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Student Travel Contests - Winning Money and Travel Prizes

Find a few recurring contests in which you can win money and student travel prizes --- like travel itself, including student airfare -- and some folks who offer contests pretty regularly. Some contests require stuff for entry, like making videos or writing essays, and some are just sweepstakes giveaways. See 'em here.

Win Travel - EF Tours Global Citizen Giveaway - Enter to Win Travel With EF...
Win Travel - EF Tours Global Citizen Giveaway - Enter to Win Travel With EF Tours

Win One Day Trip - STA Giveaway Trip From Movie
Win travel right now in conjunction with the premiere of "One Day" on August 19: hotel, airfare and a city tour in your choice of one of the three destinations featured in the film –- London, Paris or Edinburgh.

STA Student Travel Contest - STA World Traveler Internship Contest
STA Student Travel Contest - STA World Traveler Internship Contest

Glimpse Student Travel Correspondent Program
Enter for a chance to get a $600 stipend for travel abroad, one-on-one travel correspondence mentoring from travel writers at co-sponsor Matador, and guaranteed publication; the Glimpse Student Travel Correspondent's Program is also partly supported by National Geographic Society. You must be over 18 and planning to be working, volunteering, or...

Glimpse Student Travel Writing Contest
Enter to win travel from STA in this student travel writing contest from Glimpse Quarterly, a premier student travel mag from the reputable Glimpse Foundation. Earn publication for your best student travel writing, too. Deadline is in November -- get the details.

Glimpse Student Traveler Photo Contest - Student Travel Prizes
Bookmark the student travel photo contest site for spring entry -- one very good reason to take photos when you travel. Enter to win $250 in travel from student travel agency STA and publication for your best student travel photos in Glimpse's annual calendar.

African Journalism Trip Student Journalism Contest
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof made lots o' bloglines in 2006 when the newspaper offered up what may be an inaugural contest: a trip to Africa with the OpEd columnist for a student deemed deserving of learning journalism the dirt-road Kristof way. It seems that the NY Times will be sponsoring the all-expenses-paid student journalism contest annually... learn how to enter with an essay.

Travel Contests for All Kinds of Travelers
Though we focus on backpacker-friendly travel contests and student travel contests here at Student Travel, a world of other kinds o' travel contest exists - cruises, spa and five star resorts getaways - and while they're the kind of trips you might not purposely seek, you could sure take 'em: check out a list of current travel contests from luxury and honeymoon travel expert Susan Breslow Sardone.

Student Universe Travel Bucks Sweepstakes
Student Universe student travel agency blew our hats off when they announced this sweepstakes -- Trust Fund Living with a $10,000 prize in travel and a lotta, lotta spend-how-you-will money. Keep an eye on the site and onour own Student Travel blog for future travel sweepstakes from Student Universe.

Nat Geo "Next Great Travel Writer" Contest
Believe us, the travel writing life is a good one but, as with any field, breaking into it when you're fresh out of school can be tough. If you're a student seeking the roving writer scene, check this out: National Geographic Traveler magazine is sponsoring a new travel writing contest aimed at finding the "best new travel writer" among US and Canadian college students.

Win an STA Mega Trip for Summer, 2008
Check it out: student travel agency STA is running its annual contest offering one winner an all-expenses paid (travel, lodging and stipend) student travel "internship" and the chance to travel 14 countries on four continents while creating a journal/blog, video and podcasts about the journey and describing what STA sells, basically.

Student Travel Video Contest from InternationalStudent
InternationalStudent.com sponsors an annual video competition with a $2,000 grand prize. Submit a 4-8 minute video describing the trip you will take if you win -- you can be headed anywhere from anywhere... just plan the trip and explain in the video application why you should win this student travel contest.

Brickfish "My Job ___" Contest
Apply for the Brickfish "My Job" Scholarship and win $1000 to spend however you like. Submit a photo, blog or video that answers the question: "What is your most memorable story about a current or past job?" My most un-memorable summer job as a student was picking the bad cherries out as fresh fruit went by on a conveyor belt. For eight hours. On the night shift.

Bikini Photo Contest, Puerto Vallarta
The Ujena Bikini Jam is intended as an event not only for fun and frolic, but to provide publication chances for apsiring and professional models and photographers. You do have to pay for your entry and your travel and winners' photos do get used without payment, but they do get published and the event is a blast. Learn more.

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