’s Annual Travel Video Contest

travel video contestWe are excited to announce the opening of’s Travel Video Contest. In it’s eighth year, our Travel Video Contest offers students the opportunity to win a $4,000 grand prize, a Viewer’s Choice Award, and other great prizes. Every year the contest grows, and this year we are more excited than ever!

We are looking for the best, most creative video your students can make—no longer than 5 minutes in length—all about their proposed international education. Both current and prospective international students and study abroad students are eligible to enter the contest; students who are currently studying outside of their home country may make their video about any trip they would like to take, while students who are not currently abroad must make a video about their proposed study abroad.

Originality and interest level in the trip, as well as the creativity and quality of the video, are the main criteria in judging the contest. Over the years, we have seen all kinds of videos, including animations and stop motion. Students can watch previous years’ winners to give them an idea of what we’re looking for. Students should make sure they read all of the contest’s rules and regulations and verify that they are eligible to enter the contest before submitting their video and entry form. We cannot accept a video entry if it does not conform to our policies.

The final submissions deadline is October 23 at 11:59 PM EST, and the finalists will be announced during the week of October 28 and notified by email. Our judges will pick the winners from the finalists, and they will be announced on our website—as well as personally notified by phone and email—on November 15th, the last day of International Education Week. The winner of the Viewer’s Choice Award will be determined by our viewers, and that person will automatically be a finalist.

The winner will book all of his or her own flights and other travel arrangements, and will be expected to maintain a blog documenting his or her trip. This blog will start immediately after the winner is announced, and will continue throughout the trip until the winner’s return to school. For more information on the Travel Video Contest, please read our press release.

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