February 18, 2013
Put the Mother City on the world’s Biggest, Baddest Bucket List
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
As locals, we already know that Cape Town, our inspirational hometown, should be at the top of every traveller’s bucket list. But what if you could win an all-expenses-paid, six-month trip to six continents – and US$50 000 on your return home, for proving it?
Yes, Mother City lovers, that is the amazing prize up for grabs in My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition! Just imagine it: scuba diving along the Great Barrier Reef, visiting the Queen at Buckingham Palace, sipping café latte and feasting on croissants in Paris … anything is possible.
The travel itinerary for this once-in-a-lifetime trip will be entirely up to you, but must include 25 locations from the My Destination network and at least two destinations from each continent. So get those thinking caps on, because the world is literally your oyster!
So, what do you have to do to win this incredible, life-changing experience? Patience, young grasshopper, let me explain in four easy steps:
1. Break out the pen and paper or Word document: And tell those lovely people at My Destination about your most unique travel experience in a 500-word blog post with three accompanying images.
2. Channel your inner Spielberg: Get out that camcorder, your smartphone or your trusty digital camera with video settings your dad got you three Christmases ago, and start filming your favourite, hidden and best experiences in Cape Town in a three-minute clip.
Be the ultimate video tour guide and show the world how truly amazing our city is. The possibilities are endless: abseiling down Table Mountain, the street art in Woodstock, the impossibly beautiful view of Cape Point, world-class shopping at the V&A Waterfront, our colourful Cape Minstrels, sunbathing at Camps Bay, or just how to eat a gatsby … let your imagination run free.
3. Hit the upload button before 31 March 2013: Did I mention that the clock is ticking? Upload your awesome video to YouTube, complete the online form at www.mydestination.com/bbb/enter#tab with all of your details and blog post and hit Submit. There are only 42 days left!
4. Make like Obama and canvass votes: Yes, you can, my friend! Use your social media browsing time for something other than stalking your ex, and get your friends and family to vote for your video on the My Destination competition page, by hitting the Facebook, Twitter (remember to use the #myBBB hashtag), Pinterest, Google+ or Stumble buttons next to it. The videos with the most shares, likes and Stumbles will make it to the Top 10 list, putting you one step closer to winning the ultimate prize.
Once you’ve submitted your entry and gathered thousands of votes, all you need to do is sit back and wait to hear if you’re in the running … and ensure that you are free for six months to go gallivanting around the world, of course.
For more information, FAQs and to check out your competitors, visit http://www.mydestination.com/bbb, join the My Destination Facebook fanpage, follow the conversation on Twitter at @MyDestination, pin the My Destination board on Pinterest, or view the YouTube channel.
Check out this über-cool video below for ideas of how to shoot your prize-winning clip: