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I Must Be Off! 2015 International Travel Writing Competition

I Must Be Off! 2015 International Travel Writing Competition

Writers anywhere can submit a travel essay to the Germany-based blog I Must Be Off! in its third annual travel writing competition.

“If it’s about travel, we want to read it. We want to read about that place that changed you.We want to read about the experiences you can’t wait to share with other travelers. Whether your work is humorous, informative, quirky or profound–we want to read it.”


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I Must Be Off!

I Must Be Off! 2015 International Travel Writing Competition


The Top essays will be published at I Must Be Off! (Authors retain copyright.)

Second place prize: $50

First place prize: $200

Readers’ Choice Award ($50) based on unique hits and comments tallied on September 30.


July 15, 2015


  • Maximum 1200 words
  • Edited to the best of your ability for spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Up to three photos may be submitted with your entry. Photos not necessary to win.
  • Previously unpublished work only! Blog posts are considered published.
  • No entry fee.
  • Open to anyone worldwide
  • Entries must be in English
  • One entry per person
  • Send entries with a 50-word third-person bio to with the heading TRAVEL ESSAY CONTEST. All entries will be read blind by this year’s judge, travel writer Catherine Sweeney It is not necessary to delete identifying information from your entry. If your name appears anywhere, it will be removed before it’s forwarded to the judge.
  • Word doc, docx and rtf files only please.
  • Finalists and Winners announced in August 2015


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