Welcome to the Bradt Guides Competitions page. Here you’ll see updates from our famous competitions such as New Travel Writer of the Year, brought to you in conjunction with the world-leading Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, as well as opportunities to win fabulous prizes from our wonderful partners in the travel industry.

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New Travel Writer of the Year

Our 2024 competition has now closed! The marvellous first prize is a five-night all inclusive stay for two on the idyllic island of St Lucia. The winner also receives a paid commission to write about the trip for Traveller Magazine.

THE WINNER: Sinean Callery for ‘Lost and Found

You can read all of the longlisted entries here.

Previous competitions

Read the winning entry from 2023 along with the shortlisted and longlisted entries here.

Author Jon Lorie answers the question: Why enter travel writing competitions?