#WhatOnEarth: We have given away €1,000 in travel vouchers

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#WhatOnEarth: We have given away €1,000 in travel vouchers

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21 September 2017

By | 21 September 2017

Ever thought of doing something unexpected? Being adventurous, bold – and a bit crazy – now pays off. Big time

The fourth round of Kiwi.com’s Instagram contest #WhatOnEarth has closed and so far we have handed over €1,000 in vouchers to travellers that have submitted their hilarious, bizarre, or meaningful photos.

The most recent and lucky recipient of a €200 voucher, Jānis Apels aka @lndscps, took his winning picture on Pangaimotu island in Tonga during a lazy Sunday walk. He saw two sunken ships and decided to jump into the water and play around with his GoPro.

“I’m super excited that I won!” Jānis said when we informed him about his prize.

“It was one of my top moments last year and I’m really glad I took a good photo of the activity. I even printed this photo.”

 

 

We have a winner in Round 4 of our #WhatOnEarth photo #contest! ? Our judge for this round, Jaime Benson Diogo, chose this fabulous underwater selfie taken by Jānis, @lndscpst, which has netted him a €200 travel voucher. So… what on earth…? “The photo was taken in Pangaimotu island in Tonga. Tonga is very religious and everything is closed on Sundays. I went to this cafe on an island which was one of the few places open, and noticed that there were two sunken ships. I took my Gopro and went freediving in and around it. It was one of my top moments from last year and I’m really glad I took a good photo of it.” So are we! Congratulations! 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!” #giveaway #competition #tonga #freediving Click the link in the bio for Terms & Conditions.

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“I’m planning a trip to Peru, and I live in Europe, so this will come as an excellent discount on the expensive plane tickets.”

The judge for this round was Kiwi.com’s Sales Specialist Jaime Benson Diogo.

Jaime chose this picture because of the sense of mysteriousness he saw in it: “Go to the boat party they said, it will be fun they said,” and: ”Next stop Titanic?” or “Anyone seen my shorts?”

The fourth round’s runner-up was @pauksh who went skateboarding in Fox Glacier village, New Zealand.

“That snowy peak in the left corner is magnificent Mt. Cook,” she explained.

She will receive 50 euro voucher for her future journeys.

 

 

The runner-up in this round of our #WhatOnEarth #travel #contest is @pauksh, who wins a €50 travel voucher. So tell us about the picture. “That’s me skateboarding in the village of Fox Glacier, New Zealand. That snowy peak in the left-hand corner is magnificent Mount Cook. It’s 3724m high.” It’s really beautiful, we agree. A nice photo, and well done on your prize. 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 #longboard #countryside #giveaway #competition #explore #discover 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.

Just as in the previous rounds, we had far too many entries to select from. And we want to show off the ones that we found outstanding, but just couldn’t win.

@polik89 snaped this beast during his ride through the Yellowstone National Park.

“It’s not easy to meet these fellas, but take a selfie with them? Challenge accepted!” he said.

Obviously, he managed to fulfil the challenge. But his face doesn’t look like he was too excited about the whole thing.

"It's not easy to meet these fellas, but take a selfie with them? Challenge accepted!" @polik89 said — @polik89 / Instagram round four voucher Group Created with Sketch. “It’s not easy to meet these fellas, but take a selfie with them? Challenge accepted!”  — @polik89 / Instagram

@pauksh calls herself Ms Fancy and she claims to love trees. But to take this selfie by the crater lake of White Island, she had to put on special gear and do some serious hiking through a desolate landscape. 

“The White Island, also know as Whakaari, is an active volcano, located 48 km from the coast of North Island of New Zealand,” pauksh explained.

“It has been smoking nearly continuously since James Cook ‘discovered’ it in 1769.” 

Whakaari has been moking nearly continuously since James Cook "discovered" it in 1769 — @pauksh voucher Group Created with Sketch. Whakaari has been smoking nearly continuously since James Cook “discovered” it in 1769 — @pauksh / Instagram

@isuzketi‘s lovable picture was taken at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavík.The colourful glass reflects the contemplation she went through.

“It was my last day in Iceland and I was trying to remember all the beautiful things that I had seen there,” she said. 

“Once is not enough to see the whole of Iceland, so I was already thinking when I will go back next.” 

"It was last day in Iceland where I was trying to remember all the beautiful thing that I had seen there — @isuzketi / Instagram voucher Group Created with Sketch. “It was my last day in Iceland and I was trying to remember all the beautiful things that I had seen” — @isuzketi / Instagram

The last picture is not crazy nor bizarre, but it caught our attention for its noble message.

“I am a current Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova, and one of their big crops is sunflowers for its oil,” @chelsea_pcmi16 said.

“Sunflower fields are everywhere here, and I snapped this along a walk by my village.”

We wish Chelsea good fortune on her mission. 

@chelsea_pcmi16 currently works as Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova. The sunflowers are a symbol of local production — @chelsea_pcmi16 / Instagram round four voucher Group Created with Sketch. @chelsea_pcmi16 currently works as Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova. The sunflowers are a local symbol — @chelsea_pcmi16 / Instagram

Visit #WhatOnEarth to see winners and runners-up from each round and to read the full terms and conditions.