The Victoria 500 International Essay Contest
Knowledge! When the Victoria returned to Spain, the greatest treasure she had on board was the knowledge of her 18 man crew gained from their 3 years at sea.
In promotion of further maritime exploration and knowledge, Victoria 500 will sponsor an international essay contest. Each of the 21 countries where the Gentry Eagle ports will host a college essay contest. The winner in each country will receive a $5K USD scholarship, the privilege of crewing for one of the 29 legs of the race, and as a finalist have their essay judged by an international panel of scholars who will select the top three essays. The first place winner will receive a $25K USD scholarship, with $15K USD and $10K USD going to 2nd and 3rd places.
Further details to be announced.