I wonder how many other bloggers got this e-mail and how “exclusive” this really is. At the same time, who in the world would find the idea of having to pay hundreds of dollars for the chance to win a so called â€œawardâ€ to be recognized as a bargain? First this was the e-mail I received:
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From: Chapeau Blog Awards
Subject: Call for Entries – Chapeau Blog Awards
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Dust off your shelf and make room for a Chapeau Blog Award!
Be one of the first to enter the exclusive Chapeau Blog Award contest, solely dedicated to honoring the creative and inspired art of blogging.
Entering is an easy 2 step process.
Enter one or many of the 12 industry categories.
There is a fit for each and every blog, including:
– Arts & Design
– Marketing & Advertising
– Travel & Leisure
– Health & Beauty
– Real Estate & Development
– Web Design & Development
Select a blog award category from Best Industry to Best Opinion and enter to win.
Hundreds of deserving bloggers will be honored with a Chapeau Blog Award. And one blog will be named 2009 “Most Brilliant Blog”!
Who Better to Judge:
Who better to judge the most innovative, creative and informative blogs than the readers who are active in the blogosphere? That’s right, those involved in the blogosphere will be the judges. No antiquated judging academy here!
A special discounted rate of $195 is available to bloggers who enter now!
But hurry this special early bird offer ends November 14, 2008.
To You We Tip our Chapeau,
The Chapeau Blog Awards Team
P.S. Chapeau Blog Awards Call for Entries is Now Open! 2 Steps is all it takes to enter now! Good Luck.
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So, I did visit the site out of curiosity and they actually list the fees associated in entering which state the following:
Enter from now until November 14, 2008 at a discounted fee.
$195 – From now until November 14, 2008
$250 – From November 15 – December 15, 2008
$275 – From December 16 – January 30, 2009
These â€œpay for the chance to get recognizedâ€ type of businesses must be working to some degree in getting people to pay for them to even exist. Another confusing thing from a business perspective is that they have a sponsors section. In that sense, if there is some kind of overhead that requires money shouldnâ€™t the sponsors be the ones to help pay for this event? A site like that doesnâ€™t look too costly to maintain either. Although, from the looks of it I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if the sponsor is in some way directly affiliated in developing this.
Is there actually a person in the â€œBlogosphereâ€ that would actually buy into this? Iâ€™ll give them one thingâ€¦..at least they are upfront that there is a fee.