(June 23, 2010) – WorldNomads.com announces that voting for their Van-Tastic Adventures contest will officially begin on July 2nd and run through July 25th. Voters will also be automatically entered for a chance to win their own prize pack, valued at over $5000AUD.
The contest consisted of seven teams of adventure travelers from across the globe, each participating in the ultimate road trip across the breathtaking terrain of Australia. Each team was armed with the keys to the brilliantly colored Van-Tastic van, fully loaded and equipped with everything from beds to a stove and fridge, and charged with tackling some of Australia’s most beautiful areas and participating in multiple adventure activities.
Over 33,000 kilometers have been travelled, with adventures and activities spanning from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory and through Western Australia. Teams participated in a wide range of exhilarating activities, from exploring caves, to swimming with dolphins to skydiving, all the while documenting their journeys through video, photographs and online journals.
The film documentaries produced by each team, along with their detailed online journals, are currently available for viewing and will be officially open for voting beginning July 2nd. The winning team will receive ten thousand Australian dollars (AU$10,000.00) in cash plus two Virgin Blue return domestic flights to any destination on the Virgin Blue network within Australia.
Response to the contest thus far has been overwhelming, with the 100 videos created by the teams being viewed over 47,000 times on YouTube. The eighty journal entries have garnered similar interest, bringing more than 45,000 views. Additionally, more than 2,000 photos have been uploaded, and over 200 backpackers and adventure tourism operators have gotten involved in the activities.
Voters can choose their favorite team, and as a bonus, those that also submit their best road trip tip will automatically be entered into a separate drawing for a chance to win their own ultimate road trip adventure pack, with prizes consisting of:
- iPod Touch 32GB
- $100 voucher iTunes
- MacBook Pro 15’
- iPhone 32GB
- Canon Legria HF20 video camera
- WorldNomads.com adventure travel kit
The event is being sponsored by such exceptional companies as Travellers Auto Barn, Virgin Blue, YHA, Global Gossip, TNT Magazine, Backpacking Queensland, Tourism New South Wales, Tourism Victoria, Tourism Tasmania, Tourism Northern Territory, Tourism South Australia and Tourism Western Australia.
Fans can keep up-to-date on the competition and voting results by signing up as a fan on Facebook, subscribing to the roadtrip videos on YouTube, or following on twitter @van_tastic.
For more information about WorldNomads, visit http://www.worldnomads.com/. For details on the Van-Tastic Adventures contest, and to cast your own vote, go tohttp://vantastic.worldnomads.com/.
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