The prize includes round-trip flights from the U.S. or Canada to Panama City, furnished accommodation in the beach-resort town of Coronado, Panama, plus a living-expense stipend of $1,500.
Panama recently took the top spot as the best country in the world to retire in InternationalLiving.com’s 2014 Global Retirement Index. Coronado is a beach-resort town, located on the Pacific, an hour from the country’s capital.
“Coronado is a popular expat town—the most developed beach community along the Pacific coast,” says InternationalLiving.com’s Panama editor, Jessica Ramesch. “With a new hospital, well-stocked groceries, restaurants, and so on, it caters to most First World needs. Living there expats can still enjoy many of the conveniences of life back home—plus enjoy the beach—and do it for much less than what a comparable lifestyle would cost up north.”
While here for a month, the winner is asked to enjoy life, explore beaches, restaurants, and markets…take walks…and attend festivals and other events.
Although no writing experience is necessary, the winner will be asked to share impressions and experiences with readers of InternationalLiving.com’s magazine, website and e-letters.
If the winner’s reporting is used, InternationalLiving.com will pay for it at the company’s regular freelance-writer rates—on top of the $1,500 living-expense stipend.
The competition is an opportunity to shine a light on the real-world experiences of somebody who is considering the benefits of a retirement abroad.
Now in its third year, the competition has already given one couple the opportunity to spend a month in Cuenca, Ecuador and sent another couple to Granada, Nicaragua. Both couples beat out hundreds of entrants to win the prize and reported back on their positive experiences. Last year’s winners, Bill and Nancy Mattox, reported: “Thanks to everyone at International Living for a fabulous experience. It has been everything we imagined and more.”
Those wishing to enter the “Win Your Dream Retirement Overseas Competition 2014″ can do so by posting a video to YouTube (no more than three minutes in length) explaining why they would like to retire overseas—and why they would like to try a one-month test-drive in Panama.
The deadline for submitting videos is midnight EST on April 2, 2014. Candidates must be ready to fly to Panama before the end of 2014.
To find out more about the competition and how to enter, see here: “Win a Dream Retirement Overseas”.
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