Win an Around-the-World Trip in 400 Words or Less

A Map for Saturday‘s Brook Silva-Braga alerted me yesterday to an awesome contest that his company, Earthchild Productions, is running. I’ll let him explain the details:

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Want to see the world? You can follow in the footsteps of the travelers in “A Map for Saturday” on your own Big Trip. We’ll get you started with a free around-the-world plane ticket, 20 nights’ accommodations in Hostelling International hostels and other travel goodies like guidebooks and a backpack. Plus you’ll get tips on your itinerary in a one-on-one planning session with “Saturday” director Brook Silva-Braga.

It’s all sponsored by Hostelling International-USA and brought to you by Earthchild Productions, producers of the award-winning documentary film, “A Map for Saturday.”

To enter, explain in 400 words or less why you deserve this ticket to the adventure of a lifetime. Why do you want to travel? Why is now the right time for you to go on such a trip and why haven’t you done it until now?

We’re looking for someone who will make the most of this opportunity and help articulate to others (through a travelblog, podcast, photos or video) the joys and challenges of long-term travel as they experience them.

To enter, e-mail your essay to [email protected] by November 30, 2007.

For Official Rules go here.

If this were held in 2008, I’d be all over it. C’mon, if you love to travel, you can probably hammer out a 400-word essay on your obsession in about twenty minutes!

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