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Calling all content creators


Taiwan... through YOUR lens

Enter our competion before June 24th to win a trip to Taiwan! You and a friend will be whisked to the island's colorful capital city and across dreamy hiking trails through Taroko Gorge, through small towns like Jiufen, and into temples, markets and beyond.

All we ask in return, is that we get your photos! We want you to capture authentic local life, food and culture in Taipei, and the island's astounding nature. Consider yourself as a budding content creator... or maybe you already are one? Enter below...


The rules:

  • You must be able to complete travel anytime between June 28th and August 9th, 2019
  • You must have your own camera equipment - even if it's just your phone. Sometimes the best shots are the ones taken on your iPhone. 
  • You must be aged 18-39 years, and hold a valid passport for travel 
  • Be able to deliver minimum fifty high resolution or raw images, ten minutes of video, and one blog
  • Keep it real. No wallflowers allowed!
  • Full terms and conditions are here.
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Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions:

By entering the STA Travel “Taiwan… Through YOUR Lens Photographer Competition” you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions (henceforth known as “the Terms”): 


1.1.  Information on how to enter and prizes form part of the Terms of entry. Entry into this promotion is deemed acceptance of the Terms of Entry.


2.1. Entry is free and open to U.S. residents only, aged 18 years to 39 years, who complete, in full, the entry form available at: during the promotional period.

2.2. Employees and immediate families of the promoter and suppliers, providers and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether by natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or first cousin.


3.1 By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Promoter. These Official Rules are final in all respects and not subject to appeal. Promoter reserves the right to permanently disqualify any entrant from this promotion that it believes has violated the Official Rules and verified eligibility of entrants. At the Promoter’s discretion, neither Promoter nor anyone acting on its behalf will respond to any communications regarding this promotion, except as expressly set forth in these Official Rules. By participating in this promotion, entrants, and winners release the Promoter and each and all of the entities, from any and all liability, damages or causes of action with respect to or arising out of participation in the promotion, and/or the receipt or use/misuse of the prizes awarded, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury, death or property damage. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the promotion. 

All promotion materials are subject to verification. Entrants assume all risk of loss, damage, destruction, delay or misdirection of promotion materials submitted to Promoter. In the event any portion of this promotion is compromised by activities beyond the control of the Promoter, which in the sole opinion of the Promoter, Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to modify, suspend or terminate the promotion. Winning a prize constitutes permission for Promoter and its agencies to use winners' names, addresses (only including city & state), voices and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity, for this promotion only, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Promoter may prohibit an entrant from participating in the promotion or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the promotion by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants, Promoter, or promotion entities. If for any reason this promotion is not able to be executed as planned, including, but not limited to, computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Promoter that corrupt or affect the security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, then Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion and randomly draw from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date to award the major prizes.


4.1. The promotion commences May 17, 2019 at 6:00AM (PDT, Mountain Standard Time) and concludes June 24, 2019 at 6:00 AM (PDT, Mountain Standard Time) (“the Promotional Period”).

4.2. To enter the competition, go to: and complete all the required instructions. 

4.3. The winner for this competition will be selected from the valid pool of entries. The entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges at STA Travel, based on the quality of the entry per the instructions for the competition. The selection of winner is final and no negotiation or correspondence will be entered into. 

4.4. The Promoter, its agents, affiliates or representatives will not be liable for any lost, late or misdirected entries.

4.5. Incomprehensible and incomplete entries will be deemed invalid.

4.6. Only one valid entry per entrant will be accepted during the promotional period.


5.1. Each entrant who has entered the competition over the Promotional Period and registered their details in accordance with clauses 2 and 3 will be entered into the prize judging. 

5.2. The winner will be selected by an STA Travel Marketing Department representative at STA Travel, 20 E University Drive Tempe Az 85281.  

5.3. The winner will be notified in writing by email and/or with a phone message by an employee of the STA Travel Marketing Department.

5.4. Entrants can only enter in their own name. The Promoter reserves the right to request proof of residency at the stated address and identification for verification (to the Promoter's satisfaction in its discretion) before issuing the prize. Incomplete or incomprehensible entries will be deemed invalid. Entries containing and/or depicting illegal, sexually explicit or morally or racially offensive content will be ineligible to win. The Promoter's decision to disqualify an entry is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No responsibility will be taken for lost, late or misdirected entries.


6.1. In the event that the prize winner is announced and no reply is received within 48 hours of email notification/phone message, the Major Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected from all remaining (non-winning) eligible entries. 

6.2. In the unlikely occurrence, the second drawn winner does not reply to the email notification/phone message, the Promoter will redraw until a valid winner has been confirmed.


7.1. One (1) winner of the STA Travel Sweepstakes Grand Prize will be chosen by an STA Travel panel of judges. The winner will receive Sponsored Prize of round trip flights to Taiwan and a customized itinerary for two (2) passengers to collect photo and video content of Taiwan, to then be featured in an upcoming STA Travel campaign.

7.2. What tours are included in the itinerary: 

• Market Tour Cooking Class

• Jiufen and Pingxi Day Tour

• Ultimate Taipei Day Tour

• Full-Day Taroko Gorge Group Tour  

What’s included with tours:

• A professional English-speaking tour guide

• Admission tickets to all venues on itinerary

• Food and drink listed on itinerary

• All transportation listed on itinerary

• Travel insurance for duration of tour

What’s not included with tours:

• Airport pick up and drop off

• Accommodations during participants’ stay in Taiwan (STA Travel will be covering these)

• Food and drink not listed on itinerary

• Activities not listed on itinerary

• Gratuity


7.3. Other inclusions:

• Round trip flights - provided by STA Travel

• 6-night/7-day twin-share accommodations in Taiwan

7.4. Sweepstakes airfare will be provided by STA Travel for the winner and one (1) companion traveler and is valid for two (2) round-trip Economy class tickets.

7.5. Winner + one (1) companion traveler must fly on the same flights on all sectors.

7.6. Sweepstakes airfare valid only for outbound departures from a main US international gateway to Taoyuan International Airport (official airport for Taipei, Taiwan). 

7.7. Sweepstakes airfare valid only for return flights from Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei to the same US international gateway used for departure flights.  

7.8. All components for this giveaway prize trip must be booked by July 12th, 2019 and must take place by August 9th, 2019.

7.9. Flights must be booked a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to departure and used by August 9th, 2019.

7.10. Winner will work with STA Travel to provide three (3) possible start date options once contacted by STA Travel. Dates of travel will be subject to availability. 

7.11. Prize package is good for only all services outlined by the STA Travel itinerary. Any meals/activities outside from what is included on the day tours are not included. Prize does not include My Own Room, add-ons, baggage fees, seat selections, or additional pre/post accommodation.

7.12. Trip winner will work with STA Travel on devising content curation plan prior to departure. Trip winner agrees to adhere to creative direction and strategy from STA Travel, MyTaiwanTour, and the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, and to allow STA Travel, MyTaiwanTour, and the Taiwan Tourism Bureau to feature content collected (photos, videos, written content) on their respective websites and channels as part of a joint promotional campaign. STA Travel agrees to credit the Trip Winner with call outs and mentions, where applicable. Prize winner should also mention appropriate hashtags (#StartTheAdventure, #MyTaiwanTour, etc.) during social media updates while on the trip.

7.13. STA Travel, MyTaiwanTour, and the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan will retain exclusive license rights to images, videos and written content captured, however the Winner will still own the assets and have copyright to the assets, but is not permitted to use or sell them to any other clients/sponsors. The winner is permitted to use the acquired assets for their own purposes – i.e on their own blogs, social channels, etc.

7.14. Prize winner and travel companion must be U.S. residents aged 18 years to 39 years at the time of travel, per the eligibility requirements as mentioned in section 2.1.

7.15. The winner will be solely responsible for his/her own, and guest’s, transportation to and from winner’s home US airport.

7.16. All travelers are responsible for ensuring that their passport is valid (and remains valid) for up to six-months after they return to the United States. The Sponsored Prize is subject to availability and blackout dates, which may include major U.S. holidays and other dates. 

7.17. Grand Prize winner is responsible for 1) all travel documents including, without limitation, a current, valid passport or other travel documents acceptable to the airlines, the destination countries, Transportation Security Administration, and the US Government, as they apply, (2) all medical requirements, (3) respecting all local regulations and (4) for full compliance with the regulations of all venues.

7.18. Sweepstakes airfare includes all required airline and government imposed taxes and fees; additional fees may apply for optional services and products including additional/excess baggage, or select seat assignments. Other restrictions may apply.

7.19. MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to publish or display materials or information, including but not limited to the names and photographs of all Participants for marketing, advertising and publicity purposes in any manner it deems appropriate.

7.20. The ticket(s) has no cash value and is non-endorsable, non-re-routable & valid only within the prize package timeline mentioned in 7.8.

7.21. Prize, or any unused portion of the prize, is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

7.22. Total prize package is valued at $4,000 USD.


8.1. In the event of war, terrorism, state of emergency, disaster or any other circumstance beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right to either provide an alternative travel destination to the same value as the original prize or, subject to any applicable laws or written directions made under applicable legislation, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion.

8.2. The Promoter is not responsible for any cancellation, delay or rescheduling of any related flights or any costs incurred as a result (including, without limitation, accommodation costs) will be the sole responsibility of the winner.

8.3. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sweepstakes Owner has no responsibility whatsoever for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind that result from entrance into the Sweepstakes or receipt, acceptance, possession, or use of any prize. Sweepstakes Owner assume no liability for lost or misdirected entry forms regardless of the circumstances.  

8.4. Entry into the Sweepstakes shall be deemed to be entrant’s consent and authorization to (i) the use of entrant’s name, address (city and state only) and any other information submitted by entrant for commercial, advertising and promotional purposes in perpetuity without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, and (ii) the use of entrant’s address to receive marketing and other emails from Sweepstakes Owner. In addition, by entering the Sweepstakes, entrants affirm that they have read, understood and accepted these Official Rules.

8.5. Winners are advised to consult their healthcare professional regarding recommended immunizations and/or health checks prior to any traveling and to check for travel warnings and any perceived hazards with appropriate authorities. STA Travel highly recommends Travel Insurance is purchased prior to departure if traveling. 

8.6. The Promoter will not be responsible for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information communicated in the course of or in connection with this promotion if the deficiency is occasioned by any cause outside the reasonable control of the Promoter including without limitation technical malfunctions or failures. 

8.7. If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion subject to any written directions under applicable legislation. 

8.8. The Promoter also reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardize the fair and proper conduct of the promotion. The Promoter's legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.

8.9. The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participants or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in this promotion.


9.1. All entries and any copyright existing in the entries become and remain the property of the Promoter.

9.2. The Promoter collects contact information about entrants in order to conduct the promotion and where appropriate, award prizes. If you do not provide the information, you cannot participate.  

9.3. The Promoter collects contact information about entrants in order to assist to assist the Promoter in improving goods and services and to contact entrants in the future with special offers via any medium including email and commercial electronic messages. The Promoter will not contact you without your consent. 

9.4. The Promoter may partner with third parties in order to conduct the Promotion and may use information collected via this Promotion to assist the third party to contact entrants in the future with any special offers via email. The Promoter will not share your personal information without your consent. 

9.5. Each entrant agrees, that the Promoters or its agents may do the following:

a) Transfer personal information confidentially to the Promoters or other organizations that provide services in relation to this promotion;

b) Disclose personal information to State and lottery departments and/or; 

c) Publish the winners’ names as required under applicable law;

9.6. In accepting the prize, the Winner agrees to participate and co-operate as required in all marketing activities relating to the promotion, including but not limited to being interviewed and photographed. The winner grants the Promoters a perpetual and non-exclusive license to use such footage and photographs in all media worldwide and the winner (and their traveling companions) will not be entitled to any fee for such use.


10.1. The Promoter is STA Travel 20 E University Drive Tempe, AZ 85281.

10.2. The laws of Arizona apply to this promotion to the exclusion of any other law. Entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Arizona.

10.3. Permit number is not applicable for this promotion.