Tuesday, 24 June 2014

SUMMER 2014 INDEPENDENCE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST - DEADLINE: Enter by midnight PST on July 4, 2014



WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its Travel Writing Contest with CASH prizes and no fee for entry. The theme for the Summer 2014 contest is “Independence: A Place That Allows You to Feel Free.” We hope your article will inspire others to travel more and find freedom! Enter from May 27, 2014 to July 4, 2014.

We are looking for an article about your act of freedom–a place you chose or that allows you to feel free. Be inspired by Sara Barielles’ song, Brave, and share “What you want to say.” We want to “See you Be Brave…and start speaking up!” Where are you most able to be your true self? In Nellie Bennett’s Only in Spain, she watches a flamenco dancer and shares wanting ”to attack my life with that passion, to live with her joy and her devotion to her art… I’d wanted to feel and smell and taste life, and live like that dancer on the stage in Seville, risking that triple turn, never sure she wouldn’t spin right off the stage.” Your place of freedom might be far across the globe or in your own backyard.

THEME: Independence: A Place that Allows You to Feel Free.

DEADLINE: Enter by midnight PST on July 4, 2014
Entry is Now Open - Please Submit Your Entry Here

PRIZES: 1st Prize - $500 usd cash 2nd Prize - $100 usd cash 3rd Prize - $50 usd cash

Winners will be selected by our judges, Richard Bangs, Annelise Sorensen and the We Said Go Travel Team. Cash prizes will be paid through PayPal in United States Dollars. All winning entries will be promoted on We Said Go Travel.

RULES: Publication is dependent on proper use of English language and grammar, appropriateness of theme topic, and being family friendly (G rated). If your post is written in a language other than English, please also send an English translation. Travelers of all ages and from all countries are encouraged to participate. Each individual may send up to 5 entries that are 500-800 words with 1 photo. Your article must be an original and previously unpublished piece. All posts, which meet the requirements, will appear on WeSaidGoTravel.com.

JUDGING: Richard Bangs, AnneLise Sorensen and the We Said Go Travel Team

Richard Bangs, the father of modern adventure travel, is a pioneer in travel that makes a difference, travel with a purpose. He has spent 30 years as an explorer and communicator, and along the way led first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, he is currently producing and hosting the new PBS series, Richard Bangs: Adventure Without End
AnneLise Sorensen is a travel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host who has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents, reporting for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and Galavante. AnneLise regularly appears as a travel expert on NBC and CNN and she teaches popular travel writing classes and workshops at Mediabistro and travel events and shows.

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