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A Shout Out For Helping Students

As we mentioned in early October, hundreds of bloggers engaged in a friendly competition during the month of October to see who could raise the most money or reach the most kids for Donors Choose, an organization that matches donors with classroom projects specified by public school teachers all over the country.

The results of the competition are in: Once again, Sarah Bunting of Tomato Nation blew every other blogger out of the classroom by raising $111,352 and helping over 19,577 students via her giving page. Sarah demonstrated the power of blogging by producing a campaign ad that asked her readers to vote with their wallets. It worked: over the course of October, 1,162 donors “voted” on her challenge.

As the sponsor of the prize for the bloggers who reach the most kids, Six Apart would like to give a shout out to Sarah and to all the winners of the Bloggers Challenge who reached the most students in each category:

(This is our San Francisco team. The New York, Paris, and Tokyo teams send their thanks too.)

Nearly twice as many bloggers attracted 50% more donors than last year, making the competition fiercer than ever. But leaders emerged in each category, and we'd like to acknowledge their fine efforts:

  • In the Tech Blog category, Fred Wilson’s AVC blog reached 4,545 students
  • In the Science Blog category, David Ng and Benjamin Cohen’s The World’s Fair blog reached 1,780 students 
  • In the Topical/Local Blogs category, Ralph Alswang Photography reached 522 students 
  • In the Mommy Blog and BlogHer category, Alice of Finslippy reached 1,676 students 
  • In the Knitting Blogs category, Rose-Kim Knits reached 597 students 
  • In the Music Blog category, music teacher Walt Ribeiro reached 910 kids 
  • In the Black Bloggers for Education category, The Assimilated Negro reached 100 students 
  • In the Sports Blog category, Sports Crackle Pop reached 465 kids 
In addition to this literal shout out, each winner will receive some choice schwag from our team at Six Apart.

As the creator of three leading blog platforms - Movable Type, TypePad and Vox - and the provider of social media services and advertising solutions, we’re thrilled to participate in an event that raises awareness about the power and influence blogging can have while raising money for a very worthwhile cause: future bloggers of America!
November 7, 2008 2:10 PM

This Blogger's Challenge was a blast. Thanks for the mention! Music Education is important and I was thrilled to help :) Stay well Six Apart!

November 22, 2008 7:35 PM

What a great Blogger's Challenge. It looks like everyone did great.

February 8, 2009 6:12 PM

"A Shout Out For Helping Students"
blogging is the way forward anyone can do no skills needed just an online and computer

Thank You

March 14, 2009 3:06 PM

Everyone looks happy well done The San Francisco team

April 12, 2009 4:39 AM

It sure looks like it was a great party. All the best for you.

April 20, 2009 3:44 AM

I agree - prom updos party was great!

June 27, 2009 8:49 PM

Well sometimes I think some of this stuff is corny. Why sponsor a prize for the bloggers who reach the most kids?

thx, cools boy merchant Joe the

August 6, 2009 6:40 AM

I would say that this is a great idea on the other hand, I wish more and more people will be like this. Mike - the senuke review dude.

suziee100 said:
October 6, 2009 8:43 AM

I think its a good idea to sponsor to encourage kids who wouldn't blog to take an interest. Far better for them to be writing online than on the street and falling in a bad way through boredom..

Nice vid to, grinning and waving like cheshire cats!! :-)

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