Travel Video Contest 2016 for Students around the World.

Application Deadline: 14 October 2016

The 2016 Travel Video Contest is now open for entries. Students from around the world once again have the chance to win the $4,000 grand prize, a $1,000 Viewers’ Choice Award, other runner up prizes, and, of course, worldwide fame.


  1. The maximum length for your video is 5 minutes. There is no minimum length.
  2. In addition to the link to your video, each applicant must also submit a fully completed online entry form. The entry form is available here.
  3. The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM, EST on Friday, 14 October 2016 .
  4. You must be 18 or older and already enrolled or planning to enroll in college or university outside of your home country.
  5. If you are currently studying outside of your home country, your video can describe any trip you would like to take. If you are not currently studying outside of your home country, your entry must describe your proposed study abroad.
  6. The winner will book all his or her own flights and other travel arrangements.
  7. The winner for the Travel Video Contest will be announced on our website on 18 November 2016, International Education Week. The winners will also be notified by email and telephone.
  8. The winner will be expected to maintain a blog documenting the trip. This blog will start immediately after the winner is announced, and will continue through the trip until return to school. Contributions are expected at least once a week during the preparation for the trip and daily during the trip.
  9. Your video entry (even if not the winner) and the blog will be the property of
  10. Originality and interest level in the trip, and creativity and quality of the video, are the main criteria. Click here to see previous year’s winning videos Use these past year videos to get an idea of what it takes to win, and the variety of videos out there. But don’t just copy their ideas – we have seen every video many times, and we know when an idea is not original!
  11. Cheating during voting for the Viewers’ Choice Winner is grounds for contest elimination.


  • $4,000 grand prize, a $1,000 Viewers’ Choice Award, other runner up prizes, and, of course, worldwide fame.

Contest Timeline

  • Contest Officially Opens: 1 September 2016
  • Final Submission Deadline: 14 October 2016
  • Finalists Announced: Week of 7 November 2016
  • Winners Announced: 18 November 2016, the last day of International Education Week

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Travel Video Contest 2016



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