Volunteer Abroad Organization, United Planet, Seeks Entries for Annual Photo and Video Contest

Contest is open to the general public. One grand prize winner will receive a free two-week volunteer abroad trip with United Planet to a destination of choice.

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2012 United Planet Day Contest Winning Photo

The grand prize winner whose photo or video is selected will receive a free two-week volunteer abroad trip with United Planet to one of ten select destinations.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013

United Planet, an international non-profit organization that works to create a more unified world by organizing volunteer abroad trips to over 40 countries worldwide, is seeking submissions for its annual United Planet Day Photo & Video Contest. In an effort to spread awareness about the organization’s mission and to encourage individuals to think creatively about promoting cross-cultural understanding, United Planet hosts the United Planet Day Photo & Video contest each year. Contestants are asked to submit photos and/or videos that illustrate the ideas of cross-cultural understanding, friendship, and supporting one another in their own community or abroad. The grand prize winner whose photo or video is selected will receive a free two-week volunteer abroad trip with United Planet to one of ten select destinations. The contest is open to the public, regardless of previous volunteer abroad experience.

The grand prize contest winner and runner-up will be announced on United Planet Day, which is celebrated every year on the Fall Equinox – the only day of the year in which the middle of the sun is positioned above and below horizon and therefore shines on every location on Earth for an equal amount of time. This once-a-year occurrence represents United Planet's mission of fostering mutual understanding, improving the quality of life for everyone, and creating harmony among the people of the world. To promote this message, photo and video submissions should exemplify the mission of United Planet.

Those who wish to enter the Photo & Video contest should email their entries to contest(at)unitedplanet(dot)org with the subject line UP Day Contest {Your Name}. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. Voting will be open to the public by the following week. Winners will be announced on or around Sunday, September 22, 2013. For more information and contest guidelines please visit http://www.unitedplanet.org/united-planet-day-contest.

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United Planet, an international non-profit based in Boston, MA, strives to create a world in which all people understand, respect, and support one another. United Planet's global network of leaders and volunteers fosters cross-cultural understanding and addresses shared challenges to unite the world in a community beyond borders. Over the past ten years, United Planet has worked with local communities all over the world to find meaningful work for volunteer travelers; and has placed thousands of volunteers in those communities to live and work – for periods ranging from one week to one year. United Planet is the U.S. and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation, founded in 1949. For more information about United Planet and its volunteer abroad programs, please visit us http://www.unitedplanet.org.

For further information, please contact:
Kristen Brandt, Director of Marketing & Communications | 800-292-2316


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