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Transitions Abroad Annual Travel Writing Contest

Transitions Abroad Annual Travel Writing Contest hosts an annual student writing contest for all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, students who have graduated within the past year, and students currently on leave from school are eligible.


Travelling, studying and living abroad



The following prizes will be awarded for the winning student writing submissions:

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $150
  • 3rd Place: $100
  • Runner-up: $50


15 April, 2013


  • There is no entry fee required for submissions.
  • Submissions that have been published during the current academic year by home academic institutions are eligible.
  • Transitions Abroad Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, incomplete, or illegible e-mail or for any computer-related, online, or technical malfunctions that may occur in the submission process.
  • Submissions are considered void if illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, or obtained through fraud or theft.
  • Submissions will be considered made by an authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry.
  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners—along with any other runners-up accepted for publication—will be paid by Transitions Abroad Publishing, Inc. either by check or PayPal as preferred by the author.
  • All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Contest winners.
  • Decisions of the judges are final.
  • Typed in Microsoft Word and sent by e-mail to      Your name and your email address should be on the document and the “2013 Transitions Abroad Student Writing Contest” as the subject of the email. Please let us know at if your submission did not get through for any reason.
  • 1,000-2,000 words. One or more photos strongly preferred.
  • Winners will be notified by phone, mail, or e-mail on or around May 2, 2013 for publication in May, 2013 or at such time as all winners have signed Agreements, received, and cashed payment.
  • Please provide your name and contact information (address, email address, telephone number), your college or university, and your year in school or year that you graduated or expect to graduate. If you traveled on your own, list the countries and dates and what you did (worked, backpacked, etc.) If you traveled with a program, list the program name and institution, and the dates. Include your current and permanent address, your current and permanent phone number, and e-mail address if applicable. Include a short biographical note (hometown, major, etc.). This information can be in the body of the email which includes your submission.
  • Send electronically as an attached MS Word file which includes the submission title, your name, your email address, and the story to If you cannot attach the submission as an MS Word file, then please paste the article into an email message.
  • Please do not send a hard copy submission by mail, as it will not be judged.
  • Think about what you were looking for when you were planning to study, travel, work, or live abroad as a student and please use the guidelines below as a basis of your travel writing:
  • See further information and past entries here.


If you have any questions about the contest, please write to the


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