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Participate in the Celebrating Girls, Celebrating Women contest this International Women’s Day and tell us how you celebrate femininity!
How was your childhood as a girl? Were you cherished and celebrated or did you notice something amiss? Were you happy to be a girl? Do you feel that today’s girls are empowered? How do you think we can support them? Do you have a special girl in your life today? What makes her precious? (Our male readers can write about this last bit too!)
This International Women’s Day, we’d love to hear your stories on Celebrating Girls, Celebrating Women!
How to participate?
1. Write a post on your blog on the theme, ‘Celebrating Girls, Celebrating Women’. Make sure you add a link to this page in your entry.
2. Drop in a comment here with a link to your post.
Contest open from 8th March to 24th March 2013 (9 pm IST).
The top two entries will win a Flipkart voucher worth Rs. 750 each. Two next best entries will win Flipkart vouchers worth Rs.500 each.
1. Blog posts that do not link to this page will not be eligible for prizes.
2. There is no restriction on the number of entries, but entries that are not genuine/created on multiple blogs purely for claiming prizes will be rejected. Judges decision on the winners is final.
3. Location no bar – entries welcome from anywhere around the world.
UPDATE: CONTEST RESULTS!
We have our winners!
The first prize winners are:
Pooja Sharma Rao for her touching post ‘Radha‘ on the state of the girl child in many parts of India even today. As she rightly says, “No celebration of womanhood, motherhood, equality or freedom is true or justified till we have little girls like Radha working and getting the basic amenities of life only in their dreams.”
Hip Grandma for her inspiring post on how she stood up for the girls in her life as a teacher and as a mother. She says on a positive note, “Instead of churning out spicy stories about their friends in distress, the youngsters are offering support to them in whatever way they can. This in itself is cause for celebration.”
They each win a Flipkart voucher worth Rs. 750! Congrats Pooja & Hip Grandma!
The second prize winners are:
Deboshree for her coming of age post ‘Of Glories That Can Never End‘ where she writes of a happy and innocent childhood which she revisits through cherished memories.
Archana for her beautiful post ‘Butterflies‘ where she speaks as a mother who must wait and watch her daughter struggle in order to find her way in life.
They each win a Flipkart voucher worth Rs. 500! Congrats Deboshree & Archana!
Thanks everyone for sharing your stories and joining in the celebration!
*Photo credit: R’eyes’ (Used under the Creative Commons Attribution License.)
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