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RnT Story Contest – 1st Edition Official Launch

Every day, thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from all around the globe, share great content about their riding and traveling experiences on the internet. On social networks, Youtube, blogs, magazines, and so on. 

Some people even left their jobs to become full-time adventurers on two wheels and mastered the great art of storytelling, through engaging articles, stunning photography, and amazing videos.

A dream job for many of us…

The RnT Story Contest is a yearly initiative for people who love to share their motorcycle travels experiences and are keen to learn from others’ stories… with a little added spiciness.

By submitting your stories and entering the Contest, you stand a chance of winning great rewards and one in particular: an all-inclusive motorcycle tour for 2 in a selected destination.

This year, the destination of choice is a tear-drop-shaped island situated in the Indian Ocean: Sri Lanka.

Motorcycle tourism hasn’t spread widely on this marvelous island, yet in the past few years, the country has been globally appraised as a top travel destination by many.

The next couple of years might be the last chance to see Sri Lanka before mass tourism takes over.

The Grand Prize: Hidden Sri Lanka – Ride in Luxury

13 days, 12 nights, riding the legendary Royal Enfield 350cc Classic, and taking in some of the best that the island can offer. Enjoy a selection of handpicked and unique accommodation for every night and the local population’s warm welcome.

The journey begins in the southern city of Galle from where you will climb to an altitude of 2000mt in the mountains. Riding through tea plantations and the Udawalawe national park, towards the Cultural Triangle, home of ancient cities, temples, and heritage sites, located in the center of the island.

After a rest day in Kandy – the last capital of the ancient Kings’ era – there is a challenging riding day in the Knuckles mountain range which will test your skills, before hitting the east coast and enjoying the last few days in a more relaxed riding style, before returning to Galle.

You could either ride with a friend on two bikes or with your partner as a rider & pillion. Everything needed for a memorable and hassle-free motorcycle tour is included.

From the moment you arrive at the airport until the end of the tour. You only need to worry about riding and enjoying the trip.

The Grand Prize is redeemable until 2025 giving you plenty of time to plan ahead and the winners may choose their preferred dates from the scheduled tours, which are generally happening in February and July, every year.

What’s included:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Support Vehicle
  • Guide & Mechanic
  • Bikes & Fuel

What’s not included:

  • Flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Personal expenses

Take a sneak peak

“Hidden Sri Lanka”, is Extreme Bike Tours’ flagship tour of Sri Lanka, the Main Official Sponsor of the RnT Story Contest 1st Edition. EBT is owned by two British gentlemen, Ben Lloyd and John Mann, and has been operating for over 10 years in selected Asian destinations, including Sri Lanka, India, Mongolia, Bhutan, Tibet, and Myanmar. 

How to enter the Contest

To participate, all you have to do is to send us one or more of your own favorite motorcycle travel stories in one of the 4 eligible formats.

Article

Write about one of your favorite motorcycle adventures and add a couple of images or video clips to make your story more engaging (min. 500 words). 

You can write about the itinerary, the bikes, funny moments, terrible experiences, scary situations. Anything that makes your story interesting and engaging.

If you need some inspiration to find the right words, check out this article: “How to write an engaging Story”.

And, if English is not your first language and you don’t feel very comfortable about your writing, don’t worry, we will help you. Just send us an email to contest@revntravel.com and one of our writers will get in touch to help you.

Video-story

Put together your video shots with commentary or background music and a short description (Video length min 4 minutes – Description max. 300 words).

Yes, we are not all video editors but we can learn a few tricks from others… and you don’t even have to spend a lot for it. Here’s a great example from “The Ride with Roland”. 

Roland went for his first long trip with a cheap 40 dollar Chinese action camera, an iPhone 8 and a Mavic air drone. I am sure you would agree with me that he did a great job!

If you prefer not to add your voice commentary, then you could simply add a soundtrack – just make sure it’s not protected by copyrights. Watch this example:

Single Photograph

A single photograph can tell a whole story. Select your favorite, add a description and submit it. (max. 300 words).

Ideally, the description should offer a bit of context about the photo although simple thoughts or inspiring quotes are welcome too.

Here’s an example from our Instagram profile:

Multiple photographs and/or short videos. Pick your best, add a short description to each and you are ready (min. 7 photos/videos – max 300 words for each description).

The Media Gallery is meant to turn on the imagination of viewers through the selection of your favorite shots or short videoclips. A complete visual story.

Here is an example of Media Gallery… just imagine it with your photos/videos and descriptions: Wandering in the Mongolian Wilderness

Important note: Articles and Videostories are eligible only if 100% original and not published online, while for Single Photographs and Media Galleries, you may submit content that you have already shared on your blog, website, or social media.

You may submit as many stories as you wish. Each will count as one (1) entry.

Winner Selection

Once you have submitted your entry and after a short approval process, your Story will be published here, on REVnTRAVEL website and our Social Media. 

At the end of July – date to be announced soon – the Top 10 Stories based on website traffic and social media engagement will be selected for the Finals.

A Jury composed of RnT representatives and Sponsors will assign a personal vote (1-10) to each Story for 3 different criteria: Destination, Content & Uniqueness.

The Story with the total highest score will win the Grand Prize.

So here we are. You have the opportunity to win and leave for a two-wheel adventure in Sri Lanka and all you have got to do is to share your favorite motorcycle travel story.

Are you ready to take on the RnT Story Contest? Click here to sign up

Simone Loganathan
Simone Loganathanhttps://revntravel.com
Founder of RnT, Online Marketing Consultant, proud dad of 3. A few years back, after getting inspiration from "The Motorcycle Diaries", I have started to dream to travel by motorcycle from South India to Nepal, and then from Alaska to Patagonia. Destiny wanted me to cross paths with a small motorcycle tour operator and my passion kept growing to the point that I have decided to build RnT.

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