There will be five monthly prizes of $50 (£40) for the best stories entered in February/March, April, May, June and July.
In addition there will be overall prizes awarded to the Top 3 stories as decided by a panel of independent judges. Prizes will be: 1st - $150 (£120), 2nd - $100 (£80) and 3rd - $50 (£40).
Entering is straight forward and free of charge:
Send your entry of 500-1000 words along with a short bio and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrants are restricted to one entry for each monthly competition.
If selected, your story will also appear in the 2018 Edition of Travel Stories and Highlights.
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