Got a blog, and want to go to New York? Then Austrian Airlines has the competition you’ve been dreaming of! It’s the Austrian Airlines Blogger Challenge, starting today. To find out what you need to do to enter, read on…


New York – the Big Apple, home to the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and so much more. Never been there before? Then you’ll want to go. Been there before? Then you’ll probably just be waiting to go again!


And with the Austrian Airlines Blogger Challenge, that’s exactly what you can do. You won’t be alone, however – you’ll be travelling with a second blogger to keep you company! Starting point for the challenge is Vienna – but you’ll be going to two different destinations from here. One blogger is flying to JFK. The second airport is Newark – or short: EWR.


The two of you will be given numerous challenges to carry out– both while travelling and on the ground in New York. By the time you finish, whichever of you has earned the most Likes and Shares on the social media channels will be the winner. What is there to be won? A Frequent Flier Premium Package including 50,000 award miles credited to his or her mileage account and an Austrian Miles & More MasterCard Gold free of charge for one year. And have we already mentioned you’re going to New York? 😉


How you can enter!


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To enter, you need to be over 18 and to have your own blog. You will also need to speak good English (you are going to America, after all), and have nothing else to do in the week from 2 July to 7 July – because that’s when you could be going to the USA.


If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of the above points, then we need no more from you than a blog article (as a Word file if possible, maximum character count 1,600) explaining to us why you’re the perfect person to be taking the Blogger Challenge. Ideally, you should try to send a few pictures of yourself and your adventures as well. If you prefer working with video, meanwhile, just send us a two-minute video and a brief description. Send all your entry documents to Closing deadline is 2 June 2014.


We’ll then select the eight best bloggers from the entries we receive to be placed on the shortlist. If you’re one of the eight, then your blog article will be published at, giving the community and the Austrian Airlines jury a chance to decide whether you’re going to be one of the two bloggers flying to New York – to JFK or to EWR. Don’t worry, though: for the actual challenge, your blog will be centre-stage. Only the first 8 stories will go via the Austrian Airlines redblog.


The Challenge in New York


If you’re one of the lucky bloggers picked to go to New York, you can look forward to a thrilling 6-day stay, including flight, hotel and of course challenges! Your job will be to carry out those challenges as well as possible, blog about your experiences in doing so – and share those stories with your community, of course. The Austrian Airlines social media channels will also share your stories, immediately creating a huge amount of attention for you and your blog.


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Once the challenges are over, the numbers of Shares, Likes, Retweets and Favorites on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other channels received by each blog will be counted up. And if your blog has the highest score, then congratulations – you’ve won! You’ll get the Frequent Flier Premium Package including 50,000 award miles credited to your mileage account and an Austrian Miles & More MasterCard Gold free of charge for one year.


If you have any questions, just send them to .


Questions about our Terms and Conditions of Participation? Then just drop in here