Geotourism Challenge 2010 – countdown to voting begins

The entries closed last week for this years Geotourism Challenge: Places On The Edge – Saving Coastal And Freshwater Destinations.We have just looked at the entrants, and wow there are some incredible initiatives in there, highlighting how you can combine an awesome travel experience with red hot changemaking.At the moment, a panel of judges is performing the assessment taking into consideration the innovation, sustainability and impact of the submitted proposals.The competition has received 251 entries from over 54 countries! Finalists will be announced on January 19th, date when the online voting will begin.We look forward to receiving your votes for the selection of the three favorite initiatives. The top three entries, selected by the community, will each be awarded $5,000.As well as that, we here at muchbetter HQ in the Alps will be choosing the 3 clearest ‘Much Better Adventures’ – those which combine adventure sports with grass roots sustainability initiatives. They will be offered free lifetime membership of the site and a mentor package from some of the talented people we are lucky enough to know. More details here.