Welcome to the first edition of my bi-weekly travel competition round up! One of the major reasons I’m where I am today with my blog and maybe even in life (and no, I’m not being melodramatic for once!) is because I won a travel competition two and a half years ago. Granted, the competition in question wasn’t your run of the mill ‘Click HERE and you could win!’’ kind of competitions, and I did have to work hard through three different stages to be victorious, but victorious I was. I won a 4 month trip around the world as a Travel Reporter for the international company, SPAR. 4 months, all expenses paid. Boom. (Read about the experience here. Spoiler: It was as awesome as it sounds.) Here’s a picture of me doing my obligatory SPAR poses in Rome.
Before this momentous win, I never entered competitions – apart from the Lottery… which I guess is a competition of sorts. But anyway, I never thought there was any point. That was until I won. And I won big, my friends. So here’s a list of some of the top travel competitions and giveaways going on in the world at the minute. You never know – you might get as lucky as me and get some amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, too! Or something less life-changing, but great nonetheless. The power of optimism.
Professional Photography: Istanbul Photo Awards. Deadline 31st January. Enter here.
A Roxy Travel Bag (this is a Dutch blog, but all you have to do is enter Why you lead an adventurous life in the comments!). Enter here.
A Kindle Fire + $50 Amazon voucher. Deadline 19th January. Enter here.
Free travel photography prints. Deadline 18th January. Enter here.
$400 Hilton credit + $600 Delta Airlines + Travel luggage. Deadline 26th January. Enter here.
Backpacker Starter Kit. Deadline 23rd January. Enter here.
A farm trip to the Indian Ocean. Deadline 30th March. Enter here.
Stay in St. Ives Cornwall. Deadline 31st March 2015. Enter here.
A trip to your Bucket List destination. Deadline 8th February. (Aus only). Enter here.
£5000 grand prize Food & Travel photography competition. Deadline 8th February. Enter here.
A week long trip to Bali. Deadline 30th January. (Aus only) Enter here.
Win an iPad for your travel story. Deadline 25th January. Enter here.
120 hour Tefl course. Deadline January. Enter here.
Been to NYC in December or January? Win a Lumix camera. Deadline 31st January. Enter here.
Win a 65l Rucksack filled with travel products. Deadline 2nd February. Enter here.
£350 travel voucher for your tips on Croatia with the Telegraph (UK only). Deadline: Ongoing. Enter here.
A trip to Atlantic Canada worth £8,000. Deadline Feb 11th. Enter here.
An expedition to Burma with Lonely Planet. Deadline January 18th. Enter here.
A trip To Dominica with Lonely Planet. Deadline March 15th. Enter here
A spa break in Scotland with CNN Traveller. Deadline February 2nd. Enter here.
Win a trip to see the Northern Lights in Iceland with Jamie Oliver. Deadline January 31st. Enter here.
A ski touring course & travel kit in Scotland. Deadline 13th February. Enter here.
A week long cookery holiday in the Italian Dolomites. Deadline 31st January. Enter here.
Win a short break to Tenerife with Aol Travel. Deadline 20th January. Enter here.
A trip to Queensland, Australia with Sta Travel. Deadline 18th January. Enter here.