Attention EMS Newbies! Wanna Win a Trip to Vegas?

Confessions of an EMS Newbie is holding an essay contest, first prize of which is an all-expenses-paid trip to EMS World Expo in Las Vegas!

If you're an EMT student or an EMT with less than two years of experience, here's your chance to do what few newbies get the opportunity to do – attend a national EMS conference like EMS World Expo, and a shift shadowing Dr. Bryan Bledsoe at University Medical Center ED in Las Vegas!

All you need do is submit a 400-600 word essay on the following topic:

EMS and the Social Media Revolution: How has blogging, Twitter, Facebook and podcasting affected your EMS experience, and how do you see it shaping you in the future? As an EMT student or newbie, has social media changed the way you study or learn, or the way you approach your profession? Has social media been a positive influence, or a negative one?

The contest runs from May 1 through June 1, and essays will be judged by a panel of celebrity EMS bloggers, educators and publishers, many of whom you read every day. In addition to the trip to EMS World Expo, our first place winner also gets a 1-year subscription to EMS World Magazine, and an appearance on one of the live Confessions of an EMS Newbie podcasts from the Promed Network podcast studio in Las Vegas.

2nd and 3rd place winners get some cool Newbie schwag, too, like stocked trauma bags, signed copies of my book, and subscriptions to EMS World Magazine.

If you're an EMT student, spread the word to your classmates! Instructors, challenge your students to submit an essay! If you know an EMS newbie with potential, blog it, Tweet it and share it on Facebook!

Check out the contest page at Confessions of an EMS Newbie for rules and requirements, and get to writing!