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Travel Tale of the Month!

Unread post by hilda » Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:56 pm

Travel Tale of the Month - Guidelines

SANParks PR are so grateful to the many forumites who take the time and effort to share their amazing experiences in the SANParks by the writing of Travel Tales, and thereby promoting the SANParks, that they would like to acknowledge these by having a fun monthly poll for the ‘Travel Tale of the Month’. There will be a small token of appreciation from SANParks for the monthly winning Travel Tale.

These polls start in January 2016, with travel tales finalized during December 2015. The poll goes up on the 1st day of a month, and will run for 15 days, with the winner to be announced on the 16th of a month. As soon as the winner is announced, a PM will be sent to the winner, requesting his/her postal address, which will then be sent to SANParks for the prize to be delivered.

To vote for a trip report, please refer to the following:

Definition:

A worthy travel tale completed during the particular month.

Criteria:

1. The report sparked interest in SANParks, and reflected enthusiasm for SANParks and nature.
2. A lot of time and effort went into compiling the report.
3. An entertaining and easy to read report.
4. At least 2 trip reports need to be finalized per month to make a poll possible.
5. Only 1 vote per poll per ‘mite.
6. The report must have been FINALISED within the month it is nominated. Whether it has been started several months earlier, it doesn’t matter. The month in which the author announces that this is the last episode of his trip, he is ‘leaving’ the Park, is the month in which it is finalized, and it can be nominated for that specific month.
7. The Moderators’ team (Moderators and Forum Assistants) will not be eligible to be nominated.
8. This includes all Travel Tales in ANY of the SANParks.

Your votes will be highly appreciated!
"It always seems impossible until it is done." - Nelson Mandela.

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Re: Travel Tale of the Month!

Unread post by hilda » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:40 am

I just want to inform you that it was a suggestion made by Mr Rey Thakhuli, General Manager: Media, PR and Stakeholder Relations of SANParks. :D
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Re: Travel Tale of the Month!

Unread post by hilda » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:50 pm

Dear Travel Tale Authors,

Due to budget constraints and the cost of sending prizes overseas, there will no longer be corporate prizes for the monthly winners of Travel Tales (as a result of the monthly polls) as from March 2017.

SANParks PR are still grateful to the many forumites who take the time and effort to share their amazing experiences in the SANParks by the writing of Travel Tales, and thereby promoting the SANParks, that they would still like to acknowledge these by having a fun monthly poll for the ‘Travel Tale of the Month’. Instead of a small token of appreciation from SANParks for the monthly winning Travel Tale as in the past, it was decided to publish condensed highlights of the winning Travel Tale as well as a reference to this Travel Tale on the forum, in the SANParks Times, so that the complete Travel Tale could be read on the forum.

The monthly winners will be sent to the SANParks Times on a quarterly basis, where the editor will choose an overall winner for publication purposes.

The following months’ Travel Tales will qualify for the following quarterly editions:

March edition: October, November and December winners.
June edition: January, February and March winners.
September edition: April, May and June winners.
December edition: July, August and September winners.

To vote for a trip report, please refer to the following:

Definition:

A worthy travel tale completed during the particular month.

Criteria:

1. The report sparked interest in SANParks, and reflected enthusiasm for SANParks and nature.
2. A lot of time and effort went into compiling the report.
3. An entertaining and easy to read report.
4. At least 2 trip reports need to be finalized per month to make a poll possible.
5. Only 1 vote per poll per ‘mite.
6. The report must have been FINALISED within the month it is nominated. Whether it has been started several months earlier, it doesn’t matter. The month in which the author announces that this is the last episode of his trip, he is ‘leaving’ the Park, is the month in which it is finalized, and it can be nominated for that specific month.
7. The Moderators’ team (Moderators and Forum Assistants) will not be eligible to be nominated.
8. This includes all Travel Tales in ANY of the SANParks.
9. Difficulty has been experienced since we started these polls, to be sure whether a Travel Tale has been finalized or not. Therefore you are requested to put “THE END” when posting your final episode of your Travel Tale.
"It always seems impossible until it is done." - Nelson Mandela.


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