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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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Congrats to all the winners… it was great to read your thoughts 😀 and thanks for letting us participate 🙂
Hi here is my entry for the contest
Happy Women’s Day! It’s never too late to make a difference.
Hi all…Happy Women’s Day!
This is my SECOND ENTRY for the contest and I hope to send in a couple more on this issue which is so close to my heart.
I congratulate WomensWeb for bringing in yet another wonderful way of celebrating girlhood
here is my entry to the contest
My entry for the contest @http://vasu-smaran.blogspot.in/2013/03/the-women-in-my-life.html
Thanks, Women’s Web for another soul stirring topic! I have posted my entry at :
Truly said…… All the best!
Sorry. Re sent it as I could not see my comment.
Here is another entry,this one in HINDI
here is another entry..a humorous read celebrating all things women:)
Here is my entry
This is so well written and took me back to my childhood and growing up years in Shimla.
Here is my entry:
A very secured girlhood a girl child could imagine.my family gave more affection to the girls and I am surprised today when I see the so called developed society based on gendre bias, when compared to the liberalism adopted by my family when girls were privileged lot.like any other young girl my role model was definitely my mother but she shared this iconism with my aunt who is still very close to my heart.my aunt was just opposite to my mother.mom tried to inculcate the qualities which she could not get inherited .I still am amazed to recollect a woman with no proper formal education coming up to the expectations of a vibrant, modern and highly educated husband who was my father.she had the flare to learn and we were delighted to see her speak English in front of her daughter’s convent friends to overcome our embarassment.today as a lawyer when I see young ladies rushing for a fast divorce decree for trivial quarrels, I feel like taking them to flashback , how my mother earned respect from my father and whole family and society without struggling for her right-it smoothly came to her by her good gestures.my aunt also taught how to handle and maintain equilibrium between home and workplace without letting any front being less sunny.
Hi, Please find my entry.
It about celebrating me, myself everyday.
This is my entry for the contest, a little late though…
My entry can be viewed here – http://hiphopgmom.blogspot.in/2013/03/celebrating-girls-celebrating-women.html
This one is special with memories and beliefs
i read both your entries and they are so striking, i am following your blog now… please keep writing wonderful thoughts,, 😀
Thanks Aritra ! nice to see young girls like you being so aware and sensitive of these gender issues.
What a lovely theme! 🙂 Here’s my entry for the same: Of Glories That Can Never End
Hi, Please consider my post for the contest
http://rajlakshmikurup.blogspot.in/ – please find my entry for the contest here
Awesome theme…love to a be apart of this contest…Here is my Entry…
Awesome theme…love to be a part of this contest…Here is my Entry…
Hello…….here’s my entry for the contest
This is my tribute to two lovely ladies in my life my ROOTS AND BRANCHES,my mom and my daughter.
thanks for the chance to make our ideas heard, here is my post 😀 http://pauloaries.blogspot.in/2013/03/celebrating-girls-celebrating-women.html
Just mad it on the last day. Here is my entry :
This is Archana and here is my entry: http://yenforblue.blogspot.in/2013/03/butterflies.html
Hi! This is my second entry for the contest : http://panaecea.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/being-single/
My entry – http://arundhativ.blogspot.in/2013/03/rough-waters-make-tough-sailors.html
Here is mine 🙂
all the best !!
this is my second entry, I am just so excited to read everyone’s thought that I am entering the post i wrote on 8th, the link is http://pauloaries.blogspot.in/2013/03/wowomens-day.html 😀
Hi..this is the link my entry..hope you enjoy it 🙂
Here is my entry for the ‘Celebrating Girls, Celebrating Women’ contest. Hope you like it….please read it. Thank you for the awesome contest @Women’s web.
Thanks Women’s Web for sucha wonderful platform to assort such brilliant ideas and yes the acknowledgement for an issue very close to my heart and the prize 🙂
Congratulations to all participants as well as the winners. Nice to see so many entries.
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