Freedom to Marry announces Blog 4 Equality contest to win Netroots Nation 2010 scholarship

Win a scholarship to attend Netroots Nation from July 22-25 courtesy of Freedom to Marry!

The rules are simple. Fill out an entry form and submit:

  • Either two written blog posts OR one video blog demonstrating your support for marriage or actions you’ve taken to advance the freedom to marry. (Please make sure that your blog posts and videos are already live on the Internet - we are not accepting raw video or text files.)
  • Responses to all short answer questions (under 100 words each).

After all applications have been submitted, a panel of judges will narrow the field to ten finalists. Freedom to Marry supporters and the public will vote at on the three scholarship winners. Each scholarship will include Netroots Nation conference registration, roundtrip airfare to Las Vegas, and hotel.

Panel of Judges:

Adam Bink

Adam Bink blogs at, a leading progressive political blog. At OpenLeft, Adam principally writes about progressive and LGBT movement strategy and infrastructure. He provided on-the-ground coverage from the No On 1/Protect Maine Equality campaign to protect the state's marriage equality law, and wrote extensively about movement strategy questions around the National Equality March. Adam also manages advertising, site design, and co-manages OpenLeft Action, which engages in targeted online progressive action campaigns.

Alex Blaze

Alex is the Managing Editor of The Bilerico Project. Alex went to Whitman College, a small school in the Blue Mountains of eastern Washington, where he studied biology, debated, and worked with the local LGBTQ group. Since then he has gone on to live in many places, including southern Maine, the Hoosier state, eastern and western France, central Arizona, but somehow ended up in Paris.

Rod McCullom

Rod McCullom is a multimedia journalist who blogs on LGBT news, pop culture and progressive politics at the award-winning Rod 2.0. Rod has written and produced television news for ABC News, New York City's ABC 7, Chicago's NBC 5 and others. Rod was a columnist and featured contributor to The Advocate,,, MTV/LOGO’s AfterElton and Washington Blade. Rod’s writing has also appeared at The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Reader, Huffington Post, MSNBC’s The Grio and many others.

Markos Moulitsas

Markos Moulitsas Zúniga is founder and publisher of Daily Kos, the largest progressive community blog in the United States. He is co-author of the critically acclaimed book Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics, author of Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era, a contributing columnist to Newsweek Magazine and a weekly columnist at The Hill newspaper.

Julia Rosen

Julia Rosen is Online Political Director for Courage Campaign. She got her start in politics working for Common Cause. She moved out to California to work for the Alliance for a Better California. Julia continued her work within the labor movement serving as the Online Communications Director for Working Californians. She is currently an editor at Calitics and a regular contributor to Crooks and Liars, when she isn't blogging at her personal site Ruck Pad. Julia currently serves as a trainer for the New Organizing Institute.

Joe Sudbay

Joe Sudbay is the Deputy Editor of AMERICAblog and AMERICAblog Gay. He is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level. He began writing for AMERICAblog in November of 2004. Since 2006, he has run his own consulting firm, working with progressive not-for-profit organizations.

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Contest Calendar

May 13: Contest begins

June 7: Period for submissions ends. Top ten entries will be selected by Freedom to Marry judges, and the public will vote on their favorites at

June 25: Voting ends, winners announced!

July 22-25: Netroots Nation

Freedom to Marry thanks its co-sponsors in the Blog 4 Equality Contest:

Courage Campaign   Daily KOS

Open Left