After last year’s hugely successful worldwide search, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is once again looking for a keen elephant lover and budding TV star aged between 7 and 15 to become this year’s Roving Elephant Reporter, at the 11th King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament (Sept. 12-16, 2012) in Hua Hin Thailand.
Created to cover the larger than life games from a perspective that has never been seen or heard before, the young winner will become a media star in the making as they create a video report on the event, as well as enjoying an all expenses paid seven night stay at Anantara Riverside Resort and Spa in Bangkok and Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Thailand, with an accompanying adult, including return air fares.
The winner of Anantara’s hunt for a Roving Elephant Reporter will become a star of the ele polo circuit, delivering a television report with VIP access to all areas. Exclusive interviews with Cherry the Elephant Vet and Director of Elephants, John Roberts and Thailand’s last Elephant Spirit Men will allow the Roving Elephant Reporter to investigate all areas of the tournament with Anantara’s most experienced elephant gurus. In addition to meeting the pros the lucky winner will also be able to do some celebrity spotting on and off the field during the event.
The Roving Elephant Reporter will also explore the Royal seaside town of Hua Hin with a series of signature excursions, such as a visit the exquisite teak wood palace of love and hope – Maruekhathaiyawan – one of the oldest and most treasured royal palaces in Thailand. An elephant trek through a local vineyard will also invite the reporter’s parent to refresh their own adventurous spirit with an expert tasting session. A specially devised kid’s Thai cooking class and an art class on the pitch. While a day spent playing in the gentle waves of Hua Hin’s long golden shore will round off the trip of a lifetime.
“Being the winner of last year’s Roving Elephant Reporter was the most amazing experiences in my life,” said 2011 winner, fourteen year old, Ann Skelly, from Ireland. “From helping with actual vet checks, interviewing the elephant experts and the players, including the New Zealand All Blacks and German royalty, to seeing the elephants up close was truly an awe inspiring experience and I wish all the entrants to this year’s competition the best of luck.”
To enter this elephantastic competition, simply submit/upload a short video lasting between one and two minutes to www.facebook.com/anantara
The contestant with the best video entry, as voted by our elephant experts will be invited to spend seven fun filled nights on a full board basis with an accompanying adult at Anantara in Bangkok and Hua Hin, including return flights, accommodation, daily activities and transport.
Tell the world your amazing elephant tales with Anantara as your guide.
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