Antarctica21, the adventure travel specialist that pioneered fly-and-sail expeditions to the White Continent, turns 20 in 2023.

To celebrate its birthday and promote knowledge and understanding of Antarctica and Antarctic penguins, it is searching for penguin lovers around the globe. From January 24 to March 17, 2023, they can apply to be Antarctica21’s Chief Flying Penguin Officer and win a free trip.

From all qualified entries, Antarctica21 will randomly select one lucky person to travel free of charge to the White Continent on board the sturdy Ocean Nova expedition ship. Travel will be on the December 7-14, 2023, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise in a Single Cabin – a USD $17,795 value. The prize includes the round-trip flight between Punta Arenas, Chile, and Antarctica; five nights of accommodations on the ship with full board; all guided zodiac and shore excursions in Antarctica; two nights of lodging in Punta Arenas pre- and post-expedition; and more.

Responsibilities of the Chief Flying Penguin Officer include traveling to Punta Arenas to join the expedition, attending shipboard presentations by polar wildlife experts, and exploring Antarctica on land and sea to learn firsthand about penguins and their habitat. The polar plunge is optional, but highly recommended.

To apply to be the Chief Flying Penguin Officer, download the Antarctic Penguin Study Guide to learn about penguins, then fill out the entry form, answering the three questions about penguins correctly. The winner will be selected from all entries with correct answers and will be announced on March 17, 2023. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

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