May 6th: What’s out there? Wow Air, TBEX, Pink Pangea and more!


WriterAs another week comes and goes, let’s take a look at some of the exciting writing contests, events and opportunities out there!

Wow Air Snapchat position Only until May 8th! 

There’s just a little time left to apply for what’s probably the coolest job on earth. WOW Air is looking for individuals to participate in a three month “SnapTraveler” program, where they’ll post to Snapchat from four of the company’s 28 destinations. Beginning in Iceland, each chosen traveler will head off to four countries over three months and share the journey on the WOW Air Snapchat account, with all expenses paid.

May Readers’ Travel Photography Competition  May 25th Deadline

Do you have a recent travel photo you’re dying to share? For the month of May, The Guardian will choose and publish a selection of their favourites; the winning image will be displayed to the public with the other monthly winners in an end-of-year exhibition. The winner will also be entered for the grand prize: a seven-night ‘Secret Fjords’ self-drive holiday to Iceland for two people. Open to UK residents only.

TBEX Conference North America May 29-31

TBEX is the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, brands and other industry professionals.  The conference sees about 600-1000 attendees from around the world, making it the perfect opportunity to engage with influential travel bloggers and traval brands.

Writing and Touring Retreat in Venice, Italy June 11-15

Connect with writers from all over the world as well as with yourself on this Pink Pangea retreat! You’ll come back feeling emotionally refreshed, invigorated and inspired to express yourself via written word.

Student Travel Writer Competition
April 30-June

This contest is judged by industry insiders and travel writing experts. Students have the chance to grab the attention of travel mags, tourism boards and other travel professionals by sharing their personal travel content. Five finalists will be selected and sent on specific travel assignments in July and August with winner and runner-up announced in September.

World Explorers Bureau’s 2016 Summit September 3-4

Meet and hear from some of the greatest advocates of adventure and exploration. Speakers will be sharing their personal insights and stories at the 2016 World Explorer’s Summit in Cardiff.

WSGT’s new Travel Writing Award

WSGT just launched its brand-new Travel Writing Award! It will run from May 4th to July 4th with plenty of cash prizes and publication opportunities to be won! The theme is “Finding Freedom” and we have two new judges. Check it out!

If you have an event, contest or opportunity you want writers to know about, email

Our “Writers’ Corner” is constantly updated to include new resources for aspiring and established writers. “Writers’ Wednesday” has a rolling archive of resources shared every Wednesday through WSGT social media.

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Here’s a recent video of Lisa at Newgrange in Ireland!

Caitlyn O'Brien

Caitlyn is a 26-year-old Canadian with a passion for travel, futbol, and more recently kayaking in her new Patagonian home: Futaleufú. She teaches English at a local school and loves turning her daily experiences into stories.

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