The date has been set for the long-awaited TAT Newsroom Blogger campaign to start accepting entries. From June 16, 2016, the world’s talented bloggers and photographers can upload their stories and images of Thailand and get the chance to win an exclusive trip to the kingdom.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, “Here at the TAT, we are always writing stories about the wonders to be found in Thailand. So it’s really exciting to be able to hear from the world’s talented bloggers about their own adventures in the kingdom and to see some of the amazing pictures they have taken. We want to hear how people have experienced Thailand and connected with the people. We want to know how they’ve been inspired to creativity. We are very much looking forward to 16 June, 2016 when these tales of Thailand start to flood in.”
The TAT Newsroom Blogger Campaign is aimed at promoting the charms of and attractions of Thailand, its culture and its people through stories and real experiences. It is the kingdom’s unique blend of, traditions and festivals that epitomise “Thainess” and make the country stand out as offering unique experiences to all visitors, writers and photographers especially.
The TAT Newsroom Blogger Campaign is open to anyone who has an active online blog or social media presence. All that is required is for bloggers and photographers to write a blog post about their experiences in Thailand or upload a favourite Thailand photo.
To enter, bloggers must have a high-profile and regularly-updated social media presence as well as a number of regular followers. This could include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, etc. or a personal blog that covers travel, food or culture topics. Entrants also need to be followers of the TAT Newsroom via social media platforms. Content bloggers who have yet to come to Thailand can also enter the contest by writing about the amazing experiences they would love to enjoy in the kingdom.
Entrants can upload up to five stories and photos to the specially created TAT Newsroom Blogger website,www.blogger.tatnews.org, which will be launched on 16 June, 2016. The Campaign will be open for 45 days or until 31 July, 2015. After posting their stories and photos, the bloggers and photographers can then ask their online followers and members of the public to vote. The top three bloggers and three photographers with the highest numbers of votes will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Thailand, which will take place from 16-20 September, 2016. The next three most voted, each, for story blogs and photos will receive a special prize.
Voting on the website will be open from 16 June to 10 August, 2016, and the top three active voters will get the chance to receive prizes with their names entered in to a lucky draw. By signing in via their personal Facebook or Google plus accounts, voters are allowed to cast one vote per hour for up to 10 votes per day.