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Southwest Airlines Blogger Contest

Southwest Airlines is holding a contest to find its next “Blog-o-spondent” for the Company’s blog, Nuts About Southwest. Wanna be a famous blogger like me? Here’s your chance. Between now and August 31, you can submit a one-minute audition video on to the powers that be at the official contest site. The finalists will be chosen by vote, so make sure all of your friends visit the site to help make you famous.

On September 1, the three entrants with the most votes on will be invited to join current Blog-o-spondent Christi Day and the Southwest Blog Team at this year’s BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas on September 20-21 to compete in a final competition round.

On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 20, the three finalists will meet at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where they will receive a video assignment (to be revealed that morning) that will serve as their final challenge. Each contestant’s final video submission will be posted on the contest site on Sept. 21, where Customers will have another opportunity to vote for their favorite and help select the official Nuts About Southwest Blog-o-spondent. The final video submissions will be showcased at the BlogWorld Expo on the afternoon of September 21, where they will be judged by current Blog-o-spondent Christi Day and a panel of Southwest Airlines Judges. The winner will be revealed immediately following the judging ceremony.

Then, you get to travel! The winner will travel to cities serviced by Southwest over the next year to produce a minimum of four video segments for the blog. You’ll get free air transportation and hotel accommodations for each assignment and will be outfitted with a new video camera, laptop, and editing software to complete the job.

Who can apply?

  • Contestants must be 18 or older to participate
  • Demonstratge the ability to capture, edit, and post their own footage in an accepted format in a timely manner
  • have a “FUN on- and off-camera personality that reflects Southwest’s unique Culture
  • Ability to clearly communicate Southwest messages
  • Ability to commit to time and travel required for each assignment
  • Follow all official contest rules and guidelines, which may be found at

This could be a huge break for some aspiring blogger out there! Good luck and don’t worry – I won’t be competing in this one. I’m terrible on camera and I’m just not nuts about Southwest.