Our objective at InternationalStudent.com has always been to help inspire and prepare students to study outside of their home country, but this contest allows us to take our initiative a step further by encouraging students to create and then articulate their own travel goals.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) November 21, 2018
InternationalStudent.com, a leading international education marketing company and resource serving students and academic institutions worldwide, is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Travel Video Contest. Now in its 13th year, the Contest requires aspiring international students to create a video describing a proposed study abroad experience, while current international students must describe any trip they would like to take in the future.
Each year Contest winners are announced on the final day of International Education Week and will receive cash prizes ranging from $250 to $4,000.
“Our objective at InternationalStudent.com has always been to help inspire and prepare students to study outside of their home country, but this contest allows us to take our initiative a step further by encouraging students to create and then articulate their own travel goals,” explains Bryanna Davis, Marketing Manager at InternationalStudent.com. “The contest requires students to think critically about where they’d like to travel and the experiences they hope to gain.”
To begin narrowing down this year’s 93 qualifying submissions, the staff of InternationalStudent.com reviewed each entry for creativity, originality and overall quality to select 11 videos to join the Viewers’ Choice winner in the finalist round. A judging panel of eight international educators, supporters and travelers then selected the first, second and third place recipients.
Receiving the highest score from the judging panel and a $4,000 prize, this year’s Travel Video Contest winner is Mariana Barbosa’s submission, “Remembering to Live.” Born in Brazil and recently accepted to The University of Winnipeg, Barbosa seeks to better the lives of those around her and recognizes that receiving a quality education is the first step. In addition to the cash prize, she will have the opportunity to share her travel and educational experiences in the form of an ongoing blog on InternationalStudent.com.
This year’s second place video is “Me and My Camera,” by Nepali student and self proclaimed global citizen, Prabhat Gurung. Through his upbeat and charming submission, Gurung aims to continue to refine his photographic skills in the aspiration to one day share the beauty of Nepal with the world.
Hoang Thuy Ha’s inspiring and visually stunning submission, “Why Later” is this year's third place winner and recipient of $250. Inspired by music and dance, Ha has transformed her wallflower tendencies in countless situations by routinely asking herself the simple question, “Why later?”
This year’s Viewer’s Choice winner and recipient of the $1,000 prize is Kaleema Lowery for her somber submission, “Leaving Routine Behind.” Chosen by popular vote, and automatically advanced as a contest finalist, Lowery wants nothing more than to board a plane to South Korea and leave her routines and life behind in hope of testing and one day mastering her language skills.
“Our team at InternationalStudent.com would like to congratulate the winners and thank all of the students who chose to share their triumphs and tribulations with us,” says Davis. “The Travel Video Contest is one of the brightest highlights of our year and we truly look forward to the unique and inspiring stories!”
For further information, contact Bryanna Davis at bdavis(at)internationalstudent(dot)com or visit the contest pages on the site: http://www.internationalstudent.com/contest/.
About Envisage International Corporation, the parent company of InternationalStudent.com:
Envisage International Corporation (EIC) is a leader in international education marketing, running a network of internationally recognized websites and providing unique products and services that meet the needs of students and organizations from around the world. With focus purely on international education, EIC provides expert solutions for international student recruiting, student loans and student health and travel insurance.