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March 8th is International Women’s Day and how can we at Women’s Web not host a contest for our lovely readers?
Presenting here, the ‘Celebrating Myself’ contest in association with Zivame, India’s premium online lingerie store!
Every year on Women’s Day, we celebrate inspiring women, we celebrate the achievements of our near and dear ones and while that is great, how often do we celebrate ourselves? It is indeed time to be less humble.
Tell us what about you is worthy of a celebration. Our theme this year, ‘Celebrating Myself,’ is about looking for the good in each of us and feeling GREAT about it!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
1. Write a post on your own blog or website on the theme, ‘Celebrating Myself’. Make sure you include the contest logo (code, below) in your entry and include a link to this contest announcement article. (Copy it into the html section on your blog editor).
<a href="http://www.zivame.com/?utm_source=blog_contest&utm_medium=blog_contest&utm_content=blog_contest&utm_campaign=blog_contest" target="_blank" alt="Celebrating Myself" width="350px"><img src="http://www.womensweb.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/celebratingmyself.jpg"></a>
2. Drop in a comment here with a link to your post – just to make sure we don’t miss your entry.
3. If you don’t have a blog, but would still like to participate – write a note on Facebook – and make sure you tag us (@womensweb) – so that we can track your entry. (Don’t know how to write a note? Here’s help).
Contest open from 2nd to 15th March 2012 (9 p.m. IST)
Thanks to our generous sponsors Zivame, there are wonderful prizes for those of you joining in the celebration!
– The 1st prize for the best-written entry is Rs.2500 worth of free shopping at Zivame.
– We have 2nd prizes for five more excellent entries, and these get a Rs.500 shopping voucher to shop at Zivame. (All the above 6 entries also get a Women’s Web coffee mug).
– What if you don’t win? Never fear – Zivame is giving away a Rs.250 shopping voucher to every single participant!
ABOUT OUR JUDGES
We are so grateful to our two judges, who will be taking time out to judge the entries. Welcome:
Annie Zaidi: Annie Zaidi is the author of Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, and the co-author of The Bad Boy’s Guide to the Good Indian Girl. She writes poetry, fiction, essays and scripts.
Gita Aravamudan: Gita Aravamudan is a journalist and the author of Unbound: Indian women at work as well as Disappearing Daughters: The Tragedy of Female Foeticide and a novel, Healing.
MORE ABOUT ZIVAME
Zivame, an online lingerie store featuring hundreds of unique selections for the Indian woman, officially opened its doors online in August 2011. Zivame offers hand-picked lingerie from the most sought after brands like Amante, Bw!tch, Hollywood Fashion Secrets and many others. Enamor, Jockey, Hanes, Lovable and Triumph have partnered with Zivame to offer their lingerie selections online for the first time.
The name Ziva means Radiance in Hebrew; Zivame strives to bring out the radiance in every woman.
1. You can participate from anywhere in the world but a maximum of 1 entry per person. Coffee mugs can only be sent to a valid address in India.
2. Blog posts that don’t link to this page + use the contest code, and Facebook Notes that don’t tag us will not be eligible for prizes
3. Entries that do not respect the spirit of the competition and are the result of any activities such as spurious/multiple blogs for claiming prizes will be rejected. Judges’ decision on the winners is final.
Women's Web is a vibrant community for Indian women, an authentic space for us
here’s my entry – rather something from my heart, thanks for this great subject 🙂
dear Aparna, I have added in a link to this page on my blog. reposting this as I am unable to see my reply.
Congratulations, Sanmitra, on being the very first participant! Do add in a link to this article, on your post.
here you go, a link to this page on my blog:
This would have to be the toughest thing to write about!! 🙂
Agnija, we believe our readers will rise to the challenge 🙂
I am sure they will. I was just talking about me 🙂
Here it is. My entry for the contest. It a topic I can go on and on about. However, brevity is the order of the day for now. Thanks for giving this oppurtunity. I hope i have followed the rules of the contest, if not kindly let me know.
Thanks for participating Sutapa! All the best!
Hi Here is my entry…. http://myveripersonalthoughts.blogspot.in/2012/03/celebrating-myself.html
Thanks for participating Smita! All the best!
hope you have received my note for contest,in which i tagged you
is my entry received by you?
Hi Vandana, strangely – not able to see your entry; maybe FB is acting up – sometimes it does that. Will check again. Could you maybe send us the link here if possible? Thanks.
here is my link of my note for womens day contest,please reply if you are able to see my entryhttps://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=165321326921005
aparna,have received my entry now,please reply
Yes we can see your entry through the above mentioned link. Thanks!
Here’s my entry…
I hope you like it.
Thanks for participating Baisali! All the best!
here goes mine
Thanks for this contest.! Here is mine
Thanks for participating Rinzu! All the best!
Hi, I just posted my entry on my blog. The link is http://diyasthots.blogspot.in/2012/03/celebrating-myself.html , I have not thought so much about myself anytime in the recent past, as I did during writing this post! I think it is a very good topic you have here, for we women, specially mothers, rarely get the time to pause and reflect upon ourselves! Thanks!
Thanks for participating Diya! All the best!
Is there a word limit?
I wrote http://aamjanata.com/celebrating-myself/
Thanks for your entry – but although you have placed the contest logo at your page, it looks like you have missed adding in a link to this contest page as stated in the contest rules. Could you please add in the link in your entry?
@Moumita – no, we don’t have a word limit.
Hi here’s my entry for the contest : http://liveonimpulse.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/celebrating-myself/
Here is mine –
This is done.
can any boy participate in this?
hope u recived my entry for contest
Thanks for participating – but could you please post the link to your entry here as a comment? Otherwise we won’t be able to see it.
would appreciate if I get a confirmation, if my entry is accepted.
Hope I have completed all the formalities.
Thanks for participating Vandana! All the best!
I’ve added my entry on Notes on FB tagging @womensweb. Hope you’ve reeived it.
Hi Rwituja why your entry is showing my link??
is there any problem in your link??
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=539930994&sk=notes#!/profile.php?sk=notes this link is directing to my facebook page and my note.
can you check?
Sorry i think public view is controlled so its showing my own page
Hi Rwituja & Sutanuka,
Both of your entry links are not working properly. When accessed they simply take one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your links? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. If you notice, Vandana’s entry on March 4th is also a FB note – but her link is working fine and we are able to read her entry. So please do relook at your entry links & profile settings.
Here I am sending it again…..please confirm if you can see it
Wonderful I must say!
Thank you for letting us ponder over this theme..It was much needed. And I really hope everyone’s going to like reading my thoughts!
Here is my entry-
Thanks for participating Priyanka! All the best!
Thank you, for giving us such a needful online shop link. This is already a women’s day gift from womensweb to so many women.
Thanks Chandrima! You too should participate 🙂
Admin can you kindly confirm whether you have received my entry or not? it was tagged on 5th March
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=170900246360256 i have tagged women’s web
Here is my entry for the contest:
An All-Weather Celebration
All the very best to everyone… and a very happy Women’s Day! 🙂
Thanks for participating Deboshree! All the best!
My entry for the contest is here-http://hiphopgmom.blogspot.in/2012/03/celebrating-myself.html
It was fun writing after a long gap. Best wishes to all contestants.
I am not able to link my post.
Thanks for participating Hip Grandma – we can access your entry.
Finally I can see my entry on the post. I was trying since yesterday, but it wasn’t working. Thank you for this opportunity to celebrate myself. Happy Womens’ Day!
Wow! Archana, looks like all your earlier comments were somehow filtered as spam – so sorry about that and thanks for your persistence and participation! All the best!
My entry for the celebration !
A very very happy woman’s day !
I have linked this contest page and highlighted it ! Thanks again
Updated the post with link to this page; do verify
Thank you Priya!
Here is my entry :
A very happy women’s day to everyone ( pardon my wishing a day later due to timezone difference 🙂 )
Done that 🙂 sorry for it.. completed and forgot to post here
Dear Privy Trifles,
Thanks. But I did have a look at your entry and it looks like you have changed the code of the logo to point to this contest page? Please don’t do that. The logo should point to our sponsors Zivame – else they won’t be able to track your entry. Just add in a separate link to this contest page plus the original logo code. You don’t have to change anything in the logo code at all. You could check out other’s entries to help you out.
Oops…sorry rectified the same.
Thanks and all the best!
Hi, this is is one contest to live up to 🙂 Here’s my effort- http://nut-a-tut.blogspot.in/2012/03/celebrating-myself-as-woman.html
Thanks for participating Nupur! All the best!
Here’s my post.Compliments women’s web and zivame for this fab contest.all the best ladies !!
Thanks for participating Pooja! All the best!
Hi……i have written my note on facebook….Hope to participate in further contests
Thanks for participating Ramhya – but can you please leave a link to your entry here? Otherwise we won’t be able to view your entry.
hi this is my entry
plz let me know if u have recieved it !!!
i m waiting!and thanks for this lovely opportunity on occasion of womens day!
Thanks for participating Sheetal! All the best!
Your entry link is not working properly. When accessed it simply takes one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your link? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. If you notice, Vandana’s entry on March 4th is also a FB note – but her link is working fine and we are able to read her entry. So please do relook at your entry links & profile settings.
This is my entry.
Thanks for your entry Rama! All the best.
I am assuming that the below entry link posted here is also from you. We will not be counting that one.
This is my entry to the contest.
Thanks for participating Ranjani! All the best!
hello i have made my note public on facebook, just waiting for the confirmation so that i know it has reached u !thank u so much!!
Thats my entry…Thanks 🙂
Thanks for participating R’s Mom! All the best!
heres my attempt , which is nowhere even close to the amazing articles others have written but then again its my opinion…
firefox is not leting me post it as a link
pls let me know you can view it…
Thanks for participating but no, we can’t see your entry. Your entry link is not working properly. When accessed it simply takes one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your link? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. If you notice, Vandana’s entry on March 4th is also a FB note – but her link is working fine and we are able to read her entry. So please do relook your entry links & profile settings.
i have changed the settings to public , maybe that was the problem, i hope you can see it now…
ill repost the link
thanks, and please verrify..
Yes Ansha – now we can see it! Thanks and all the best!
My entry to the contest… 🙂
Thanks for your entry Nbose! All the best!
my entry for the contest:
Thanks for your entry Pooja! All the best!
Here’s my entry to the contest from my new space 🙂
Thanks for your entry RS – but please do link to this contest page!
Oops! Corrected now. Sorry sorry… Here’s the updated post:
Duh! What a mess. Sorry again! Added the link to the Women’s Web text in the first sentence and rectified the previous Zivame link… Hope its fine now.
Pasting the link here again:
Yes it is! Thanks and all the best RS!
Thanks for your entry Shruthi! All the best!
Here goes my link
Here is my entry :
Thanks for your entry Suranga! All the best!
Here’s my entry. Thanks for this wonderful opprtunity.
Thanks for participating – but where is the link to your entry? Looks like you’ve missed it; please add it here
Please find my entry to the “Celebrating Myself” contest. The title itself is very inspiring and I thank Women’s Web for coming up with it. It also gave me the opportunity to read the writings and thoughts of my wonderful fellow bloggers. Here’s to us !!
Thanks for your entry Gauri! All the best!
Thank you. Its great reading other bloggers’ take on this 🙂
Thanks for the link– but although you have placed the contest logo at your page, it looks like you have missed adding in a link to this contest page as stated in the contest rules. Could you please add in the link in your entry?
Is it this one?
That is the link to your entry, right?
Please reread the contest rules again. We need you to add the link to this contest page (i.e. http://www.womensweb.in/articles/celebrating-myself/) which you haven’t AND the contest logo (which you have). Do have a look at other eligible entries to help you out.
Added your link to the blog
I’m sorry Nidaa but I still don’t see the link to this contest page in your entry. I can only see 2 links in your entry – one is in the logo pointing to Zivame and another is to a profile in Kerala Matrimony. Can you tell me where it is exactly?
Oh ok! Now I see it – the link is in black colour text and so is your blog’s background, so I couldn’t make it out. It’s fine now. Thanks and all the best!
Here is my two-bits worth! Please do let me know whether I’ve successfully entered the competition. Can I paste it as my FB note too?
Thanks for participating – but although you have placed the contest logo at your page, it looks like you have missed adding in a link to this contest page as stated in the contest rules. Could you please add in the link in your entry?
Flummoxed about how to link through my blog. I’ve copied this as a FB note and tagged you. Am I in now?
It’s quite simple actually – you just have to copy the contest announcement article’s link into the HTML section of your blog’s editor (it is mentioned in the contest announcement itself) – just like you would link to any other article on the web.
But sure you can participate through Facebook too if you wish. But please leave the link to your Facebook Note here. Otherwise we cannot view your entry (even if you’ve tagged us).Thanks!
Thanks for telling me, I tried linking but it didn’t work -so here is the link to my FB note.
Hope it works this time!
Many thanks for your patience!
I’m sorry but we can’t see your entry. Your entry link is not working properly. When accessed it simply takes one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your link? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. For reference if you notice, Vandana’s entry on March 4th is also a FB note – but her link is working fine and we are able to read her entry. So please do relook your entry links & profile settings.
Pasted the link on my blog and have checked FB too, opened it to public- is it working now?
I couldn’t find the link on your blog – but yes I can see your Facebook note now. So yes it’s working now and your in! All the best!
Link to FB note
to my blog
Appreciate your patience a lot, are either of these okay this time?
Thank you so much for your patience! Any prizes for number of tries?? 🙂 I should win hands down!
So glad to be finally in!
My entry for the contest:
Thanks for participating My Era! All the best!
Please find my entry for the contest. Its nice to write on such a topic where it gives you to introspect about yourself.
Oooppsss !!! sorry about that..Re-posting it with the link
Thanks and Best Regards..
I wanted to know how do i be a guestblogger on your site,
I have registered , but still can’t find the column where I can start blogging.
Updated post with link to this page http://aamjanata.com/celebrating-myself/
This is my entry for the contest –
Thanks for participating GB! All the best!
I have written a note in my Facebook & tagged u . Link : http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000578931250&sk=notes
Please confirm my participation .
Thanks for participating Sharanya! All the best!
Hey! here the link to my note on Facebook! 😀
Hey heres the link to my note on Facebook! Thanks!!
Dear Sanaa – not able to see your entry. Suspect this is because your note is not public (as we have told others writing on FB too). If a note is not shared as public, it is not accessible.
here is my entry as note on facebook
I’m sorry but we can’t view your entry. Your entry link is not working properly. When accessed it simply takes one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your link? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. For reference if you notice, Vandana’s entry on March 4th is also a FB note – but her link is working fine and we are able to read her entry. So please do relook your entry links & profile settings.
Thanks for participating Anitha! All the best!
i have changed my settings to public,hope u got my entry now,kindly check
Yes we can see it now. Thanks for participating and all the best Shikha!
Here is my entry and a link to my blog post:
Thanks for participating Shachi! All the best!
Hi! here is my entry: http://crispingcanary.blogspot.in/#!http://crispingcanary.blogspot.com/2012/03/love-me-for-me.html
Thanks to Women’s Web for this wonderful opportunity to celebrate ourselves on International’s Women’s day! 🙂
Thanks for participating Canary! All the best!
Here is my entry to the contest:
Dear Poet Mamma,
I have added the link now. Can you confirm if this completes the criteria?
Thanks Poet Mamma. Yes it is fine now. All the best!
Hi, here’s my entry for the contest
Thanks & all the best!
that’s my entry! 🙂
Thanks for participating – but there is no contest logo nor a link to the contest page in your entry post. Please have a relook at the contest rules; entries which do not have them will not be eligible for the contest. So request you to add both into your entry.
Here is my entry –
Thanks for participating Arundhati and all the best!
I AM NOT ABLE TO FIND MY LINK.PLZ CONFIRM IF U HAVE RECEIVED MY ENTRY.I HAVE TAGGED U IN MY FACEBOOK NOTES.
I’m sorry but we do need the link to your entry; else we won’t be able to view your entry – even if you’ve tagged us on Facebook. The link would be the text appearing in your address bar when you are on the page where you have written your entry note on Facebook. Hope that helps.
here is my entry..thanku
Thanks for participating but I’m afraid we can’t see your entry. Your entry link is not working properly. When accessed it simply takes one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your link? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. A few others have been facing the same problem and have successfully rectified it. So please do relook your entry link & profile settings.
thanku for informing… i have changed it can u pls chk it now
please confirm if you can read it admin
Yes we can – thanks and all the best!
Loved writing today.
Please find my note on the following URL and do confirm if you are able to see it. I have tagged Women’s web.
Thanks and Regards,
Thanks for participating but I’m afraid we can’t see your entry. Your entry link is not working properly. When accessed it simply takes one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your link? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. A few others have been facing the same problem and have successfully rectified it. So please do relook your entry links & profile settings.
Thanks a lot. I have made Privacy settings as ‘Public”. Please once again try accessing the URL and confirm.
Apologize for the inconvenience.
Yes we can see it now Shalini. All the best!
Loved writing today.
Please find my note on the following URL
Thanks for participating but sorry your link is not working properly. It is showing a page not found error. Please check.
I am late, but still on time I hope 🙂
Yes you are! Thanks for participating and all the best Shail!
Thank you 🙂
Kindly find my contribution here.
Thank you for your entry, Paromita.
my entry for contest.you can find it on my facebook note.
here is the link
My entry 🙂
Thank you, Amardeep, you made it on time 🙂
My entry. Pls confirm if the tag is reflecting on your page coz I am unable to view it. Thanks!
Hi Shambhavi – not able to see your entry. Suspect this is because your note is not public (as we have told others writing on FB too). If a note is not shared as public, it is not accessible.
My contest entry can be found here:
Please confirm whether you have received it.
Dear Anindita – not able to see your entry. Suspect this is because your note is not public (as we have told others writing on FB too). If a note is not shared as public, it is not accessible.
now i think you can access
Yes we can, Prabhavati. Thank you.
I just hope my post helps many other moms to realize their own worth!
Thanks, Aparajita. Although you’ve posted the link here later, looks like you have written the post earlier on, so we’re accepting your entry.
Thank you Aparna.- Regards, Aparajita
This is my entry… http://writerzblock.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/the-no-guilt-life/
Sorry ladies, I’m a little late, but technically still on 15th March (GMT) 🙂 I hope you will still be kind enough to accept my entry!
Oops, just realised that link didnt work (thanks to a comment from Shail). This is the correct link: http://writerzblock.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/a-guilt-free-life/
Dear Writerzblock, while we totally appreciate your entry, it wouldn’t be fair to anyone else who may have decided not to write since she was beyond the contest deadline, if we were to accept yours. We’re still going to put it in the list of entries, as far as vouchers go :), but we won’t be able to put it in the shortlist for top 6 prizes. Hope you understand! Also, could you add in a link to this contest page? Thanks!
I understand Aparna, I should have done it earlier!! But Thanks anyway 🙂
By Deepika Mehta · Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A women is a resource of strength,both emotional and physical.if we look at the history of our country,we come across many examples of the bravery women have shown at the time of crisies.perhaps as an individual she might not be able to chieve much.but when thousands of women join hands and work towards a common cause,they accomplish a lot.this is …
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Hi Deepika, Sorry, that one is incomplete, and we will need the original link.
Congrats to all the participants. Each one is really inspiring. Today’s women has acheived everything on the earth. She is beautiful, caring, Successful, Loveable and deserves the best from the world. And I am proud be a woman. Hats off to each women on the earth (Earth is a symbol in itself for women)
Hi! When are the results out? 🙂
The results were announced a few days back. Here is the link:
Strangely I lost the mail with my complimentary prize.. and recently discovered it in my spam – after almost a year! Lost a great opportunity to discover Zivame 🙂
May i please know if the same process is going to implement for 2013 as well? Please let me know how can i contribute to Women’s web….Thanks!
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