Entries now closed – judging is currently in progress with results to appear here by the end of March.
Following on from the success of our last travel writing competition we are pleased to announce our brand new competition with the theme of “Reinvention” to herald the imminent improvement and relaunch of the Go Walkabout website, aiming to make the process of buying travel insurance from us even simpler and more straight-forward, whilst maintaining our core values of unique products, great value for money and outstanding customer service.
The travel writing competition is open to anyone over the age of 18, and you are invited to submit a piece of writing of up to 500 words, on the theme of “Reinvention” – you could choose to write about a location or activity that is undergoing a transformation or change of identity, or a travel experience that reinvented the way you think about travelling or that prompted a personal metamorphosis. It’s also a bonus if you can submit a photo to accompany your article, but not compulsory.
You could have travelled abroad or somewhere in the UK – it doesn’t matter, just submit your piece of writing, as well as a photo if you’d like, and if it is chosen as one of the top 3 entries by the aggregate scores from our panel of Travel Blogger judges, you will win an awesome prize to reward you for your creativity.
1st Prize – A Google Nexus 7 16Gb Tablet
NVIDIA TEgra 3 Quad Core
1GB RAM +16GB Flash
7” IPS Touch + Wifi
Camera + Bluetooth
2nd Prize – A Sandisk Sansa Clip+ 8GB MP3 Player
Great audio quality in MP3, WMA, secure WMA, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC formats, plus audio books
Expandable microSD or microSDHC memory card slot
Ready for slotRadio and slotMusic cards
Built-in clip for easy carrying
Digital FM tuner and built-in voice recorder
3rd Prize – A Lonely Planet Guide Book of your choice
A choice of over 500 travel guides covering 195 countries
The judging criteria will be based on the following guidelines:
- The quality of writing in terms of creating a sense of place and experience through vivid and apt description
- A relevant and interesting choice of location/subject matter to fit the theme of “reinvention”
- Does the writing inspire the reader to travel to this location, or to travel in general?
Please read the terms and conditions under the entry form below carefully and submit your entry using the form. The closing date to enter the competition is 28th February 2014.
We were so impressed by the quality of the entrants in our last travel writing competition that we have compiled them into an anthology entitled ‘Hidden Gems Travel Tales – An Anthology of Travel Writing Entries’ for the Kindle e-reader that can be downloaded from Amazon for the price of 77p. All income from the sale of the book will be donated to the very worthy charity The British Red Cross.
Click here for tips on how to write a winning travel piece, from Guardian writers.