Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

July 12

Awarded By

Family Travel Forum Inc.

Award Amount

The first-place recipient receives $1,000, the second-place recipient receives $500, and the third-place recipient receives $250. All prizes are offered annually and are non-renewable. There will also be 20 Honorable Mention awards; each of these students will receive travel gifts. *Please note: All of the top travel blogs are posted on Family Travel Forum’s site www.MyFamilyTravels.com.


3 scholarship awards offered annually. 25 Honorable Mention awards offered annually.

Additional Information

Family Travel Forum (FTF), a trusted vacation planning resource, and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a non-profit organization that promotes responsible journalism, are offering scholarships to encourage teens to share their travel experiences in words and images. Blogs will be judged on originality, quality of expression, and a sense of place, as well as in accordance with standard rules of English grammar, mechanics and spelling. A panel of esteemed professional writers and editors from the Society of American Travel Writers will make the final selection of winners. All applicants will be contacted by email when the Judges have completed selecting the quarter-final round of blogs and have posted them online. Only finalists will be contacted for follow-up documents. Finalists will be contacted and will be asked to send a copy of his/her transcript from his/her school, as well as a permission letter from a parent/guardian if under 18. More information about the Parent Permission Letter is available on the Scholarship FAQ page. These documents must be received by email, fax or snail mail.

Deadline Info

Please note: Students must sign up for the MyFamilyTravels.com community and complete a profile on MyFamilyTravels.com (and include a photograph of themselves) prior to submitting the travel blog for ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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