A Travel Story About Transformation
At Extravagant Yak transformation is one of our core values, and because travel is a life changing experience, we get to live out this core value all year long. In fact, our value for transformation is what makes us passionate about every trip we run. This makes our job one of the sweetest gigs on the planet (in our unbiased opinion).
It won't sound surprising to know that one of our favorite things in the world is hearing transformational travel stories. In light of this, we have decided to put on a writing contest to hear travel stories from around the world. The winner will move us in 1200 words or less with a story about traveling to a new place, and how that experience changed them personally.
It gets better. The contest itself has transformational impact that will spill over to others. The proceeds from this contest will help Extravagant Yak further the mission of Tibetpedia.com, a platform for promoting Tibetan small businesses of excellence across Tibet.
An 8-day trip to Lhasa & Everest, including international airfare to Chengdu*
Transformational Travel Story Contest
April 11, 2018
How will the winner be decided?
Online vote (see below 'The Winner')
How and when will the winner be announced?
Extravagant Yak's Facebook page on May 14th, 2018
The winner will write the most moving story about the transformational power of travel in 1200 words or less. The story should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
, and the criteria are as follows:
- 1200 words or less
- must be related to travel
- fiction or non-fiction stories both accepted
- double-space your document, and check for grammar and punctuation*
- English only, use standard Times New Roman size 12 font
all contest entrants must be 18+ years old (by April 11, 2018)
*Disclaimer: this is an international contest that aims to be inclusive to those for whom English is a second language. Grammar and punctuation, though very important, will be judged as secondary to content.
Successful submissions will complete the following:
The entrance fee is $30.00. This accomplishes two things: i.) it helps cover the cost of running the contest, and ii.) excess funds will help us extend the transformational power of this event to Tibetan small businesses by funding the addition of new businesses on Tibetpedia.com (the core expression of Extravagant Yak's CSR value)*
- Before submitting your article, you must i.) promote the contest at least once via your social media outlet of choice (Facebook or Instagram), ii.) tag Extravagant Yak and, iii.) follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Email your story by April 11 in a word document with your name and contact information to email@example.com, as follows:
Email subject line: Lhasa & Everest Travel Writing Contest. Include the following information at the top of the word document:
- Contact info: (email and/or website)
- Title of article:
- Word count:
- Paid $30 entrance fee: (yes/no)
- Shared on (Facebook or Instagram) and tagged Extravagant Yak: (yes/no)
- Followed Extravagant Yak Facebook and Instagram pages: (yes/no)
The winner will enjoy a complimentary all inclusive 8-day Lhasa & Everest
freesale trip with Extravagant Yak in 2018 or 2019. This will include complimentary international return airfare from your location to Chengdu (maximum value of $1,500), one night's accommodation in Chengdu at the Fraser Suites
before trip departure to Lhasa the next morning, and the 8-day tour to Lhasa and Everest.
We have created the perfect tour for those who consider a sense of adventure and a dose of curiosity essential travel ingredients. There is no strenuous hiking. In eight days we will take you by air from Chengdu to Lhasa, and then by car to Everest Base Camp for a sunrise on one of the most epic landscapes on Earth. You’ll return as a member of an exclusive group of travelers who have beheld the highest point on planet earth.
In addition to the free Tibet trip, the winner will have their article featured on the Extravagant Yak website, along with the following other online media channels (to be announced soon).