Want a chance to be a travel blogger? Post your best travel entry in the comments field below by April 30, 2007. We'll pick the 4 entries that Budget Travel's editors think are best, based on writing quality and "informativeness." Then we'll post them on our blog. The person whose entry receives the most comments during that week will be a guest travel blogger on our site for a week, plus win a $500 gift certificate. In the event of a tie, the editors will decide the winner based on which entry, in their judgment, received more positively compelling comments.
All entrants are fully responsible for the content of the entry that they submit. Entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be ineligible to win. We reserve the right to edit the entry for length and clarity. And once you send it in to us, it becomes our property--intellectual and otherwise. All entries, plus any comments they engender that are posted on our site, must adhere to our discussions guidelines. You should not submit comments on your own entry, and any comments submitted by you that relate to your entry will be disqualified.
The contest winner has an opportunity to post entries to our blog, yet all of the rules detailed above that pertain to contest entries also pertain to blog postings by the winner.
No purchase necessary. You must be 18 to enter. Open to residents of the 50 United States and its territories, except Arizona. Void where prohibited. Only one prize will be awarded, and your chances of winning depend on how may entries we receive, whether yours is the best, and how many related comments are posted. If you or a relative of yours works at Budget Travel or any of its affiliates, you're ineligible. Any taxes are the responsibility of the winner, and the winner may be asked to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release. For a list of winner(s) , please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Suzanne McElfresh, Managing Editor, BudgetTravelOnline.com, 530 Seventh Ave., 2nd Flr., New York NY 10018.