The 2015 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship is Open for Submissions
Sponsors of the 2015 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Media Alert:  FTF Scholarship Encourages Teen Bloggers To Share Travel Tales

Students Explore the Teen Travel Experience in 9th Annual Merit Competition for College Grants

(New York, NY – August 11, 2015) Family Travel Forum, the award-winning resource for family vacation planners, announces its 9th annual FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship. The merit scholarship, given in association with the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), asks teens to share their travel experiences in words and images.

The top three winners will receive cash grants ($1,000, $500, $250), and the work of 20 Honorable Mention nominees will be rewarded with travel gifts. All of the top travel blogs are posted on Family Travel Forum’s site

“Family Travel Forum is so proud to support the work of young bloggers with scholarships and grants,” says editor Fran Falkin. “It’s a fun way to practice critical literacy skills, and we know sharing their work in our online community 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

The 2015 the FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship runs between August 3 and September 14. The esteemed judging panel, including members of the Journalism Education Association (JEA), Tourism Cares and SATW, will announce their selections October 16, 2015.

We thank our sponsors Travel Media Showcase, Taking the Kids, TMS Family Travel, JEA, SATW, Niagara Falls USA, CityPASS and Tourism Cares for their support. For more information about all FTF grants and scholarships for college, visit

About Family Travel Forum
Family Travel Forum has been the trusted vacation planning resource for global travel with kids and grandkids since 1996. FTF’s expert and community content has been seen on Disney’s and other sites, in “America’s Most Popular Family Vacations,” “The Complete Idiots Guide to the Best Family Destinations,” “Amazing Places to Take Your Kids in North America” and by millions of traveling families. In addition to co-hosting the annual TMS Family Travel Summit and conferences, FTF ventures include the “The Family Vacationist” blog and e-alert; and Family Travel Consulting to the trade in partnership with Taking the Kids.

About Society of American Travel Writers
The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a tax-exempt, professional association, was established in 1955, and its membership includes journalists, editors, photographers, filmmakers, bloggers, and communications professionals who specialize in the travel industry. SATW promotes responsible journalism, provides professional support and development for its members, and encourages the conservation and preservation of travel resources worldwide.


Contact: Fran Falkin
Tel: +1 917/513-1819
Email: FTFstaff

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