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The Bradt/Independent on Sunday Travel-Writing Competition 2010

21 April 2010
The Bradt/Independent on Sunday Travel-Writing Competition 2010
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Don't miss your chance to enter this year's Bradt/Independent on Sunday travel-writing competition.

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.

http://www.bradt-travelguides.com/image2/TWAMF.jpgThe theme of this year's competition – which is open to all writers, published or unpublished – is 'The World at My Feet' and entries must contain a strong travel element.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 (full terms & conditions below).

The first prize has been generously sponsored by 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.

In addition to the official competition judging, all entries will be posted on the www.GeckoGo.com travel-planning website to allow users the chance to make a separate 'People's Choice' vote. The most popular entry voted on the GeckoGo site will be featured on the GeckoGo and Bradt Travel Guide websites.

The competition judges will be Hilary Bradt, Donald Greig and Adrian Phillips of Bradt Travel Guides, Jonathan Lorie of Travellers' Tales, and Kate Simon, travel editor of The Independent on Sunday. The final winners will be selected by journalist Matthew Parris and announced at a prize-giving ceremony at Stanfords in London.

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