Announcing the Couchsurfing hall of heroes contest!

Couchsurfers jumping for joy after reaching the Pacific Ocean.
Photo by: Chris, Gothenburg.
“I met these two (separately!) on an 8,000 mile road trip around America. One was America, one was French – and I’m Canadian. We hit it off immediately, and they ended up joining me on a whim. We spent every minute together for weeks, eventually making it to the Pacific Ocean. We took these epic shots as the sun went down, playing on the beach and taking in the beautiful scene. That was almost a year ago to the day, and we still talk every single week.”

Submit a photo of a memorable Couchsurfing experience and be featured on the walls of Couchsurfing HQ!

Couchsurfing HQ is moving offices and we want to feature the people who we’re working for, our community of travelers.

Couchsurfers on the edge of the Sahara desert.
Photo by: Harold
“Aziz invited us to his house in the last village of Maroc called M’Hamid El Ghizlane. This village is located some meters before the beginning Sahara desert. Is one of the most interesting rural villages around Maroc with a few touristical population.
We made a deep connection with our host Aziz, we hope to see him in Perú someday.”

We know that Couchsurfing creates connections and lets travelers share their lives and moments of kindness every day. We want to hear your stories. Your Couchsurfing friendships inspire us.

Photo by: Khalil
“I met this family from USA lives in Saudi Arabia and by staying with them we becomes a very close family and Tim ward that he has same CS as same name on the site makes me become his brother and that’s what CS a bout love and be loved …this photo taken at Dead sea Jordan inside the sea what a day .”

How it works:

Submit your photo by sharing your story through our submission form before February 25, 2019 along with a short story about your Couchsurfing experience. (We’ll release and share an album of all the photo submissions on Facebook.)

Photo by: Zaynab
“Meet people before judging them”

Contest rules

ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contestants will enter by emailing Couchsurfing with a photo and story about their experience with Couchsurfing.

ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open to anyone over the age of 18. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes. Couchsurfing retains the right to remove and disqualify submissions that, in Couchsurfing’s sole discretion, do not align with the Couchsurfing Terms of Use, and can remove any entry for any reason. Entries should not duplicate entries to the 2017 or 2018 Couchsurfing Calendar Contest. Entries must not violate our Member Conduct and Content requirements, which can be viewed here:

WINNER SELECTION: 30 winners will be selected. The winners will be selected by Couchsurfing staff.

PRIZES: The 30 winners will receive a Couchsurfing mug.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified within 14 days after the determination date. Inability to contact a winner may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: a. Participants hereby grant Couchsurfing a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, and otherwise use and exhibit the Submission (along with their names, voices, performance and/or likenesses) in all media now known and later come into being for purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation. Participants represent and warrant that they have full legal right, power and authority to grant Couchsurfing the foregoing license and if applicable, have secured all necessary rights from any participants in, and contributors to, their Submission in order to grant such a license. b. Couchsurfing is under no obligation to use any Submission or return the Submissions to participants.

USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION: All entries become the property of Couchsurfing. Couchsurfing reserves the right to use any and all information related to the contest, including submissions provided by the contestants, for editorial, marketing and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

CONDUCT: All contest participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Couchsurfing, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of its web site or is otherwise in violation of these rules.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Couchsurfing is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected email or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. If for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, Couchsurfing may cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. Entrants further agree to release Couchsurfing from any liability resulting from, or related to participation in the contest.

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