Friday, June 13, 2014

I LOVE NEW YORK and Family Travel Forum Announce Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Writing Scholarship Asks Teens to Write About Travels in New York State

New York, New York (June 12, 2014)
- Family Travel Forum, the award-winning resource for family vacation planners, announced their 8th annual FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship program.

"After seven successful years, we are thrilled to be able to offer an additional merit scholarship, increasing teen travel writers' chances to win cash grants. Given in association with I LOVE NEW YORK (ILNY), we are promoting literacy by encouraging teens to share their travel experiences in words and images."

The ILNY Teen Travel Writing Scholarship will be awarded to the best blogs about travel in New York State. The First Place winner will receive $1,000, the Second Place winner will receive $500 and the Third Place winner will receive $250.  Additionally, all teen writers who enter have the chance to serve as a New York State Teen Travel Ambassador and have their submission considered for publication on the official I LOVE NEW YORK blog at

The scholarship contest is open to students ages 13 to 18 who are enrolled in a junior high, high school or a homeschool program in the United States, Canada or American school abroad. Students are asked to submit a maximum 600-word essay on any type or any aspect of a trip they have taken in the last five years, along with a photo or video. For more information, eligibility, rules and scholarship applications, visit

The 2014 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship submission period runs from April 1, 2014 to July 27, 2014, and selected blogs will be published on Family Travel Forum's site The winning students' work will be announced on October 23, 2014.

About FTF
Family Travel Forum is an award-winning media company guiding those who Have Kids, Still Travel!® in print and online since 1996. FTF’s expert and community content has been seen on Disney's and other sites, in “The Complete Idiots Guide to the Best Family Destinations,” "Amazing Places to Take Your Kids in North America" and by millions of traveling families. In addition to co-hosting the annual TMS Family Travel Summit and conferences, other FTF ventures include; an annual Teen Travel Writing Scholarship; the "The Family Vacationist" blog and e-alert; and Family Travel Consulting to the trade in partnership with Taking the Kids.

About New York State 
New York State features 11 beautiful vacation regions. New York’s attractions feature landmarks such as Niagara Falls, the largest park in the continental U.S. in the Adirondacks and treasures such as the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the Corning Museum of Glass. New York State offers diverse activities for all: outdoor fun - fishing, hiking and boating, year-round festivals and exploring the rich history and culture of one of the 13 original colonies. Visitors also enjoy the fine cuisine, beverage trails and farm-to-table fresh foods.  For more information, visit Media can find press releases and more at

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1 comment:

  1. Niagara Falls is an amazing place to see in New York. It is one of the most famous natural wonders in the world. I have been taken nyc niagara tours few months ago with my wife. This falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation, and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean.