2017 new travel writer of the yearCONDITIONS OF ENTRYGAdventures logo

Deadline for Entering is 5pm Friday 12 May 2017

  1. All entries must be written by a New Zealand-based writer, based on their own experiences.
  2. Entry is open to writers who have never had a travel story published.
  3. The entry fee is $10 per entry.
  4. Entrants must submit one hard copy of an original travel story, typewritten in double-spacing, no longer than 1500 words, and written in English, plus one electronic copy as a .doc or .pdf emailed to  
  5. No photos or accompanying material should be sent.
  6. A completed entry form must accompany each story entered.
  7. To ensure anonymity no identifying names, contact details or codes should be included on the story to be submitted to the judges.
  8. No material will be returned.
  9. Entrants fully indemnify Travcom against any claims arising from the use of the material as described herein or infringement of intellectual property rights.
  10. Winners and runners-up agree to make themselves and their winning entries available for promotional purposes.
  11. Entrants agree that material submitted may be used in whole or in part by Travcom and its sponsors for promotion or acknowledgement of the Awards with suitable credit to the entrant.
  12. Non-compliance with the Awards criteria will disqualify entries and no refunds will be given.The deadline for entering is 5pm Friday 12 May 2017.
  13. You do not need to be a Travcom member to enter this award.
  14. All judging decisions are final. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into and no refunds will be given.
  15. Awards will be presented at a Gala Dinner held Friday 21 July at Heritage Auckland.
  16. To enter simply follow the step-by-step online form.  If you have any queries please email   

The entry fee payment can be accepted by Paypal/credit card or offline - for further information on bank account transfers (or any other queries) contact us.

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