The Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year Competition is free to enter.

Deadline: October 6, 2019

Submit a travel piece, 600-800 words which includes the phrase, ‘and then it happened.’ The piece should be based on personal experience and written in the first person.

First prize is a break for two in Portugal and a commission to write an article about the trip for Wexas Traveller magazine. The three shortlisted finalists will be offered a place on the next Bradt Travel Writing seminar. They will also be invited to attend the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards.

More here.