Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Bradt/Independent on Sunday Travel-Writing Competition 2010
The first prize is an exciting holiday for two to Malta and Gozo, the chance to get your winning travel article published in The Independent on Sunday's travel pages, and a commission from the newspaper for a later article from your prize trip. The theme of this year's competition – which is open to all writers, published or unpublished – is 'The World at My Feet' and entries must contain a strong travel element. The maximum length is 800 words. Entries must be received by noon on Friday 14 May 2010.
The first prize sponsors are Visit Malta, the five-star hotels Kempinski San Lawrenz Resort in Gozo, and The Palace in Malta. Tucked away in the idyllic countryside of Gozo, the Kempinski San Lawrenz Resort is an enchanting hideaway in a traditional Gozitan building set in beautiful gardens with four swimming pools and an award-winning spa featuring an authentic Ayurveda centre. The Palace is a charming contemporary boutique hotel located in a historic setting in Sliema, offering three restaurants and a spa.
To encourage new writers, the competition also includes a prize specifically for those who have not been published before – a place on a writing weekend provided by Travellers' Tales. The competition is open to anyone over 18 worldwide.
NOTE: A retreat on Malta? Twist my arm!
DOUBLE NOTE: Okay, deadline time. First draft of the novel done by the end of June.