Campus Progress 2005 Summer Blogathon
Check out the weekly winners as well as grand prize winner(s) from our summer-long blogging contest!
Speaking truth to power, and winning prizes while doing it.
All summer long, Campus Progress, the campus division of the Center for American Progress, held its first Summer Blogathon. To encourage more students to sign up and talk about issues, ideas, campus life, and whatever else was on their minds, and to award good work, we gave everyone who signed up a chance at a weekly $40 prize for post of the week.
In addition, we offered a grand prize at the end of the Blogathon for the best overall blogger. Well, something we really didn’t expect happened last week when we were narrowing down the list of winners. We decided that five students all deserved the prize.
So we reached out to all of them and explained the situation, and guess what- all five of them had no problem with splitting the prize five ways. So we’re proud to announce the five grand prize winners of the Campus Progress Summer blogathon:
- Jennifer Nedeau, aka JenNedeau, George Washington University, Washington, DC
- Josh Eidelson, aka jre, Yale University, New Haven, CT
- Lauren Patrizi, aka laurenpatrizi, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Asheesh Siddique, aka siddique, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
- Todd Hill, aka ToddHill, North Lake College, Irving, TX
The cash portion of the $500 grand prize will be split evenly among the five bloggers. During the course of the next school year, each blogger will also get the other parts of their prizes, including chances to post on ThinkProgress.org, as well as helping out with an interview for our “Five Minutes With” feature on CampusProgress.org. In addition, all five bloggers will be permanent members of our front-page blogging team.
While the Blogathon is now over, the entire group blog and all its posts will remain on the site for everyone to read. And of course, this doesn’t mean anyone should stop blogging. The Blogathon brought a huge increase in members and active writers on the community section, and we hope you’ll all stay and continue to Connect, Engage, and Speak Up!
The 2005 Summer Blogathon weekly winners :
Week 1 – “Dictionary.com cross-examines the Liberal Bias in the Media” by JenNedeau
Week 3 – “Five Flame-Retardant Ways to Desecrate the Flag” by Laskow
Week 5 – “Remember when Karl Rove got accused of treason? and other questions” by elainethefirst
Week 6 – “The Lies of Jason Mattera” by siddique
Week 7 – “Karl Rove’s New Job Title” by Superduperficial
Week 9 – “My 44 points” by scharch
Week 10 – “The Front Lines of a New War in Crawford” by ToddHill
Illustration: Matt Bors