Do you have a passion for conservation? Are you ready to tell your story? We’re looking for storytellers committed to making a difference in the world. Share with us where you feel closest to nature and you could be in with a chance of winning one of 3 spots on a Contiki Cares conservation trip to Costa Rica, traveling with Céline Cousteau and working with The Sea Turtle Conservancy.
The world’s leading youth travel company, Contiki Vacations, and The Matador Network, the largest independent travel publisher online, are searching for three of the world’s up-and-coming storytellers committed to making a difference in helping protect our planet. Entrants will have to demonstrate their passion, creativity, and skills in photography, film or travel journalism on the competition page hosted at contikistorytellers.tumblr.com to secure a spot on the trip.
The three lucky winners will travel on Contiki’s Costa Rica Unplugged trip with celebrated documentary filmmaker, adventurer and storyteller Céline Cousteau during Earth Month (April 2014). The winners will receive a scholarship to the MatadorU online journalism program and learn firsthand about ocean conservation from Céline, an activist and Contiki ambassador. In addition, together with Céline and a respected storyteller from The Matador Network, the winners will visit Contiki Cares’ latest partnership in Costa Rica – the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation – and discover how their work is instrumental in saving sea turtles from extinction.
“We are believers of shared experiences and experiential travel, so it’s a natural fit to partner with the travel advocates and storytellers at The Matador Network.” said Melissa da Silva, President of Contiki Vacations. “The Sea Turtle Conservancy is our newest sustainability initiative and we look forward to hearing the stories that result from this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Costa Rica.”
The competition closes Friday, February 28, 2014. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges from Contiki, Matador Network and Céline Cousteau.
Contiki has an insatiable appetite for discovering new things in every nook and cranny of the world and with that is the desire to share those stories with young travelers for decades to come. Having explored the amazing country that is Costa Rica – from the jungles and rainforests, to the beaches, oceans and working with the Sea Turtle Conservancy – it will be a trip that’s truly about discovery. Through their incredible travel experience and newfound journalism skills, the winners will be in good stead to become correspondents for the Matador Network, helping spread the word about ocean conservation through authentic travel storytelling
Your trip of a lifetime is just a story away. Visit http://contikistorytellers.tumblr.com to enter.