This winter, we’re making it our mission to find the best new writing talent out there – and we’re teaming up with Penguin to do it! So whether you’re a student with editorial ambitions or you spend your days jotting down notes on your next voyage, we’re giving you the perfect platform to tell us all about it, and also have the chance to win a one-on-one session with a Penguin editor.
How to Enter:
Tell us about a travel experience unlike any other
We’ve handpicked five top judges from the worlds of travel and publishing to help us to choose our lucky winner. In your writing, they’ll be on lookout for style, flair and true travel panache. There’s also a special prize for our favourite student piece, so make sure to tell us if you’re a student (and you’ll still be eligible to win the main prize!).
This piece needs to be unique to the competition, which means you can’t submit something you’ve published elsewhere
We’re looking to showcase the talent of aspiring writers, young or old. If you’re already paid to write about travel, then this isn’t the competition for you
You can only enter once – so take your time before submitting your entry
Entries close at 11:59PM (EST) on February 5th 2017 – we will not accept anything submitted after that date
You have to be over 18 and a US resident to enterStudents can win the main prize. However, if a student is awarded the main prize, then the runner up in the student category, as decided by the judges, will be awarded the student prize
A session with a Penguin editor & $1500: The winner will get a money-can’t-buy one hour session with a Penguin editor, packed with top tips, feedback on your work and advice on how to make it as a writer
An additional bonus $500 prize for the best entry by a current university or college student
The application can be found at https://www.travelex.com/travelex-hub/competitions/next-great-travel-writer-2017