Bangkok, 28 September, 2017 – Travel Impact Newswire has launched an essay competition on how travel and tourism can contribute to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The Olive Tree Awards essay competition is claimed to be the first of its kind in the global travel and tourism industry.
Young people under 30 all over the world are invited to submit essays of up to 1,200 words on how travel and tourism can advance the cause of the UN SDGs and meet targets by 2030.
The competition will be held every six months, or two times a year. Each round will see winners awarded one first prize of US$1,000 and two runners up to US$500 each.
The total annual prize money of US$4,000 is being generously donated by Mr Sonu Shivdasani, Co-Founder and CEO of Evason Resorts and the Dubai-based M F Husain Foundation.
The winners of each round will be announced on 20 March 2018 marking the International Day of Happiness, and on 21 Sept, marking the International Day of Peace.
Submission criteria includes that writers are under 30 years old on date of submission (ID proof of age will be required). Anyone can submit an essay regardless of past experiences, but essay must in English, up to 1,200 words long and have travel and tourism angle.
Tips for writers include studying the e SDGs carefully; downloading The Olive Tree publications to access thought-prompting ideas; pen an essay presenting a good idea, venting a powerful frustration, or sharing a passion, experience or event.
Although all essays must be in English, they will be judged on the quality of the ideas, not the quality of the English.
The deadline for the first round of submissions is 31 December. Winners will be notified by 15 March, 2018. The winning essays will also be published on the Travel Impact Newswire website.
For more details of the Olive Tree Awards essay competition, please click here.