My 2010: Contests and giveaways

The kid's first concert
photo credit: crimfants

This year has been nothing short of fantastic for me. I was just going back on my blog’s archives to check how many contests and ticket and prizes giveaways had I done, and I lost count. I did find out when was it that I did my first contest. It was February of this 2009, and I gave away a chocolate fondue and snow-shoeing tour at Cypress Mountain (which went to Beth Snow). Arts companies, theatre troupes, movie producers and printer companies have all helped me do giveaways.

Will 2010 be a year where I will continue to do contests and giveaways? Most certainly, I think so. I am a steadfast supporter of the local theatre scene here in Vancouver. I’ve promoted theatre productions in Vancouver for a long time now, both independent and well-established. I have given away tickets to musicals, like Altar Boyz (The Arts Club), stage readings like The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Pacific Theatre), classic drama like Othello (Bard on the Beach), independent productions like Fighting Chance Productions’ Rent.

Philips Arena Box Office
photo credit: Ed Coyle Photography

I have supported and covered international film festivals, ranging from the Vancouver International Film Festival to the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (giving away tickets along the way). I have given away tickets to opera arias (Bard on the Beach’s Cosi Fan Tutte), comedy functions (like Vancouver ComedyFest) and even fundraisers (like the successful Timeraiser!).

I’ve given away tickets to productions shown at the Vancouver Fringe Festival (independent) and classic productions (Les Miserables by The Arts Club). I have given away books (Blog Blazers) and printers (thanks to Hewlett Packard Canada). I’ve promoted artistic and movie-focused causes like the First Weekend Club (with the premiere of Mothers and Daughters).

I suspect (and I hope, quite frankly) that I will be able to give away a few freebies in 2010. The same way that I have promoted and supported these causes, projects and businesses by providing them with exposure, I have also been privileged with having a chance to provide my readers with access and expose them to stuff that is relevant to me and to my audience.

Of course, I can’t promise that I’ll write about everything, but if there’s a way to give stuff to my readers (and I do love giving back to the community), I’ll do my very best to continue promoting the local causes (and particularly, causes with a charitable component!)

Related posts:

  1. Valentine’s Day Giveaways on @Hummingbird604
  2. My Name is Asher Lev (@PacificTheatre) – Win tickets!
  3. Why do I do contests and giveaways?
  4. Vancouver International Fringe Festival 2010
  5. A quick word of appreciation to the theatre community in Vancouver

Comments (1)

PatriciaDecember 14th, 2009 at 12:28 am

That’s a great idea and a great prize for whoever gets it. I’m a volunteer for Bard and I love that you gave tickets to Othello. That was one amazing production. As they say, the more you give, the more you get.
I linked your blog so I come more often :)

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