TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A National Essay Contest for foreign nationals residing in Taiwan and abroad to write about their favorite thing to do here is launched today with generous prizes totaling NT$500,000. The event has drawn widespread attention from foreigners, igniting their desire to joust with each other to take home the top prize of NT$50,000.
Sponsored by the Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan), the event is coordinated and executed by Evergreen International Corporation and tealit.com. The “Top 100 Fun Things to Do in Taiwan” contest aims at providing an opportunity for foreign residents in Taiwan to share the most interesting and not-to-be-missed things about Taiwan. Entries will be posted for voting by a number of citizens and evaluated by some experts. A total of 50 winners will be announced and awarded a total prize of NT$500,000. Visit http://www.fun100.tealit.com for more details.
An unusual way of promoting tourism in Taiwan, the event’s main objective is to collect personal perspectives from foreign visitors and residents in Taiwan in the hopes of maximizing the effect of internet tourism advertising with the genuine experiences of travelers coming from different countries around the world, according to the Tourism Bureau.
Having toured Matsu, three charming girls from Russia — Alexandria, Daria, and Maria — said they will not let the chance slip and will compose a wonderful essay on Taiwan to compete for the top 3 grand prizes, they hope to visit more attractions in Taiwan with the prizes.
Entries will be accepted until February 10, 2011. The best entry will earn a prize of NT$50,000, while the second place winner will get NT$40,000 and the third to the fifth place winners will each get NT$25,000. This is an unprecedented essay contest designed for foreign nationals with the most generous prizes ready to be given out. There will be 50 entries selected for a total prize of NT$500,000. Interested foreign nationals may register online at http://www.fun100.tealit.com. The final results will be announced on February 21, 2011.