(New York, NY – May 10, 2011) Family Travel Forum, the award-winning resource for family vacation information, announces its 5th annual FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship. The merit scholarships, given in association with the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), encourage teens to share their travel experiences in words and images.
Cash grants ($1,000, $500, $200) are given to the top three authors in the teen writing scholarship, and the work of 25 additional Honorable Mention nominees is rewarded with passes to any Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! museum. Winners of the Best Photography and Best Video scholarship grants receive travel gifts, and all the top travel blogs are posted on Family Travel Forum’s site www.MyFamilyTravels.com.
“Family Travel Forum and SATW are proud to support the work of young travel bloggers with scholarships and grants,” says FTF editor Kyle McCarthy. “We know sharing their work in our online communities is educational and we hope it inspires the next generation of world travelers.”
The merit scholarship contest is open to students ages 13 to 18 who are enrolled in a junior high, high school or homeschool program in the United States, Canada or American school abroad. Students are asked to submit a maximum 600-word essay on any type or any aspect of a trip they have taken in the last five years, along with a photo or video. For more information, eligibility, rules and scholarship applications, visit http://scholarship.familytravelforum.com.
The 2011 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship runs between May 1, 2011 and August 1, 2011. The winning students’ work will be announced after November 1, 2011. For more information about all FTF grants and scholarships for college, visit http://scholarship.familytravelforum.com
Family Travel Forum (FTF) has served all who “Have Kids, Still Travel” with print and online guides since 1996. FTF sites have won many awards for their global coverage of family vacations; the Top 10 Getaway survey of resort-based infant programs; a robust Flee Market™; forums on lifestyle travel and safety; gear reviews; pediatric travel health and a unique Custom Trip Planning service for consumers. FTF’s “The Complete Idiots Guide to the Best Family Destinations” (Alpha Penguin, 2011) is in bookstores now.
The Society of American Travel Writers was established in 1955, and its mission is to promote responsible journalism, provide professional development for its members, and encourage the conservation and preservation of travel resources worldwide. SATW’s more than 1,200 members include journalists, photographers, editors, electronic media specialists, film lecturers, television and film producers, and travel industry public relations representatives. SATW is a nonprofit professional association, and its members maintain the industry’s highest professional and ethical standards. Their dedication and experience represent SATW’s commitment to journalistic integrity and credibility. SATW truly comprises “Travel’s Most Trusted Voices.”
Contact: Kyle McCarthy
Email: FTFstaff [at] familytravelforum.com
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