Writing Scholarship Asks Teens to Write About Travels in New York State

New York, N.Y. - Family Travel Forum, the award-winning resource for family vacation planners, announces their 8th annual FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship program.

After seven successful years, we are thrilled to be able to offer an additional merit scholarship, increasing teen travel writers' chances to win cash grants. Given in association with I LOVE NEW YORK (ILNY), we are promoting literacy by encouraging teens to share their travel experiences in words and images.

The ILNY Teen Travel Writing Scholarship will be awarded to the best blogs about travel in New York State. The First Place winner will receive $1,000, the Second Place winner will receive $500 and the Third Place winner will receive $250. Additionally, all teen writers who enter have the chance to serve as a New York State Teen Travel Ambassador and have their submission considered for publication on the official I LOVE NEW YORK blog at www.iloveny.com/blog.

The scholarship contest is open to students ages 13 to 18 who are enrolled in a junior high, high school or a homeschool program in the United States, Canada or American school abroad. Students are asked to submit a maximum 600-word essay on any type or any aspect of a trip they have taken in the last five years, along with a photo or video. For more information, eligibility, rules and scholarship applications, visit www.myfamilytravels.com/Teen_travel_writing.

The 2014 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship submission period runs from April 1, 2014 to July 27, 2014, and selected blogs will be published on Family Travel Forum's site www.MyFamilyTravels.com. The winning students' work will be announced on October 23, 2014.

About FTF
Family Travel Forum is an award-winning media company guiding those who Have Kids, Still Travel!® in print and online since 1996. FTF's expert and community content has been seen on Disney's Family.com and other sites, in "The Complete Idiots Guide to the Best Family Destinations," "Amazing Places to Take Your Kids in North America" and by millions of traveling families. In addition to co-hosting the annual TMS Family Travel Summit and conferences, other FTF ventures include MyFamilyTravels.com; an annual Teen Travel Writing Scholarship; the "The Family Vacationist" blog and e-alert; and Family Travel Consulting to the trade in partnership with Taking the Kids.

I LOVE NEW YORK is New York State's iconic tourism campaign, providing resources for visitors from around the world to explore the state's 11 beautiful vacation regions. From whitewater adventures on world-class rapids, to ski runs turned mountain biking trails, to guided rock climbing trips in the Adirondacks and the Gunks, New York is ready for action. Connect with New York State on social media at iloveny.com to begin planning your next family adventure.