** The Competition is now closed – the winner will be announced on Friday 10th December. Visit the Short-list page for details on how to vote.**
Travel opportunities in 2021 are going to be limited due to the global pandemic. But that doesn’t mean we cannot enjoy the World and its wonders. Now more than ever we need happy memories and inspiration.
If your story is selected as the winner, you will receive UK£ 500 (US$ 650) to put towards your next trip.
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: email@example.com, with your name, e-mail and telephone number by midnight GMT on 30th September 2021.
All entries will be published on the PureTravel website.
10 articles will then be selected by a panel and posted as a short list on Friday November 12th. These pieces will then be open for public voting until Friday November 26th.
The three most popular will then be judged by a professional travel writer and the winner announced on Friday 10th December 2021.
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.