Travelers can enter the contest with an essay on their reasons for traveling. The winning essay will be worth $10,000, and Virtuoso will be awarding cash prizes totaling $25,000.
To get participants thinking about what makes them want to venture out, Virtuoso first asks about ‘bucket list’ destinations and experiences. After getting participants in the mood to pack their bags, they then ask people to express in 200 words or less why it is they travel. Photos or short videos can also be included to help illustrate the story. Once they submit their entry form, participants will receive a copy of their bucket list to save and share.
Virtuoso’s Travel Dreams contest will be up and running until March 31. After that time, editors from the network’s magazine, Virtuoso Life, will read, evaluate and select the winning essays based on style, content, creativity, original insight and ideas. The first prize essay will collect $10,000, second prize will earn $5,000 and four winners will each receive $2,500 as the third prize.