Wildlife Holiday News

Writing Competition 2019

We are pleased to announce that we will be running another writing competition this year!

The way to win!
Our judges are looking for a short piece of travel writing (500-800 words) that may include one or all of the following ingredients: it might elicit the essence of a particular Naturetrek tour or region, present a flavour (amusing or otherwise) of travelling as part of a wildlife tour group, and/or incorporate your tour’s wildlife highlight(s) — the goal of most of our clients. It must be written in clear, concise prose and convey a vivid sense of place, as well as the excitement and joy of experiencing the natural world. Your entry must describe a Naturetrek holiday that you have travelled on.

Our prizes:
The winner will receive one place on a European Naturetrek holiday up to the value of £1,500 OR a £1,000 voucher towards any Naturetrek holiday of her/his choice. There will be a second prize of a £500 Naturetrek Voucher, and a third prize of a £250 Naturetrek Voucher. To whet your appetite, please do browse our European holidays in our brochure, or on our website.

How to enter:
Entries should ideally be sent by email (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) though handwritten entries submitted by post will also be considered. Please include your name, plus the title and date of the Naturetrek holiday your article refers to. Please send your entries at any stage over the course of the year. And please note, there is no limit to the number of entries that you may submit, and your entry can be about a Naturetrek holiday taken in any year!

Publication of the winning & other entries:
Although this competition will be open throughout 2019, and the winner decided on 31st December 2019, all suitable entries will be posted on the Naturetrek Blog for the enjoyment of others as soon as they are submitted to us. The winning story will ultimately be published in our March 2020 e-newsletter, and possibly also in our Spring 2020 Newsletter. (We reserve the right to edit articles as we see fit.)  

We’ve been nominated ‘Best Safari, Wildlife & Nature Holiday Company’ in the prestigious 2019 British Travel Awards. Click here to vote. All voters will be entered into an official prize draw with holidays, cruises and more to be won!