2006-2007 winter vacation itinerary travel writing contest

$1,100.00 in prizes (US dollars).

The submissions to my 2006 summer vacation plan writing contest were so good that I was a little uncomfortable with one winner getting 500.00 while other plans of similar quality went unrewarded. This contest aims to change all that:

The first 150 travel itineraries that pass the initial screening and are published on this blog will receive 5.00 each. PayPal only because I refuse to write and mail 150 five-dollar checks.

In addition, one first place winner will receive $200.00. One 2nd place winner will receive $100.00. One third place winner will receive $50.00.

To enter, you must email a travel itinerary (send your PayPal ID as well so I can send the money if you pass the initial screening) to jtrotta@gmail.com. Travel itineraries will be judged on the following criteria:

1. The travel plan consists of a daily itinerary in the following format:

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Etc. – 5 points

2. Itinerary is at least 5 days long – 1 point

3. Itinerary makes sense for December, January, or February – 4 points

4. Itinerary includes enough attractions to keep an average traveler busy each day and provides detailed information on attractions (such as when to go, cost of admission, and what to see/do at that attraction) – 15 points

5. Itinerary includes information on where to stay (the more details and options the better – personal recommendations are good too) – 10 points

6. Itinerary includes information on meals such as recommendations on where to eat and approximate cost – 5 points

For some example travel itineraries, check out the summer vacation plans submitted to our previous contest. Just keep in mind that the criteria are slightly changed.

Email submissions to jtrotta@gmail.com and good luck!

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  1. James Trotta says:

    Entries must be submitted by November 15, 2006!

  2. Alli says:

    Durn, missed the deadline for this one. Well, I’ll keep my eye on this one to see if you do another contest. Great blog!

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