Trip Experts Awards 2017

Who is Trip Expert?

Trip Expert is someone who is expert in planning trips, giving good advice for travel, helping others have a better travel experience. Sounds Familiar! Travel bloggers are necessarily Trip Experts, who help their readers in planning and experiencing awesome trips.


What's Trip Expert 2017?

Trip Expert 2017 is an award given by Travel Bloggers to fellow travel bloggers, recognizing their efforts in blogging and helping people travel better and smarter. As all good things are limited, the Trip Expert 2017 is limited to 101 participants only. Trip Expert 2017 award was officially announced on 23 Jun 2017.

Every blogger who participates in the award may nominate up to 03 bloggers for the awards. You have to just nominate the blogger and there is no need to mention the topic of the blog post, that blogger should write about. Please note that nominations are just to add fun to the contest. You do not need to be nominated or nominate someone to participate in the contest or claim a prize.


What's in it for me?

  • Networking and recognition among fellow travel bloggers.
  • All blogs submitted as an entry for Trip Expert 2017 awards are amplified on social media channels of not only Tripscam, but bloggers who nominated you as well as bloggers you nominate for the awards.
  • Mentions/ referrals of your blog in other travel blogs.
  • Cash Awards worth Rs. 50,000 for winners.

Best Part - Prizes:

  • This award works on Liebster Awards principle and hence will bring you back link-love from fellow bloggers who nominated you and the bloggers you nominated.
  • The top three blog posts get cash prizes by Tripscam as follows:
    • First: Rs. 25,000 Plus a Winner Trophy
    • Second: Rs. 10,000 Plus a Winner Trophy
    • Third: Rs. 5,000 Plus a Winner Trophy
  • The top five runner's up entries get Rs. 1000 each
  • 'King Maker Award' of Rs. 5000 for the blogger who nominates the winner of First Prize.
  • Total prizes are worth Rs. 50,000 - Powered by Tripscam.
  • 'Full House Prize' for the blogger with Full House i.e. all three nominated bloggers by a particular blogger participate in the contest.

How to Participate

You have to publish a post on your blog that must be at least 500 words. It has three sections:-

  • You thank the <blogger name> with <link to blog post> for nominating you for ‘Trip Expert 2017’ award. If no one nominated you, there's no need to add this line.
  • If you are a travel blogger, you may write a fresh blog post of "Any topic you choose". We prefer you to write travel articles on a particular destination or helpful travel articles.
  • You nominate 03 travel bloggers for “Trip Expert Awards 2017”. You may nominate any of your blogger friends. Also, you may keep the slots open if you are unable to find nominations and we will inform you the name of applicants as and when they are available. Later, you may update your post to include the nominations.
  • If you are not a travel blogger, you should write a blog post on a topic related to travel. Only prominent bloggers of categories other than travel may participate and you should inform us prior to participation at info (at) tripscam (dot) com or contact us on Twitter @tripscam
  • For any queries, write to info (at) tripscam (dot) com

Terms for being considered for Prize

  • Your blog post is more than 500 words.
  • Published date of your blog should be on or after 23 Jun 17.
  • Only Entries submitted until 30 Nov will be considered for prizes.
  • Only your submitted blog post and not your entire website would be considered for deciding winners.
  • You should provide a link to the contest rules (this page) for further participants.
  • You should display the Trip Expert Awards 2017 Badge on your blog post.

Only the above conditions are binding to claim the prize.

Please note that being nominated or nominating others are just for adding fun to the contest. Even if you are not nominated by someone, you can submit the entry and be considered valid. Even if you do no nominate someone, your entry will be considered valid.

Deadlines

  • A copy of your blog post will be saved by us on 30 Nov 17 and will be considered for assessment by judges.
  • You are free to make any changes to your blog post till 30 Nov 17.
  • One external judge or panel of three judges, who are prominent travel writers or famous travel blogger will decide the winners.
  • The Awards will be announced on 31 Dec 17.

Panel of Judges

In a bid to ensure fair selection of award winners, Trip Expert 2017 Awards will have a panel of 03 external judges to choose prize winners. We are glad to announce that three of the prominent faces in the travel writer community have obliged to judge the #TripExpert2017 Awards. A few words about our judges are:

Sharell Cook

Sharell grew up in Australia, and has been writing about India travel for US-based About.com and Tripsavvy since 2008. She's the author of "Henna for the Broken Hearted", a transformational memoir in which she's penned down her personal account of her experience in India. She's an inspiration for travel bloggers and writers alike. Read more about her inspirational story and her blogs on SharellCook.com

Gitanjali Banerjee

Gitanjali is a travel blogger by passion, content manager by profession and a social entrepreneur by life's calling. She evolved from writing at 10p per word to establishing a content-driven startup, learning the tricks of the trade on her own, all along the way. Her passion for blogging led her to corporate stints with Make My Trip, Educomp, Airtel, and PolicyBazaar. Her blog, Travel By Karma, is about offbeat destinations and curated experiences for being an Army Officer's wife, she says that they don't see a place as a tourist but practically live in those touristy towns. She has inspired many through her writings and  has been featured in  YourStory, The Times Of India, Times Now, SheThe People, The Better India, Women's Web, Huffington post India, Dainik Jagran and other renowned online publications.. Gitanjali is also Founder of InfertilityDost, India's first fertility wellness platform that helps couples cope with infertility through the power of content, community and counselling. Gitanjali has shown how content is an optimized tool not only to make a living but also to create a social impact. She leads by example and inspired budding bloggers to keep dreaming passionately but with persistence and patience.

Samarpita Sharma

Having studied to be an economist, Samarpita is an ex-journalist who took to freelancing after quitting full-time journalism a few years ago. A multi-tasker, she freelances as a content creator-cum-curator for travel and lifestyle brands, a manuscript editor and a travel writer, apart from being a blogger. She has also been recognised and awarded for her digital contribution to United Nations Volunteer projects. She is currently working on the backend of her own start-up which will bring travel, stories and children closer together. More about her work can be seen at www.samarpita.in


Trip Expert Awards 2017 Badge

Trip Expert Award Badge 2017

 


Entries so Far

  1. London - Shivani Shourie 
  2. Khujarao - Travelosthan  
  3. Disney Land - Astonishing India 
  4. Sikkim - Krishnandu Sarkar 
  5. Hampi - Recipe4Travel 
  6. Hill Stations of South India - Revolving Compass 
  7. Laos - Lyf and Spice
  8. Ladakh - Tale of 2 Backpackers
  9. Pisa - Bhushavali
  10. Vaishano Devi - Sirimiri
  11. Munnar - Kreative Mommy
  12. Italy - Krazy Butterfly
  13. Manali and Shimla - Digital Sumit
  14. Kerala Backpacking - Trablogger
  15. Pondicherry - Buoyant Lifestyles 
  16. Nainital - Sapna Bansal