Free & Easy Traveler Crowns it's Photo Contest Winner and Awards a 40-day Adventure Trip to Greece & Turkey

March 07, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Edmonton, AB, March 7, 2012 Free & Easy Traveler, an epic adventure travel company, just wrapped up its first ever travel photography contest and awarded the winner, Andrea Garza De Leon from Monterrey, Mexico, with a job working as the company's personal travel photographer for 40 days in Greece and Turkey this summer.

The contest was for all young and aspiring photographers from around the world and began with 24 contestants that were selected from hundreds of submissions. Free & Easy's contest utilized a mix of the photographer's work with their creative use of social media to pit the contestants against one another and dwindle down the competition until it was just Andrea standing atop the podium.

Free & Easy Traveler, a Canadian based adventure travel company, found themselves in a unique situation when the final 4 photographers represented 4 different nations: Romania, Mexico, India and Canada. "The majority of our clients are Canadian," says Free & Easy's operations manager, Rob Campbell, "but being a travel company, we obviously spend a lot of time in other places around the world, so to see that a contest like this was able to reach people in other corners of the world is something that we're very excited about. It was an awesome opportunity to host a contest for a group of talented young artists and also to showcase our unique brand of adventure travel to a whole new group of people."

When asked if this contest would be hosted annually, Campbell replies: "The world of social media is constantly changing so it's difficult to say right now but we were very pleased with all of the contestants and the overall success of the contest. If we can't replicate it exactly next year, then hopefully we can do something similar."

About Free & Easy Traveler:
Free & Easy Traveler has created a new genre of adventure travel by mixing structure with ultimate flexibility in a group setting. They have been operating as a successful adventure tour operator since 2001. Free & Easy currently runs trips to some of the most exotic and amazing places on the earth, including adventure travel in Thailand, the Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nicaragua and now Greece & Turkey. Their trips are 10 - 40 days in length and provide you with the time to dive into each destination and really experience a different way of travel, life and adventure. Free & Easy Traveler is rooted in Western Canada but has branches located worldwide.