Champlain Area Trails (CATS) has launched its first travel writing contest. Winners will receive prizes ranging from $250 to $500, and have their entries published online in the CATS Destination Guide.
“A travel writing contest is a fun way to attract attention, invite new visitors, and encourage authors to write about this special place,” Chris Maron said. “We want to strengthen the area's economic vitality by attracting visitors to enjoy the outdoors, walk around our villages, visit local farms and businesses, and come back with their friends.”
The contest is a chance for people to share their favorite outdoor experiences in the central Champlain Valley—whether it’s hiking, walking, skiing, snowshoeing, birding, paddling, picnicking, or a little bit of each. Entrants should also highlight cultural, culinary, or recreation adventures they enjoyed, businesses they visited and people they met in the area. The deadline for entries is Dec. 5.
Entrants may submit works in two categories: Print (800- to 1,300-word article with two to six photos) and Multimedia (video or Flash-based content between three and five minutes long). For full details, please visit www.champlainareastrails.com/contest.
For more information, go to www.champlainareatrails.com or call 962-CATS (2287).