Erasmus Travellers Competition 4.000€ in prizes!

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Are you a blogger, Erasmus student or a traveller? Or maybe you simply want to share your travel experience with others? If yes, Erasmusu would like to invite you to participate in our Erasmus Travellers Competition. Any willing participant can enter! Help Erasmus students and other travellers by sharing information about the cities and places you love!

Prizes

  • 1st prize: 1000 €
  • 2nd prize: 800 €
  • 3rd prize: 600 €
  • 4th prize: 400 €
  • 5th prize: 350 €
  • 6th prize: 300 €
  • 7th prize: 250 €
  • 8th prize: 200 €
  • 9th prize: 100 €
  • And 20 runner up prizes: Erasmusu Premium Account.

Duration

From 24th of October 2017 to 24th of April 2018 until 11:00:00 Madrid time (UTC+2).

How do I enter?

It’s easy! Just write on Erasmusu.com about any of the following topics (or even all of them!):

  • Places of interest
  • Erasmus experiences
  • Traditions, customs
  • Your hometown
  • Secret and hidden places
  • Traditional recipes

You can contribute by sharing the following kind of contents:

Conditions

  • You can only enter if you are a native speaker of the following languages: Español, English, Français, Italiano, Português, Polski, Türkçe, Deutsch, Nederlands. We want you to create high quality content, therefore, it’s important to have a native level of the language you want to write in.
  • You cannot publish the same content in different languages. We already have a team that will translate the best content.
  • Important: use subheadings, headings, words in bold, lists to organise your content. Avoid spelling and grammar mistakes. Remember to follow the style guidelines.
  • Attention! Your writing should be completely original. It cannot appear on any other website, this includes your personal blogs. We look at all the content published to ensure it has not been copied from another source. So, play fair!
  • You can only write about places you have personally been to. Don’t just go to Wikipedia, read about a place, modify the text and use it as your own. Describe the places in your own words, giving your own opinion and writing about your personal experiences there.
  • You can use photos from other authors, but only if you include a link to the original source.
  • Make sure that the e-mail address that you use on Erasmusu is the one that you check on a daily basis.

Entry suggestions and examples for inspiration:

How points will be distributed:

You can see the ranking in the right hand column. You earn point automatically in the following way:

  • 1 point for every 10 characters written.
  • 3 points for every person that reads your content (one click per person). Don’t hesitate to share everything you write. Publish it on Facebook and Twitter, send it to all your friends on WhatsApp, etc.
  • 50 points extra (max) if you add at least 4 photos.

We have put a limitation on the points received by characters written in place (extra points for visits received are not included): a daily limit of 5,000 points. So, compete day to day! Don't leave it to the last minute!

Points for quality are awarded too, so remember to follow our style guidelines. At the end of the competition we will give extra points to the finalists who followed the style guidelines. We will add up the total points of these finalists and distribute 25% of this total as extra points among them, based on how well they have written.

Reasons for disqualification:

We look at all the content published and won’t hesitate to disqualify anyone who hasn’t followed these rules. Play fair.

There will be grounds to disqualify you from the competition if:

  • You copy texts directly from other pages.
  • You copy and edit opinions about places in order to make them seem like your own. We call this ‘Copy and Edit’ and it’s easy to find this as the content will read like an encyclopaedia: loads of dates, names, and facts with little of the opinions or personal experiences we are looking for.
  • You use photos that aren’t yours without giving credit to the original author.
  • You write about places you haven’t actually been to. We’re looking for real experiences!
  • You write long articles with little information just to get more points. Long entries with no useful information will not be taken into account.

In terms of getting visits, doing the following will also result in disqualification:

  • If we find out you are using proxys or any other programme to simulate views.
  • If we detect short visits, suggesting the content has been viewed for the sole purpose of increasing views. Visits must last at least 1 minute.
  • Any other way to try and accumulate views that aren’t actually legitimate.

Any doubts?

Joanna will help you with any questions or doubts that you might have: joanna@erasmusu.com

Good luck everyone and may the best man win!

I agree to the following

Erasmusu.com reserves the right to make changes during or after the competition has ended should there be cause to do so or obstacles in the way of a fair result, in compliance with the rules and regulations that have been set out. Therefore, all decisions taken by Erasmusu.com regarding the outcome of the competition are final, be it the outright winner or potential disqualifications.

Attention! Do not cheat! We review all suspicious behaviour and disqualify any contestants who disobey the rules. We also reserve the right to remove any content that may have been copied or is of a very poor standard. Be good!


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