Purple Door and HM are looking for a guest blogger to give HM readers an inside look at Purple Door 2011. Here’s your chance to check out the festival and let people see the festival through your eyes.

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A winner will be chosen at random to write three (3) blogs.

One (blog) will preview the festival and then two more (blogs) will be written live on site (one per day) August 12 and 13. Blogs will be emailed to for posting.

The winner will receive a pair of tickets to Purple Door 2011 and their blogs will run on! And, of course, that winner will get a complimentary subscription to HM Magazine.

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