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Blog to Win

My Experience…

Could you write an awe-inspiring blog post that will encourage and promote positivity among other students and graduates in Wales? We have just launched our first student/graduate blogging competition where you have the chance to write a blog post about a positive experience during or after your time at university for your chance to win a fantastic prize!

Tell us about;

  • Steps you have taken whilst studying to boost your career prospects and become more employable.  Do you have hints and tips to share with others?
  • Any experience you have of the GO Wales scheme, did you take part in a placement or work experience? What has happened since?
  • Have you started a business whilst studying? We want to know about your enterprise and this is a perfect way to promote it!
  • Have you used crowd funding websites to generate income for a project or venture?
  • Your experience of studying and working in Wales.
  • Maybe you’ve done something out of the ordinary to secure a job, what was it?
  • A day in the life of…. Want to raise your career profile? Share a typical day in your role with our readers.
  • What kind of career path have you chosen since graduating? Working for a small business, multinational, freelancing, master of your own destiny?


Blog posts should be no more than 500 words, photographs and images always make a post visually appealing so where possible please send us two images to accompany your post.

We’re looking for exciting and lively blog posts that will inspire our readers and bring your experience to life! Aim to write your post in a conversational and chatty tone so that it flows naturally and is easy to read. Please check your spelling and grammar for accuracy before you email us your post.

Keyboards at the ready! We’re excited to see what you come up with, good luck!

To Enter

You don’t have to be a regular blogger or a past GO Wales participant to enter, simply send your blog post with accompanying photographs or images to  together with your name and the title of your post.

Alternatively if you have a blog and want to post directly to your blog just send us a link.

We will review your post and you will be entered into the competition for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. All suitable blog posts will be added to the GO Wales blog over the next few months.

Use #blogtowin to follow competition updates and conversations on Twitter! 

Competition Dates

The competition will run from 24th February – 16th March 2014. The final entries must be received by midnight on 16th March. The winner will be announced on the 24th March 2014.  


First prize is a Kindle Fire

The Winner

We have dedicated GO Wales teams based at each University in Wales who will review all entries and cast their votes to determine the winning post. The winner will be notified by email and will be featured on the GO Wales blog and will win a fantastic prize.

Terms and conditions of competition

  1. The promotion is open to undergraduates and graduates who are residents of Wales.
  2. The competition will run from 24th February – 16th March 2014. The final entries must be received by midnight on 16th March. The winner will be announced on the 24th March 2014. 
  3. To enter the competition participants must write no more than 500 words that can be used as a blog post suitable for the GO Wales blog providing at least two images to accompany the text.
  4. Blog posts with content deemed to be inappropriate will not be entered into the competition.
  5. Entrants agree to their articles being used on the GO Wales blog regardless of if they are the winning entrant.
  6. The prize is a Kindle Fire, to claim the prize the winner will be asked to forward their full address so that it can be sent via recorded post.
  7. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash equivalent will be offered
  8. If GO Wales is unable to contact the prize winner within 30 days, the prize will be forfeited. A new prize winner will then be randomly selected from remaining entries.
  9.  Only one entry per person. In the event of duplicate entries, only the first valid entry will be considered in the draw.
  10. The selected winner will be asked to confirm whether they are a student or graduate in or from Wales.
  11. The prize winner may be required to take part in related publicity and such participation as a condition of accepting a prize.
  12. Losing entries will not receive any notification.