2016

So why not get rewarded for doing what you love? Show us your writing chops, bloggers! We can’t wait to see what you come up with! For T&C and more information on Sydney Market’s Blogger Awards visit: www.freshawards.com.au

(Photo Credit: The Sydney Market’s Blog Awards)
TJ Jaycobs
Nuffnang Community Team

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Reflecting back on blogging “way back when”, a lot has changed!  It’s 2015 now, and blogging is bigger than ever in Australia. To help you take your blogging game to the next level, we’re giving away eight Better Blogging Essentials Packs – worth over $1,200 each! Keep reading to find out how you can win for your blog.

Nuffnang has just turned 8 years old, and it wouldn’t be a celebration without all of you! With over 8,000 bloggers in our Australian community, a million bloggers worldwide, and an infinite number of stories, we raise our glasses to you, the blogger. Please join us in celebrating the long-lasting bond of the blogging community! Hear hear

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While we could have had you all ’round to our office for a toast, an online celebration in the space that we all work and play in seemed better suited. So to all the Aussie bloggers out there, we want to hear about your journey as a blogger. Not every blog kicks off at expert level! And some “first ever” posts may be a little embarrassing if you’ve grown a lot since then. Would you believe even Nuffnang got its start from a Pussycat Dolls concert in the UK where our co-founders first met? (True story!)

This year, we’ve got Better Blogging Essentials Packs — worth over $1,200 each! — for eight lucky bloggers.

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Included in the Better Blogging Essentials Pack are:

FBInfluence: FBInfluence is the #1 Facebook marketing training program. Over 20,000 people trust FBInfluence as their go-to source for FB Marketing training. With step-by-step video modules and an interactive forum for all your questions, FBInfluence is the ultimate resource for any blogger wanting to leverage Facebook to drive targeted traffic to their blogs. You’ll win a training membership, valued at $137, granting you online training course and forum access.

Canva: Canva makes it simple to create beautiful blog graphics, social media materials and marketing materials to promote your blog. You’ll win $100 Canva credit to purchase stunning stock photography, layouts and graphics to use in your designs.

oDesk: Get the expert help you’ve always wanted for your blog! Anything you can do on a computer—from graphic design to software development—can be done on oDesk. You’ll win a $50 credit to be used toward any oDesk job posting. Whether you need a writer to help write the perfect bio or a full-fledged software development team to rebuild your blog, oDesk’s tools and talent can accommodate.

Authority Content: This DIY program by Melbourne SEO & Video is a 3 step system that you can follow to increase your conversions, traffic & authority positioning – using the present, product, promote framework.

Gleam: Gleam is a user friendly competitions platform loved by over over 30,000 brands and bloggers around the world. Get an exclusive 1 year full Pro subscription worth $390 with access to email provider sync, beautiful templates, custom landing pages, access to user data plus the ability to run photo contests with Gleam’s new Gallery app.

Video Traffic Academy: Start taking advantage of the power of video content! You’ll win one course membership enabling you to learn easy and effective ways of creating videos, leveraging all parts of a video to boost your Google rankings, and drive massive traffic to your blog.

To enter to win one of the Better Blogging Essentials Packs, leave a comment below with the following:

1) A link to your very first blog post (don’t be shy!)
2) What’s one thing you’ve learned as a blogger since that first post?

Eight lucky winners will be chosen based on their answers. You’ve got until 5pm AEDT Tuesday, 10 March to enter.

Know someone who might like to win a Better Blogging Essentials Pack? Share this post and tag #Nuffnang8irthday

Valissa
Nuffnang Community Team

Dubai is the land of dreams: the tallest buildings, the best shopping, the perfect playground for adventure. With hundreds of world-class restaurants and stylish bars and clubs to choose from, Dubai is a city where gastronomy and nightlife thrive. It’s a city of rich in culture, home to over 200 nationalities with prided Arabian roots.

Nuffnang Bloggerati are heading to the Middle East this December in partnership with Dubai Tourism on Australia’s largest international social tourism campaign, and you could be coming along! Now you have the chance to win the trip of your dreams with Nuffnang bloggers and Dubai Tourism! Keep reading to find out how.

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Share your Dubai Dreams and you could win the ultimate trip for two to Dubai this December! The prize package includes return airfare from your nearest capital city, luxurious hotel accommodation, and activities to experience Dubai like none other. You and a travel companion will join Nuffnang Bloggerati on the trip of your dreams!

To win, simply answer the question: “What do you dream of in Dubai?” via a social media post with the hashtags #NNDubaiDreams and #MyDubai.  Your answer can be text, photo, video… Get creative! The best post as determined by our panel of judges wins.

* Social media posts must be publicly visible and include both #NNDubaiDreams and #mydubai hashtags to be eligible
* Entry is open to residents of Australia with a valid passport
* Winner must be available to travel December 3 – 12, 2014

Get inspired with Dubai Tourism and start sharing your Dubai Dreams to win!

 

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Valissa
Nuffnang Community Team

Bloggers, you’re going to love this one! Nuffnang has teamed up with Audible and 20th Century Fox for one of the coolest book-to-movie collaborations ever.

Centred around the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, Nuffnang bloggers are invited to experience this incredible story like no one else. Keep reading to find out how to get involved!

Gone Girl Nuffnang Blogger Screening by Audible“GONE GIRL” film artwork © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved

GONE GIRL is  the suspenseful thriller unearthing the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (played by Ben Affleck in the film adaptation) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceit and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Thanks to Audible and 20th Century Fox, Nuffnang bloggers are invited to experience GONE GIRL both in audiobook and movie format before the movie opens to the public on 2nd October.

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Download a free copy of the GONE GIRL audiobook from Audible1.  Enjoy your instant download and listen to the thriller of the year before it hits the big screens. Then join Nuffnang for an exclusive preview screening of GONE GIRL as a major motion picture in Sydney or Melbourne on the 29th September.

Thanks to Audible and Twentieth Century Fox, Nuffnang is hosting exclusive advanced screenings in both Sydney and Melbourne on Monday 29th September.

Watch the trailer below:

To win a double pass to the advanced screening of GONE GIRL, in the comments below tell us in 10 words or fewer:
What was the worst thing you’ve ever had go missing?  
Don’t forget to let us know whether you’d like tickets for Sydney or Melbourne!

Winners will be notified via email by 22nd  September

#AudibleGoneGirl

 

BONUS:

Want to be sure you won’t miss this super amaze event? Write a review of GONE GIRL the audiobook from Audible and let us know what you’re looking forward to in the movie version (no spoilers!) and you’ll get bonus tickets to the advanced screening2 or if you live outside Sydney/Melbourne, you can receive a double pass to go see GONE GIRL in a cinema near you.3

 

1. If you already have an Audible account, please send an email to competitions@nuffnang.com.au to arrange your free download of GONE GIRL. Audible.com.au terms and conditions apply.
2. Maximum of four tickets (2 double passes) to be awarded per blogger for the advanced screening.
3.  Limited number of in-season passes available. In-season passes will be awarded to the first eleigible blog reviews shared in the comments of this post.

 

Valissa
Nuffnang Community Team

Gary Mehigan Nuffnang Blogger Brita Competition

Hi there Nuffnangers, we have some fantastic news!

Nuffnang is launching an exciting recipe competition across its Australian network, with thanks to BRITA.

From professional chefs to home cooks, lovers of good food have always gone to considerable lengths to source the finest quality produce and ingredients. Surprisingly, however, few think the same way about the water they use in the kitchen, despite it being fundamental in the preparation of so many recipes, not to mention an important ingredient itself. BRITA believes that filtered water helps bring out the full potential of your recipes. Restaurateur & MasterChef Judge, Gary Mehigan is a proud ambassador for BRITA and has seen the difference for himself.

That’s right, it’s time to start thinking about filtered water as an ingredient! 

To celebrate the launch of the Better with BRITA campaign, Nuffnang has some exciting prizes up for grabs. We want to hear YOUR recipe ideas!

To enter, simply write a blog post on a ‘fresh recipe’ that uses filtered water as a key ingredient! Full details below.

PRIZES:

We are giving away two vouchers for the incredible gourmet store The Essential Ingredient, a haven for quality ingredients, cookware, culinary books and cooking classes.

First Place:  $500 Gift Voucher

Second Place:  $250 Gift Voucher

We will also be sharing our favourite entries across Nuffnang AU’s social channels, so this is a great way to get your name out there and be seen by the rest of the blogging community.

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Here’s what you have to do:

1) Write up & publish your blog post sharing your very own ‘fresh recipe’. Make sure you include the relevant header at the top of your post!

2) Comment below on this blog post with the URL to your post. That way, we’ll be able to find it!

3) Nuffnang will select the top two most creative entries to win!

Important Info:

  • Please ensure your blog post includes the following header: ‘This post is an entry into the Nuffnang ‘Fresh Recipe’ Network Competition, thanks to BRITA. Check out betterwithbrita.com for inspiration and exclusive recipes by Gary Mehigan’. (Please copy and paste in this header exactly as it contains a particular URL)
  • Let us know in your blog post: How would great tasting, filtered water help you make the most out of your recipe?

Get as creative as you like! Be sure to check out Gary Mehigan’s exclusive recipes and video tutorials for inspiration to get you started.

The competition ends 5:01pm AEST August 27, 2014 

Questions? Please email producttalk@nuffnang.com.au with the subject line ‘NN Fresh Recipe Competition’

View Terms and Conditions here

Site Admin
Nuffnang Community Team

In the modern day, there are few who are strangers to the selfie. Oxford English Dictionary describes the (in?)famous snap as, “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” But the question isn’t so much what a selfie is, but how to take the best selfie!

From practiced poses, interesting backgrounds, ultimate lighting, and even the occasional duckface, taking a selfie has become a work of art.

Selfie gif via MashablePhoto Cred: Mashable

Our friends at Huawei are firm believers that nothing should get in the way of a great selfie, and have gone so far as to design a smartphone to help you capture the perfect selfie! With its 5MP front-facing camera that includes preview screen window, auto-scene recognition and auto-facial enhancement, the Huawei Ascend G6 4G smartphone will make sure you’re always looking your best! Also a crazy first, this phone has voice-activated shooting technology! Imagine for a moment how easy it would be to strike a pose if you can take photos hands-free! The camera also features an 88 degree ultra wide-angle lens that makes group selfies a million times easier. Just think of how many more celebs Ellen could have fit in this famous frame with a wider lens!

ellen oscar selfiePhoto Cred: Ellen DeGeneres

We think bloggers know best when it comes to snapping selfies, and now is your chance to show it! Thanks to Huawei, two lucky Nuffnang bloggers are going to win a sleek and stylish Huawei Ascend G6 4G smartphone.

Here’s how to win:

1) Take a selfie and share it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. (Make sure the post is public to be counted)

2) Tag the photo with #HelloHuaweiG6 and @NuffnangAU

3) The two most creative selfies submitted by 11:59pm AEST 4th August win a Huawei Ascend G6 4G smartphone!

 

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The winning photos will gain selfie stardom and will be shared across Nuffnang’s social channels. Get creative and get snapping!

selfie line (2)Photo credits from left to right: Cristina Otero / Senju-Hime, via Kate Spade Origin Unknown, Creative ReviewAki Hoshide

 

 

Valissa
Nuffnang Community Team

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