Travel Contest: Pack Your Parka and Head to Antarctica with Air New Zealand
Just in time for the southern summer, there's an ultimate travel contest for anyone with more stamps in their passport than Facebook friends. Since the Antarctic is no ordinary place, it calls for no ordinary assignment. Air New Zealand and National Geographic have teamed up to find the world's most adventurous traveler to call the South Pole home for a little while, with the goal of bringing environmentalism to the forefront for rest of the world.
As one of the most fragile places on earth, Antarctica is home to not only a lot of ice and penguins, but a handful of research stations to expand knowledge of the frozen continent. The lucky winner of the Air NZ contest will work side-by-side with a few scientists and National Geographic photographer, Jason Edwards at one of these stations. The winner will learn about environmental issues hurting our planet's southern most ice mass and, ultimately, the rest of earth.
If you think you have what it takes to spend up to 14 days on Antarctica, pop on over to the dedicated website to have your hand at narrating the voice-over for one of two supplied vids, one about ice and one about penguins.
If you're not too sure about a career as David Attenborough, you can write your narrative and enter it for someone else to speak. Obviously, the most creative and informative will be heading down south.
Even if you think you have no desire to become the "Voice of the Antarctic," the stunning scenes and cute penguins from each of the 30-second videos are worth a look.
[Screenshot: Air New Zealand]