#WhatOnEarth prize gallery – third round winners

Kiwi.com’s Instagram contest #WhatOnEarth has gone through its third round. We’ve got the stories behind the winners, and their ambitious plans for how to spend the vouchers…

We’re natural backpackers at Kiwi.com. We love to throw on a rucksack and hike into the wilderness in the hope of discovering an experience like no other.

That’s why we’re so happy to deliver €200 to @backpackcito for her winning entry in round three of #WhatOnEarth.

Constanza was travelling through Mexico with her mum when she stumbled upon this ruined Mayan arch. What better opportunity could there be to sit and meditate on the ancient history that has passed through these gates?

 

 

The winner of Round 3 of our #WhatOnEarth #Instagram contest is @backpackcito. Alan Whitfield, our judge for this round, was impressed: “Mayan meditation in Mexico. Something about this ancient archway had my head spinning…!” So what’s the story? “I was travelling with my Mom through southern Mexico. We love visiting ruins that are away from the tourists. We found these in the middle of nowhere, so we sat for a while and enjoyed the moment!” Well, it’s a lovely shot. Enjoy your €200 voucher! We’d love you to submit your bizarre and beautiful travel photos to our WhatOnEarth Instagram contest. Just follow @kiwicom247 and caption your photo with “Here’s my photo for the #WhatOnEarth #contest from @kiwicom247. Every two weeks you can win a €200 #travel voucher!” #photocontest #giveaway #competition #instamoment #mexico #mayan #ruins #archway #yucatan Click the link in the bio for Terms & Conditions.

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“I’m super happy about the win and really touched that Kiwi.com picked my picture,” Constanza said.

“I’m thinking of travelling to Norway or Morocco again, or maybe to my dream destination, Bali.

“I was travelling with my mum through the south of Mexico. We love visiting ruins that are not as touristy as Chichen Itza.

“We did the Ruta Puuc and found a lot of Mayan arches that were in the middle of nowhere. So we sat there for a while and enjoyed the moment. It was an amazing experience!”

Our judge this week was Alan Whitfield, the Kiwi.com product team’s Copywriter.

He said: “’Mayan meditation in Mexico? Something about this ancient archway had my head spinning…”

The runner-up for round three was @michaelamadlova’s of her gazing out at a mountainous pine forest from a log floating on the bluest of lakes.

She will receive €50 of Kiwi.com travel vouchers.

 

 

Congratulations to @michaelamadlova who wins a €50 travel voucher for finishing runner-up in this round of our #WhatOnEarth #Instagram #contest. So… where, when, what?! “It was a day by the Joffre Provincial Lakes, a place I’d wanted to go as soon as I got to Canada. Due to wildfires in British Columbia I had to wait over a month, but, you know what they say: good things come to those who wait! Totally worth it. I’ll be back in winter when it’s frozen over, and home to thousands of tiny whiskey jack birds!” Well, we certainly think it was worth it! Well done again. We’d love you to submit your bizarre and beautiful travel photos to our WhatOnEarth Instagram contest. Just follow @kiwicom247 and caption your photo with “Here’s my photo for the #WhatOnEarth #contest from @kiwicom247. Every two weeks you can win a €200 #travel voucher!” #photocontest #giveaway #competition #hiking #lake #joffrelakes #canada Click the link in the bio for Terms & Conditions.

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To enter #WhatOnEarth, just follow @kiwicom247 on Instagram, and post a picture with the caption: “Here’s my photo for the #WhatOnEarth #contest from @kiwicom247. Every two weeks you can win a €200 #travel voucher!” More information can be found here.

As always, we had far too many entries to choose from. And we have to show off the ones that we just loved to bits, but didn’t win.

Like @little_meina who took a trip to the Kravice waterfalls in the untamed nature of Bosnia and Hercegovina.

“The water was ice cold, but in the hot summer like that one it was the refreshment I desperately needed,” she said.

@little_meina found the desired refreshment in the hot summer at Kravice waterfalls - Instagram/little_meina third round
@little_meina found the desired refreshment in the hot summer at Kravice waterfalls – Instagram / little_meina

Adding a theme to your trip can spice things up. @isuzketi snapped this photo when she finally found some ice during her stay in Iceland. 

“The blue ice lagoon in front of me is one of the most impressive things I have seen in my life,” she described her feelings while taking the picture.

Maybe next time she should go to Greenland to look for some greenery.

@isuzketi spent her trip to Iceland looking for some real Ice, and she managed to find one - Instagram/isuzketi third round
@isuzketi spent her trip to Iceland looking for some real Ice, and she managed to find some – Instagram / isuzketi

We close the watery section with an entry that truly reflects our company’s spirit. According to Ashley River AKA @travelinghappiness: “Happiness is the journey, not the destination!”

And it was in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park in Thailand where she lived by her credo and took this tempting picture.

We cannot help but agree with her statement: “The world is yours!”

"Happiness is the journey, not the destination!" says @travelinghappiness and she lives by her words - Instagram/Ashley River third round
“Happiness is the journey, not the destination!” says @travelinghappiness and she lives by her words – Instagram/Ashley River

We deeply admire adventurers with real dedication such as @monicamexicana who has been travelling around the world and has visited 64 countries so far.

This breathtaking picture was taken in the Dunas de Yeso in Mexico. These white dunes cover a large area near the city of Cuatro Cinénegas and are considered the largest in both Americas. 

We wish her the best of luck on her journey and we look forward to seeing more of her entries!

On her journey around the world, @monicamexicana reached the White dunes of Dunas de Yeso in Mexico - Instagram/monicamexicana third round
On her journey around the world, @monicamexicana reached the White dunes of Dunas de Yeso in Mexico – Instagram/monicamexicana

Visit #WhatOnEarth to see winners and runners-up from each round and to read the full terms and conditions. Additional reporting by Ondřej Koraba.