Do you have what it takes to be a Travel Blogger of the Year 2020?
Read our simple Submission Guidelines and submit your story using the form below.

Submission Guidelines

To ensure that your entry is accepted and to give your story the best chance of success, please follow these guidelines. Entries that do not follow our guidelines may not be considered.

Your story must be:

  • 800 words or fewer.
  • Entirely your own personal work. Your story must not break any copyright laws. It can include quotes or other references if credit is clearly acknowledged.
  • Original and (ideally) unpublished. We will accept work that has already been published online, but you must clearly acknowledge where the piece was originally published (including on your own blog) and have written permission to republish if required.
  • Accessible to any reader, regardless of geographical location, age or background. Please avoid jargon and spell out any acronyms used.

We recommend that you:

  • Write naturally and from the heart. Use your own voice and write from your own point of view.
  • Focus on the message(s) you wish to convey and leave out any unnecessary words.
  • Focus on the place and experience, using emotive, descriptive language.
  • Make your writing easy to scan by using short sentences and short paragraphs (2-3 sentences max).
  • Be original. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind, be creative and even be a little controversial!
  • Have a great title. Keep it simple, grab attention, make it descriptive and don’t be afraid to be creative!
Entries are limited to one per person.
By submitting your entry, you agree to give permission for Terra Incognita to post your story and profile on our website and social media platforms.
If you have any questions about the guidelines or the competition, please send us an email at

Submit Your Story

*You will have limited time to edit your story once you submit, so please ensure that you have fully read our Submission Guidelines and are 100% happy with your final story before you click Enter.

You can also email your story to us, with photos and full author details (see below) at and we’ll upload it for you.

  • Please enter the title of your story
  • Enter your story text (max 800 words; no hyperlinks). You can insert up to 3 images within the text. Images must be at least 750 px wide.
  • Add up to 10 keywords that describe your story.
  • Please state where your story takes place (e.g. country, city and specific location).
  • Please state where you (the author) are normally based (e.g. city, country).
  • About the Author

    Use the following sections to create your author profile, which will display below your story.
  • Enter your name.
  • Upload your profile photo (max size 1MB). It should be 300x300 px.
  • Enter your bio (100 words max).
  • Enter the URL of your blog or website. If you don't have one, you can use your LinkedIn profile or leave this blank.
  • Enter the URL of your Instagram page (optional).
  • Let readers know why they should visit your blog or website (100 words max).
  • Select your competition category.
  • If your story has been previously published, please give the site name or URL where it was first published.
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