I’ve recently learned about five travel contests that can score you killer trips around the world. Learn about them below. Good luck!
WorldNomads.com 2012 Travel Writing Scholarship: Southeast Asia
This annual scholarship provides an aspiring travel writer to learn from professional writers and explore the world.
Prize: Go to Singapore on assignment for five days under the mentorship of Rough Guides author, meet the founder of Travelfish in Bali, spend six days exploring Indonesia, and finish up in Malaysia with a former local and cookbook author. You’ll be writing about Singapore, and your writing will be considered for publish for Rough Guides’ next Singapore guidebook.
How to enter: Submit a personal travel essay on one of their four chosen themes and explain why you should be awarded the scholarship.
Deadline: April 23, 2012 at 2pm AEST (UTC +10).
Eligibility: 18+, and you must be available to travel from June 18-July 6
Grand Marnier® “Lift Your Spirits” Sweepstakes
Prize: Grand Prize: All-expense-paid 3-day 3-night winter getaway to a ski resort in Vail, Colorado, for one winner and three guests, including travel, lodging, meals, lift tickets and equipment rental; 1st Prize: Snowboard or pair of skis + a Grand Marnier shot ski; 2nd Prize: High-end Grand Marnier bar set with accessories + a Grand Marnier shot ski
How to enter: Like them on Facebook and enter your information. You can enter as many times as you want.
Deadline: March 30, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST
Eligibility: US resident (except California), 21+
One&Only Resorts’ Cape Town Contest
Prize: Grand prize: A four-night stay at One&Only Cape Town including round-trip airfare via South African Airways, dinner for two at Reuben’s with wine pairings selected by Cape Classics, and private tour services by award-winning Micato Safaris. Second prize: Dinner for the winner and five of their friends at a Peppadew fruit 15-acre winery in New Jersey. The prize winners will dine in the quaint farmhouse that dates back to the late 1800s while enjoying a selection of wine pairings and a taste of one of South Africa’s favorite fruits, the Peppadew. Third prize: A One&Only Gift Basket complete with a signed Reuben Riffel Cookbook, Peppadew products, and Micato Safari amenities.
How to enter: Like them on Facebook and enter your information. You can only enter once.
Deadline: March 25, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. ET
Eligibility: US or Canadian resident (except Quebec), 21+
Travel Channel’s Australia Sweepstakes
Prize: The winner and a guest will be flown to Australia where they’ll spend an amazing 6 days and 5 nights enjoying first-class hotel accommodations. The trip will also include a 2-hour Sydney Harbour dinner cruise and a Hop-On-Hop-Off double decker bus tour.
How to enter: Take a daily multiple-choice quiz about The Travel Channel
Deadline: March 31, 2012
Eligibility: US resident, 21+
Friendly Planet’s Win the World Sweepstakes
Friendly Planet is doing six drawings over six months. They already gave away trips to South Africa and Peru. After this China trip, the next prizes are trips to Turkey, Ireland, and India.
Prize: One lucky winner will receive their Taste of China tour package for 2. The package includes round-trip flights from Los Angeles via Air China, ground transportation, flights, and transfers within China; 8 nights in 4 & 5-star hotels; 8 buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches & 1 dinner; a professional English-speaking tour director; and comprehensive touring, including entrance fees.
How to enter: Like them on Facebook and enter your information.
Deadline: US or Canada resident, 21+
Eligibility: March 31, 2012 @ 11:59 pm (EDT)