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Travel Writing Competition

Stop press!

How would you like an all-expenses-paid trip to the Umbria region of Italy - and a published travel feature for your growing cuttings portfolio?

We’re offering one lucky winner the opportunity to join a press trip to Italy in 2016, courtesy of the Umbria Tourist Board.

For a chance to win, you’ll need to show your excellent interviewing and writing skills to produce a 500-word story on the launch of a new guidebook, The Way of St Francis, at Foyles bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London, on November 5, 2015, from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

You’ll have the chance to interview author Reverend Sandy Brown, publishers Cicerone, and officials from Umbria Tourist Board, about the book which combines religion, travel, culture and art.

The winner will secure their place on an all-expenses paid press trip to Umbria in 2016, where they’ll sample the delights of the region for themselves and get to write a travel feature on behalf of the Umbrian Tourist Board. The winning article will also be published in Cicerone's online magazine, Cicerone Extra.

Terms and conditions:

  1. You may only enter 1 piece of writing in the competition.
  2. All writing must be your own work, and you must legally hold any applicable copyright.
  3. Enter by emailing your work to
  4. If you prefer to enter by post, then you can send your piece (which unfortunately will not be returned) to our address.
  5. We make no claims on your copyright.
  6. You give your permission for Cicerone to publish your work as we see fit, including on our web site, blog, online magazine and social media, or use it without charge to promote the competition and Cicerone. If your work is used in this way you will be credited as the author.
  7. If any people in your photos are recognisable, you must obtain their permission for the pictures to be entered into the competition and used for promotional purposes.
  8. All entries must be received by midnight on the 12th November 2015.
  9. The winner will be announced on the 19th November 2015.
  10. Judges decisions are final.
  11. There are no cash alternatives available for the prizes listed.
  12. The competition is NOT open to professional writers.

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