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Age 10-16? UK Holiday Writing Competition

Article by Ink Stains © 27 June 2019.
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Become a published author on The Tourist Trail Blog!

Have you enjoyed a fantastic day out or staycation in the UK?

Throughout the 2019 Summer School Holidays we’re offering young people aged between 10 – 16 years old the chance to have their work published on The Tourist Trail Blog.


We have three great prizes for our favourite entries:

First Prize – A family ticket to any Attraction listed on our website

Second Prize – £75 of book tokens

Third Prize – £25 of book tokens

We aim to publish as many blog posts as possible (so long as they make it past our trusty content writer!)

How to enter

Simply submit a blog post of at least 500 words relating to a day out or holiday you have had in the UK

Send this to info@thetouristtrail.org (high quality images/videos are welcome)

You can accompany this with a sentence describing yourself which will be included in your author bio

(Please also include your parent/guardian’s name and email address)

Click here to see last year’s winning entry

Good luck!

Terms & Conditions

This competition opens on 05/07/2019 and closes on 05/09/2019

  • This competition is not available to employees or contractors of The Tourist Trail Limited and R3: Financial Services Group Limited, or members of their immediate families
  • The promoter is The Tourist Trail Limited, Registered office: Globe House, 24 Turret Lane, Ipswich IP4 1DL
  • Competition entry is restricted to one entry per person, aged between 10 years and 16 years on the date of entry
  • Competition entries should be a minimum of 500 words
  • The entry must relate to a UK based day out or holiday
  • First prize is a 1-day family ticket to any attraction on our website within the ‘Attraction’ category. No cash alternative to the prize will be supplied
  • Competition entries should be in typewritten format and submitted via email to info@thetouristtrail.org  and should be accompanied by parent / guardian contact details including name and email address. The only details appearing on The Tourist Trail Blog will be the author’s name plus a sentence describing the author if they so wish.
  • Competition entries are free
  • We reserve the right not to publish entries on The Tourist Trail website or to make minor text/link amendments
  • We reserve the right to publish all entries including imagery on our website
  • The winning entries will be determined in September 2019 and announced on The Tourist Trail website and via social media. Prize winners will be contacted by email.
  • If the competition prizes are declined or the winners cannot be contacted, the promoter reserves the right to select another winner from the eligible entrants
  • The promoter’s decision is final
  • Prize winner details can be provided on request.
  • This promotion and these terms and conditions are governed by the law of England & Wales


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Ink Stains is our blog dedicated to younger writers. Here we post competitions, information on events and tips. The best advice? Keep reading - everything you can lay your hands on, and keep writing. Write for yourself to find your voice. If you'd like to contribute to this blog drop vanessa@writing.ie an email. Our superb Ink Stains illustration is by Emily Hearne , age 12, who is a 6th Class Student at Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil, Cork, thank you Emily!