(2/24/19) Entry is free! Looking to share your travels with others? Do you enjoy writing? You have come to the right page. Dave’s Travel Corner is holding another travel essay writing contest. Our first contest was held back in 2008.
Enter for the possibility of winning cash prizes as well as to gain additional exposure for your writing.
Please fill out your bio as much as possible with your submission. This information will not be posted with your essay; it is so we can contact you in case you win.
Please see below for details.
The essay must be written by you and it must be about something that inspired you on one of your travels. It could be about a particular place, a person, a country, a culture or any other number of things that may have touched you on your travels.
Possible topics could include: Adventure & Outdoor Travel, Arts and Culture, Backpacker oriented, Couples travel, Cultural, Destination focused, Eco Tourism, a personal trip, Food and Wine, Romance or Urban Travel.
Please fact check any relevant details prior to submitting.
At least 775 words – no more than 5000 words. Up to two (2) essays may be submitted per person. Essays or blogs already posted on Dave’s Travel Corner are not eligible for this contest. Content you have published elsewhere that does not violate any copyright by posting them on Dave’s Travel Corner is eligible for the contest.
The grand prize winner will be awarded
1. $300 sent by PayPal, Money Order or Check
2. American Shield, Granite Series Backpack, black, $250 value
3. a copy of: Where to Drink Wine – by Chris Losh
1st Runner Up will be awarded
1. $200 sent by PayPal, Money Order or Check
2. a copy of: Epic Bike Rides of the World – by Lonely Planet
2nd Runner Up will be awarded
1. $100 sent by PayPal, Money Order or Check
NOTE: Winning entries from outside of the USA must have a PayPal account. The prize winners will be listed on the main page of Dave’s Travel Corner – with links to their winning essays listed in the Press Release section of this site.
Submit by Creating Account
1. Register: https://www.davestravelcorner.com/wp-blog/wp-login.php?action=register
Fill out your desired username and email and then click submit. Note. Spaces in usernames are not allowed. When logged in you, you can change your “display” name to whatever you like, spaces are ok there.
2. Check your email for the login link, your login name and randomly generated password (you can change this later) or login here: https://www.davestravelcorner.com/wp-blog/wp-login.php
3. Once logged in you will be prompted at the top of the page to edit your profile (also change your password) – when finished click on “update profile” at the bottom of the page
4. In left hand column, click “posts” and then click “add new”
5. On the page that loads, enter the following
– Add your piece into the body (copy it in is fine)
– On far right side – choose ONE appropriate category by checking the appropriate box
– To add photos, click on the Add Media button on the upper left side directly above the content box and click upload photos (and drag the photos into the box)
6. Click the blue button on the upper right of the page that says, “Submit for Review”. That is it! We post your piece live typically within 24 hours.
We recommend a photo size of at least 1500 pixels in width.
Submit by Email
Send your piece in a word document to Dave’s Travel Corner
Entries may be submitted to minor grammar and editing before being posted. We encourage photos to be included with your entry(s) but a lack of photos does not factor in the contest decision making. Note that 1500 pixels is the recommend width for any uploaded photos. If no photos are included we may add several related photos.
NOTE: Submissions with links to commercial websites will either not be approved or the links will be removed. Links to a personal website should be entered in the bio section.
Any entries that are submitted and then approved for the contest will be scheduled and then posted on our Journals page. Once posted your essay remains your property – it will only be posted on our site.
Your essay must be submitted by July 1, 2019. Winners will be announced on Dave’s Travel Corner on August 1, 2019.
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