Monday, 7 May 2012

Kids! Win a Trip to Thailand and Become Anantara's 2012 Roving Elephant Reporter

After last year's wonderfully successful worldwide search, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is again looking for a keen elephant lover and budding TV star aged between 7 and 15 to become this year's Roving Elephant Reporter, at the 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament (Sept. 12-16, 2012) in Hua Hin Thailand.
Created to cover the larger than life games from a perspective that has never been seen or heard before, the young winner will become a media star in the making as they create a video report on the event, as well as enjoying an all expenses paid seven night stay at Anantara Riverside Resort and Spa in Bangkok and Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Thailand, with an accompanying adult, including return air fares.

The winner of Anantara's hunt for a Roving Elephant Reporter will become a star of the ele polo circuit, delivering a television report with VIP access to all areas.  Exclusive interviews with Cherry the Elephant Vet and Director of Elephants, John Roberts and Thailand's last Elephant Spirit Men will allow the Roving Elephant Reporter to investigate all areas of the tournament with Anantara's most experienced elephant gurus.  In addition to meeting the pros the lucky winner will also be able to do some celebrity spotting on and off the field during the event.

The Roving Elephant Reporter will also explore the Royal seaside town of Hua Hin with a series of signature excursions, such as a visit the exquisite teak wood palace of love and hope - Maruekhathaiyawan - one of the oldest and most treasured royal palaces in Thailand.  An elephant trek through a local vineyard will also invite the reporter's parent to refresh their own adventurous spirit with an expert tasting session.  A specially devised kid's Thai cooking class and an art class on the pitch. While a day spent playing in the gentle waves of Hua Hin's long golden shore will round off the trip of a lifetime.

"Being the winner of last year's Roving Elephant Reporter was the most amazing experience in my life," said 2011 winner, fourteen year old, Ann Skelly, from Ireland. "From helping with actual vet checks, interviewing the elephant experts and the players, including the New Zealand All Blacks and German royalty, to seeing the elephants up close was truly an awe inspiring experience and I wish all the entrants to this year's competition the best of luck."

To enter this elephantastic competition, simply submit/upload a short video lasting between one and two minutes to
  • Press "Like"; 
  • Go to 'Share' on the main wall
  • Click 'Video', where you have a choice of recording a video with your webcam or uploading a pre-prepared video and tell us why you should be chosen as Anantara's Roving Elephant Reporter. 
  • Alternatively, mail the CD to I Want To Be An Elephant Reporter, Anantara Hotels, 17th Floor Berli Jucker House, 99 Soi Rubia, Sukhumvit Soi 42, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
The contestant with the best video entry, as voted by our elephant experts will be invited to spend seven fun filled nights on a full board basis with an accompanying adult at Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, including return flights, accommodation, daily activities and transport.

Tell the world your amazing elephant tales with Anantara as your guide.

Please note the following Terms & conditions:
Contestants must be aged between 7 and 15 years
Videos must be between 1 and 2 minutes long
Contestants may be of any nationality, but present their video in English
Entries must be submitted by August 1st
The competition winner will be announced on August 4th, 2011
Must be available to participate in the tournament from Sept 12 - 16, 2012
Contact organizers for full terms & conditions

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