Do you love to explore the North Shore and take your kids to playgrounds? Do you enjoy taking photos of your kids having fun? And would you like to share your experience and recommendations with other mums? If you answered ‘yes’ to all these questions, then we want you to write for North Shore Mums!
Our readers LOVE getting ideas and inspiration for things to do with their kids on our website. We have a section dedicated to Parks & Playgrounds, and want to continue to share reviews of awesome playgrounds across the North Shore (and beyond).
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We don’t expect you to do this purely for the joy (though we hope that you’ll genuinely enjoy visiting the playground and writing your review!).
For every review we publish, we’ll send you a $50 Prezzee Smart eGift Card, which you can spend at all the big brand retailers, such as Target, Coles, Woolworths, Apple, Bunnings, Best & Less, Rebel Sport, Endota Spa, eBay, Iconic, Peter Alexander. The list goes on and on!
Our playground reviews should be packed with all the key information mums would want to know before visiting the playground.
To make it super easy for you, we’ve created an online form so that no detail is left off! Simply click here to see all the questions, so you know what to be taking notice of (and taking pics of!) when you’re at the playground.
High-quality, well-composed photos are essential for our playground reviews! As they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words”… and so we love to include lots of photos in our reviews, too.
What should you take photos of?
A selection of 10-20 photos is ideal. Take photos that really show all aspects of the playground, including:
- Photo of the playground from a distance (so you can see it in context of the environment around it)
- Photos of the playground equipment – feel free to have your children in these photos!
- Photos of facilities (e.g. BBQs, Toilets, Parking)
Important: Please ensure you take all photos in LANDSCAPE orientation (so you hold the phone horizontal). See below photo as an example.
Can I take photos of other children?
We love to see photos of smiling children, having fun! Of course, if they’re your children (or your friends kids), feel free to snap as many photos as you like. If you’re looking after other friends kids, it’s a good idea to check with that their parents are okay for the photos to be published online.
As playground photos are in a public space, it’s completely legal to have other people in the photos. However, it’s best for them to just be in the background (and not make them the focus of your photo).
How can I get the photos to you?
We love to get lots of high resolution images for our reviews. However, as the file size is so big, emails can often bounce, so it’s best to share the files with us. Here are a few options:
- WeTransfer: Send them to us via WeTransfer – [email protected]
- DropBox: Share the folder link via Dropbox
- GoogleDrive: Share the folder link
- iCloud: share the iCloud link
To promote playground reviews, we love to use Instagram Reels! It would also be great if you can get about 5-8 short clips (filmed in portrait orientation), a few seconds long. We’ll edit them to music.
Let us know what playground you’d like to review by completing the form at the bottom of this page.
This is to ensure we don’t already have a recent review on that playground. You can check our Parks & Playgrounds section to see what we’ve published recently.
Once the Editor has replied to you and given you the ‘go ahead’ to write the review, visit the playground for your review! Take lots of photos and be sure to familiarise yourself with all the playground features, facilities and what you love about it.
Submit the review via the online form.
Submit the images to [email protected] by WeTransfer, DropBox, GoogleDrive, iCloud or any other file sharing app.
Once your review has been submitted, our Editor will prepare it for publication. She’ll be in touch if she has any questions, and will let you know when it’s live, so you can share with your friends on Facebook, too!
Once published, we’ll send you a $50 Prezzee voucher via email… so you can treat yourself to something you love (or something you need!).
Apply to write a playground review