Educational Travel Consultants Announces Essay Contest on Washington D.C. Student Trips

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This student essay contest will highlight the best of educational experiences in Washington D.C.

and the Student Essay Contest on Washington D.C. fosters both of these.

Educational Travel Consultants (ETC) is proud to announce The ETC Student Travel Essay Contest for 2009. Students who traveled with ETC to Washington D.C. from September 2008- June 30 2009 are eligible to compete. Entrants must write a 500-750 word essay on the subject of their recent trip to Washington D.C. and describe any events, attractions, or people that were memorable or inspirational.

The teacher submits the best essay(s) in the class and they may compete for the $300 prize. The teacher of the class with the winning student essay will also receive a $200 prize for participating. The contest is designed to highlight the best of educational experiences available to the student traveler in Washington D.C.

Howard Clemens, CEO of Educational Travel Consultants, says he started the contest because,"I know student travelers are having unique, once in a lifetime experiences. Often, students coming from as faraway as the West Coast or Midwest have never visited Washington D.C." Capturing the best of a student trip to Washington D.C. in writing is a way to help students remember what they have learned. Awarding a cash prize to a student and teacher is also a way to inspire young writers and thank teachers for their part in the contest.

"Educational Travel Consultants is dedicated to active learning and academic excellence," added Clemens, "and the Student Essay Contest on Washington D.C. fosters both of these."

All contest entries must be submitted by teachers and postmarked no later than June 30, 2009 to be eligible for the competition. A winning student essay and teacher of the class that produced that essay will be announced on September 1, 2009, the kickoff for the 2009-2010 student travel season. The winning student essay will be featured on the Educational Travel Consultants website.    

The Educational Travel Consultants Student Essay Contest will be judged by two professional educators from the secondary school system in the United States. ETC employees and family members are not eligible to compete in the contest.

Educational Travel Consultants have been serving the industry for nearly 25 years. As student travel experts, the company specializes in customizing tours for any curriculum. ETC has developed special student tours that focus on art, performance, black history, science and eco tours. The company serves the entire United States, but specializes in student tours to Washington D.C., New York City, and Orlando. Request a Quote via the web.


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