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52 Perfect Days Travel Writing Contest


for U.S. Writers

U.S. Writing Contests

Non-Fiction | For free |
DEADLINE 30th November 2012 Friday  
PRIZE Publication (website) - trip

How to Enter

Submit an original article up to 1,000 words to All articles should be geared on how to spend a full day, weekend or week focusing on our 2012 theme of Culinary or Wine Tourism.
Supporting photos in .jpg format (at 72 dpi and at least 600 pixels wide) are strongly encouraged to enhance and represent the experience.
Include a sidebar of all mentioned locations with web address, phone number and address. Facebook and Twitter URL’s are also appreciated.
All entries must be your original work, in English, unpublished, and not submitted or accepted elsewhere at the time of submission.
All submissions must be emailed and attached in Word format or pasted into the body of an e-mail. Please include your full name, complete mailing address and phone number. Please also include your Twitter ID and Facebook URL. Please type ‚ÄúTravel Writing Article Entry‚ÄĚ in the subject line of the e-mail and send it to We will do our best to confirm receipt of your submission. If you have not heard back within 10 days please resubmit.
Please include a 1-5 sentence bio with references to your websites, blogs, books and contact information. Please also forward a headshot for the contributors page. will publish the top three winners’ entries as well as those selected as runner-ups. Additional articles may be published in our Reader’s Stories section.

Contest Prizes

1st Prize is a 5 Night Trip to Calistoga, California in Napa Valley Wine Country

2nd Prize is a Two Night Stay in Valle de Guadalupe in Baja Mexico Wine Country

3rd Prize is a Website From ZD Design

4th Prize: 10 Runners Up will win a BottleWise Roll Up wine travel case.

Who is Eligible:
The Contest is open to freelance, professional, and aspiring travel writers who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia as well as Mexico and Canada and who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Due to certain state law restrictions, residents of Arizona and Vermont may enter the Competition and compete for recognition but are not eligible to win cash prizes. The Competition is void outside these countries and where prohibited by law.

Dates & Other Important Stuff
The Contest begins March 1, 2012, and all entries must be received by November 31, 2012. 52 Perfect Days will require first-time North American rights for all submissions which are accepted as contest winners and for publication. In addition, 52 Perfect Days will reserve the right to reprint the story in a future publication. The writer may republish the unedited submission as desired after initial publication on

The Editing staff of will judge entries based upon the following criteria:

Article submission adhering to the theme of Culinary and Wine Tourism
Focusing on a whole experience. Truly how to spend a perfect day, weekend or week
Ability to capture the sense of the location and experience
Ability to engage the reader

Overall quality of writing

Winners will be chosen on or about December 31, 2012 and will be notified by phone, mail, or e-mail by around January 15, 2013 for publication on or about January 31, 2013.


Tell us about your Wine or Culinary travel experience and you could win a Trip to Calistoga (in Napa Valley) with luxury accommodations at the Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort, a two night stay at Adobe Guadalupe in Baja Wine Country, a WordPress Website from ZD Design or a BottleWise Roll Up.

Many of our readers are searching for new travel ideas, locations and tours. Travel specifically to visit and tour wineries, cheese caves, olive oil farms and of course great culinary experiences are becoming more and more popular. Trips to beautiful areas throughout the world known for their wines and food always offer an opportunity to tell a great story. Share your adventure with our readers that captures the flavors and experiences your location has to offer for a chance to win one of our great prizes!

We are looking for submissions written by authors who have firsthand knowledge of one of these amazing experiences.

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