Join us as an ambassador for Winter 2015/2016
If you’re a creative blogger with a hunger for the mountain we want you to join our team. We’re looking for 5 bloggers to work closely with us throughout Winter15/16 with a juicy bonus of a free ski holiday for you and a friend*.
You don’t have to be a seasoned skier; you don’t even have to have skied before. You just need to be interested in the idea of a mountain holiday and be enthusiastic and fun. Whether your blog is lifestyle, family, travel, fitness, beauty, fashion or tech – you can get involved and become a Crystal #SkiExplorer.
How to enter
This is the fun bit. We want you to show off your blogging skills – be that in writing, picture or video.
- First, decide which Crystal Ski Explorer character best represents you. (see below)
- When you’ve picked your alter-ego, tell us about a day in the life of [your character], on holiday or in normal life
- Once you’ve completed your post tweet a link to @crystalski including #SkiExplorer by 31 October 2015
- Winners will be notified via private message on Twitter on 9 November 2015 and announced on twitter on 20 November 2015.
You spend most of your time… making friends with the barman
As your friends drag themselves out of bed, you’re being dragged from the dance floor. As the sun rises, you’re falling over. You start the party, end the party and occasionally ruin the party. You are the Wolf Pack. There are rumours that you’re pretty good on the slopes – stories of naked, midnight descents and jumps off chalet roofs – but nobody knows for sure as they’ve never actually seen you ski.
You spend most of your time… racing to make the last lift
You’re capable of taking on most of the mountain, and this year you’re going to cover every last metre. Your gear’s showing signs of wear, but nothing that a bit of gaffer tape won’t fix. With your ‘On the slopes 2015’ playlist blasting through your headphones, you set off each morning for a new peak, only returning when the last lift is called. Unless that is, you miss it.
You spend most of your time… downloading your tracking data.
If someone’s invented it, you’ve got it. Your jacket has a heating system, your phone has a resort specific GPS system, and your watch projects a hologram of the solar system. You’re indisputedly the ‘King of Kit’! If however, your moves leave you a little short of becoming mountain royalty, don’t worry – just wait for reality to catch up to The Matrix, then download any missing ski and snowboard skills direct to your brain.
You spend most of your time… looking for lost gloves
You’re snowstorms of perpetual motion, packing lunches, strapping on boots, and dropping the kids at ski school before fitting in a few short runs yourself.You would take on the Black Diamond but you’ve got to get back for tobogganing. Once the kids are finally asleep, you’ll heroically collapse with a glass of wine, before rapidly falling asleep on the sofa.
You spend most of your time… living the high life
Well hello darling! You’ve got winter holidays down to a fine art: catered chalets and 5* hotels, open fires and ice-cold champagne, recovery massages and days in the spa. When you leave your lap of luxury you take to the slopes with grace and elegance. While we arrive at the bottom red-faced and wind blown, you arrive looking like you’ve just stepped out of a salon. Which you probably have.
What’s in it for you?
We want to be fair and transparent with the bloggers we will be working with. It’s a mutual relationship and we want you to enjoy being a #SkiExplorer. To each of our selected bloggers we’ll offer:
- 1 free ski holiday for Winter 15/16
- Invitations to exclusive ski events and other jollys
- Inclusion in our PR strategy throughout the year, with introductions to journalists and publications
- Links and promotion of your blog through our social media channels (following of 100,000)
What’s in it for us?
We understand that brands approach bloggers all the time, asking for your precious time and space on your blog. We won’t pretend that we’re any different, we just hope that we can work with you in a fun and personal way. And that the benefits of our relationship make it more than worth your time.
In the interest of transparency, this is what we would expect from you throughout Winter 15/16:
- Three blog posts throughout the season: pre-holiday, on holiday, post-holiday
- Get involved with Crystal’s blogger outreach initiatives
- Social media interaction throughout the season
- Act as a brand ambassador
- Display a #SkiExplorer badge on your blog
Crystal HQ will select the 5 winning bloggers on a combination of the following criteria;
- Quality and creativity of the blog post
- Social interactions and followers
- Understanding of the character
- What other holiday brands you’re working with
Terms & Conditions
The Crystal ski holiday must be taken before the end of 2016. 2. The prize is not transferable; no cash alternative is available and is subject to availability. The prize cannot be modified. 3. Bloggers must be the lead guest and be present on arrival. 4. Bloggers are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to and from the UK airport. 5. This prize draw is open to UK based bloggers, aged over 18, excluding employees of TUI Travel and their families and agents. TUI Travel reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants. 6. By entering the application process the entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions and confirm that they have the legal capacity to enter into this prize draw (ie. the entrant is of sufficient age and mental capacity and is entitled to be legally bound in contract) and the entrant confirms that they have a valid passport. 7. No purchase is necessary. Multiple entries will not be counted. 8. The prize draw closes at 23:59 on 31 October 2015. Entries made after that time will not be valid. 9. The winner will be notified on 9 November 2015 via twitter. 10. The chosen bloggers must confirm acceptance by 16 November 2015, otherwise another blogger will be selected. 11. TUI Travel reserves the right to amend these rules or withdraw the prize draw at any time without notice. 12. In the event of any dispute regarding these terms and conditions or the prize draw, the decision of Crystal Ski Holidays shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into. 13. TUI Travel reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions. 14. TUI Travel does not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant as a result of acceptance or non-acceptance of this prize draw. 15. This application and these terms and conditions will be governed by English Law and any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 16. Holidays are for 2 adults for the winners of the Piste Princess, Après Animal, Mile Muncher and Gadget Guru sections. Holiday for the winner of the Unstopables section will include 2 adults and 2 children. 17. Any additional passengers must be paid for in full.