Write and tell us about "The worst journey of your life." It could have been a long, tortuous bus ride, a terrible flight or a stormy voyage. Perhaps you got lost on a trek or fell off your mountain bike in the middle of nowhere?
Make us laugh, cry, sympathize, wince or cringe.
Entries should be between 350-750 words in length and your own original work. Please give your article a title. Entries that are shorter or longer, or contain copied work will not be considered. Please paste your text on to the email body. Do not send attachments.
Entries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, e-mail and telephone number by midnight GMT on 31st October 2013. All entries will be posted on the PureTravel web site.
10 articles will then be selected by a panel and these pieces will be open for public voting from Friday 15th November until Friday 6th December 2013.
The three most popular will then be judged by a professional Travel writer and the winner announced on Friday 13th December 2013.
The Judge: Jeremy Lazell
Jeremy Lazell worked for eight years as a trekking guide before turning to writing, a decision he's had plenty of time to regret while sleeping in a hammock 200ft up in the Borneo rainforest for the Sunday Times, all but drowning in Scotland while rafting for GQ, and hooking nothing but his own cheek while fishing in Belize for Food & Travel. Based at the foot of the Scottish Highlands, where he lives with his wife and three boys, Jeremy writes about 90% of his material for the Sunday Times Travel Section, specialising in adventure travel, family holidays, and whatever round-ups help pay the bills. He has also worked for Conde Nast Traveller and Esquire magazines.
All the entries to the competition will be loaded onto the PureTravel web site for you to enjoy, as per our Terms and Conditions.
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