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Win the trip of lifetime with our new Student Travel Writing competition

18th December 2014

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Want to turn your passion for travel into something more?

Student Travel Writer 2015We are looking to reward the next generation of top travel writers with our new Student Travel Writer 2015 competition.

The contest will be judged by industry insiders and travel writing experts (find out who they are here), who are looking for the best new travel writing talent.

Entrants will have the attention of travel magazines, tourism boards and other travel professionals and the winners will be given unique and exciting travel writing opportunities to take their work to the next level.

So, how will it work?

The competition will run in the following way:

January to 15th June 2015 - Open Submissions: Student writers can submit their travel content to The National Student website, to make their way onto the shortlist of five finalists. 

Entries must be flagged with the line ‘This is a Student Travel Writer competition entry’ at the bottom of submitted entries.

New student writers who wish to enter can do so by applying for a writers account at

June to August 2015 – European Travel Assignments – Five finalists will be sent on specific travel assignments around Europe.

September 2015 – Winner Announced – The overall winner will be announced, winning a life-changing trip with one of our travel partners.

The Criteria

Winners will be judged on the following things:

  • Quality of writing
  • Finding a unique angle for stories
  • Promotion on social media
Other conditions you need to know:

  • Entrants must be studying at a UK-based university or college, or have recently graduated from one.
  • Submissions must be made to
  • All entries must be entirely the entrants own work.

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