Quarantine Creative Contest:
Reimagine Travel for a Better World
from Your Window Frame
As adventurers and change-makers, we know how frustrating it is to stay indoors during this quarantine period to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading. Therefore, we invite you to explore your creative side and participate in an art contest to show us how your dream trip, or a local day outing, from your window frame would help make our world a better place.
Our blog may also inspire you: Transformational Lessons from Quarantine: A Creative Travel Contest for a Better World.
This contest was inspired by one of our travel partners, the Ladakh Arts & Media Organization (LAMO) in India which just finished a similar exercise called “Your Window is Your Frame – you can see some of the submissions on the LAMO Trust Facebook page.
We will honor the top three winners with discounts off 2021 trips, and give runners up the opportunity to develop their own dream trips which contribute to making our world a better place!
Window Framework: Using any medium of art and/or poetry, choose a window from your home, or from an imaginary one, and create an artistic piece that portrays how your dream trip could contribute to helping to make the world a better place. Along with your pièce de résistance (art form), please share a few sentences about what sparked your ideas – it could be something you have learned while in quarantine, or your desire to connect more deeply with family and/or nature, or support your local communities on your next journey. While the destination doesn’t have to be named, we encourage you to tell us where you dream to travel to – it could even be a fun local outing in your own community!
Feel free to draw inspiration from some of the framework we use to create our trips:
Global Family Travels’ three pillars of Learn, Serve & Immerse
Frame the trip around important United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), such as gender equality or supporting quality education.
Develop a trip around the support of a local or global non-profit you know of doing good work in the destination you want to travel to. Here is a link to our own travel partners which allow us to authentically engage with local communities.
Transformational Travel Council guiding principles, in which you’re not only impacting the community and environment you encounter when you travel, but simultaneously learning and growing.
To give you an idea of how some of the above framework is built in to our adventures, below are some of Global Family Travels' trips:
Alaska: Learn, Serve & Immerse in support of Literacy and connecting to its natural beauty and indigenous cultures.
Peru: Community Engagement in the Sacred Valley (this trip supports both Quality Education (UNSDG#4) and Gender Equality (UNSDG#5):
Bali: Global Classroom Trip in support of several UNSDGs, including Clean Water and Sanitation (UNSDG#6) and Life Below Water (UNSDG #14).
India: Empower Girls on a Trip to India (Feb. 2021)
Discover India with Heart on 8- Limbs of Yoga Retreat (this trip applies Transformational Travel Council principles)
Contest Deadlines and Winning Prizes
Window Deadline to Enter : All art entries are due by May 31, 2020. To submit your entry, contact use and we will email you a google form to upload your information.
Top three Contest Winners will receive the following*:
1st Place: $500 off one of our 2021 trips, or one that you create
2nd Place: $300 off one of our 2021 trips, or one that you create
3rd: Place: $175 off one of our 2021 trips, or one that you create
*Note: Whichever 2021 Global Family Travels’ trip the winners chose to go on, or the trip you create, we require that the trip have 6 or more people going on it.
We hope to hold an art exhibit of the top entries later this year in the Seattle area, so join our mailing list to stay informed about it! We will also be posting entries on our social media pages, so please follow us to see them with please follow us to see them or search #TransformTravelContest or #BetterWorldTravelContest :
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