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ON JULY 10, 2014 at 2:30 EST, MatadorU will be hosting its fourth Twitter chat. We’ll be talking with MatadorU faculty, students, Matador editors, and many others, around the topic of the future of travel journalism. You can join us by following our Twitter profile, and sending in replies using the hashtag #MatUTalks. Additionally, we will be giving away a prize during our chat! One lucky participant will receive a 1 hour personal review with Matador Senior Editor and MatadorU Director of Curricula, David Miller. This is your chance to score a personalized session devoted to a travel journalism topic if your choice! The winner will be selected at random from those using the hashtag #MatUTalks. (via Join us for a #MatUTalks on the future of travel journalism)

Win an opportunity to travel / film with the #inspiredby contest - Matador Network

LUFTHANSA is looking for travelers who want to fly to Istanbul with a professional film crew to film their own #inpsiredby video. The brand will cover flights, accommodation plus 500 EUR pocket money. Applications are due March 24th. Apply on Facebook.

  • Your video should be 45 seconds – 1 minute in length and filmed in landscape format.
  • The video should be in one of the following formats: mov, avi, mp4, mpeg.
  • Videos can be submitted in English or German.
  • Tell us what interests you most about Istanbul. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been there before or not, it’s just important to explain why you want to go there.
  • It should be easy to recognize you and your voice in the video.
  • When using images or video sequences in your film, or filming people other than yourself, please ensure you have all appropriate rights to do so.
  • Your application can be in normal speech, a song, poetry – just show us how creative you can be!

This contest is sponsored by our partners at Lufthansa.

Are you ready to tell your story? Do you have a passion for conservation?

We’re looking for storytellers committed to making a difference in the world. Share with us where you feel closest to nature and you could be in with a chance of winning one of 3 spots on a Contiki Cares conservation trip to Costa Rica, travelling with Céline Cousteau and working with The Sea Turtle Conservancy. 

Enter at: contikistorytellers.tumblr.com

Are you ready to tell your story? Do you have a passion for conservation?

We’re looking for storytellers committed to making a difference in the world. Share with us where you feel closest to nature and you could be in with a chance of winning one of 3 spots on a Contiki Cares conservation trip to Costa Rica, travelling with Céline Cousteau and working with The Sea Turtle Conservancy. 

Contest details here.

contikistorytellers.tumblr.com

Win a trip to Breckenridge in the #BRECKBECAUSE giveaway!

About the contest

Matador is proud to be working with our friends at GoBreck, home to some of the most epic terrain and activities in Colorado. Matador Ambassador Brian DiFeo is in Breck now and will be providing Matador readers with ground-level beta and images of the area, but we’re also looking to offer a few lucky folks the chance to experience the awesomeness that is Breckenridge for themselves in our #BRECKBECAUSE giveaway.

Summit County sees 300 days of sunshine a year, making it good to go in both winter (snowmobiling, dog sledding, world-class skiing / riding) and summer (whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking / mountaineering). Matador and GoBreck want to know what you would do if you got the chance to visit Breckenridge — your response could win you a free trip!

How to enter

Use the hashtag #BRECKBECAUSE to tell us what you’d do if you won a trip to Breckenridge! Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • “I want to go to #BRECKBECAUSE I want to experience the best snowboard scene in Colorado.”
  • “I love #BRECKBECAUSE I can go dog sledding in the SUMMER!”

We’ll be fielding entries from Twitter and Instagram, so make sure to follow @GoBreck and @MatadorNetwork. We’ll retweet and regram the best ones, and two winners will be selected.

Grand prize includes: A trip for two to Breckenridge, airfare stipend up to $300 per person (additional airfare costs at winner’s expense), three nights’ lodging, airport transfers, and activity of choice (up to a $120 value per person). Participants must use prize by December, 2014. Blackout dates apply.

Check out GoBreck.com for a list of cool things to do and see in Breckenridge, and follow GoBreck.tumblr.com for inspiration.

Contest deadline

Entries must be received by midnight EST on January 31, 2014. Winners will be announced on February 5, 2014.

“ Enter our eBook naming contest for a chance to win a MatadorU course of your choice! Deadline is December 11, 2013. ”

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Contest: Matador’s new eBook series needs a name!

WE KNOW the mobile nature of today’s internet users. That’s why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get Matador content onto your various mobile devices (iPhones, tablets, Kindles, etc). Not only that, but we want it to look beautiful and provide a rewarding reading experience for you.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be launching an eBook series, releasing a regularly published volume (every two weeks) of our favorite recent content. This will be a free download and available from a number of online distributors.

But we need your help. We’re looking for a sharp, catchy, and descriptive title for the series. What does Matador mean to you? What words pop into your head when you think about travel? We’re open to your ideas — inspirational, thought-provoking, cheeky, existential, etc. If you only had one word to describe what Matador is all about, what would it be?

How to enter

1. Click over to the contest entry page on Facebook and “like” Matador’s Facebook page.

2. Enter your name, email address, and eBook title suggestion in the proper fields.

3. Click “submit.”

Matador’s editorial team will choose the title we think best represents our eBook, and reward one lucky reader with a free course at MatadorU!

We’ll post updates on the contest in our weekly newsletter, Traverse. Make sure to watch your inbox; if you’re not already subscribed to our newsletter, sign up here

Contest is open from November 11 2013, until December 11 2013. Winner will be notified via email no later than December 15, 2013.

roadtripstoke:

At the top of Glacier National Park, we took a short hike to stretch our legs.  These nuns were singing a prayer by a mountain lake and this mountain goat stopped eating to listen to them for a moment.

Submission by srwalter.

There’s still time to enter our #RoadTripStoke contest!  Submit your coolest photos, videos, essays and more to our official Tumblr page for your change to win an American road trip!  Good luck!