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2021 Gift of Open Source: Calling All Writers! Submit A Blog Abstract to Earn Credit Towards the Gift of Open Source

Calling all Writers! :memo:

This year we are mixing it up! As many of you know, there are tons of different ways to contribute! This year our goal is to provide resources and mentorship to engage and energize first-time contributors to give back to open source. :people_holding_hands: That’s why we are running this special blog contest!

Not only does this provide you with the opportunity to showcase your amazing copywriting skills, but it also counts as contribution for the Gift of Open Source. :clap:

What Should I Write About? :writing_hand:

We know that sometimes the hardest part of writing a blog post is choosing a topic, so to help you get started, we’ve created a list of topics to choose from.

List of Topics :

  • Digital Marketing + Business
  • UX/UI/Design/Front-end
  • Web Development

Interested in writing about something else? Simply select “Other” on the form dropdown. We would love to hear what cool content you have in mind! :heavy_heart_exclamation:

Rules and Criteria :straight_ruler:

  • Submissions are open between Dec. 1st - Dec. 31st (midnight PST).

  • All submissions must be complete in order to be considered! This includes providing a blog title, short description of your blog + a few bullet points highlighting how you would like your blog to layout. (Pantheon Blog Submission Form)

  • Our team will choose one winner from each of the topics/categories listed above to highlight on the Pantheon Blog.

  • All submissions will count as a contribution to the Gift of Open Source! But don’t forget, in order to receive credit towards GOOS you will need to provide proof of your blog (either a link or screenshot) here by 11:59PM on Dec. 31st.

  • All winners will be notified via email by a member on our content team on on before Jan. 2nd 2022.

Where Do I Submit My Blog? :information_source:

When you are ready to showcase your masterpiece, simply take 3-5 minutes to fill out this form and someone from our team will reach out to you.

Notifying Winners :1st_place_medal: :2nd_place_medal: :3rd_place_medal:

All winners will be notified via email by a member on our content team on on before Jan. 2nd 2022.

Blog Submission Example :arrow_down:

For those visual learners (like myself :slight_smile: ) here is an example submission:

Topic Category: Digital Marketing + Business

Blog Title: Why Marketing Technology Matters More than Ever in Higher Education

Blog Description/Brief Overview:

This post will break down why marketing technologies matter more than ever in Higher Education, including linking to a recent study with plenty of supporting stats, as well as going into detail on the current disruption facing higher education institutions.

Blog Post Layout:

  • Introductory paragraph, explaining the current state of disruption in higher education, due to COVID-19 forcing students to learn remotely
  • Key stats from the study at hand with supporting evidence for the post’s main thesis, with link to the study here
  • Commonalities shared by Higher Ed institutions effectively utilizing marketing technologies
  • Brief conclusion with a wrap-up of the key details

As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to drop them below or shoot us an email at Looking forward to reading through all of your wonderful submissions!