U.S. cable network Travel Channel is taking to the web to discover its next Travel Channel Star.
Potential contestants are invited to submit a two-minute video online to TravelChannelStar.com or appear at one of two casting calls – either at the That’s Voiceover! Career Expo at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York on November 10 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) or the Tastemade Studios in Santa Monica, California in early 2015 (details TBA) – to audition for the three-round competition series, premiering in 2015 on Travelchannel.com.
Videos must be submitted by April 15, 2015.
The eventual winner will be chosen between two finalists during a one-hour live special on the Travel Channel and be rewarded with their own five-part series on the network’s digital platforms.
Competition judges include Travel Channel experts Jodi Bettencourt (pictured), the network’s VP of editorial content; Anna Garwood, director of programming and talent relations, and Travel 911 host Rob Pralgo. Travel Channel host Bert Kreischer will host the one-hour special and recap competition highlights, and there will be an interactive elements, as fans will be able to vote for their favorite videos online.
“The video submissions should tell a story and highlight a location that matches contestants’ travel expertise,” said Ross Babbit, Travel Channel’s programming and development senior VP, in a statement.
“The best travel videos include an array of topics like food, adventure, unique shopping and local attractions. But what we really want to see come through is personality, point-of-view and a distinct passion and excitement for travel.”