UK Senior Eyes Fabulous Blogger Job

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2010) — University of Kentucky art studio senior Heidi Hastings is vying for a position as an international blogger for Sunglass Hut. Hastings hopes to score the blogging gig with skills she has learned in computer programming, photography and digital media while at UK.

Hastings is participating in the Sunglass Hut Fulltime Fabulous Blogger Competition, which is looking for a blogger with an "eye for style, a passion for people and a way with words" to report from New York City. The winner of the competition will serve as a one-year independent contractor with $100,000 compensation. In addition to the money, the blogger will receive a furnished apartment in Manhattan; a $1,000 per month styling allowance; and VIP passes to fashion shows in New York City, Milan and Paris.

To help Hastings in the competition, individuals can vote for her video online at through Nov. 17. Voters must enter a first name and email address on the site and then respond to a confirmation email to register their vote. For participation voters will receive a $20 discount on their next Sunglass Hut purchase. After the voting ends, Sunglass Hut will name the number one vote winner and nine other finalists to a blog-off. The overall winner will be named around Jan. 10, 2011.

A native of Campbellsville, Hastings already has experience blogging on fashion on her own site Outside of blogging she also is a digital photographer and the singer, songwriter and bassist of the band the Hastings, which appeared in the independent film "Jimmy and Judy" and the documentary "Hastings - A Musical Journey."