Travel and Water Writing Competition

The competition closed on Dec 31st, 2015. Our new Off the Beaten Track writing competition is open for entries.

Our 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

Natchez Steamboat passing by the Crescent City Bridges

Steamboat Cruise on the Mississippi near New Orleans

We are seeking aspiring or established travel writers to send us interesting, original writing relating to the competition theme: Travel and Water.

It could be about an exciting river or sea/ocean cruise, or about travel beside a lake or along a coast. It’s entirely up to you, as long as travel and water feature in your entry!

The winning entry will be the one that is judged to most effectively persuade readers of the Senior Travel Expert website that they would like to emulate your travel experience!

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.

Lake Bled in Slovenia

Lake Bled in Slovenia

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 Thursday, December 31st, 2015.

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

Ten Highly Commended runners-up will each receive a voucher worth £10, allowing them to take out a free subscription to, 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.

The Garden Route Follows the Indian Ocean Coast

The Garden Route Following the Indian Ocean Coast

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: cruising through the lakes of Eastern Karelia, Finland or travel near the Mekong River in Laos.

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.

If you were on an organised holiday, please also give the name of the cruise/tour operator. This is to assist anyone who may wish to book a similar holiday.

Our previous Travel Writing Competition closed on April 30th, 2015. Please see City, Town or Village Writing Competition – Winners and Runners-up for the results and links to the entries which have been published on this site.

Although most entries were factual, one of the winning entries was fictional – The Village that has it All: Castlecroft –  and one of the runner-up entries was a poem – Benalmadena, Costa del Sol.


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