Top winners as selected by SATW receive cash grants: First Place ($1,000), Second Place ($500), 3rd Place ($250), and the work of 25 additional Honorable Mention winners are rewarded with travel gifts and passes to Ripley's Believe It Or Not attractions. The winner of the Best Video award receives photo-journalism merchandise, and 10 Finalists will win a pair of CityPASS ticket booklets containing prepaid admission to the top attractions in their choice of 10 North American destinations. All the top travel blogs are posted on Family Travel Forum’s site http://www.MyFamilyTravels.com.
The merit scholarship contest is open to students ages 13 to 18 who are enrolled in a junior high, high school or a 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.
The 2014 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship submission period runs from April 1, 2014 to July 27, 2014. The winning students' work will be announced on October 23, 2014. For more information about all FTF grants and scholarships for college, visit http://myfamilytravels.com/
Family Travel Forum is an award-winning media company guiding those who Have Kids, Still Travel!® in print and online since 1996. FTF’s expert and community content has been seen on Disney's Family.com and other sites, in “The Complete Idiots Guide to the Best Family Destinations,”
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.