Ottawa Ontario (PRWEB) December 16, 2011
On December 1st, GourmetRecipe.com the leading website for healthy high quality recipes launched their first ever blog festival! The Gourmet Recipe blog festival is designed to bring food bloggers and writers from all across the world together to share their talent through the Gourmet Recipe blog, as well as award them for their talent by giving away a $5,000 grand prize to the winner! The festival entry page is located at http://blog.gourmetrecipe.com/recipe-blog-festival/ and posts will be located on the Gourmet Recipe Blog website. Interested participants apply to be a guest blogger on Gourmet Recipe and contribute a post to the website. The contributor will also post a link back to their own personal food blog so that if readers liked the post on Gourmet Recipe, they can find the original author's blog. With this Gourmet Recipe hopes that readers of the various contestants will be able to discover other interesting bloggers also participating.
Gourmet Recipe CEO, Raymond Kuate, made it clear he saw a lot of value in running the festival. "It is remarkable the amount of talent that these bloggers have. They are people from all walks of life with different experiences, dreams, and careers. The one thing that makes them all similar is their passion for food. That's why blogs do so well, there really is a blog for everyone. No matter what you are like, you can relate to someone else who is out there writing, and that is what our festival is all about. We want to connect bloggers together and connect their audiences together. If someone writes about cakes but they have readers who love cakes but also love barbeque, it can help them find a barbeque blog. It is also about rewarding these bloggers for their years of writing. Most of them aren't professionals, they do it because they love it. Well, we want to give one of those deserving bloggers a $5,000 prize to say thank you for contributing to the blogging community."
Gourmet Recipe's blog festival will be running from November 1st to January 31st and is open to anyone who has their own food blog. Contributors will be asked to write a post featuring an original recipe and pictures of the finished product. The staff of Gourmet Recipe will be judging the winners based off criteria that includes the popularity of the post, the amount of comments it receives, the level of interaction in those comments , the quality of the writing, and the quality of the pictures associated with the recipe. The bloggers are encouraged to send their own fans to check out their post, along with posts from the other contestants to build community among fans and help everyone expand their audiences. At the end of the competition the $5,000 prize will be awarded to whichever post stands out the most based off of the 5 criteria. Gourmet Recipe is encouraging anyone and everyone with their own food blog to come forward and participate, and hopes this will be the first of many successful blog festivals.
About Gourmet Recipe: http://www.gourmetrecipe.com is a website dedicated to giving high quality, easy to follow recipes for the amateur chef and the cooking enthusiast alike. Gourmet Recipe contains a large collection of text and video recipes that are handpicked to only include the best tasting dishes. The website is owned and operated by Vertamin Inc., an Ottawa based company.
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