Nat Geo Traveller Travel Writing competition

Win a writing commission for National Geographic Traveller (UK)

LONDON (3 February 2016) — If you want to transform your love of writing into a career and see your work published in one of the UK’s most successful travel magazines, the 2016 National Geographic Traveller Travel Writing competition could be your fortuitous foot in the door.

Simply write 500 words on an inspirational travel experience. Keep it focused, capture the essence of a destination and ensure it has National Geographic Traveller’s defining features: immersive travel and authentic storytelling.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, said, “This is a really exciting opportunity for all budding travel writers, with the chance to be published in the magazine and win a trip to Madagascar. Previous winners have set the bar very high and we look forward to reading this year’s entries.”

The prize

The winner will see their piece published in the magazine and as a blog on

Plus, they’ll enjoy an epic 17-day expedition to Madagascar, courtesy of Natural World Safaris, worth nearly £6,000!

The winner will embark on a small group expedition led by Daniel Austin and Hilary Bradt, authors of the award-winning Bradt guides to Madagascar and Madagascar Wildlife. The 17-day safari will take you from the lemur-rich eastern rainforests of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park to the spectacular limestone pinnacles and canyons of the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

The closing date is 30 April 2016 at 5:00pm GMT. Terms and conditions apply. Please see more online at

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National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from National Geographic Partners LLC in Washington, D.C. It was launched in December 2010, and is one of 16 local-language editions. The magazine is also available in Australia, China, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Latin America, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia and Spain. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives.

About National Geographic Travel (USA)
National Geographic Travel creates authentic, meaningful and engaging travel experiences through National Geographic Traveler magazine; National Geographic Expeditions; National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World; digital travel content; travel books; maps; and travel photography programmes. National Geographic Traveler (six issues per year) has 16 international editions. National Geographic Expeditions, the travel programme of the Society, offers a variety of unique travel experiences led by top experts to more than 80 destinations across all seven continents. National Geographic Travel books bring readers curated travel advice, photography and insider tips.

About National Geographic Partners LLC
National Geographic Partners LLC, a joint venture between National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox, combines National Geographic television channels with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic Studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, location-based entertainment, archival sales, catalog, licensing and e-commerce businesses. A portion of the proceeds from National Geographic Partners LLC will be used to fund science, exploration, conservation and education through significant ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.



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