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Travel writing competition

The winner will see their piece published in the magazine and on

Win a writing commission for National Geographic Traveller

LONDON (27 March 2015) — If you want to transform your love of writing into a career and see your work published in one of the UK’s most successful travel magazines, our 2015 travel writing competition could be your fortuitous foot in the door.

Simply enter 400 words on the site that will get you noticed, on an inspirational travel experience. Keep it focused, capture the essence of a destination and ensure it has National Geographic Traveller’s defining features: immersive travel and authentic storytelling.

The prize
The winner will see their piece published in the magazine and on

Plus they’ll enjoy a nine-day Arctic expedition to Spitsbergen, courtesy of Quark Expeditions, worth £7,000!

The winner will embark on a voyage aboard Quark Expeditions’ ice-strengthened ship and travel to the Arctic with the best expedition team in the polar regions. This exciting trip travels around the incredible island of Spitsbergen, offering breathtaking landscapes — from sheer-sided fjords to polar desert, individual glaciers to infinite sheet ice. Each day brings a new highlight in a land where there are more polar bears than people. This is the Arctic of Viking lore and legend — a world of icy fjords, fiery volcanoes and glittering, ice-bound seas. Here you’ll encounter the majestic ice bear, the colossal walrus, seabirds in their towering cliff-side rookeries, and wild flower-dotted tundra.

Experiencing the beauty of the Arctic is a trip that any budding travel writer must have on their bucket list.

The closing date is 30 April 2015 at 5:00pm GMT.

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Quark Expeditions has specialised in expedition cruising to the Arctic and Antarctica since 1991.

National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. It became the 15th local-language edition when it was launched in December 2010. The magazine is also available in China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Latin America, Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives.

National Geographic Traveler (USA) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, created in 1984. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel and stresses inquisitive, not acquisitive, trips. It employs storytelling and outstanding photography to inspire readers to pick up and go, eschewing fashion and fluff in favour of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips.

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