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Sweet of the Month & Giveaway!

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Yes you read it correctly, month.

As you may or may not know, Sweetopia has been undergoing some changes with Sweet of the Week. To add to the chaos, it will from here on in be retitled: Sweet of the Month.

To find out what Sweet of the Month is all about, a list of FAQ's and more, click here.

Since there's likely going to be a bit more competition and voting: 24 contestants will be hand picked by Marian. To sweeten the deal, we're adding something special to this month's competition.

Our wonderful sponsor Beyond Pots and Pans is excited to provide this competition with a product giveaway! Once all the votes for the 24 contestants are in, one Viking Hand Mixer, in the color of their choice, will go out to the winner.

Ok so, we realize not everyone can win, and not everyone will be chosen to compete. And what about the people who just vote? They deserve a little something too! All Sweetopia readers can now enter the offer code SWEET at Beyond Pots and Pans for a 10% DISCOUNT on anything in store.

Everyone gets one week to submit something special for voting. (Submission dates; January 15th – 21st, 2012).  The contest is international. Voting by you will begin Jan. 22nd and extend until February 18th, 2012, 9pm EST.

The winner will be announced on Facebook, twitter, pinterest and contacted for shipping information.

Good luck to everyone!


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  1. January 18, 2012 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Hi there! I’ve not done this before…did I submit my picture right? This is so exciting! I can wait to see all the entries! xx

  2. January 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Hi! I try to submit a pic and it says that it was successful. But when I click to see all the entries it says that there are none. “be the first”
    Thanks for your help

  3. marian
    January 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Hi @ Adriana Pereira and @ Jennifer McEldowney: Please read/click on the ‘Older Comments’ for your answer.
    All the best and thanks for entering!

  4. Tracy Turner
    January 19, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Hi – I entered w/out the link.. The tool will not let me reload the phote w/link so here it is.. https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=367836239900136&set=a.367836103233483.107730.185080344842394&type=1&theater
    Even if I miss being able to enter, i am so excited to see all the yummies..

  5. Sandra
    January 20, 2012 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    I posted my photos but I do not know if I’ve done everything right

  6. January 20, 2012 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    @ Sandra: The FAQ’s and other info. (there’s a link in the post above), should help.

  7. Vanessa
    January 21, 2012 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    so at wat time wil the voting start!!

    January 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Marion do we havetill midnight U.S time orwhat is the timeline for entries as faras today goes. my mixer went on the fritz after making four pounds of Ryal icing wehich I did something wrongto and had to dump it all of it. WAHHHWAHHHHWAHHHH. Thats me crying . Found my othr Kitchen Aid in the Attck. YeasI know another one but its much smaller and I had to get the one that fritzed just because it was pretty and ilikedthe color. Notthat anything is wrong with whit e but I like th clean look ofstainless. Anyway the one isoff to be fixed orgoing off. So now Im starting from scratch. I know Ican join next month in hopes of getting at least picked as the top 24 butthatI cant or dont wantto wait foreventhough I will try everymonth. Just wanted to make sure I didnt miss the time that you had chosen for entries as in the cut off is at this time U S or astern or Western or Canadian or whatever time Zone. So can you help me with that and if you already posted it and I missed it I am sorry for asking again. Hope you had a fab week andI ant wait to see allthe wonderful enteries that come in. Thats the fun part. Also I tried looking at the entries but are they not up and are top secret until contest voting time so as we dont see what others made??? I know lots o questions .Im like a 2 yr old. Why is the sky blue? Why do Birds chirp? Why does it rain LOL ??? Thanks pretty lady HeeHee, Best,Stacey

    January 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Oh my I tried to read over the typing errors and misseda bunch how terribly embarressing. Sorry!!!!!! Hope you can read it. Hugs Stacey

  10. marian
    January 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    HI @ STACEY MCDONNELL! The time zone is EST and it ends at midnight tonight, yes. The gallery is private until all submissions are in because the widget doesn’t automatically post them, we have to go in to ‘activate them’. Have you clicked through to the FAQ section? (I think so, but just checking. I think I’ll add more info. to that section too). Annnd, I’m going to go look through the images now actually! (exciting!). Voting by you will begin Jan. 22nd and extend until February 18th, 2012, 9pm EST. AFter that we’ll let you know through a new Sweetopia post when the next contest begins. It may begin the very next day, or we might need a few days to fix a few things (for example a specific line for you to enter your photo url). THANK YOU for entering (even if it’s next time) and for your kind comments. I wish you LOTS of luck!! xoxo

  11. marian
    January 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    @ Vanessa: Will let you know on facebook and twitter if there are issues, otherwise they begin around 1am EST.

  12. January 22, 2012 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    Hi Marian, I posted my photo at the beginning of the week and everything seemed fine, but it doesn’t show up in the photos to be voted on? Was it only some of the photos that were included in the voting process?

    Thanks, Annette

  13. marian
    January 22, 2012 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Hi @ Annette S:
    It was so difficult to chose! I’m really so sorry your sweet isn’t in this month’s contest! There were so many amazing ones I couldn’t include! Thank you for entering, please enter again after Feb. 18th, and for tips on how photos were chosen (It really was hard and I wish I could have chosen a few more, but we had decided on 24, as more than that seemed like too much to vote on) you can see the FAQ section here: https://sweetopia.net/sweet-of-the-week/

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