Passport to Write: New Travel Writing Competition from Rough Guides, win £2,000 travel voucher + publication

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Do you want to become a travel writer? Have you always dreamed about getting paid to travel the world? We’re on the lookout for talented new authors for our online features section, and have teamed up with Journeys are made @ to give someone the chance to write for us.

Rough Guides is delighted to be offering one lucky reader the chance win £2,000 to spend on creating their perfect trip with Journeys are made @ and have their entry published.

The prize

The winner will get a £2,000 travel voucher to spend on planning an unforgettable trip with Journeys are made @

Created by backpackers for backpackers, Journeys are made @ connect travellers with an unrivalled range of tours, internships, volunteering projects and working holidays in over 100 countries around the globe. Whether it’s rescuing endangered tigers in India or surfing deep blue waves in Morocco, they guarantee exhilarating experiences on every continent and provide dedicated support and advice throughout every step of the journey.

From InterRailing in Europe and road-tripping in Australia to volunteering in southeast Asia and cycling through Central America, the possibilities are endless. You could watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu, float through Ha Long Bay or kick back on Ko Phi Phi.

Will Jones, Editor of Journeys are made @ explains: “This exciting competition will give entrants a chance to try their hand at one of the most sought after professions in the world, and the winner could well be the next Bill Bryson! We can’t wait to help them plan an epic adventure.”

How to enter

To enter, all you need to do is write a 500-word feature, based on a personal experience, on one of the following themes:

  1. The place I call home

  2. A day I’ll never forget

  3. My greatest adventure

Entries should be emailed to, either as a .docx (Microsoft Word) file, or pasted into the email itself.

Applications close at 12pm BST on May 25, 2015. Open to UK, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand and USA entrants over the age of 18 only.


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