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Travel Writing Competition 2018

Travel Writing Competition 2018

Do you want to write for National Geographic Traveller?

If you think you’ve got what it takes to write for us, enter our annual Travel Writing Competition. Your work could appear in National Geographic Traveller (UK) and you could win a place on a two-week hiking, biking and kayaking trip to Thailand with G Adventures.

If you’re ready to transform your love of writing into a career and want to see your work published in one of the UK’s most prestigious travel magazines, our Travel Writing Competition 2018 could be the first step in the right direction.

To be in with a shot of winning, simply write 500 words on an inspirational travel experience. Be sure to keep your piece focused, capture the essence of the destination you’re writing about and ensure you consider National Geographic Traveller (UK)’s defining features: immersive travel coupled with authentic storytelling.

Looking for inspiration? You can read last year's winning entries here

Travel Writing Competition prize: Kayaking in Krabi, Thailand with G Adventures

The prize

This two-week Thailand Hike, Bike and Kayak Adventure will give you a completely different perspective on the destination. Join a small group of like-minded travellers to hike through forests and rice paddies, cycle through remote community villages, and experience Thailand’s intriguing combination of culture and the great outdoors.

You’ll kayak the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, and discover white-sand beaches and coral coves perfect for snorkelling. With a local guide on hand to give you the lowdown on local language and customs, and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip delivers a hassle-free but physically rewarding experience.

Highlights include cycling around Bangkok, as well as in and around Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya, an overnight stay in a raft house, and a three-day hill tribe village trek to a rural community where tourism is helping to give back to locals. Most main meals are included, as is transportation between the various stops on the trip. gadventures.co.uk

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Travel Writing Competition 2018

Terms & Conditions

Prize Terms & Conditions
There is one overall prize consisting of one place on G Adventures’ Thailand Hike, Bike & Kayak tour (ATHB) departing by July 31, 2019. There are no runner-up prizes.

Winner is entitled to one (1) free place on guaranteed departures of the following trip code: Thailand Hike, Bike & Kayak tour (ATHB) (no substitutions) departing by July 31, 2019 and booked before December 15, 2018 at 23:59 GMT, provided a minimum of four paying passengers are confirmed on such departure.

Prize also includes return flights from the United Kingdom valued up to £750.

Winner must be 18 years of age or older in order to claim the prize. Prize applies to the listed itinerary only and excludes optional or additional services such as any airfare not expressly included in the itinerary, transfers, pre- or post-tour accommodation, “My Own Room” or “My Own Tent,” insurance, amendments, and all incidentals, meals, gratuities, taxes, fees, levies, and transportation not expressly included in the itinerary.

Prize: i) is subject to availability, ii) is valid on new bookings only, iii) may not be combined with any other offer or discount, iv) has no cash value, v) is not transferrable, vi) is not eligible for “Lifetime Deposit” nor “Guaranteed Departure,” and vii) cannot be exchanged by the Winner.

Winner must contact G Adventures directly by phone and/or email to book their prize tour, before December 15, 2018, and G Adventures must agree to the chosen departure date.

Prize may be substituted for a prize of comparable value by G Adventures’ in its sole discretion.

Passport, visa, and vaccination procurement and costs are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Prize is subject to the Winner agreeing to G Adventures’ booking terms and conditions, found here: www.gadventures.co.uk/terms-conditions/. Winner must sign and return a release form prior to prize booking. Please note that mandatory medical insurance, at the cost of the Winner, is required for participation.

In the event of cancellation by winners, for whatever reason, no alternative need be given. Once bookings are confirmed they cannot be changed.

Failure to claim the prize or other promotional item by the time or in the manner specified for the particular promotion will make any claim invalid.

General Terms and Conditions
Entrants agree to permit National Geographic Traveller (UK) to publish the winning and runner-up entries in the magazine, on the National Geographic Traveller (UK) website and on the National Geographic Traveller (UK) social media channels. The winning and runner-up entries may also be used by National Geographic Traveller (UK) and the competition sponsors in promotional material relating to the competition. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required. Entries submitted must be original work and must not have been entered into any other writing competition, or been published in any other publication or website. Entrants must own the copyright to any work entered. Entrants will retain copyright to their work.

The prize draw is open to residents of the UK or Republic of Ireland aged 18 and over. No purchase necessary. Competition closes 15 May 2018 at 11.59pm GMT.

The competition will be judged by National Geographic Traveller (UK) editorial director, Maria Pieri, and editor, Pat Riddell. The judges' decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

The competition is not open to employees or associates of APL Media Limited, G Adventures or anyone connected with the competition, or their families. Only one entry per named entrant and email address will be accepted.The promoter is APL Media Limited, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL. Usual terms and conditions apply. For details visit natgeotraveller.co.uk/terms-conditions/#competition