Spitsbergen

Win a writing commission for National Geographic Traveller

LONDON (27 March 2015) — 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, our 2015 travel writing competition could be your fortuitous foot in the door.

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The closing date is 30 April 2015 at 5:00pm GMT. natgeotraveller.co.uk/competitions

The prize

The winner will see their piece published in the magazine and on natgeotraveller.co.uk

Plus they’ll enjoy a nine-day Arctic expedition to Spitsbergen, courtesy of Quark Expeditions, worth £7,000!

The winner will embark on a voyage aboard Quark Expeditions’ ice-strengthened ship and travel to the Arctic with the best expedition team in the polar regions. This exciting trip travels around the incredible island of Spitsbergen, offering breathtaking landscapes — from sheer-sided fjords to polar desert, individual glaciers to infinite sheet ice. Each day brings a new highlight in a land where there are more polar bears than people. This is the Arctic of Viking lore and legend — a world of icy fjords, fiery volcanoes and glittering, ice-bound seas. Here you’ll encounter the majestic ice bear, the colossal walrus, seabirds in their towering cliff-side rookeries, and wild flower-dotted tundra.

Experiencing the beauty of the Arctic is a trip that any budding travel writer must have on their bucket list. Quark Expeditions has specialised in expedition cruising to the Arctic and Antarctica since 1991. quarkexpeditions.com/gb

 


NOTES

National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media, from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. It became the 15th local-language edition when it was launched in December 2010. The magazine is also available in China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Latin America, Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives. natgeotraveller.co.uk

National Geographic Traveler (USA) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, created in 1984. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel and stresses inquisitive, not acquisitive, trips. It employs storytelling and outstanding photography to inspire readers to pick up and go, eschewing fashion and fluff in favour of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest non-profit scientific and educational organisations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the member-supported Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. Through its online community members can get closer to explorers and photographers, connect with other members around the world and help make a difference. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, books, DVDs, radio, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in English and 39 local-language editions, is read by more than 60 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 440 million households in 171 countries in 48 languages. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 27 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education programme promoting geography literacy. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com

 


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For Editorial Enquiries:
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