Travel for Seniors – Writing Competition

****  This writing competition is now closed.  ****
The results have now been posted.

Our exciting, new Writing Competition is Free To Enter and offers £200 in prizes. The author of the best entry will receive a cash prize of £100. Ten runners-up will each receive £10 Amazon UK Vouchers. The winning entry and runner-up entries will be published on this website.

Senior travellers in Monument Valley in Winter

STE’s Editorial Team in Monument Valley in Winter

We are seeking aspiring or established travel writers to submit an original article relating to the competition theme: Travel for Seniors.

This site is dedicated to the growing numbers of seniors, 55 years and older, who enjoy travelling both near and far; it’s about staying active and enjoying what the world has to offer. So please send us inspiring articles that fit with these ideals!

Your article may provide travel ideas for seniors visiting a particular destination (village, city, region or even country) or following a specific itinerary (land-based or maybe a cruise). It could be about a place you know well that you think should be added to senior travellers’ bucket lists. It may also of course be about your own travels as a senior, either independently or in an organised group such as on a Saga holiday. It’s entirely up to you.

The Dekeling Hotel

The ‘Best Exotic’ Dekeling Hotel

Of course you don’t need to be a senior yourself to enter the competition – far from it. Anyone 16 years old and above is invited to submit an entry; younger entrants may well have interesting and innovative travel ideas for us oldies.

The winning entry will be the one that is considered by the Judging Panel, chaired by STE’s Writing Competition Editor, Anne Esser, to most effectively help senior travellers in planning and having great travel experiences.

Entries should be no more than 750 words in length and should be written in English. We expect most entries will be factual travel writing, however we are very happy to accept entertaining fictional articles which fit with the competition theme. Tick the box when submitting to indicate a fictional entry.

Andes: Disembarking at Puerta Peulla

At Puerta Peulla whilst ‘Sailing Across the Andes’

Please read the full Terms and Conditions before entering. Entries must be submitted by Monday, July 31st, 2017.

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:

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 September 30th, 2016. Please see Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition – Results for a list of the winners and runners-up and links to the entries which have been published on this site.


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