THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
Winners will be announced before Wednesday the 26th of August.
If you've been trying to learn Italian for your trip to Italy, you know that it's not exactly a walk in the park to learn a foreign language.
There are conjugations, endless lists of prepositions, and lots and lots of words that you know you need to learn but have no idea how you're going to learn them all in time for take off.
But you know that learning the language will help you feel more comfortable & more independent while also allowing you to experience a more authentic side of Italy beyond the Leaning Tower of Pisa and fake gladiators outside of the Colosseum.
If what you want is to simply enjoy good food, good company, and beautiful sights in Italy, you don't have to be fluent.
By just learning phrases and vocabulary for everyday situations, you open the door to the possibility of making deeper connections with locals, feeling more comfortable as you explore, and tasting a richer side of Italy.
And I'm here to help you do that.
The Not Your Typical Tourist package is a digital phrasebook and workbook that has been developed over three years, side-by-side native Italian editors, after experiences of living and traveling in Italy. It's a self-study guide designed to teach you how to navigate everyday situations through sample dialogues, phrases, exercises, and cocktail party facts about the culture. It helps you focus on the most critical pieces of the language you'll need for enjoying your trip in exactly the way you've been imagining.
To celebrate its release, I'm holding a contest to win copies of the phrasebook/workbook package as well as prizes from other notable Italy bloggers and writers.
The Contest Prizes
Grand prize – Full digital phrasebook & workbook, a signed paperback copy of Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered by Dianne Hales, a dual-language text donated by Studentessa Matta, an one-hour long Italian lesson with Tom Txxytu and the e-book, Live Like an Italian by Rick Zullo
First place – Full phrasebook & workbook
Second place – 5 sections of your choice from the phrasebook & workbook
Third place – 3 sections of your choice from the phrasebook & workbook
Here's How to Win
You have three chances to win. You can enter each only once.
FIRST ENTRY: Join The Iceberg Project Facebook group, and post a picture taken by you of your favorite travel memory in our Not Your Typical Tourist Travel Memories Contest photo album here. It doesn't have to be in Italy, but of course, you'll get an extra smile from our team if it is. No caption necessary. If you post your photo on the group timeline, it won't be considered as an entry.
SECOND ENTRY: Sign up here to receive weekly lessons delivered every Sunday via email. If you already receive these emails, you don't have to do anything. You get an extra free entry. ;]
THIRD ENTRY: Post a comment below using five sentences or less about your favorite travel moment. It doesn’t have to be from Italy, but of course you'll get an extra grin from us if it is.
Here's everything you need to know about this contest
1.) The entry deadline is Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 5 PM PST.
2.) No purchase is necessary to win.
3.) The team at The Iceberg Project will serve as the judges, and our decisions, while subjective, are final.
4.) When you submit a photo to our Facebook group album, we expect that it's a photo that's been taken by you and not borrowed from the Internet.
5.) Once the contest is finished, we'll conduct judging over a period of five days, and you'll be notified either by email or via Facebook after.
A note to help you win: We're looking for entries that are full of heart and passion for the trip you took. It doesn't have to be the funniest or the most beautiful, but it does need to show us that it made an impact on you.