Back by popular demand, the International Student’s Travel Video Contest is giving you the one more reason to hit the road. The 7th annual travel video contest is going to be bigger and better than ever!

Some things have not changed; like in years past, there is only one way to enter: a short movie of your own creation telling the judges why you want to go abroad. It is just that easy! Of course those who are still at home, dreaming to go abroad, can describe that trip. Those who are already, though, are of course eligible as well.

If you are already studying overseas, feel free to make a movie about any trip you would like to take – the world is a big place, after all! Remember, though, to be eligible to win contestants must be students aged 18 or older that already enrolled or planning to enroll in college or university outside of their home country. Also bear in mind that entries may not exceed five minutes in length and, of course, should be original! For more details and the contest’s complete rules and regulation, check’s Travel Video Contest for more information.

While you are there, be sure to check out past winners so you can see what it took to win in the past – especially since this year’s contest winner is eligible for an awesome $4,000 Grand Prize! Lucky for us the judges panel will feature two previous contest winners – Matt Brattin (2006) and Sandy Florez (2009) – who, as true travel video visionaries are uniquely qualified to choose who among you deserves the chance of a lifetime. Entries must be submitted by October 31st at 5pm EST so run, don’t walk, and get to work on your entry today! After all, the next trip of a lifetime winner could be yours!

*A gold trophy award photo courtesy of Shutterstock