PureTravel Launch Travel Writing Competition 2013

by Jules on January 31, 2013

It’s that time of year again! We at PureTravel are pleased to launch our fourth annual Travel Writing Competition and again we are offering a fantastic prize!

The Worst Journey of your Life

This year’s theme is based around “The worst journey of your life,” whether it’s a long tortuous bus trip, an awful flight or a stormy voyage. Your challenge is to make us laugh, cringe or sympathise! See the full details of how to enter the 2013 competition.

The journey not the arrival matters.” – T. S. Eliot

Competition Prize

We are offering a fabulous prize of either £1,000 or US$1,500 for the winning entry plus the opportunity to see your post in print in Geographical magazine which is the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society. All entrants can also claim a magazine subscription discount. Full details are within our Prizes section. Please also read the full terms and conditions.

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

Previous Winners

And for some inspiration, check out our previous travel competition winners;

Last year’s winning entry Flat and out in LA by S Ellisar perfectly captured the theme of “The place you didn’t want to be” and chief judge Jeremy Lazell praised the piece; “Show, don’t tell,” is the mantra of creative writing courses across the literary globe, and in Flat and out in LA, this year’s stand-out winner, S Ellisar shows it like a pro.

Highway 14 revisited by S Clarke was the winning entry in 2011 with the beautiful piece on the theme of the most memorable “Travel Encounter”.

And in 2010, the winning “Travel Moment” came from R Bass with the entry title The Pelicans.

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

Good luck – we really look forward to reading all the entries again this year!

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