Rules and Regulations: GirlGuidesCANBlog Big Deal Seal 2012/2013

GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal

GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal

The GirlGuidesCANblog BIG DEAL SEAL recognizes Girl Guides of Canada’s top guest bloggers based on blog post popularity and votes by blog subscribers.

Selection Process

  • Top guest bloggers’ posts will be identified on a top 25 blog post list for GirlGuidesCANblog’s year, May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013.
  •  To be eligible for the top 25 blog post list, each post had to receive the highest number of views/reads on the day the post originally appeared on GirlGuidesCANblog May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013.
  •  Posts written by GGC national staff are ineligible for participation in GirlGuidesCANblog BIG DEAL SEAL.


  • The top blog post in each of the five BIG DEAL SEAL categories will be determined based on the total number of votes emailed in by current and new blog subscribers May 27 – June 10, 2013.

Voters must be a GirlGuidesCANblog subscriber.

  • Each subscriber may vote only once per category per email subscription.
  • Voting opens on Monday, May 27, 2013, and closes on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM EST.
  • Votes must be emailed to Please submit via your email address that is subscribed to GirlGuidesCANblog.

Voting Categories

  •  GirlGuidesCANblog   subscribers can vote for their favourite top post in each of GirlGuidesCANblog’s BIG DEAL SEAL four categories, as well as Reader’s Choice:
  1. Awesome Activities
  2. Camping/Outdoors & Global Guiding
  3. Girls’ Guides
  4. Cookies
  5. Reader’s Choice
  •  Categories #1 – 4 identify GirlGuidesCANblog blog post themes.
  •  Category #5, (“Reader’s Choice”), identifies any GirlGuidesCANblog post (posted May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013), in any category.
  •  A GirlGuidesCANblog blogger can be a top guest blogger more than once if she receives the highest number of votes in more than one of the five BIG DEAL SEAL categories.
  •  In the case of a tie in any of the 6 BIG DEAL SEAL categories, both guest bloggers will receive a GirlGuidesCANblog BIG DEAL SEAL for their post.


  • The winning guest blogger in each of the five Big Deal Seal categories will have received the most number of votes in their category for an individual post. (Votes given to a guest blogger with more than one post in a category will not be added as a single cumulative vote.)
  • The names of the winning guest bloggers will be announced on GirlGuidesCANblog on Monday, June 17, 2013.
  • GirlGuidesCANblog BIG DEAL SEAL image (jpegs) will be sent to the winning guest bloggers within two weeks after the announcement to be posted on their own blog or website if they choose to do so.

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