Blog Guidelines

Thanks for your interest in being a guest blogger. Our goal is to publish fun and informative blogs about personal experiences at Parkes Elvis Festival that will have a positive impact on readers.

Please read the below information before submitting your blog.

Why blog for us?

Our fans love hearing about fun and quirky experiences you’ve had at Parkes Elvis Festival. For first-timers or potential Festival goers these blogs can give useful hints and tips that will make planning easier. The blog will be posted on parkeselvisfestival.com.au and may also be shared on the Festival and Parkes Shire Council social media channels and select blogs in the newsletter. You’ll be sent the link so you can share on your own social media sites.

Blog Guidelines

  • Create an engaging title. Keep it short and sweet.
  • Aim for a length of between 300-500 words.
  • Keep your paragraphs short and break the blog into easily-digestible sections (subheadings can be used for longer blogs).
  • Blogs must be your original work, positive and leave readers feeling inspired to come to the Festival.
  • The Festival team reserves the right to edit your blog to fit in with our brand voice along with grammar, spelling, and formatting.
  • Information such as last names and email addresses cannot be included.
  • Links to products, social media sites and external websites are not permitted.
  • Blogs must be positive and respectful about Parkes Elvis Festival, Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley.
  • We are asking for a selection of blogs. Not all blogs are guaranteed to be published.
  • There is no payment for submitting a blog

Images

  • Include a high-resolution image (photos taken on an iphone are usually ok) when submitting your blog. Make sure you have permission to use the image.
  • Images of Elvis Presley cannot be supplied.
  • If the image supplied is not suitable, we reserve the right to replace the images.

Style and Formatting

Our brand’s voice is:

  • Conversational and friendly
  • Informative
  • Knowledgeable (an expert, go-to resource)
  • Motivational and positive
  • Trustworthy
  • Community-oriented

Spelling and Grammar

  • Online readers engage better with upbeat copy that’s written in the present tense. So, instead of including lines written in the past tense (e.g. “This blog is about…”), change them to the present tense (e.g. “Here are some tips…”).
  • Speak to your readers – use lots of “you” or “your” in the blog. Ask questions throughout. Engage with the audience.
  • For numbers, spell out numbers one through nine; use numerals for 10 and up.
  • Contractions are preferable (“It’s a great event to go to” vs. “It is a great event to go to…”).
  • Capitalize and use quotation marks around the titles of songs, movies or poems.
  • Double-check your work before you submit to make sure there are no errors.

Blog Submission

  • Add your blog here. Aim for a length of between 300-500 words
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
      You must attached at least one high resolution image. Landscape is preferred. Maximum file size is 2MB.
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