IX12: How the competition works

Who is eligible?

Any blogger who writes / shoots videos / podcasts about their international experience. Be it high-school exchange, student exchange, au-pair, social year abroad, expat, around-the-world travel etc. This also includes the au-pair/exchange host families. As we want to reward specific / individual people a maximum number of 5 authors per blog is permitted.

What’s the time table?

Nominations: January 16th to January 29th, 11:59 p.m. CET (German time).
Users can nominate their favourite blogs by leaving a comment on the boxes below or sending us an email to virginia [at] bab.la

Voting: January 31th to February 12th, 11:59 p.m. CET (German time).

All nominated blogs who are eligible will be permitted to the voting phase.

Results will be published on February 14th!

How does the ranking work?

We rank blogs solely according to user votes. Rest assured that our voting system saves each vote. We have several security measures in place to assure no vote fraud. This can result in vote commit changes at the end of the voting phase as we normally check all votes.

Who can vote?

Anyone is allowed to vote once for their favourite blog.

Can I promote my blog so that more users vote for me?

Yes, you can promote your blog amongst your friends, twitter profile, facebook or any other media.

What can I win?

The main idea behind this competition is to promote cultural exchange and a mutual understanding of each other. That said we want to show our appreciation to the best bloggers. So the top 3 bloggers will get a “education package for children” from SOS children villages sponsored by us. We think this is better than any material price there is.

Update 29.01.12: Nominations are closed!

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