Juanderlust Be The Chosen Juan

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

To show the untapped potential of our country to the global community through our culture, people, and undiscovered sites, TravelBook.ph, a local hotel booking site, and StopSleepGo, a U.K.based vacation rental booking site, launches the Juanderlust competition. It is a new global online search for the Chosen Juan who will travel and have an exhilirating adventure around the country for 80 days and share it with the world. Aside from that, you will also get gadgets and a juicy compensation package after the journey. That's almost P2.5 million worth of prizes! To join, register online and answer the question, "Why should you become the Chosen Juan?" in an essay and audition video. Upload it upon registration. All participants will be trimmed down to 100 and will receive another test of skill by answering "Tell us about yourself and your travels and why you should be the new travel voice of the Philippines." The Top 10 Hopeful Juans will be completed by the 9 shortlisted participants and 1 from wildcard selection. You will each have to pack your bags, visit a nearby destination and stay there overnight. Create a great writeup about your wonderful experience attached with photos and get a chance to be the Chosen Juan. That's it! It's a fun and exciting experience you don't want to miss.

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Contest Requirements:
  • Open to Filipino or foreigner, 18 years old and above, whether living in the Philippines or abroad
    • Foreign applicants must have a passport valid for travel to the Philippines until May 2016
  • Available to travel between January 10 and April 30, 2016
  • Must be in good physical condition and mental health
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to travelbook.ph/juanderlust and answer the online application form
  2. Entry Guidelines
    • Answer the question, "Why should you become the Chosen Juan?"
      • In an essay of no less than 300 characters
      • In a 60-second, no holds barred audition video
    • Upload your video on YouTube tagged with juanderlust, travelbook, and stopsleepgo. Submit the link upon registration
  3. Selection Guidelines
    • All applicants will be trimmed down to 100 Hopeful Juans by an expert panel of judges based on how much "wow" power your individual essays and videos have
    • The Top 100 Hopeful Juans will be contacted via email. You will be assigned to send a 1,500-character essay answering this:"Tell us about yourself and your travels and why you should be the new travel voice of the Philippines." Include a title and one-sentence blurb then submit your answer through email
    • Only nine (9) will be selected based on your answer
    • One (1) wildcard will be shortlisted from those who did not make it to Top 100 based on the number of audition video views. The wildcard will join and complete the Top 10 finalists
    • All Top 10 Hopeful Juans will each have to pack your bags and visit a nearby destination and stay there overnight. Accommodations, full board meals, and per diem shall be provided by TravelBook and StopSleepGo.
      • Each Juan must write an at least 500-word blog post about your experience and submit it on or before the submission date. It must contain the following:
        • Things to do
        • Sights to see
        • At least three (3) photos you have taken in .jpg format
  4. Judging Criteria
    • Top 100
      • For Essay
        • 50% Content - Is your answer relevant and engaging?
        • 50% Creativity - Is your answer original and innovative?
      • For Videos
        • 40% Content - Did you answer the question in the most engaging and best possible way?
        • 35% Creativity - Does your answer have the power to claim the attention of our judges?
        • 25% Production - Did you give your video 150% effort?
    • Top 10
      • 50% Content - Is your essay meaty and relevant?
      • 25% Creativity - Is your essay unique and original?
      • 25% Writing Skills - Do you have an engaging writing style and a good grasp of grammar?
    • The Chosen Juan
      • 50% Content - Is your content meaty and relevant?
      • 25% Creativity - Is your post unique and original?
      • 25% Writing Skills - Do you have an engaging writing style and a good grasp of grammar?
  5. All applications (including any video footage submitted) become the sole property of TravelBook and StopSleepGo upon submission
  6. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period:
  • Submission of application - August 12 - November 15, 2015
  • Announcement of Top 100 finalists - November 25, 2015
  • Submission of essay for the Top 9 selection - December 3, 2015
  • Announcement of Top 9 finalists and the most viewed video winner - December 10, 2015
  • Submission of blog post by the Top 10 - December 20, 2015
  • Announcement of the Chosen Juan - January 2, 2016
  • The Chosen Juan's 80-day Journey - Between January 10 and April 30, 2016
Contest Prize:
  • The Chosen Juan will:
    • Travel around the Philippines for 80 days
    • As the new voice of Philippine travel, you will share your experiences with the world through blog posts, videos, and social media shares (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) on Juanderlust's official accounts
    • Receive P2.5 million worth of prizes. Aside from an all-expenses paid 80-day trip, you will also get gadgets and a juicy compensation package after the journey
    • You shall be accompanied by TravelBook and StopSleepGo staff throughout their itinerary
Upside
  • Win a trip!
  • Over P2.5 million worth of prizes
  • Online submission
Downside
  • All applications (including any video footage submitted) become the sole property of TravelBook and StopSleepGo upon submission
For more info, log on to travelbook.ph/juanderlust