• A fabulous holiday for two in E Turkey courtesy of Anatolian Sky Holidays and the Turkish Culture & Tourism Office
• Plus a commission for an article to be published in The Independent on Sunday
• Unpublished writers can win a place on a travel-writing course courtesy of Travellers' Tales
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: Noon (BST) Friday 20 May
Entries must contain a strong travel element and the maximum length is 800 words. The competition is open to all writers, published or unpublished, aged 18 years or over. This year's theme is "Up the Creek..." which can be interpreted as a metaphor or taken literally. The closing date is noon (BST) on Friday 20 May 2011.
The prize is a holiday for two to eastern Turkey, and the winning entry will be published in The Compact Traveller section of The Independent on Sunday. In addition, the winner will earn a commission from the newspaper to write a piece about their prize visit to eastern Turkey. There is also a special category for unpublished writers, for which the prize is a place on a travel writing weekend course overseas.
» Further details and rules of the competition