Yours for FREE

My top-notch book, "Your Right To Write"

  • FREE tips on writing, blogging, publishing and essay competitions
  • Exclusive offers and inspiration delivered directly to your inbox
Just enter your email now and I'll send the Book to you... for FREE.

I Must Be Off! First Annual Travel Essay Contest

I Must Be Off! First Annual Travel Essay Contest

writing competitionI Must Be Off! wants your travel essay. The travel essay could be informative, humorous, compelling, or thought-provoking. Or all of the above. The travel essay should grab the reader and take them on a journey to a place you love or hate or at least feel passionate about.


Attention-grabbing travel essay


I Must Be Off!


Two winners (travel essay writers) will each receive $50 and of course the honor of winning the First Annual I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Two runners up will receive Dorothee Lang and Smitha Murthy’s incredible book Worlds Apart.


31 May, 2013


  • Maximum 1000 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, but pretty)
  • Previously unpublished essays only! Blog posts are considered published.
  • No entry fee. Yes, that’s right. But may we suggest that you join the site and encourage your 5000 Facebook friends to do the same? Also NOT necessary to win, but very pretty!
  • Open to anyone worldwide, but you need a PayPal account
  • One entry per person
  • Send entries with a 50-word bio to with the heading TRAVEL ESSAY CONTEST
  • Word doc files only. NO docx or open office files can be accepted.
  • After May 31, 2013 I Must Be Off! will begin posting entries, two a week until all the entries have been posted–at which time I will announce the winners.
  • Comments on the essays will of course be possible and appreciated. Constructive criticism is welcome as well but will be carefully monitored for sweetness.


If you have questions about the contest, please send I Must Be Off! an email at


This announcement is formatted using Naija Writers’ Coach Posting Format. If you republish this on your website, please provide a link to this post.

If you like this travel essay contest, subscribe now to get more like it:

[nsu-form]website setup banner

About Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin

Writer. Difference Maker. Entrepreneur. Author, Your Right To Write & Vertical Writing. Winner, 11 Writing Prizes.

Speak Your Mind