Whistler Premier, one of British Columbia's finest resorts wishes to expand their marketing of their vacation packages such as their Spring Stay Specials. The goal is to make the resort a first choice in vacation destinations for US and Canadian visitors.

The Challenge

Write a unique, creative essay of a minimum of 800 words that can be used as a promotion for Whistler Premier in British Columbia as a vacation destination. Students may choose to compose an essay on one of these two topics:

  • Describe how you would effectively market a vacation rental property in Whistler, British Columbia.
  • Describe 5 local attractions, sight-seeing and entertainment venues in Whistler, British Columbia.
The Reward

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the student submitting the most creative and well written entry. Whistler Premier's panel of marketing executives will judge the entries for originality as well as creativity.

The winning essay writer may also be given the opportunity to interview for a intership position with Whistler Premier's marketing division within 12 months of graduation. 

What is Required

Entries will be judged based on how well instructions were followed, including the 800 word minimum, creativity, clear presentation of the topic and originality.

Who is Eligible

All US and Canadian, college and university students are eligible to enter. Each student entering may enter only one time. Multiple entries will be disqualified. 

If all or part of an entry is found to be plagiarized, the entry will be immediately disqualified. Whistler Premier will become the sole owner of all entries and content and none will be returned to entrants. It is not necessary to make a purchase or pay a fee to enter.

Whistler Premier will pay the award by check directly to the college or university the student attends to be applied to his or her tuition payment.

When is the Deadline

August 15th, 2016 12:00 PM CST.

Entries submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

How Entries are to be Submitted

Entries are to be emailed to scholarship@whistlerpremier.com. Entries may be attached as a MS Word doc if student uses a PC or a TextEdit file for students using a Mac computer.

Please be sure to include all required information with the entry or disqualification may result.

Submissions must include the following:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Street Address
  • City
  • State or Province
  • Zip or Postal Code
  • Phone Number
  • Name of College or University student is attending along with its address, student's major and the date student expects to graduate.
Winner Announcement

Announcement of the winner will take place August 25th, 2016, annually and appear on Whistler Premier's Facebook page. After the winner has been announced, the process of formally confirming the winner will take place. The winning student will be notified when the award can be expected to be delivered to his or her college or university at that time.

Employees of Whistler Premier are not eligible to take part. Your privacy is important to us. Your personal information will never be shared, rented or sold.

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