It's time for the GoAbroad Travel Promos! Every month on the GoAbroad Blog, we share resources and information about all the great travel promotions, giveaways and contests occurring in the travel and international education fields. This month's selections are:
1. National Geographic Student Photo Contest
National Geographic recently announced the kickoff of the first National Geographic Student Photo Contest to win a trip on a National Geographic Student Expedition this summer. This contest invites high school students to submit a photo and a short statement describing the photo and how it captures the essence of what exploration means to them. The grand prize is a Summer 2012 London Photography Workshop, including round-trip airfare and program tuition, valued at approximately $6,500 USD. Also, second and third place prizes are being awarded respectively with $250 and $100 gift certificates to the National Geographic Store!
Deadline: All entries must be received by March 31, 2012 at 11:59pm EDT
2. Scholarship Opportunities from Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is excited to announce that they are offering scholarships for two of their programs. The first is a scholarship for Marine Biology Summer Courses in Bermuda and the second is for the Coral Reef Ecology Summer Course in Bermuda. The Marine Biology course presents an integrated perspective, using a combination of lectures, laboratory experiments, bioinformatics laboratory exercises, and field trips to the open ocean and coral reefs–including an open-ocean research cruise aboard the 168 ft. BIOS research vessel Atlantic Explorer.
On the other hand, the Coral Reef Ecology course at BIOS exposes the student to the reef ecosystem at all organizational levels, from physiological ecology through population biology, community structure to ecosystem dynamics, ending with consideration of human impacts and climate change. Scholarships for these programs are available to all candidates!
Deadline: Applications for both programs are due April 15, 2012
Read more about the Marine Biology Summer Courses Scholarship & the Coral Reef Ecology Summer Course Scholarships!
3. Student Travel Writing Contest from TransitionsAbroad.com
This contest from TransitionsAbroad.com is unique in that it covers a gamut of topics including: educational student travel,volunteering, internships, short-term work, and traditional study abroad via U.S.-based programs as well as direct enrollment in foreign institutions. For this year's contest, the winning student submission will be awarded $500, the second place winner will be awarded $150, the third place winner will be awarded $100, and runner-up winners $50. In addition, all winners will be featured in the May Webzine dedicated to study abroad and educational travel.
Deadline: All entries must be received by April 15, 2012
4. Conde Nast Traveler - Dream Trip Photo Contest
Sometimes, it IS possible to win the trip of your dreams. Conde Nast Traveler has launched a new photo contest in which you could win your dream vacation worth up to $25,000, or one of 25 other prizes. All contestants have to do is submit a picture and description of their most incredible travel moment into Conde Nast Traveler's Dream Trip Contest and Sweepstakes. In addition, randomly-drawn sweepstakes winners will receive a $10,000 trip to the British Virgin Islands or weekly prizes! The final winner will be chosen on the basis of how Compelling (25%), Evocative (25%), Meaningful (25%), and Thoughtful (25%) the photo is.
Deadline: April 20, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Read more about the Conde Nast Traveler Dream Trip Photo Contest!
5. “Win Your Dream Travel Job" Contest from Viator.com
Viator.com has launched a global casting call to find four passionate travelers with a knack for capturing their passion on film. This contest will give four finalists, paired in teams of two, the chance to travel and shoot video for Viator as part of the company’s ongoing effort to create the world’s largest video library of tours and things to do in popular destinations worldwide. Each finalist will be provided with professional video equipment and the cost of round-trip airfare to and from their destination; along with up to $15,000 USD per person to cover additional travel expenses including accommodations, local transportation and meals. You don't want to miss out on this amazing opportunity!
Deadline: April 25, 2012 at 11:59pm PST
6. My Aussie Experience Travel Contest
Have you ever been eager to explore "Down Under?" Then you may want to check out the content from the Aussie Experiences organization! This contest entails sharing what your ultimate Australia experience would be, with the chance to win $12,000 towards your own Australian adventure! Whether it's Darwin, Melbourne or Sydney you've had your eye on exploring, each of these nine locations up for grabs have something unique to offer. Entries must be 100 words or less, and sharing it with friends will help to increase your chances of winning!
Deadline: All entries must be received by June 30, 2012 at 5pm PST
On the second Tuesday of every month, the GoAbroad Blog features a selection of travel and international education-themed giveaways, contests and promotions. These listings have been chosen because they feature interesting and noteworthy promotions related to meaningful travel-related experiences. Do you know of a promotion that should be included in the next GoAbroad Travel Promos post? Click here to be directed to the form where you can submit an entry!
Please keep in mind that the GoAbroad Travel Promos post runs on the second Tuesday of every month, so plan accordingly when submitting a promotion.