Win a writing commission for National Geographic Traveller (UK)

LONDON (1 February 2018) — 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 National Geographic Traveller Travel Writing Competition 2018 could be your foot in the door. National Geographic Traveller aims to discover the best new UK talent with its eighth annual competition.

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, “At a time when our Travel Writing Masterclasses have become increasingly popular, we’re very excited to launch our annual Travel Writing Competition once again. We know there are loads of budding travel writers out there and this is a great opportunity to gain exposure and be published in one of the UK’s leading travel magazines.”

The winner of the Travel Writing Competition 2017 won a 10-day trip to Greenland with Quark Expeditions. Read the winning entries online: http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/travel-writing-competition/

The prize
The winner will see their piece published in the magazine and online, and have the opportunity to write a blog on natgeotraveller.co.uk. Plus, they’ll win a two-week Thailand Hike, Bike and Kayak Adventure with G Adventures. With a local guide on hand, and accommodation and transport taken care of, this small-group trip delivers a hassle-free but physically rewarding experience. Highlights include cycling around Bangkok as well as in and around Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya; kayaking the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea; 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. gadventures.co.uk

The closing date for entries is 15 May 2018 at 05.00. Terms and conditions apply. Find more details online at natgeotraveller.co.uk/competitions/travel-writing-competition-2018/

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Prize sponsor
G Adventures — an adventure travel company — offers a wide selection of small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. gadventures.co.uk

NOTES

National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from National Geographic Partners LLC in Washington, D.C. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine was launched in December 2010, and is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives. natgeotraveller.co.uk

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP) is a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global 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, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. NGP returns 27 percent of its proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. nationalgeographic.com

National Geographic Society is a leading nonprofit that invests in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling and education. They support educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. National Geographic Society aspires to create a community of change, advancing key insights about the planet and probing some of the most pressing scientific questions of our time. Their goal is measurable impact: furthering exploration and educating people around the world to inspire solutions for the greater good. nationalgeographic.org


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