Announcing a 48-hour contest where you can win free tuition to MatadorU.

**UPDATE 5/11/10 Congratulations to @metimisanthropy, who is the winner of of this contest. We look forward to working with you at MatadorU. Thanks to everyone who entered. **

*UPDATE 5/6/10 * The contest is now officially closed. Thanks to everyone who entered and left a comment. We’ll be posting the winner next week.

JUST OVER two weeks ago we launched the Travel Photography program at MatadorU.

The new program comprehensively covers travel photography skills, equipment, and the steps needed to publish work, build an internet presence, and expand your network of colleagues and markets.

In addition to Matador Editors, guest photographers–some who’ve published work in National Geographic and Smithsonian–work with students providing periodic portfolio reviews.

We’ve been really stoked with the initial wave of students who have enrolled and particularly the interaction between students and teachers going on in the forums.

As a way of continuing to spread the word, we wanted to offer a new contest with the prize of free enrollment to your choice of either the Travel Photography or Travel Writing programs.

You can participate in the contest in less than 30 seconds. Here’s how: :

1) Make sure you follow us @MatadorNetwork so we can get in touch if you win.

2) Post the tweet below to your own Twitter account to help us spread the word about the contest.

3) Leave your @twitter_user_name in the comments below, along with the reason why why you want to join MatadorU.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I WON?

Winners will be announced at the end of the contest via twitter, and also update here via a post at Matador.

Good luck to everyone, and we look forward to announcing the winner!