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Announcing the 2018 Travel Video Contest Winners

Posted on November 18th, 2018 by Phu Nguyen

Our 2018 Travel Video Contest has come to an end, but we couldn’t be more excited to share the winners with you. We asked you to tell us about a trip you want to take or where you propose to study abroad, and you answered in a multitude of ways. Each of the 2018 entries took us all over the world, and were inspiring to watch. This year’s submissions left us no easy task in choosing the finalists, but we managed to narrow down the list to pass along to our judging panel. This being the final day of International Education Week, we couldn’t find a more appropriate time to announce the close of the contest and the winners for this year.

Included in our 12 finalists was this year’s Viewers’ Choice Award winner, Kaleema Lowery’s “Leaving Routine Behind.” Kaleema earned the most viewer votes and a place in the finals. Congratulations, Kaleema!

Last but not least, we are delighted to announce this year’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners:

$4000 First Place Winner: Remembering to Live” by Mariana Barbosa of Brazil

Mariana’s passions are driven by learning languages to communicate them in the business world. Her plans to make an impact begin with attending the University of Winnipeg in Canada and majoring in Business. Mariana will be the first in her family to attend college.

$500 Second Place Winner: Me and My Camera” by Prabhat Gurung of Nepal

Prabhat is a junior at Caldwell University here in the United States. He plans to visit his home country of Nepal to use his filmmaking skills to share the beauty and stories of Nepal to the world.

$250 Third Place Winner: Why Later?” by Hoang Thuy Ha of Vietnam

Hoang broke from the everyday monotony of her life in Vietnam when she fell in love with dance. At 30 years old, she plans to study Dance Therapy abroad to show others that they should never wait to follow their dreams.

A BIG congratulations to all the winners this year!

We know that making and submitting these videos have shown us the heart of your dreams and we hope you’ll watch the rest of this year’s submissions as well. And who knows? Next year, you could be the next one winning when we reopen our annual contest in 2019. See you then!

Written by Phu Nguyen

Phu is an alumnus of the University of South Florida in Tampa, and Florida International University in Miami. A freelance writer for over a decade, her portfolio includes working with Nokia, the Georgia Aquarium, and articles in major online publications such as The Huffington Post. Phu joined Envisage as the Content Manager in October of 2018.

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2 Responses to “Announcing the 2018 Travel Video Contest Winners”

  1. abdelrhman mohamed Says:

    At first I thank you very much … I love to know you . I am an Egyptian student. I study mechanical engineering in Malaysia … Please, is there a possibility to complete my studies at the University of Kentucky … and is there a scholarship in the University of Kentucky for a third world student?
    My sister ..Phu Nguyen . Please help me to achieve my dream and the dream of my family to study mechanical engineering in an ancient university and help my family ..Please help me to achieve my dream and the dream of my family to study mechanical engineering in an ancient university and help my family … My sister Phu Nguyen … I have excellent degrees and certificates of excellence translated into English and German .. I have been sent to many universities Before traveling to Malaysia .. But the conditions were harsh and waiting in the hope of very difficult to come true. My sister .. Phu Nguyen
    In the end I thank you very much .. With greetings.

  2. Phu Nguyen Says:

    Hello! For more information about scholarships you can visit our scholarship search page here: can also reach out to the University of Kentucky directly here: Best of luck!

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