New travel-related contests: submit your writing and photography

A few more contests in the travel world have popped up, with prizes ranging from cash to a RTW ticket to a writer-in-residence contract. Maybe you’ll apply?

Trazzler’s #NYCGO Writing Contest
Win: $10,000 contract to be a two-week writer-in-residence in New York City, writing 30 Trazzler trips covering NYC; hotel accommodations; round-trip airfare on JetBlue (Grand Prize). Also runner-up and Editor’s Choice awards.
To apply: Sign up for Trazzler and submit your trip information (clicking the “Trazzler #NYCGO Contest Entry” box, as you do).
Deadline: Monday, August 17, 2009

Planet Magazine Global Travel Photo Contest
Win: A round-the-world ticket, open for one year, with an 8-page portfolio covering your trip to be published upon your return (Grand Prize). Also runner-up and finalist prizes.
To apply: Submit your favorite photos that epitomize the theme ‘Many Worlds, One Planet.’ Entry fee.
Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2009

American Way Road Warrior Contest
Win: 2 million Hilton HHonors points, 1 million AAdvantage miles, a Verizon BlackBerry Storm smartphone, and a $100 Verizon GC (Grand Prize). Also second- and third-place prizes.
To apply: Answer the prompts on the application that include ‘Top 8 reasons why you’re a Road Warrior,’ and an essay in which you use the songs of your favorite CD to craft your ultimate trip. Entries will be judged on creativity, clarity, relevance, travel description, and frequency of travels in 2008.
Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2009

Planet Earth Travel Writing Awards
Win: $200 Gold, $100 Silver, and $50 Bronze in each category.
To apply: Submit your travel book or article/essay “that helps to sustain or enhance the unique and valuable character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and/or the well-being of its residents.” Submissions must have been published between 7/1/07-7/1/09. Entry fee.
Deadline: Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Good luck!

Posted by | Comments (1)  | July 29, 2009
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One Response to “New travel-related contests: submit your writing and photography”

  1. D. C. Jesse Burkhardt Says:

    Burkhardt is back with a two-fisted sequel to 2007’s WPA award-winning “TRAVELOGUE FROM AN UNRULY YOUTH.” The latest is “THE CROWBAR HOTEL: By Freight Train Across Canada.”