blogger_5-28.bmpAs mediabistro.com managing editor Rebecca Fox did today in this must-read on FishbowlNY, I’ll be dropping the royal ‘we’ for this post.

Here’s the deal:

Last week we were approached by Terpin Communications, a PR agency, about participating in a contest run by Granada USA in conjunction with NBC’s reality show, “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”

So beginning today, and running until June 11, I’ll blog about various elements of the Costa Rican jungle, where the show is set, in a Web game show of sorts, “I’m a Blogger…Get Me Out of Here!” The winner joins “celebs” like Heidi Montag and Patti Blagojevich on the set to live blog from the jungle.

Now I have a one-in-eight chance to fulfill my lifelong dream — to blog from Costa Rica. And I need your help.

Let’s get the power of the mediabistro.com community together and all vote…and get me out of here!

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Embracing the social media sphere Granada USA launched a blogger contest today to help generate buzz and excitement about “I’m a Celebrity.. Get Me Out of Here” which premiers June 1st, 2009.

Running until June 11th, the competition will consist of three separate challenges for participating bloggers, each consisting of a research or experience assignment that they’ll have to blog (300-500 words) or a video blog (2-3 minutes) about. Topics may range from the finer points of insect eating to the mating rituals of some of the furry little things the celebs will soon be calling their neighbors. The posts will all go up on imabloggergetmeoutofhere.com, where they will be voted on by America. Half of the competitors will be voted off of the blogosphere island after each round, leaving the final three to compete for the grand prize: a trip to Costa Rica to live blog from the set of the reality show “I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here!” from June 17 – 22nd.

Premiering June 1st, “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” is the ultimate Swiss Family Robinson-style competition. Ten celebrities will be dropped into the heart of the jungle to face fun and comedic challenges designed to test their survival skills. America is the puppet master, controlling their favorites by putting them into challenges and tasks to win food, supplies and luxury items. In each episode, friendships will be tested, patience tried and hilarity will certainly ensue. Viewers will decide which celebrities stay or leave. While all participants will be playing for their favorite charities, the last remaining star will be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle, winning the largest share of the prize for donation.