Nobel Carpets and Floors, indigenous maunfacturers of all kinds of rugs and carpets and an online travel agency, Travel Next Door, have announced the opening of ‘My Nigeria Travel Story’ competition second edition.
The game, which was initiated to promote Nigeria’s cultural heritage and the tourism sector, is in form of write-ups and photographs on travel experience depicting the endowment, festivals, culture and lifestyle in Nigeria.
The General Manager of Lucky Fibres Limited, Mr. Jitesh Pamnani, who expressed delight over the company’s partnership with TopTravel Agency at bringing the initiative to reality, said that entries were welcome from interested participants from all works of life, noting that the competition recorded about 88 entries when it debutted last year, 60 from the photographs section and 28 inspiring write ups .
“As an organisation with huge investments in Nigeria, we are constantly enthralled by the splendour of the Nigerian people and culture, and this uniqueness has been of tremendous influence on our product designs over the years. We are therefore excited about this competition as it would further unveil the undeniable beauty of the country, amazing scenery, yet unknown tourist attraction sites, the rich cultural heritage and unique lifestyle of the people” stated Pamnani.
Providing further clarification, the project coordinator; Mr. Pelu Awofeso, said, “the major entry condition for this year’s edition is similar to that of the previous year. The story or picture must be Nigerian-specific, and it could either be from past or present trips which could include road trips, train journeys, hiking & sightseeing; theme parks & resorts; tourist sites & attractions; picnics & beaches; festivals & traditional events; shrines and centres of worship; community profiles, indigenous lifestyles and practices; communal spaces and markets.”
Awofeso also stated that the sponsors accept photographic submissions from both professional and amateur photographers for #MyTravelPicNG adding that no fewer than five photographs which could either be stand-alone images or collective will be accepted.
“All submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, contain “My Nigeria Travel Story,” and should be accompanied with a 100-word profile of the participant. Submission closes by 28th of February while anthology entries will be announced on the 29th of April “,he added.