Virtuoso is giving away $10,000 for the best essays on “Why I Travel” in its Travel Dreams essay contest. As a part of the application process for the contest, Virtuoso is also asking people to submit a list of their dream destinations, the places that they want to visit in their lifetime.


People who enter the travel essay contest are invited to add photos and videos to their 200-word entries. The purpose of the contest is to get everyone to brainstorm about why they travel. For example, people travel to relax, to have new experiences, to be entertained, or to visit friends and relatives.

The Travel Dreams essay contest will accept entries until March 31, 2015. Virtuoso’s editors will read the entries and choose winners based on the style, content, creativity and originality. While the first place winner will get $10,000, the second place winner will get $5,000 and the third place winner will earn $2,500.

Virtuoso is an invitation-only network 9,000  luxury consultants and 3,500 travel agencies.