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Media Alert: The 2018 FTF Scholarship Encourages Teen Bloggers to Share Travel Tales and Earn up to $1,000.

Students Explore the Teen Travel Experience in 12th Annual Merit Competition for College Grants

(New York, NY - May 3, 2018) Teen bloggers are welcome to apply for the 2018 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship hosted by Family Travel Forum, the award-winning vacation planning resource for travel with kids. Over the years, the scholarship has awarded more than $18,000 in cash grants to teens who share their stories in words and images.

The top three travel blogs submitted by the July 9, 2018 deadline will receive cash grants of $1,000, $500, and $250, as well as a GoBag Travel Bag from sponsor Allianz Global Assistance. Twenty Honorable Mention winners will receive a subscription to Lonely Planet Magazine and 10 will receive CityPASS attraction ticket booklets. The top stories will be published on Family Travel Forum’s site MyFamilyTravels.com.

The Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship is open to American, Canadian, American-International and homeschool students ages 13-18. For more information, eligibility, rules and the scholarship application form, visit 2018 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship.

We are grateful for the judging assistance provided by the Journalism Education Association (JEA), Tourism Cares, Society of Professional Journalists, and Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). Special thanks to our 2018 sponsors Allianz Global Assistance, ScholarTrips, Travel Media Showcase, TMS Family Travel, SATW, CityPASS, and Lonely Planet for their support. For more information about our sponsors, FTF grants and scholarships for college, please visit Scholarship.FamilyTravelForum.com.

About Family Travel Forum
Family Travel Forum (FTF) has been the trusted vacation planning resource for parents and grandparents since 1996. Dedicated to the ideals of the Have Kids, Still Travel! lifestyle, FTF hosts an award-winning online community sharing up to date information on the latest destinations, products, and trends in travel. FTF content has been seen on Disney’s Family.com 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 travelling families. FTF co-hosts the annual TMS Family Travel summits and conferences, as well as running “The Family Vacationist” blog and Family Travel Consulting, in partnership with Taking the Kids.

About Allianz Global Assistance
Operating in 34 countries, Allianz Global Assistance is a leading insurance and assistance company that provides insurance to 35 million U.S. customers annually. The company is best known for its Allianz Travel Insurance plans, which protect travelers from unexpected trip cancellations or losses while traveling. Plans are available in annual or per trip coverage. The company's partners include leading travel agencies, airlines and other travel suppliers. Allianz Global Assistance also supports student travel by providing merit scholarships through their ScholarTrips essay contest. Since 2017, ScholarTrips has given over $175,000 in scholarships to hundreds of students who have realized their dream of international travel.

About Society of American Travel Writers
Founded in 1955, the Society of American Travel Writers is a tax-exempt, professional association, whose nearly 1,000 members include journalists, editors, photographers, filmmakers, bloggers, and communications professionals who specialize in the travel industry in Canada and the United States. SATW’s mission is to inspire travel through responsible journalism.

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