Jaunted Travel Giveaway: Free Team Travel Trip To Europe From Competitours
UPDATE 6.26.09: The contest is now closed. The winner has been announced here.
Remember when we asked if you were still going to Europe this summer? Well it turns out you still can go to Europe in '09, for free. Yeah, this is for real.
Competitours, a team travel competition dubbed by the Chicago Tribune as 'The Amazing Race For The Rest Of Us’, has agreed to send one team of two Jaunted readers to compete in travel to Western and Central Europe on a secret itinerary while accomplishing a series of fun, quirky and surprise challenges that are based on creativity and resourcefulness--not speed.
Teams will document challenges via portable videocam for judging, while vying for a worldwide travel spree grand prize, featuring Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.
That's right, after years of watching Amazing Race and checking in on our weekly Amazing Race maps, it is your turn to compete in the July 28th - August 6th Competitours challenge.
Oh, and there is more. Remember the Amazing Race winners from Season 9, "The Hippies?" Well the one and only Tyler MacNiven will be participating in the race with his Mom. Yes, that means you get to compete to dethrone the champion Tyler and his Mom.
HOW TO WIN
Leave a comment on this story describing the perfect "Competitours" challenge. Remember, these challenges are far more "Mole" than "MTV's Gauntlet." Meaning your entry will be judged based on originality, practicality, and intelligence. Some challenges include rounding 15 strangers up to the top of the Eiffel Tower to do the can-can, searching for obscure objects in an open-air market or thinking up new uses for torture items on display in a torture museum.
Just try to be resourceful and creative as you come up with these challenges, and remember, everything is put on digital video, so your challenge should have a visual component. For more sample Competitours challenges, go here.
ENTER JAUNTED'S FREE TRIP TO EUROPE FROM COMPETITOURS CONTEST
Official contest rules can be found here.
Read an interview with Competitours creator Steve Belkin here (he lists a few sample challenges that could help).
Competitours offers an unprecedented pay-AFTER-travel policy of the registration fee which covers international airfare, double occupancy lodging, Eurail Pass and grand prize eligibility of up to 40 Starwood hotel nights, up to airfare for four and up to $6500 spending money. Eight-day trips cost $1999 per person with longer trip options available.
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Keep on with the Competitours Contest here!