Matador’s first Travel Writing and Photography Contest

The Matador Travel Community, which I am a member and we have discussed here several times, has just launched its first travel writing and photography contest. The best travel essay (with photos) wins $500, and selected entries will be published on the site.

• All submissions must be your own work and previously unpublished.
• Articles should be between 1,000 – 2,000 words.
• At least three photos should accompany each article (Photographs may be taken by someone other than the writer, in which case, award will be split amongst the two).
• Please send articles via email as word attachments / attach photos as jpg files with each one being no larger than 300k to
• Please write “submission” plus title and your name in subject line
• Any author who submits a story must create a profile on Matador. Please include your screen name in the body of your email.




Submissions due May 15th. Winners will be announced June 1st.

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