How to enter


The competition is now closed. The last few entries will be loaded onto the web site over the next few days and the short list published on Friday 14th November, when the public vote will begin.

Write and tell us about your most 'breathtaking travel moment'. Whether you stumbled on a stunning view or glimpsed a long-lost ruin. Perhaps you bumped into someone unexpectedly or were shown kindness by a stranger. Maybe you had an intricate travel plan come to fruition or you simply slipped into some icy water.

Make us really feel the moment with you.

Entries should be 350+ words in length and your own original work. Please give your article a title. Entries that are shorter 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: competition@puretravel.com, with your name, e-mail and telephone number by midnight GMT on 31st October 2014. All entries will be posted on the PureTravel website.

10 articles will then be selected by a panel and posted as a short list on Friday November 14th 2014. These pieces will then be open for public voting until Thursday 4th December 2014.


The three most popular will then be judged by a professional travel writer and the winner announced on Friday 12th December 2014.

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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