Last year by chance, I happened upon a tweet from Allure Magazine promoting a casting call for the first ever Allure Beauty Blogger Awards. It was late in the process, but I scrambled to put together an entry and hoped for the best. I was lucky to be selected as one of the fifteen finalists and take part in a whirlwind competition, during which I showcased my blog's Inspired by Art series and made my first ever video! At the end, I was chosen as a runner up winner. Allure flew me to NYC, where I took part in a photo shoot with the other two winners. We were featured in Allure's 2012 Best of Beauty Issue (see here)! It was a surreal experience, to say the least.
Allure is now casting for the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards 2013! There's only a few days left to enter, but I'm posting this in hopes that I'll reach someone (like me last year) who hasn't heard about it yet. If you're thinking at all about entering, I would say just go for it! I think Allure is looking for interesting people and fresh voices--- and not necessarily the ones with the largest follower numbers, prettiest layouts, or longest experience. It's quick and easy to enter (find the entry form here). Just fill out the form and write a 150 word essay on why they should pick you as Allure Beauty Blogger of the Year. The deadline for submission is Tuesday February 19, 2013 11:59 PM ET. Good Luck!
P.S. You can see all my Allure Beauty Blogger Awards related posts here.