IX13: How the competition works

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bab.la’s annual International eXchange and eXperience blog competition is finally open, and we want you to participate! Are you blogging about exchange or international experiences? Then join in and have fun competing against other bloggers. By competing you get the chance to win, and get recognized by readers from all over the world!

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. Blogs can be in all languages.

The time table
Nominations: January 21st and last until January 31st, 11:55 p.m. CET (German time).
Voting: February 4th to February 17th, 11:59 p.m. CET (German time).

Results will be published on February 20th!
Users can nominate their favorite blogs by leaving a comment [here] or by sending an email to meri [at] bab.la. All nominated blogs who are eligible will be permitted to the voting phase.

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 check all votes.

Who can vote?
Anyone is allowed to vote once for their favorite blog.

Can I promote my blog?
Yes, you can promote your blog amongst your friends, Twitter profile, Facebook or in any other way.

What can I win?
This year, we will donate an education package for UNICEF in the name of each blogger. UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. Among other important matters, UNICEF focuses on overcoming childhood poverty, violence, disease and discrimination.

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