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Intrepid Times: Wrong Turns Travel Writing Competition


Saturday, April 30, 2022


Entry Fees

Entry is free of charge to all writers.


The winner will be paid a cash-prize of US $150, while the runners up will be paid US $50. The winner and runners up will have their story published on Intrepid Times.


The decisions we make don’t always pan out in the way we had hoped, but these mistakes can turn into meaningful travel experiences that lead to new discoveries or connections. A risk or moment of poor judgment may feel reckless one moment and inspiring the next, a paradox that can lead us to travel more conscientiously in the future while continuing to cultivate a growing sense of adventure.

Write an original, factual, first-person travel story about a time you made a decision or took a risk while traveling that got you lost, landed you somewhere you didn’t intend, or led to a new discovery, realization, or connection. Editors will be looking for originality, voice, and a satisfying story that captures attention and makes use of imagery to pull the reader along at every step.

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