Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition

***** This Competition closed September 30th – See the Results *****

Our new, exciting Writing Competition is Free To Enter and offers a prize of £100 to the author of the best entry, as judged by the Editorial Staff of SeniorTravelExpert.com.

Mohács - Moorish style Town Hall

Mohács – Historic Town by the Danube

We are seeking aspiring or established travel writers to send us interesting, original writing relating to the competition theme: Off the Beaten Track.

Your article may be about a fascinating, relatively unknown place near to where you live or that you came across by chance when travelling around, or it may be a totally fictional place. It’s entirely up to you.

The winning entry will be the one that is judged to most effectively persuade readers of the Senior Travel Expert website that the place you describe is somewhere they would very much like to visit.

Although this website is aimed at seniors (meaning anyone 55 years old or above), you most certainly don’t need to be a senior yourself to submit an entry – far from it! Anyone 16 years old and above is invited to submit an entry.

Writing - Nantwich

Nantwich – Don’t Pass the Salt!

Entries should be no more than 750 words in length, but could be much less, and should be written in English. Entries can be factual or fictional.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions before entering. The closing date for entries is midnight UK time on Friday, September 30th, 2016.

The winning entry will receive a cash prize of £100.

Ten Highly Commended Runners-up will each receive a firstwriter.com voucher worth £10, allowing them to take out a free subscription to firstwriter.com, providing access to details of hundreds of publishers, literary agents, writing competitions and magazines!

The winning entry and runner-up entries will be published on this website.

Mount Gambier - The Blue Lake

Mount Gambier – The Blue Lake

If you’d like to get some ideas for your article, take a little journey around our site to read some of the articles which fit the competition theme.

For example, see the articles about: Central Portugal, Nantwich in England, Mohács in Hungary, Mount Gambier in Australia and the fictional Castlecroft.

When you are ready to submit your entry, please fill in the form below, typing or pasting your entry into the My entry box.

Confirmation of receipt of your entry will be sent to your email address.


Our previous Travel Writing Competition closed on December 31st, 2015. Please see Travel & Water Writing Competition – Winners and Runners-up for the results and links to the entries which have been published on this site.


POSTED 10th MAY 2016 by STEVE HANSON

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