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Submission Guidelines

Tips For Getting Featured on the Blog

Photography Matters: Due to the visual nature of our website, events with high quality photography and beautiful detail shots are much more likely to be featured.

Exclusivity Matters: We require a 30 day window of exclusivity on all features (excluding your own personal blog/website/Facebook page, which you are free to publish on ahead of time). Why do we require any exclusivity at all? Well, we recieve over 400 submissions a week and always want to provide fresh and exciting content for our readers. It’s frustrating when we spend alot of time retouching photos and laying out a beautiful post for a feature, then see the exact same event on another large party blog practically the next day (or even the same day!). Thank you for understanding.

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Selection Process Details

If we are not able to feature your party, please know that this does NOT mean we didn’t like it! Not being able to accept & feature all of the amazing submissions that come our way is one of the more difficult parts of the job for us, and is most often due to one of the following reasons:

– We’ve already featured or commited to featuring several other parties in the same category or with a similar look/theme.
– The event is not relevant for the time of year (such as a pool party in the winter).– The quality of photography is not in line with our editorial standards.
– The event was recently featured on another large party blog.

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Acceptance Calendar Deadlines for Time Sensitive Holidays

We ask that you please submit for the following holidays and occasions bythe listed dates to be considered for a full party feature. We would still love for you to upload your party to your member profile if your are outside these date ranges, so we can consider it for next year :)

Superbowl/Football (January 15)
Valentine’s Day (January 30)
St. Patrick’s Day (March 8)
Easter (March 8)
Mother’s Day (May 1)
Cinco De Mayo (April 20)
Graduation (May 1)
Father’s Day (June 1)
July 4th (June 20)
Halloween (October 5)
Thanksgiving (November 5)

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Submission Guidelines