The Biggest Blog Contest Ever - is what they call it. Indiblogger has announced a contest that has 1 lac as first prize. That's some money I must say. The contest is pretty simple - write a post on "What does real beauty mean to you" and win the money.
Now, as expected, many bloggers participated in it. Especially after knowing that the conest is not based on voting, but only the content that matters. Keeping in mind the past record of a few controversies, I am sure many who swore that they would never ever participate in any of the contest organized by Indiblogger must have taken their words back!
Many people I read wrote on this topic. First two three posts bowled me over. They really touched me deeply. I was amazed at what people thought the real beauty was! But after reading a few more posts, it was evident that everyone had chosen the safest, most effective and sure shot way to win a contest. Now come to think of it - if you have one entry that talks about beauty in a very technical manner and another one full of emotions and anecdotes, which one will you vote for?
How wonderful it feels when you read an entry that's written by a mother for whom the after-effects of child birth is real beauty, or the inner self is real beauty, or the out of shape body-tan skin-short height is real beauty. The key to win hearts and contest is to portray beauty in the things the world thinks ain't beautiful!
Now, one question to all of you - How many of you even talk to someone who is totally dark, fat, smelly and ugly? At least when you look at that person, for one minute you will have some opinion for that person. If you don't have any work with him/her then you will probably not even try to strike a conversation.
And contests make us say so many things! Real beauty according to me is hotness of Johnny Depp and Albie Morkel, cuteness of Brett Lee, charm of Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Rafael Nadal and all the other good looking guys around! *drools over Rafa while watching the French Open Semi Final*