Rough Guides are running a competition for new writers in the UK, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
First prize is a handsome £2000 (approx. US$2800) to spend on a trip of your choice and you could also become a regular writer for the publishing company that is known for its ‘tell it like it is’ attitude. That’s what happened to last year’s winner
To enter, you need to write a feature, based on a personal experience, on one of the following themes:
- Close to home
- The most beautiful place in the world
- My best day on Earth
Word count is strict – the minimum is 450 words and the maximum 500 words. Don’t think one word here or there won’t matter: it will. This competition is bound to attract a lot of entries and the administrators will be looking for anyone who doesn’t obey every single rule to the letter (or number). It is an easy way to cut down the unwieldly pile before any of the judges start to read. Find out more HERE
Deadline: May 1st 2016
The prize money is in the form of a voucher to spend with GapYear.com, a company that runs tours, volunteering projects and working holidays.
I’ve just had a look and £2000 would get you:
Trekking in Argentina, Bolivia and Peru for a month
Caring for orangutans, sun bears, monkeys and crocodiles at a wildlife rescue centre in Indonesia.
Working as a business intern in Madrid
and lots more….