Erasmus Travellers Writing Competition 2018

Deadline:

 10 September 2018

Location:

 

 Online

(Award)

Description

Erasmus Travellers Competition

Are you a blogger, Erasmus student or a traveller? Or maybe you simply want to share your travel experience with others? If yes, Erasmus would like to invite you to participate in their Erasmus Travellers Competition. Any willing participant can enter! Help Erasmus students and other travellers by sharing information about the cities and places you love!

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How points will be distributed:

  • 1 point for every 10 characters written.
  • 3 points for every person that reads your content (one click per person). Don’t hesitate to share everything you write. Publish it on Facebook and Twitter, send it to all your friends on WhatsApp, etc.
  • 50 points extra (max) if you add at least 4 photos.

There is a limitation on the points received by characters written in place (extra points for visits received are not included): a daily limit of 5,000 points. So, compete day to day! Do not leave it to the last minute!

Points for quality are awarded too, so remember to follow the style guidelines. At the end of the competition they will give extra points to the finalists who followed the style guidelines. They will add up the total points of these finalists and distribute 25% of this total as extra points among them, based on how well they have written.

You could use the following entry suggestions and examples for inspiration:

  • If you wish to write a detailed blog entry, you could describe your Erasmus trips and life or you could even illustrate life in your home country! Examples of good blog entries include the following one about Murcian Cuisine, this one about Paris, or a recipe like this Scaloppine with lemon, Vitello e broccoli saltati in padella.
  • To write a fantastic city experience, you could talk about all its key features and interesting points. You could also, for example, explain the answers to questions you initially had yourself, like in this Regensburg experience, or similarly, you could write a little more unreservedly, like in this Lisbon experience, it is up to you.
  • You could write about your favourite place of interest. It might be one of the most exciting sites in a city. You could describe some great sightseeing locations, restaurants or pubs, quirky cafés or cocktail bars. For example: Park Güell, La Sidreria, Passeig Marítim, or any place you have visited.

Topics under this opportunity:

– Places of interest.

– Erasmus experiences.

– Traditions, customs.

– Your hometown.

– Secret and hidden places.

– Traditional recipes.

Required Languages

English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, Turkish. 

Eligible Countries

All world countries.

Competition Period

 From 08th of May 2018 to 10th of September 2018.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • You can only enter if you are a native speaker of the following languages: Español, English, Français, Italiano, Português, Polski, Türkçe, Deutsch, Nederlands. Native here refers to, your ability to speak the language, not whether you are actually from the aforementioned countries. If, for example, you are from Poland and speak English just as good as anyone from England itself, then you can write in English.
  • You cannot publish the same content in different languages. There is already a team that will translate the best content.
  • Use subheadings, headings, words in bold, lists to organize your content. Avoid spelling and grammar mistakes. Remember to follow the style guidelines.
  • Your writing should be completely original. It cannot appear on any other website, this includes your personal blogs. They review all the content published to ensure it has not been copied from another source.
  • You can only write about places you have personally been to. Do not just go to Wikipedia, read about a place, modify the text and use it as your own. Describe the places in your own words, giving your own opinion and writing about your personal experiences there.
  • You must use only your own photos or free copyright photos from others (from websites like Pixabay, Freeimages, Unsplash, etc.)
  • Make sure that the e-mail address that you use on Erasmusu is the one that you check on a daily basis.

Reasons for disqualification:

  • You copy texts directly from other pages.
  • You copy and edit opinions about places in order to make them seem like your own. This is called ‘Copy and Edit’ and it is easy to find this as the content will read like an encyclopedia: loads of dates, names, and facts with little of the opinions or personal experiences is what matters.
  • You use photos that are copyrighted.
  • You write about places you have not actually been to. They are looking for real experiences.
  • You write long articles with little information just to get more points. Long entries with no useful information will not be taken into account.

In terms of getting visits, doing the following will also result in disqualification:

  • If it is found that you are using proxys or any other programme to simulate views.
  • If short visits are detected, suggesting the content has been viewed for the sole purpose of increasing views. Visits must last at least 1 minute.
  • Any other way to try and accumulate views that are not actually legitimate.

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

  • 1st prize: 1000 €
  • 2nd prize: 800 €
  • 3rd prize: 600 €
  • 4th prize: 400 €
  • 5th prize: 350 €
  • 6th prize: 300 €
  • 7th prize: 250 €
  • 8th prize: 200 €
  • 9th prize: 100 €
  • And 20 runner up prizes: Erasmusu Premium Account.

How to Apply

First Step: Write on Erasmusu.com about any of the following topics (or even all of them!):

  • Places of interest
  • Erasmus experiences
  • Traditions, customs
  • Your hometown
  • Secret and hidden places
  • Traditional recipes

You can contribute by sharing the following kind of contents:

Second Step: If you have any questions, contact silvia@erasmusu.com.

Apply Now

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mayar Abdalla/ The Netherlands

Reviewed by “Lama Alhedmy/ Palestine

“Raghda Ahmed/ Egypt”
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team