MY PODCAST LISTENERS from the States want a free trip to Ireland this fall. I have 11 American backpackers who download our stuff and they say in USA Today that "Tourism Ireland is looking to send three Americans on a weeklong trip. But winners will have to work while they're there — creating podcasts to tell other Americans about their travels." Interested? Apply by 31 August 2006. It would help if you have some qualifications but the entry form suggests that if you know how to tell whether a microphone is on, you could get the gig. By the way, "each winner gets to bring a guest and round-trip airfare, accommodations (note to Irish readers: that's "accommodation" spelt the American way), ground transportation, an MP3 player and other logistical support in Ireland." Terms and conditions apply.
The finished podcasts will download from Tourism Ireland's website.
Interested? Then fill out the entry form on Tourism Ireland's website briefly describing why you'd like to visit Ireland and what would make you a good podcaster. You can apply electronically.
USA Today Travel Blog -- "Podcast contest for Ireland" sniffed out from my del.icio.us network. (Damien, we know you're watching out for us. So we're dedicating another song to you.)
Tourism Ireland -- "Your Very Own Ireland Podcast" starts with a form: http://www.shamrock.org/podcast/Form.html