Maternal Health Blogger Contest

How to Enter

In order for a blogger to participate, write a blog post about one of the project entries submitted to the Maternal Health Task Force and Ashoka Changemakers competition, Healthy Mothers, Strong World or about the issues surrounding maternal mortality, access to reproductive health services and other health issues surrounding maternal health on your own blog. To learn more about Millennium Development Goal #5, please visit www.un.org/millenniumgoals/maternal.shtml.

A post with a maximum of 400 words with the following signature will be eligible to be considered for the Prize and designation of Changemakers Blogger for the 2010 Maternal Health Change Summit in India. The post must be in English as the Maternal Health Change Summit will be held in English in India.

Check out other solutions for improving maternal health or to participate in the global call to solutions, please visit Healthy Mothers, Strong World: The Next Generation of Ideas for Maternal Health. www.changemakers.com/maternalhealth

Please share your submission by submitting your post to private@mommies.posterous.com with the title of the posting in the subject line of the email and with the link to the original posting.  Your post will be published with the following signature to allow a link back to the participant's blog.

EXAMPLE:
Read the original post at [insert URL to original post]. Check out other solutions for improving maternal health or to participate in the global call to solutions, please visit Healthy Mothers, Strong World: The Next Generation of Ideas for Maternal Health. www.changemakers.com/maternalhealth
*This will allow readers to track back to the participant's blog.*

It will be cross-posted to our moderated group blog focusing on women's issues http://mommymovement.com/ where we will amass all Blogger Contest entries in an open and transparent manner and also contribute to our overall goal of getting bloggers involved in our community of change.  We highly recommend that bloggers who review solutions from the competition should leave a comment for the program on the Changemakers site to read the feedback or reflection.

The Changemakers Maternal Health Blogger will be designated by Changemakers social media team based on:

  1. Writing Style, Writing skills - grammar and spelling;
  2. Breadth of knowledge and high comfort level in discussing the issues surrounding maternal health or exploration and analysis of the project entry reviewed;
  3. Voice and tone which aligns best with Changemakers' branding.

Expected Timeline

  • Open for Blog entries until April 28th, 2010
  • Winners Announced June 16th, 2010

Prize Details

The Winner will be designated Changemakers Blogger at the 2010 Maternal Health Change Summit in India from August 30 – September 1, 2010.  More details (to be continuously updated) about the conference are located at http://www.changemakers.com/maternalhealthchangesummit.

The Changemakers Blogger will be asked to live blog the Change Summit event and the various workshops she or he decides to attend. Some session attendance will be assigned by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force.

Prize will include:

  1.  Round Trip airfare to conference venue city in India;
  2.  Hotel stay for the duration of the conference;
  3.  Transportation to and from airport, hotel to and from conference venue;
  4.  Meals during the conference

Valued at approximately $4000US